River Hills Lions Club’s tree sale begins Nov. 22

November 19, 2013 

Women’s group meeting Wednesday

The River Hills Women’s Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, at River Hills Country Club.

Cocktails will be served at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Kara Deir of “Olive This” will present a program on the 45 varieties of imported olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars the shop carries.

For reservations, email rhwcmembership@gmail.com.

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. Email mryanne@ comporium.net to join.

Republican group holding membership tea

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club invites members and prospective members to its annual membership tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Reed home in Rivers Hills Plantation.

Special guest Rep. Raye Felder (S.C. House, Dist. 26) will deliver brief remarks following an installation ceremony of the club’s 2014 slate of officers: president, Suzanne Krause; Barbara Haba, first vice president; Carol Waris, second vice president; Marianne Falls, secretary; and Sue Powers, treasurer.

To RSVP or for more information, call 803-631-1049 or email dianecarr1@bellsouth.net by today, Nov.19.

CLWRW membership includes an automatic membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women – at nearly 98,000 members, the largest, most active volunteer organization in the United States. Men may join the CLWRW Club as Associate Members. Annual membership dues are $25; associate members’ dues are $10.

River Hills Lions gear up for holiday events

The River Hills Lions Club is hosting several holiday events.

• Tree sales: Every year at the end of November, a forest of Fraser fir trees appears at the entrance to Camp Thunderbird for the River Hills Lions Club tree sale. The trees, wreaths and bows will be for sale beginning Friday, Nov. 22. Proceeds go to Lions Club Charities. Net sales are usually $7,000.

• Dinner: On Dec. 2, the Lions hosts its annual Christmas Dinner/Party at River Hills Country Club. The highlight of the evening is a performance by the children from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg. Proceeds from the dinner go to the River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS and also to the school in the amount of $3,000.

• Breakfast: The Lions will host a Pancake Breakfast with Father Christmas on Dec. 14 at Camp Thunderbird dining hall. Other activities include pony rides and more for children.

• During the early part of December, the club entertains the residents of the Lake Wylie Retirement. Father Christmas appears, along with Lions choral group.

Holiday Shopping Bazaar Saturday

Cub Scout Pack 219 Holiday Shopping Bazaar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Philip Neri Parish Center, 292 Munn road.

There will be gift ideas, local crafts and artworks, door prizes, child care available and lunch available from noon to 2 p.m.

Bring new toys, canned foods or gift card donations for St. Vincent de Paul Society to receive extra door prize tickets.

Proceeds benefit pack 219. Call 803-548-9039 for information.

Club taking tea reservations

The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, which are ChristmasVille events. Teas will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the historic Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.

Cost is $20 per person. The tea includes carolers and servers in Victorian attire and music by harpists, Joan Reid and Nancy Smith. The Sugar Plum Boutique will feature some new vendors showing Christmas-themed gifts, decorations and homemade holiday treats.

The Club’s cookbook “Traditional Tea Time Favorites” will be available.

The club also is taking reservations for a Children’s Tea with Mrs. Claus at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is children, $10; adults, $15 and includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other fun activities. Menus differ for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The boutique will include items for children. It will be open one hour before, during and after the teas.

The boutique will be open one hour before, during and after each tea.

For reservations for either event, call 803-328-8888 and your call will be returned.

4-H swine project deadline Dec. 1

The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties is seeking youth to participate in the 4-H/FFA swine project and the 2014 Show and Sale.

In this project, youth ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for around three months and show the finished hog at the Annual Livestock Show and Sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapter to participate.

The weigh-in will be held Jan. 6, and the show and sale will be on March 22 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.

This is a United Way of York County sponsored project. The Bank of York sponsors grand and reserve champion prizes and the York County Farm Bureau awards special prizes to show participants.

The registration deadline is Dec. 1. For details, call 803-684-9919, ext. 113.

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