Griffin makes Eagle Scout
Garen Griffin, a freshman at Nation Ford High School and the son of Phil and Cindy Griffin, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Griffin is a member of Troop 45 from Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. His service project was building a prayer path behind his church at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church. He is also played on the JV football team and participates in the Marine Corps JROTC program at Nation Ford High School.
The next Lake Wylie Covekeepers meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle, Lake Wylie.
The agenda will include a brief summary of current water quality issues around the lake and a review of upcoming spring projects and events. There will also be a discussion of the impact of stormwater runoff and erosion on water quality of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River.
The March meeting of the Newcomer's Club of York County, a women's club, promises an interesting afternoon with Henry Nunnery, who will deliver a talk, "How to make your garden grow in South Carolina clay."
The event will take place at Clebourne House located at 138 Clebourne St., Fort MIll, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. An Italian luncheon will be served for $16. Reservations required. Call Dianne at 325-4648 to reserve a seat.
Behavior specialist to speak
Join the Parent Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church on Munn Road, Fort Mill. Guest presenter Jenn Godwin, a behavior specialist, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with several years of experience working with children who have challenging behavioral issues. She consults with children, parents and teachers.
Share any behavioral issues upsetting your family and we will problem solve them together. For more information, call Amy Hume at 704-519-8085 or Betsey O'Brien at 802-4484.
CFS support group meets monthly
The Piedmont Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Piedmont Women's Center, Conference Room D, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. For more information, call Ann Norman at 366-4799 or Pansy Yates at 329-1234.
Dads group meets
York County Dads is a group for stay-at-home dads who meet with their kids for weekly playgroups. For more information about dates, times and events, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms club meets
Fort Mill Mothers of Preschoolers meets every other Friday. MOPS formed to encourage, equip and develop every mother of a preschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. It strives to develop meaningful relationships through small groups and to share their love of Jesus Christ. Visit www.fortmillmops.org.
To anyone interested in crochet or knitting, a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at the Fort Mill Public Library. For more information, e-mail Rose Baker at email@example.com, or visit www.carolinaschaingang.com.
Have something to say? Say it here!
Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and other humorous speeches. Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series. The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. Call Tim Gunnels at 493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.
Down Syndrome support offered
A support group for Fort Mill area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is now available. For more information, call Theresa Marino at 802-0332.
Moms of multiples seeks new members
Attention all mothers of twins, triplets or more. The Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples Support Club of South Carolina (the MUMMS Club of SC) is in search of new members for a new area chapter. The MUMMS Club is a nonprofit organization designed to provide support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiple birth children. For details, call Monica at 803-831-5343 or Ruth at 329-1813.
Support group for prostate cancer available
In conjunction with the American Cancer Society Columbia office, Marvin Smith of Fort Mill is starting an ACS Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group in the York County area. If you have been recently diagnosed with, or treated for, prostate cancer, call Smith at 802-8001 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daughters of the Confederacy
The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill welcomes new members as well as descendants of former chapter members. The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. Many of the members' surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 years ago when the chapter was chartered. Ladies aged 16 and older who are interested in joining the UDC can call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.
Legion Post 43 seeks members
American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is actively recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, located at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 547-2414.
Help for food addicts
Trouble with weight and food issues? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays at Zoar Road United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.foodaddicts.org.
Check out local DAR's Web site
The members of the Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has launched a Web site at www.nationforddar.com. The chapter and National Society promotes historic, patriotic and educational endeavors.
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.
The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill welcomes new members as well as descendants of former chapter members. The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members.
Many of the members' surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 years ago when the chapter was chartered. Call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.
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.