Local music club names new leadership
The Rock Hill Music Club has elected new officers for 2008-2009. They are president Mary Jean Martin; first vice president Martha McDonald; second vice president Susan Kelly; recording secretary Claudia McDaniel; corresponding secretary Joyce Wright; treasurer Bob Gay; and past president Mignon Earye.
Jeffery Sligh honored by Mount Prospect church
D. Jeffery Sligh will be honored at 4 p.m. today at Mount Prospect Baptist Church with an appreciation fellowship. The theme is A Man and His Music.
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Sligh is involved in many community activities, including Minister of Music at St. Mary's Catholic and Mount Prospect Baptist churches. He is professor of music at Clinton Junior College and the founder and director of the Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale.
For 24 years, he has served as the Congressional liaison and senior immigration specialist under U.S. Rep. John M. Spratt. Sligh was recently promoted to the position of deputy district administrator.
Gertrude Kirkpatrick Wylie to be honored for 100 years
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will honor longtime member Gertrude Kirkpatrick Wylie, "Mrs. Sugar," at 2 p.m. March 9 with a 100-year birthday celebration. Other churches will participate and there will be a photo-story presentation.
Wylie was born April 22, 1908, in Chester County to Gulley and Rosetta Kirkpatrick. Her father was one of the founding members of the church in 1884. Wylie was baptized at the church in 1919, and as a child, she attended the St. Paul Church School. She has been active in missionary, hymn and note choirs, pastor's aide, Baptist training union, Bible study, Sunday school and Bible school.
Local club earns grant from state foundation
The Junior Woman's Club of Rock Hill was awarded $500 from the State Progress Foundation in January. The grant will be matched by club funds and items for Keystone's Substance Abuse programs.
Recently, the club was awarded a Women's Health Grant. This grant, with matching club funds, was presented to Safe Passage for its client medical care costs.
The club has been involved with the Children's Attention Home Charter School projects, including purchasing classroom furniture and supplies and donating books to the library. Currently, the club is purchasing landscaping materials for Habitat for Humanity. For details, call Libby Love 366-0968.
Local Cub Scouts receive God and family awards
Cub Scouts Michael Bishop, Harrison Boyd, Conner Cruse, Christian Hyatt, Austin Quinn, Tyler Sebastian, Jacob Strickland, Ethan Stroud, Andrew Swiger and Roy Vinson of Cub Scout Pack 132 were presented with the God and Family medallion on Feb. 3 at Neely's Creek ARP Church.
The Scouts' parents, Alan and Lisa Bishop, Roy Hayes and Christie Boyd, Coy Cruse, Ken Hyatt, Patrick and Alice Quinn, Penny Sebastian, James Strickland, Steve Hudson, Darin Swiger and Hope Vinson, were honored with the God and Family Mentor Award.
The medallions and awards were presented by Cub Master Rick Mitchell and Assistand Cub Master Ken Hyatt, who also serves as the programs counselor.
The award requires intense Bible study and prayer with parents. The award helps the Scouts grow in their faith, see how others have translated belief into action and provides an opportunity for Christian service to others.
Tega Cay Lions donate $6,650 to local foundation
The Tega Cay Lions Club presented $6,650 to the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools. The donation for the club's scholarship fund was made in memory of Ron Kazel and his contributions to the Lions Club and the community. The Tega Cay Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to a Fort Mill High School graduating senior.