Blood drives set in October
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following area blood drives:
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 2, Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt.
• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 11, National Guard Armory, 126 Airport Road, Rock Hill.
• 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket.
• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20, Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.
• 1-7 p.m., Oct. 23 Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
Hazardous materials collection day Saturday
YORK A household hazardous materials collection day will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at York County Public Works, 220 Public Works Road, York, near the Moss Justice Center.
The collection is for households only. Large quantities from businesses, farms or other commercial operations will not be accepted. Infectious, biological or radioactive materials also are prohibited.
Accepted items include oil-based paint, large quantities of motor oil, paint thinner, turpentine and mineral spirits, brake fluid, gasoline and oil mixtures, pesticides and fertilizer, landscape timbers, and leftover cleansers, drain openers and other household chemicals.
For questions, call 803-628-3181 or visit yorkcountygov.com/recycle.
Deputies win awards in rifle event
YORK COUNTY Two York County deputies recently won top honors at the National Rifle Association, Tactical Police National Shooting Competition in Albuquerque, N.M.
Sgt. Heath Clevenger took first place in the Tactical Division, and Sgt. Buddy Brown took third place in the same category. Both men won against contestants from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. Clevenger and Brown also took first place in the team tactical division.
“I wasn’t expecting to win,” Clevenger said. “I thought I would end up in the Top 10, but after shooting through the rain and mud, I never thought I’d be taking first place.”
The NRA-TPC three-gun course is based on real-life scenarios, broken down into six separate courses, featuring a variety of obstacles and targets. An added natural obstacle this year was rain and flooding on and around the shooting course.
Clevenger’s award was presented to him by actor and television host R. Lee Ermey.
In 2012 at the same competition, Clevenger and Brown finished fourth in the Team Division, and eighth and 14th individually.
Splash, Dash ‘N’ Bash Oct. 12
ROCK HILL Splash, Dash ‘N’ Bash, a noncompetitive 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 200-meter 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.
CAAC seeks food donations
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is requesting donations green beans, sweet peas, black eyed peas and pinto beans (dry or canned), chicken noodle soup, canned pasta with meat and broth.
Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E. For more information, call 803-222-4837.
Volunteer food shoppers needed
CLOVER 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.-3 p.m. Thursday.
For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.
Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money 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, call 803-329-5196 or call 211.
Meal delivery volunteers needed
CLOVER 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.