Boy Scout holding book drive at Lake Wylie

September 10, 2013 

Scout holding book drive

Wil Carpenter of Lake Wylie and a Boy Scout in Troop 333 is holding a children’s book drive through Sept. 20 to benefit the Original Six Foundation for his Eagle Award project.

Collection bins are in front of local schools to collect new and gently used children’s books or South Carolina history books.

The foundation then donates books to libraries, schools and programs in rural counties.

For more information, call 704-578-3580.

Volunteer food shoppers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours once or twice a month to help select foods for purchase from Charlotte area food bank Second Harvest.

Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.

CAAC is located at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.

Blood drives announced

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives throughout York County:

• Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt for donors.

• Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirts for donors.

• Sept. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

There is currently a regional blood shortage. All blood types are needed. Call 704-972-4700 or visit

For every blood donation the center will provide school supplies to local schools in the communities it serves.

Yard sale Saturday for Abby’s Hope

A yard sale for Abby’s Hope will be Saturday, Sept. 14, in the old Whitesides cleaners parking lot on South Congress Street.

Proceeds will go to buy a handicap van to transport Abby, a 10-year-old girl from York who suffers from cerebral palsy. She can’t sit or stand on her own and makes weekly visits to doctors in Spartanburg.

To donate or for information, call 803-448-3098.

Codependency workshop offered

Lake Wylie Counseling is offering a free, two-week Codependency Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and Sept. 29 at Living Waters Church, 612 Bethel School Road.

Do you “love until it hurts?” Are you constantly rescuing the ones you love? Do you feel overworked and underappreciated?

Childcare will be provided. For more information, call the church at 803-610-8090, or Lake Wylie Counseling at 803-295-0005.

Artist project grant deadline Sept. 19

Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant are available.

The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Guidelines and applications are available at and must be submitted online by noon Sept. 19.

For more information, call 803-328-2787.

‘Visions of Art’ Sept. 20-21

“Visions of Art,” with experienced and beginner artists, photographers and sculptors from Lake Wylie and surrounding areas, will show their work in a non-juried exhibit Sept. 20-21 at River Hills Country Club.

Artists will meet the public at a preview party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday with heavy appetizers and cash bar for $24. Reservations required.

The show, free to the public, will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

Call 704-617-9180 for more information.

Literary entries due Sept. 20

The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States and the second annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County. The postmark deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently.

For complete guidelines and entry information, please visit




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