Clover center needs canned veggies

June 16, 2013 

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Clover Area Assistance Center is in need of canned vegetables such as corn, peas, and green beans.

Anyone doing a food collection on CAAC’s behalf is asked to emphasize the need for these items.

Food donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at 1130 S.C. 55 E.

For more information or to make special drop-off arrangements, call 803-222-4837.

Blood drives

set throughout county

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:

• June 20, 1-4 p.m., Uni Health of Rock Hill, 261 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

June 22, 3-7 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for all donors.

• June 22, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Agape International Ministries, 135 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.

June 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.

• June 25, 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• June 26, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• June 26, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Kendall Bolin Student Saving Summer Drive, 22 E. Liberty St., York.

• June 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. York County Sheriff’s Office, 1675-2A York Hwy., York.

For blood donation information, call 704-972-4700 or visit

Blood center launches donation campaign

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is kicking off a whole blood and platelet donation campaign.

Donors who give whole blood two times at one of CBCC’s five donor centers – Charlotte, Hickory, Monroe, Gastonia and Concord – through Sept. 30 will be entered into the “Grilling Hot Summer” drawing for a Weber Genesis E310 gas grill. Donors also will receive a free T-shirt for their first donation. For appointments, call 704-972-4729.

For those who donate platelets three times during the months of June and July at any of CBCC’S five center locations will receive a family-sized soft-side cooler. Platelet donors are eligible to donate every two weeks. To participate, call 704-972-4700.

Horse trails conference July 18-20 in Rock Hill

The first National Equestrian Trails Conference will be held July 18-20 at the Baxter M. Hood Center with equestrian experts from across the country helping to educate trail riders on policies and practices.

The three-day conference themed, “Helping the American Trail Rider Understand Conservation Policy,” will feature presentations on the future of wilderness; policies that affect trails, trail horses and trail riders; qualities of good horse trails; protected species and how they affect land use; use of private lands; preserving open space; and creating trails through partnership.

There also will be a Youth Trails Quiz Bowl, a friendly competition testing trail building knowledge.

In addition to the conference seminars, attendees will visit local attractions featuring equestrian amenities such as Kings Mountain parks and Anne Springs Close Greenway.

Conference registration costs $200. A single-day registration fee is $80.

Formerly known as the Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference created in 1998, the National Equestrian Trails Conference was the brainchild of Dr. Gene Wood, professor emeritus at Clemson University.

The South Carolina Horsemen’s Council is sponsoring the event with the assistance Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call 803-828-288-3911 or 803-329-5200, or visit

Meal delivery volunteers needed

The York County Council on Aging is needs volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about one hour and can be done during a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call Clover Mill Senior Center at 803-222-9286 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Museums offer free admission

to military, vets

The Mint Museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel, including active Reserve and National Guard, and their families through Labor Day.

All Blue Star Museums, including the Mint, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Discovery Place, Johnson C. Smith University (which is hosting the exhibition “COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America in its James B. Duke Memorial Library”) and Levine Museum of the New South, are offering free admission to all military ID holders and up to five family members.

In addition, the Mint is offering free admission to any veteran with a Veterans Identification Card and up to five of their family members for the summer. The initiative applies to both Mint locations, Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St., and Mint Museum Randolph at 2730 Randolph Road.

Get tested for HIV June 27

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Catawba Care will be offering free food and prizes for anyone getting testing for HIV from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at 500 Lakeshore Pkwy.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a national mobilization effort designed to encourage everyone to take the test, take control, get tested for HIV.

One in five people with HIV in the U.S. do not know because they have not been tested. More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and each year, more than 50,000 people continue to become infected with HIV.

Catawba Care, a United Way agency, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote optimal health by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV. For more information, call 803-909-6363, ext. 234, or visit

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