Tiaras and Toolboxes Fundraiser Sept. 26 in Rock Hill

September 22, 2013 

Tiaras and Toolboxes Gala Thursday

Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Women Build program is hosting its third annual Tiaras and Toolboxes Fundraiser Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, presented by WDS Inc.

The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a live and silent auction, door prizes, presentation from volunteers and homeowners.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the HFHYC Women Build program. The upcoming Women Build project will be a rehab of a home in Clover in partnership with the Moua Family. They will complete a total of 250 hours of sweat equity per adult throughout their journey to homeownership with HFHYC and will repay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage.

Tickets cost $40. To purchase tables for a group or business, call 803-985-9244. For more information, visit yorkcountyhabitat.org.

Wanted: Meck residents opinions

Mecklenburg County residents will get six public opportunities beginning this week to rate county government and offer suggestions for possible improvements.

County commissioners are asking the public to complete a survey on subjects such as what county government does well, what it doesn’t do well, how it could improve, and what issues county commissioners should address.

The survey can be taken online by clicking on the “Share Your Ideas” tab at MeckConnect.com.

But if you want to take the survey in person, here are your opportunities:

• Friday: 4-9:30 p.m. at Festival in the Park, Freedom Park.

• Saturday: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Festival in the Park, Freedom Park.

• Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Festival in the Park, Freedom Park.

• Oct. 1: 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatties Ford Library, Beatties Ford Road (during the Mecklenburg County Recycling Forum).

• Oct. 2: noon-1 p.m. at IKEA Community Room, 8311 IKEA Blvd., Charlotte (during the recycling forum).

• Oct. 3: time to be announced, at the Park and Recreation main office, 5841 Brookshire Blvd. (during the composting forum).

Blood drives set in October

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

• Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt.

• Oct. 11, 1-6 p.m., National Guard Armory, 126 Airport Road, Rock Hill.

• Oct. 12, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket.

• Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.

• Oct. 23, 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• Oct. 24, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

More public drives can be found online at cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

Art on Main accepting applications

The Fort Mill History Museum will present Art on Main, a Fine Art and Master Craft Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

With fine art and master crafts as its focal point, Art on Main will feature local entertainment, art demonstrations and food concessions from local restaurants.

For booth or show information and applications, visit FortMillArtOnMain.org.

CAAC is currently requesting donations of the following items: Green Beans, Sweet Peas, Black Eyed Peas and Pinto Beans (dry or canned), Chicken Noodle Soup, canned pastas with meat (spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli), and broth. Donations can be made Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 – 5:00, 1130 Hwy. 55 East, Clover. For more info or to sponsor a food drive, call 222-4837 or email jennifercaac@bellsouth.net.

Splash, Dash ‘N’ Bash Oct. 12

Splash, Dash ‘N’ Bash, a non-competitive swim and walk/run for ages 7-14, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 with registration at 8 a.m. at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 201 E. White St.

Starting at 10 a.m., safe and fun staff-guided outdoor activities including hula hoops, soccer balls and a short relay will be offered for school-aged children with mental and physical disabilities.

The swim and walk/run event, offered in conjunction with the Charlotte Avenue YMCA, starts with a 200m swim at the YMCA for ages 13-14. Ages 11-12 will have a 100m swim, ages 9-10 a 100m swim and ages 7-8 a 50m swim. Ages 11-14 will follow a 2k walk/run route to First ARP Church. Ages 8-10 will follow a 1.2k route to the church.

Pre-registration or race day registration between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. at the church is required. Shuttles will move participants, friends and family from the church to the YMCA and take family and friends back to the church after the swim.

All participants will receive awards and be registered to win grand prize drawings in each age category, including kids’ scooters and gift cards.

A free post-race Bash with refreshments, bounce castles, basketball in the gym and other activities is open to all youth ages 14 and younger and special needs friends of all ages.

Parents and friends will enjoy shopping for gifts, home decor, pottery, wood crafts and more at an Arts & Crafts Bazaar in the church fellowship hall.

Call 803-327-2009 for more information.

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 will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.

Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.

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.

Assistance available

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has funds available to assist low-income families with services including mortgage, rent, water and heating bills. CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, General Emergency Assistance Program and Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000.

In addition, CCA, Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

For more information on each program, call Diane Wells, Community Services Liaison, at 329-5196 or call 2-1-1.

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.

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