St. Pat's fest Saturday in Clover
CLOVER -- A 90 percent chance of rain and cold temperatures forecast for Saturday prompted Clover officials to postpone the St. Patrick's Day Festival scheduled for March 14 until this week on March 21, according to Town Administrator Allison Harvey.
Other than the new date, the only change to the festival will be the elimination of the street dance because the band Summer Daze was already booked, she said. Everything else -- the Irish Strongman competition, dog show, Leprechaun Leap and other events -- will continue as scheduled on Saturday.
Several other events are planned for the same day in the Clover area, including the dedication of a monument to the Revolutionary War dead buried at Bethel Cemetery at 10 a.m.
The Clover Explorer Post is holding a barbecue fundraiser at the Bethany Fire Department, and Clover Memorial Stadium will play host to a Winterguard Competition, too.
Join community choir, band
YORK-- Lesson Studio of Lake Wylie will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, near Lake Wylie off S.C. 274, about community choirs and bands in the sanctuary.
Youth and adults are invited to join the choirs and bands, sponsored by Lesson Studio of Lake Wylie, with a goal for these ensembles to create a performance venue for musicians of all ages who are seeking an outlet for their musical gifts.
Social Security topic of meeting
LAKE WYLIE -- A Rock Hill Social Security Office representative will speak at the March 27 Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women luncheon meeting at River Hills Country Club.
An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m.
Both men and women are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per person.
For reservations, call 803-831-0550 or 803-831-0689 by March 24.
Two earn Eagle rank
LAKE WYLIE -- Ian Hale and Taylor Moss of Troop 333 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, a lifetime achievement. They were honored March 15 at River Hills Community Church, knighted into the Order of the Neckerchief by a previously knighted scout, a tradition passed down from Lord General Robert Badin-Powell, a Knight of the British Empire and the founder of the world scouting movement.
Elite Wylie angler hits top 30
A Palmetto State angler brought home top honors from the Battle on the Border Bassmaster Elite Series event on Lake Amistad March 15, just not one from Lake Wylie.
Jason Williamson of Aiken scored 96 pounds, 6 ounces in four days to win the event that also featured Todd Auten, Britt Myers and Jason Quinn, all of Lake Wylie.
Quinn paced the Lake Wylie trio with 15 fish weighing 47 pounds, 5 ounces in three days of work, finishing 27th.
Next came Auten in 51st, catching 10 fish for 26 pounds, 4 ounces in two days.
Myers finished 85th out of 100 top series pros, catching nine fish weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces.
Up next for the Elite Series is the Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark., Thursday through Sunday.
For more information, visit bassmaster.com.