Troop 250 hosts open house
Boy Scout Troop 250 is hosting a School Night for Scouting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Gold Hill Middle School.
Troop 250 will present a slide show that showcases some of the exciting outings, such as camping, whitewater rafting, caving, biking, shooting, rock climbing and horseback riding that Scouting has to offer. Adult leaders and scouts from the troop will to answer questions boys or their parents may have.
New Southern Women plan lunch
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The New Southern Women's club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Spratt Building, 215 Main St., Fort Mill.
Join the ladies for a $10 salad buffet lunch followed by tales of Fort Mill by longtime residents Thomas Spratt IV, retired Judge Brenda Ervin and Don Lomas.
For reservations, call Donna Voss at (324) 803 8580. For more information, visit www.newsouthern women.org.
DAR essay winners named
The Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution has announced the winners of the annual American History Essay Contest, selected from over 200 essays.
Jochebed Bogunjoko of Springfield Middle School received the award for the eighth grade while Abigail Lockhart, who is home schooled, won the fifth grade award. Runners up were Perrin Thompson, Evan Mathis, both of Springfield Middle School, and Elkyn Rivas of Indian Land Middle School.
The chapter presented the two winners with a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. The title of this year's essay was "I Spy: Espionage in the American Revolution."
The Nation Ford Chapter, is composed of women over 18 who can trace their lineage to someone who contributed with unfailing loyalty to the American side during the Revolution. The chapter and National Society promote historic, patriotic, and educational endeavors.
The Newcomers Club of York County will hold its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.
The theme is "A Taste of Tea" presented by Laurie Harris. Tropical Escape provides a sumptuous Buffet Lunch. For further information and reservations, call Dianne at 325-4648.
Like horses? Join new 4-H Club
A new 4-H Horse Club is accepting new members. This club will meet at 6:30 pm. the first Thursday of each month at the Clemson Extension office in York.
The club will participate in the following activities: County and State 4-H Presentations, camping trips, Fall Live Stock Show, State 4-H Horse show, Hippology, Horse Bowl and Horse Judging, community service projects and monthly arena sessions. Tori Campbell and Mark McCarter will be the 4-H volunteer leaders of this club. They will have a kickoff meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the York County Extension Office, 120 North Congress St. Registration required. Call Tori Campbell at (803) 222-7100 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tega Cay Lions were awarded First Place in the District Newsletter Contest for a club with more than 50 members for 2007-08. The award
was presented to the club at the SC District 32-D Cabinet Meeting July 28 in Blythewood.
MOPS open house
Fort Mill Mothers of Preschoolers is planning an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mil.
MOPS, formed to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader, strives to develop meaningful relationships through small groups and to share their love of Jesus Christ. The group meets every other Friday. Vist www.fortmillmops.org.
Tega Cay women invited
The Tega Cay Women's Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Tega Cay City Hall for an interesting program, refreshments, and updates on the many activities available. All women in Tega Cay are invited to join. Monthly group activities include arts and crafts, book club, Bunco, day trips, dining out, Euchre, knitting, mah-jongg, movies, service projects and socializers. For more information, call Beverly Imler at 548-3135 or Sally Woods at 548-7692.
Lions aid schools
The Tega Cay Lions donated $2,758 to the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools. The money was raised through the annual Carolina Motor Madness held at Knights Castle and through donations to the club.
The new Tega Cay Lions Club Scholarship Fund was launched this year and the club has a goal of raising $50,000.
Calling all moms!
Local moms are invited to join the Fort Mill East MOMS Club. Weekday play dates and outings for moms and children. Call Catherine at 493-3246 or Rachel at 746-7389
Blues club jams
The Fort Mill Blues Club meets to jam twice a month from 7 p.m. until closing at McHale's on Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. Bring your ax, harp, sticks, vocals - whatever your blues chops require. Call (951) 837-0008 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Meet the Moose
The Fort Mill Moose Lodge 1240 is a nonprofit family fraternity. Fort Mill members say it's one of the friendliest places in town for friends and fellowship and to meet, have fun, and socialize. The main focuses of the fraternity are children, the elderly, and the local community.
Members support Mooseheart, the 1,000-acre Illinois home and school for children in need, and Moosehaven. For membership information, call the lodge at 547-4204.
Fort Mill Township residents are welcome to join the Rock Hill Area Storytellers. The club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at Chandler Place in Rock Hill. Listeners are also welcome. For more information call 324-4560 or e-mail storyteller @primemail.com. For directions to Chandler Place, call 325-1008 or visit www.chandlerplaceliving.com.
Birthmother group meets regularly
A support group for women who have given up children for adoption meets in Fort Mill. The goal of this group is to help heal from the pain of losing children. Confidentiality at these support group meetings is stressed and remains a high priority. For information, contact Carolyn at 548-7698 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all gardeners
Members of Gardening on the Cay may not all have green thumbs, but they are eager to learn as much as they can about gardening while enjoying the social aspects of the club. Gardening on the Cay is affiliated with the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., and a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The club is open to all ladies in Fort Mill Township. Meetings are held in member's homes on the second Monday night each month and dues cost $20 for the year.
For more information, call Christine McCallion at 547-3537.
--compiled by staff