The annual WRHI Easter egg hunt will be from 3:30 to 5:10 p.m. Thursday at Cherry Park, 1466 Cherry Road.
The egg hunt features 50,000 eggs containing prizes, spread over the softball fields.
The prizes will include candy, Coca-Cola six-packs, Easter baskets and more.
Rocky the Wonder Dog will entertain and WRHI will broadcast live. Easter egg hunt times vary with age.
Admission is free and official collection bags are provided upon entrance to the park. No Easter baskets or non-official bags are permitted.
All prizes must be redeemed by 6 p.m. on event day. Additional parking is available at Hargett Park, 1240 Deas St., Rock Hill. Rain date will be Friday.
Easter egg hunt times are: 3:30 p.m., field 1, age 2; 3:40 p.m., field 2, age 3; 3:50 p.m., field 3, age 4; 4 p.m., field 4, age 5; 4:10 p.m., field 5, age 6; 4:30 p.m., field 1, age 7; 4:40 p.m., field 2, age 8; 4:50 p.m., field 3, age 9 and 5:10 p.m., field 5 , age 11.
Pet care, sewing club offered by 4-H program
The Clemson Extension Office offers the following activities:
• A 4-H pet care group, for ages 9 to 14. The group is for youth interested in owning a rabbit, dog, cat, bird or small caged animal. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the York Clemson Extension office, 120 N. Congress St., York. Group leader is Tracy Boone. Registration fee is $10 and includes project book, insurance and supplies. Enrollment is limited to 10 and pre-registration is required. To register, call 684-9919.
• A 4-H sewing club for ages 9 to 12. The first meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. April 19 at Sharon Baptist Church, 3850 York St., Sharon. A sewing machine is not needed for the first meeting, but participants must have their own sewing machine by the May meeting. Enrollment is limited to eight youth and pre-registration is required. Cost is $1 for insurance. Leader is Barbara Douglas of Smyrna. To register, call the extension office at 684-9919, Ext. 113.
• 4-H summer camp program information is available. 4-H club membership is not required to participate. For details, visit www.clemson.edu/york and click on newsletters or call 684-9919.
Area Special Olympics needs 900 volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the Area Eleven Special Olympics spring games, which will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at Cherry Park.
More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster counties will compete in track and field events.
Nine hundred volunteers are needed. Volunteers do not need to call in advance to participate. On event day, volunteers should arrive at 9 a.m. and report to the registration table.
For details, call 329-5620.
Solicitor's office seeking volunteer arbitrators
The York County Solicitor's Office seeks the following:
• Volunteers are needed to serve as juvenile arbitrators for the Juvenile Arbitration Program, aimed at first-time juvenile offenders charged with non-violent criminal offenses. The program diverts minor offenders from the juvenile justice system to an informed arbitration hearing. Arbitrators are responsible for attending the hearings, representing the Solicitor's Office at the hearings, conducting the arbitration hearing, following up with the cases and maintaining fairness and integrity. Training consists of units on criminal law, conflict management, victimization, hearing format and technique, pop culture, special needs youth, resources, procedure and how to assign sanctions. For details or an application, call Ouida Dest or Anna Melvin at the York County Solicitor's Office Family Court Division, (803) 909-7575.
• Anti-drug/violence poster contest submissions are needed for the 2008-09 school calendar. The contest is open to any fifth-grade student in York County. Submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. March 28. The poster must be on white standard-size paper and designs must be horizontal. The design must convey the dangers of violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Entrants may include a short verse or original poem. Print name, home address, home phone number, name of school, grade and teacher on the reverse side. Judging will be based on originality, spelling, effectiveness in presenting the message and art work. The 12 winners will receive a $100 United States savings bond and additional prizes will be awarded to 10 students for honorable mention at an awards ceremony in April or May. For details, call the York County family court solicitor's office, (803) 909-7575.
Keepers of Culture event is March 25 in Rock Hill
The Culture and Heritage Museums will recognize the 2008 Keepers of the Culture award recipients at the 10th annual Keepers of the Culture Awards dinner at 6 p.m. March 25 at the Palmetto Room, 147 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
The award honors individuals who possess a deep commitment to preserving, communicating and connecting cultural history in the community.
The 2008 honorees are Ann Spencer, Strauss Moore Shiple and Jim and Judy Udick. Tickets are $75 each. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
For tickets and details, call Michelle DiEduardo at (803) 329-2121, Ext. 113, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Gas mileage, festival among local club topics
The following clubs will meet this week:
• The Rock Hill Civitan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Mary's Cafe, 1349 Firetower Road, Rock Hill. The speaker will be Rocky Evans, owner of Precision Tune in Rock Hill. Evans will discuss car care and gas mileage. Anyone interested in attending should call Ella Messer, 366-6797.
• The Fort Mill American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the legion hall, 427 Banks St. Guest speaker will be a representative from Ambu-Star ambulance service. Volunteers are needed for the nominating committee for new officers to be installed in June. Donations for the children's charity should be brought to the meeting.
• The Spencer Estates Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the media center at Belleview Elementary School, 501 Belleview Road, Rock Hill. The topic will be the Come-See-Me Festival.
Edgemoor center has membership drive
The Edgemoor Community Center is having a membership drive, seeking past, present and new members as well as workers.
Those interested should attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 1966 Westbrook Road, Edgemoor.
For details, call Mary Shelley at 324-9436 or 417-0698.
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