GOP group to focus on U.S. Senate races at meeting in Lake Wylie

March 22, 2014 

Lions foundation presents more than $10K

At the River Hills Lions March breakfast meeting, the River Hills Lions Community Foundation presented $9,500 to help the club support its charities and $1,000 for River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS.

The foundation raises money through deferred giving from wills and trusts, direct gifts and memorials.

For information on deferred giving or by gifting by transfer of securities, call 803-831-0911.

GOP group to focus on U.S. Senate races

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will hold a “Red to the Roots” town-hall style luncheon meeting to talk about South Carolina’s 2014 electoral cycle on Friday, March 28, at River Hills Country Club. Emphasis will be on U.S. senatorial races.

Wes Climer, chairman of the York County Republican Party, will serve as moderator. A question-and-answer segment will follow the presentations.

The South Carolina Republican Party “Red to the Roots” campaign has as its focus the election of more Republicans to local office.

The meeting begins with social time at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and speaker forum at noon. Cost is $18 per person. To reserve your seat with or without lunch, call 803-831-1814 by March 25.

Historical Society meeting at Fort Mill sites

The York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Bandstand in Confederate Park on Main Street in Fort Mill to learn about the monuments in the park that honor the Catawbas, slaves, soldiers and women “who sacrificed so much from 1861-1865.”

The tour will continue on to Unity Cemetery on Tom Hall Street to visit the graves of several medal of honor recipients and end the visit in Fort Mill at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St.

Clover Optimists oratorical contest Saturday

The Clover Optimist Club will host its annual oratorical contest for children at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29.

Children will be asked to write and speak on the topic “How my passions impact the world.” The speech must be four to five minutes long.

Each contestant must prepare his or her own speech and may receive advice in the preparation.

The contest is open to anyone younger than 19. Parental permission is required.

The contest will be at the Clover Optimist Club, 1500 Tom Joye Road, Clover. Entrants should bring a copy of their speech, a copy of their birth certificate and the application.

For details or an application, call 803-684-2008 or email

Women’s club holding game lunch

The Clover Women’s Club will hold a “Downton Abbey” card and board game luncheon at 1 p.m. April 4 at Clover School District office, 604 Bethel St.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Lunch is served at 1 p.m. followed by the games. Cost is $15 and includes door prizes.

Call 803-684-5271 for information.

Shrine Club yard sale April 5

Red Fez Shrine Club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, will hold a community yard and baked goods sale from 7 a.m. to noon April 5.

Event being held rain or shine. Call 704-578-8098 for information.

Optimists serving barbecue April 5

The Clover Optimist Club will be selling barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 near the Killians Service Center on S.C. 55.

Pork plates cost $8 and include barbecue, slaw, chips cookies and buns; $1 from each plate goes to Lee Killian’s Medical Fund. A 5-pound bucket costs $30. Sandwich with chips costs $4. Drinks are $1.

Walk-ins welcome. Tickets are available by calling 803-222-0177.

Relay for Life 5K April 12

The Stars of Hope Relay for Life team of First Baptist Church in York will sponsor a 5K Hippity Hoppity Hope Easter run/walk to benefit the relay.

The event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, will begin at 8 a.m. April 12, and the route will begin at the church and go through a residential part of York.

Early packet pickup will be from 3 to 6 p.m. April 11 in the church fellowship hall. Race-day registration and packet pickup will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m.

For details, call 803-684-4297 or visit Online registration is available at

Choral groups unite for concert

The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers, in collaboration with the Winthrop Chorale and Chamber Singers, present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a secular cantata featuring the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman at 4 p.m. April 13 at Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University.

Soloists are Kristen Wunderlich, soprano, and Jeffrey McEvoy, baritone. Also featured will be music by Vaughan Williams’ British predecessors, contemporaries and successors. All groups are under Katherine Kinsey, director of choral activities at Winthrop University and artistic director of the YCCS.

General admission costs $15, seniors 62 and older $10, students with ID $5. Details:

Catawba Indian to speak at women’s meeting

The River Hills Women’s Club will meet April 16 at River Hills Country Club.

Travis Blue of the Catawba Indian Nation will discuss the history of the Catawba tribe, their language, traditional dress, music and pottery and will share information about the relationship between the Catawba Indians and River Hills. His program will include a demonstration of a Indian dance.

Social time begins at noon followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Email to make a reservation.

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. Email to join.

Tour of homes planned

The 2014 Clover-Lake Wylie Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26, sponsored by Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women.

Tickets cost $20 per person and are available at The Cleaners at Lake Wylie Plaza or by calling 803-831-0689.

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