Local Newsmakers - June 10, 2007

Eliza Mills honored for service on human relations council

The city of Rock Hill's Committee of Human Relations bestowed its charter member Eliza Mills with emeritus status this week.

Mills is a 26-year charter member of the committee. Kathy Pender, mayor pro-tem presented a certificate to her along with chairwoman Susie Hinton and members of the committee.

Agape Senior Center in Rock Hill hosted a reception for Mills.

'Play for the Child' tourney benefits York Place

The 25th annual Gene Knight "Play for the Child" Golf Tournament raised more than $15,000 last week. All proceeds from the event benefited York Place, an Episcopal church home for children, located in York.

The tournament was held at Spring Lake Country Club in York.

The grand prize winner was David Roberts of York, who won a golf weekend at the Dayton House Resort in Myrtle Beach. Rick Dover was the highest bidder for a set of irons, donated in memory of the late Clay Walden.

First place prizes were given to the following: Kevin Tindal and Brian Hewat for first flight; Trudy Selzer and Taylor Barrett, second flight; Mike Hughes and Kelvin Bailey, third flight; Randy Dalton and George Searle, fourth flight; Stacy Shuler and Daryl Johnson; fifth flight; and Karen Stallings and Melanie Wall, sixth flight.

York County Natural Gas exec concludes United Way term

Tim Baldwin, market service manager of York County Natural Gas Authority, term recently ended with the United Way Association of South Carolina board of directors. He served for six years.

Baldwin served on the financial committee, assisting with various projects, including the association's Web site proposals. During his time on the board, the association became more of a service organization to United Ways across the state by offering training opportunities and guidance in management, marketing and resource development.

The association also focused more on political advocacy for specific issues, including early childhood, adult literacy and 2-1-1, to allow callers access to health and human service information and to direct volunteers to opportunities.

Zeta Phi Beta chapter awards youth at fashion/talent show

A talent/fashion extravaganza banquet was held March 31 by the Delta XI Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. at Union Baptist Church in the Newport community.

The fashion portion of the program was presented by the Theta Theta chapter modeling current fashion trends for the season.

A talent program with performances by Jennifer Horton; Iris Rose; the Mount Prospect praise team; and Crystal Carter, Miss Blue Revue 2006.

Awards were given to Brittany Heath for Youth of the Year; Alice McClurkin for Community Service; and Bleaker McCullough for Zeta of the Year.

Mollie Rose Andrews, Amanda Fox take pageant titles

The following will be have been crowned these pageants:

• Mollie Rose Andrews was recently crowned Wee Miss Tiny Tot Rock Hill 2007. She will represent Rock Hill at the state pageant that began Saturday and end June 16 in Hartsville, where she will compete for a share of $36,000 in scholarships and the title of Wee Miss Tiny Tot South Carolina 2007. The pageant finals will be broadcast by South Carolina ETV. Mollie is the daughter of Todd and Carrie Andrews of Rock Hill. For more details, visit

• Amanda Fox, 4, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held July 26 to 28 at the Renaissance Suites Hotel in Charlotte. The pageant is for ages 4 to 6. The winner will receive $1,000, the official crown and banner, a bouquet or roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim, Ca. Amanda's activities include tap, ballet, jazz and clogging. She is a kindergartner at St. Anne Catholic School in Rock Hill. Amanda is the daughter of Melynda Burkhart. She will be escorted by Tom Shockley.