Troop 108 Scout makes Eagle
CLOVER R.K. Knight, 14, with Boy Scout Troop 108, earned his Eagle award Oct. 6 and celebrated Dec 6.
For his project, he built a 20-by-24 play yard with a swing set, fort and picnic table at Bowling Green First Baptist Church.
Knight is freshman at the Clover High School.
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Shrine club dinner, dance Dec. 20
ROCK HILL The York County Crescent Shrine Club will hold a dinner and dance fundraiser at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at 2065 McConnells Highway.
Too Much Sylvia will perform.
Dinner is rib-eye steak, $15 or chicken breast, $13. A cash bar and appetizers will be available.
Dinner will be served 6-8 p.m. Dancing is 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance cover is $10.
For information, visit facebook.com/crescentshrine.
Western county NAACP to meet
YORK The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its annual meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, York.
For information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
Clover class of ’85 plans reunion
CLOVER The Clover High School class of 1985 is looking for classmates for their 30-year reunion, to be held in 2015. Classmates can send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-582-0781.
Agape offers Canine Forward program
YORK COUNTY Agape Senior has a new volunteer program, Canine Forward, which offers regular free dog walking and playtime services for seniors living independently but who are physically unable to exercise their animals.
The program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the owner and his or her pet.
The program depends volunteers who dedicate help maintain the care of these pets. Volunteer responsibilities include walking, playing with and brushing the animals.
Canine Forward provides training. To volunteer, call volunteer manager Kay G. Lee at 803-329-4544.
4-H night planned for Charlotte Hornets
YORK COUNTY York County’s 4-H program will cheer on the Hornets Jan. 17, when they take on Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers at Times Warner Cable Arena.
Tickets prices for 4-H night are reduced and start at $22.50, and $5 from each ticket purchased through this offer will come back to York County 4-H for workshops, camps and scholarships.
York County 4-H’ers are trying to sell the most tickets for a recognition opportunity to hold a giant American flag on the Hornets court during the national anthem. Behind the scenes access will also be given to the top three counties, for 4-H members to come in an hour early to watch pregame shoot-around from the first five rows.
Deadline to order tickets is Friday, Jan. 2. The event begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 17.
Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster; enter promo code 4HPurple before seat selection. For details, contact the Clemson Extension office at 803-684-9919, ext. 113 or email Faith Isreal at email@example.com.
Register for gardening symposium
YORK COUNTY Early registration is open for the 10th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Feb. 28 at Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill.
Registration, which includes lunch, is $50. After Dec. 31, the cost will be $60. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the event includes seven gardening experts, break-out sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes.
To register online, go to symposium.yorkmg.org/registration. To pay by mail, make checks payable to, Master Gardeners of York County, and mail to: 266 Fischer Road, Fort Mill SC 29715.
Flu shots for children available
YORK COUNTY Free flu shots for children are available at the Early Learning Partnership’s free children’s clinic.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St. Children birth to age 18 who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and sports and school physicals.
For appointments, call 803-322-6636.
Other clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover. York County children may attend any of the four clinics.
Tax program needs volunteers
YORK COUNTY Volunteers are needed to help low income, elderly and handicapped taxpayers prepare income tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Volunteers will be trained by the Internal Revenue Service, S.C. Department of Revenue and N.C. Department of Revenue to prepare basic tax returns.
The training is free to volunteers who will learn to prepare 1040A, 1040EZ and the basic 1040 forms with schedule A and B.
Training will include the filing of tax return on computers. Training will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12-16 at Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnston St., in the Wellness Center on the first floor. For information, call Bill Perry at 803-322-4195.
YMCA plans ski trip for next year
YORK COUNTY The Upper Palmetto YMCA annual family ski trip to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., will be Jan. 14-19.
The group will stay at the Timberline Condominiums in Snowmass. The package includes a range of rooming options for five nights; transfers to and from the airport, and from the airport to Timberline; luggage service; four-day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk ski areas; shuttle service from Snowmass to Aspen; and a welcome reception and slope-side picnic.
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