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Mayday Golf Tournament Oct. 13 in Lake Wylie

Mayday golf tourney Oct. 13

Lake Wylie/Clover Mayday Golf Tournament will be Oct. 13 at River Hills Country Club, with R.P. Boggs & Co. as title sponsor.

Check in starts at 10:30 a.m. The rain date is Oct. 20.

Entry fee is $85 per person, includes cart, lunch and awards dinner; $30 of the fee is tax deductible. Entry forms are available at the club or by calling 704-301-4848.

Lake Wylie/Clover Mayday Project is a nonprofit established in 2012 to enhance the quality of life of homeless children and families in the Clover School District area, and in general to assist people in need within the community. Monetary donations can be sent to: Lake Wylie/Clover Mayday Project, P.O. Box 5123, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. For more information, call 803-631-3776.

Nuclear station to test sirens Oct. 8

Catawba Nuclear Station will test sirens at 11:50 a.m. Oct. 8.

The 89 sirens within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested for three minutes to make sure each siren works properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. In an emergency, sirens indicate residents should tune to a local radio or TV station for an alert message.

For more information, visit

Goodwill offers Halloween costume book

Goodwill is showcasing a “Halloween Look Book” full of 18 free do-it-yourself costume ideas.

Visit to download the book.

Goodwill proceeds are used to fund job training and career programs that help people in the Southern Piedmont community.

Children’s garden to open Oct. 18

Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden will open to the public at noon Oct. 18 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road.

The opening comes more than two years after the garden announced that Gastonia textile executive Duke Kimbrell and wife Dot were giving the garden a $2 million challenge gift. More than 200 people contributed to raise more than $4 million. After nearly a year of construction, the new garden is ready to open.

Lost Hollow includes 3 acres of places to explore. During opening weekend, there will be performances at the Hillside Theatre, and guests can grab a bite from Brixx Pizza or coconut water from Vita Coco.

Lost Hollow was designed by New York Landscape designer W. Gary Smith. Admission to Lost Hollow is included in garden admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. Call 704-825-4490 or visit for more information.

Lake Wylie Crop Hunger Walk Oct. 19

The first Lake Wylie Crop Hunger Walk will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 starting at River Hills Community Church Life Center.

CROP Walk is a chance for neighbors to walk together to raise awareness and money for local and international hunger relief.

The 3-mile walk along Charlotte Highway goes from River Hills Community Church to Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and back. It is not a race. Strollers and pets are welcome, but no bikes.

Equally split, 25 percent of proceeds will be returned locally to CAAC, PATH and God’s Kitchen.

Sponsors, teams and donations are wanted. For more information, call 704-301-3652 or visit

Komen Charlotte offering small grants

Susan G. Komen Charlotte is offering grants up to $5,000 to York County nonprofit and health organizations for urban outreach, rural health and capacity building to serve uninsured or under-insured individuals in the community.

Grant opportunities were made possible in part through funds raised at Kickin’ It Challenge, a two-day youth soccer tournament, barbecue dinner and silent auction.

Grant applications must be submitted through the Komen Charlotte’s online Grants eManagement System. For information, visit and click on small grants.

Blood drives announced

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives:

• Oct. 11 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.

• Oct. 14 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Compact Power, 225 NorthPark Drive, Rock Hill.

• Oct. 14 4-7 p.m., Earth Fare, 725 Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

• Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m., Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, Suite 105, Rock Hill.

• Oct. 23, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Fort Mill Ford, 801 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill.

• Oct. 25, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill.

• Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ESP Associates, 3475 Lakemount Blvd., Fort Mill.

Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment.