River Hills Lions award club top honors

December 14, 2013 

Robinson awarded top Lion award

Friends of Mary Ann Robinson know better than to ask what she does in her spare time, because they’re aware she doesn’t have any. She’s too busy working on River Hills Lions Club projects.

All Lions embrace the motto “we serve,” but Robinson serves more frequently than most. She was recently awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honor a Lion can receive and named after the founder of Lions Club International.

Robinson has worked on the Lions benefit dinner, pancake breakfast, golf tournament and pot-luck dinner. She also volunteered on the South Carolina Lions Hearing and Sight Mobile Unit.

She has served as club secretary, is currently club historian and a member of the River Hills Lions Community Foundation.

River Hills Lions name Unsung Hero

Year after year, Hank Gerald serves his community without fanfare. At the Dec. 3 River Hills Lions Club dinner, his fellow club members presented him with the Unsung Hero Award.

As a River Hills Lion, he has been membership chairman, served on the club’s nominating committee, captained the Christmas tree sales team, worked on the River Hills Telephone Directory and was a member of the golf tournament committee.

He also has been involved with River Hills Community Church serving on the finance committee, chaired the nominating committee and is currently a church trustee.

He also has been a long time volunteer at the Clover Area Assistance Center, and was one of the first members of the board of directors for the MayDay Project, which raises money for the homeless and children in need in the Clover and York school districts, along with money for York Place, Tender Hearts, Children Attention Home and other charities in the Lake Wylie, Clover and York areas.

Choraliers to perform at club meeting

The River Hill’s Women’s Club will meet Wednesday, Dec. 18, at River Hills Country Club. Social time begins at noon and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.

The Clover High School Choraliers, led by Jay Forest, will will perform holiday music.

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. To make a reservation to attend, email rhwcmembership@gmail.com. Email Diane Reed at mryanne@comporium.net to join the club.

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board members meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at theUnited Men’s Club of Clover. It will be followed by a regular meeting 6:30 p.m. For information, call 803-684-6200.

New 4-H clubs for horses, air rifles

Two new York County 4-H groups are forming, one for youths who want to learn about horses but don’t own a horse and another for air-rifle enthusiasts.

The horseless horse club is for youths 9 years or older. Sandy Hyrowski, who has a history of working with 4-H in York County, will lead the club, which will be limited to eight members and meet at Hyrowski’s farm.

An informational meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., York.

The York County 4-H air-rifle club will meet in the Kings Mountain area of York County. The club is for youths age 9 to 13 interested in shooting sports. The club will be limited to 10 members, and a parent or an adult guardian must attend.

Dennis Creel and Jeff Morrison are certified 4-H shooting-sports rifle instructors and will coach the club. An informational meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Extension Office in York.

Register to attend the meetings by calling 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or email msippel@clemson.edu.

Relay for Life plans York kickoff

The Relay for Life of Western York County will have its annual kickoff celebration 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Road.

The Western York County Relay for Life will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. April 26 at York Middle School.

Participants are welcome to join in several ways. The organization is looking for new teams, committee members and cancer survivors.

Anyone interested or who would like more information should email_2000@yahoo.com or ccorley3771@gmail.com.

Clover High student earns Eagle rank

Ross Daniel Lenard, a senior at Clover High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 28, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Lenard’s Eagle Scout project was carried out at Bethany Elementary School, where he designed and supervised the building of a teacher board in the outdoor classroom.

He was presented the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor ceremony Nov. 17 at First Baptist Church in Clover. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lenard.

Humane Society store open

Christmas store with proceeds from sales benefiting the Humane Society of York County is open through Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2000 S.C. 160 West, suite 112, beside the Towne Tavern.

Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

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