Luncheon honors Cheraw State Park

Cheraw State Park, the oldest state park in South Carolina, was recently named the 2014 Olde English District Attraction of the Year.

The district, which promotes tourism in Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York counties recently held its annual awards luncheon.

Cheraw State Park offers a variety of ways to relax, from an 18-hole golf course to paddle boarding to nature walks.

Also honored at the luncheon were Beckee Garris as the Betty Skeen Hospitality Employee of the Year. Garris is the visitor coordinator of the Native American Studies Center in Lancaster. She will compete with the winners from the state’s other ten tourism regions for the 2014 South Carolina Hospitality Employee of the Year. The winner will be named at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, to be held Myrtle Beach in February.

Linda Vaughan from Van Wyck was named the 2014 Carrie B. Dover Volunteer of the Year. She volunteers with the Andrew Jackson State Park and Celebrate Van Wyck.


• MONDAY – Hughes Chiropractic Clinic, 332. E. White Street will hold a 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dr. Brian Hughes said, “We are proud to have the distinction of being the longest running chiropractic clinic in South Carolina, serving Rock Hill since 1939 with three generations of chiropractors.”

• THURSDAY– The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council is holding a noon seminar at the chamber’s office, 116 E. Main St., Rock Hill, on protecting businesses and their customers from data breaches. The seminar presenters are Butch Cowart, and Roger Metz. Cowart is president of TechServ. Metz is founder and president of Ignite Payments Tega Cay. For information, call Becky Adams at 803-324-7500.

• THURSDAY – Business After Hours at the York County Natural Gas Authority, 965 W. Main St., Rock Hill, starting at 5:30 p.m.