Clover plans pumpkin carving, costume contest
CLOVER The town of Clover will host a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.
The event will include carnival games and refreshments.
Download an entry form at www.cloversc.org or call 803-222-9493.
MCCONNELLS Historic Brattonsville will host Spirits & Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
Daytime activities will include Halloween crafts and games and a children’s Halloween costume contest. Storyteller Tim Lowry will provide tales around a fire.
After dark, the guided ghost tours will begin. Visitors will learn the legends that led to many popular ghost stories while walking the grounds.
Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 4 to 17 and free for CHM members and those younger than 3. For details, visit www.chmuseums.org.
Jesse’s Place Rescue joins Petfinder
LAKE WYLIE Jesse’s Place Rescue Inc. in Lake Wylie has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America and beyond that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.
fall book sale
ROCK HILL The Friends of the York County Library will hold its fall book sale Oct. 24 to 26 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.
Thousands of books for adults and children will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the stack. Videos, DVDs and audio books also will be sold. Book sale proceeds fund York County Library programs.
Opening night for Friends members will be 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Memberships may be purchased at the door. The public sale will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.
Call 803-981-5837 for more information.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following area blood drives:
• 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.
Belmont candidate forum Oct. 15
BELMONT Candidates for mayor and city council in Belmont will participate in a forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the auditorium of the Kimbrell Campus of Gaston College, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd.
Vying for two open seats on the Belmont City Council are Marion (Steve) McClain, Ryan J. Schrift, Irl Dixon, Richard C. Turner and Bob Gantt. Current council member Charlie Martin is running unopposed for mayor. Moderating the forum will be Brad Rivers, director of the Small Business Center at Gaston College.
Make-A-Wish meeting Oct. 17
FORT MILL A new volunteer meeting for Make-A-Wish South Carolina will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Fort Mill YMCA in Baxter Village.
Make-A-Wish South Carolina started in 1984 and now grants more than 140 wishes each year to children across the state.
Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, including wish granting, office administrative support, special event planning and coordinating, development and fundraising and more.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, call 803-984-3426. Learn more about Make-A-Wish, at sc.wish.org or call 864-250-0702.
CHS Class ’88
CLOVER The Clover High School Class of 1988 is planning its 25-year anniversary Oct. 19 the River Hills Country Club.
Cost is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Send money to Karen Funderburk Puryear, 395 Bethel Church Road, Clover, SC 29710. For details, search on Facebook for Clover High School Class of 1988.
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 pasts 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.
S.C. State Fair
has an app
COLUMBIA Not only is this year’s South Carolina State Fair “over the top” with new events like the IndieGrits 24-Hour Film Blitz and a lineup of musical acts in its Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series, the fair has gone mobile with a free app for iOS and Android devices.
The app includes is a handy guide to all things state fair – including a detailed schedule of events, a complete list of the entertainment lineup, maps and directions.
There’s even a menu of fair food.
The free app is available at the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android.
The SC State Fair opens Wednesday, Oct. 9, and runs through Oct. 20 at the Fairgrounds on Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia. For more information, visit scstatefair.org.
Volunteer food shoppers needed
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours spans 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.