Lions dinner for EMS squad Oct. 4
LAKE WYLIE This year’s River Hills Lions Club Benefit Dinner with live and silent auctions is scheduled Oct. 4 at River Hills Country Club, with the proceeds going the River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS.
Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the auction.
Tickets are available at Bagel Boat and River Hills Community Association office. For more information, call 704-620-4410.
150 attend GOP fundraiser
LAKE WYLIE A September Southern Evening Among Republican Friends fundraising benefit brought 150 guests to River Hills Marina Pavilion Sept. 5.
York County politicians shared the evening as waiters for the event sponsored by the Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women and York County GOP.
Scout awarded Eagle plaque
LAKE WYLIE James Wilburn “Wil” Carpenter was presented with his Eagle plaque during a Sept. 13.
As Carpenter crossed from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, he became a member of the Order of the Arrow, which recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their lives.
He is a senior at the South Carolina Governors School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, where he is a swimmer and plays golf. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Youth in Government, Model UN and Academic Quiz Team.
Gov. Nikki Haley’s Original Six Foundation inspired his Eagle project to run a book drive. He put ads in the newspapers and sent out fliers to Clover School District asking for donations, He collected 4,400 books.
“The overwhelming success of this project was due to very generous people,” Carpenter said.
The challenging part of his project was managing the project while being away at boarding school. With the help of three Scouts, two leaders from Troop 333, and his parents, Eric and Renee Carpenter, bins of books were picked up on a weekly basis and his team performed quality control reviews on each book donated. The books were donated to local libraries throughout South Carolina.
More about the Eagle project can be found at scgssm.org/blog/eagle-scout-soars-gssm.
Clemson Extension adds 2 agents
YORK COUNTY Clemson Extension Service recently assigned two agents to York County. Faith C. Isreal is the new 4-H agent for York County and Chris LeMaster is livestock and forage agent for York and Cherokee counties.
A native of Marion County, Isreal spent 14-years as a member of 4-H. She has a bachelors degree in biology from Coastal Carolina University and will receive her masters degree in human nutrition from Winthrop University in December. She works in the York office, 120 N. Congress St., and may be contacted at 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or Fisreal@clemson.edu.
LeMaster is a graduate of Clemson University, with a bachelors degree in animal science and is nearing completion of work toward his masters degree in the same field. LeMaster grew up on a family farm in Gaffney and was active in FFA as a youth. His father teaches agriculture at the Cherokee Technology Center. He works out of Clemson Extension office in Gaffney and may be contacted at 864-489-3141, ext. 113.
Scouts selling popcorn
LAKE WYLIE Boy Scout Troop 333’s popcorn sale is underway with Scouts going door-to-door selling Trail’s End product.
Up to 70 percent of all sales go to the local troop.
The sale ends Oct. 28. For information, call 704-674-6046 or 678-787-6003, or visit bsat333.com.
POP Club welcomes members
YORK The Heart2Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness about heart disease, has joined Market at Inman Farms in York to launch the Power of Produce Club.
The club is open to the public and will give children $2 in tickets to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables, food plants and seeds. POP Club will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11 at The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Highway.
The Power of Produce or POP Club is a nationally recognized children’s program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011 to empower children to make healthy food choices and to introduce them to where their food originates.
Visit inmanfarmsyorksc.webs.com for information.