Local Newsmakers - October 28, 2007

Herald staff reports

York County Fair names booth winners

The following were booth winners at the 2007 York County Fair.

In the adult division:

• First place, Beekeeper Association, Karen Barnes.

• Second place, York County Master Gardeners, Donna Schlegel.

Junior youth division:

• First place, Stars, Strips n Snips, Mickey Barnette.

• Second place, Paws N Claws, Beth Rosener.

• Third place, Just Kiddin Around, Naomi Keller.

Senior division:

• First place, Leopold program, Jane Faulkenstein, City of Rock Hill Parks and Recreation Department.

• Second place, York County 4-H Beef Club, Susan Westbrook.

Future Farmers of America division:

• First place, York, Frank Sandifer.

• Second place, Clover, Carie Bolin.

Adult church booth division:

• First place, Inspiration Baptist Church, Gary Miller.

• Second place, Kentucky Mission, Debbie Larson.

• Third place, Common Ground Baptist Church, James Cole.

Youth church booth division:

• First place, St. Philips Neri Catholic Church, Teresa Chapple.

• Second place, Common Ground Baptist Church, James Cole.

• Third place, India Hook United Methodist Church.

• Fourth place, First Weslyan Church, Barbara Slack.

Beatrice Gaither receives Delta Xi Zeta honor

Amica Beatrice Gaither was named Delta Xi Zeta Amicae Woman of the Year during a banquet held in her honor at Hermon Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.

Gaither is an active member of Zeta Amicae Auxiliary, where she serves as vice president and a member of Z-Hope and calling committees. She also is an active member of various boards and committees at her church, Weeping Mary Baptist Church in White Oak.

Gaither is married to Charles and they have four children and seven grandchildren.

Riversweep cleanup yields 17,000 tons of trash

For the sixth year in a row, more than 200 Riversweep volunteers have combed the banks and shoreline of Lake Wylie, removing more than 17,000 tons of trash and debris.

This year's trash collection yielded more than in the past because of low lake levels that exposed more shoreline.

Some of the trash and debris that washed onto the beaches got there by accident, such as large blocks of broken dock floatation, a man's wallet, a few small dead animals, two cell phones and $25 sealed in a plastic bag.

However, an overwhelming amount of trash collected was intentionally deposited in the lake, including 200 vehicle tires, three car bumpers, a refrigerator, a chain link fence with a gate and broken glass, plastic, fishing paraphernalia, scrap metal, cigarette butts, toys and old clothing. The collected debris was enough to fill almost 400 trash bags.

VFW ladies auxiliary wins Buddy Poppy display

Members from the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889 in Rock Hill won first place in the Buddy Poppy display event for 250 to 300 buddy poppies at the fall conference this month in Myrtle Beach.

The four who attended were Saundra Adkins, Sue Bentley, Betty Robinson and Lynn Carney.