Donations needed for lake fireworks

May 12, 2013 

Donations needed for the Lake Wylie Community Fourth of July Fireworks to be held at dusk July 4, launching from YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

The fireworks display is funded solely through community donations.

Contributions may be mailed to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Blood drives scheduled

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives:

•  1-5 p.m. May 16, ESP Associates, 3475 Lakemount Blvd., Fort Mill.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, Helping Hands of Baxter Village, 3387 Richard’s Crossing, Fort Mill.

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19, Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 20, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

• 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 20, City of Clover, 120 Bethel St., Clover.

• 4-8 p.m. May 25, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie tickets for donors.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 for more information.

KOP accepting donations

Kenya Orphanage Project is accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at KOP’s storage area near Rey Azteca in Lake Wylie Plaza.

Donations of gently used children’s and adult clothing, shoes, socks, sports uniforms, games and toys, board games, balls of all kinds, bicycles, stuffed animals, backpacks, books, CDs, family-friendly DVDs, bath and hand towels, tablecloth and linen, bed sheets, blankets, curtains, toiletries, hand and garden tools are needed.

For more information, call 704-301-3652.

CAAC seeks Food Pantry volunteers

Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 Hwy. 55 E., seeks volunteers to help customers shop directly from the Food Pantry shelves.

Volunteers need to commit three and half hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837 or email

Photo competition under way

The Arts Council of York County presents its ninth annual Photography Competition and the fourth annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St. The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. June 2.

Adult entry fee costs $30 for up to two entries, or $20 for up to two entries for members.

Youth, grades K-12, cost $5 per photo, or $3 per photo for members.

The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 20-July 28, and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. June 20.

Awards or adults are $500, $250 and $100 for top three spots. Youth award winners receive $50, $30 and $20 for top spots.

For competition guidelines, entry forms and for more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

Short film entries accepted

The Underexposed Film Festival YC will be held Nov. 15-16 at Community Performance Center.

Independent filmmakers may submit short films in the following categories: narrative, documentary, animation or experimental, with a runtime of 45 minutes or less to participate in this juried competition.

For information, visit

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