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Jenna's Legacy hits its $50,000 goal

FORT MILL -- Local residents raising money to name a room at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte after the late Jenna Witherspoon have reached their goal.

"Jenna's Legacy of Smiles" is a fundraising effort to establish a patient room in memory of Witherspoon, who was only 12 years old when she died after a fight against cancer. The local group handling the fundraiser reached its goal of $50,000 to have the hospital room named after Witherspoon.

However, with fundraisers still scheduled, the group is moving forward with a golf tournament at Fort Mill Golf Club today, where organizers hope to raise $6,000. They already have 12 teams of four signed up but are still looking for more sponsors and players.

Jenna was a strong supporter of Levine Children's Hospital's fundraising campaign to build the $50 million facility. She wanted so much to see this hospital completed and to take a tour, but she never got the opportunity.

Her room is located on the 11th floor, overlooking the hospital's front entrance, in the oncology wing. Her room and the others inside the children's hospital have been designed to provide as much comfort and support as possible to the patient and their entire family. The hospital will open in October.

-- Fort Mill Times

Tega Cay author publishes her first book

TEGA CAY -- Writing has become more than just a hobby for Christa Sagmoe.

The Tega Cay author has recently published her first book, "Journeys Through Time: A Collection of Works Volume I." Through 242 pages, Sagmoe weaves three stories of romance spread across time and around the world.

"They're not trashy romances, though," she said

Sagmoe's first story is set in modern-day France. Then she jumps to Ireland during World War II. Finally, she takes readers along on a journey of discovery to Australia in the 1850s.

Sagmoe, 24, hasn't traveled to any of these places herself, but she has pen pals in each. Through her pen pals, she feels like she really knows the places she writes about. Besides her correspondence with friends, Sagmoe also does copious amounts of research before writing.

Xlibris, a division of Random House, published the book. It is available through the publisher's Web site, www.xlibris.com, for $28.79 in hardback and $18.69 in paperback.

-- Fort Mill Times

Lake Wylie chamber commissions lake map

LAKE WYLIE -- The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce takes on all sorts of tasks on its own, but cartography is not among them. So the chamber is commissioning an official lake area map.

"It will be personalized for our community," said Susan Bromfield, chamber president. "It will be the official Lake Wylie map."

Superior Mapping Co. of Knoxville, Tenn., will publish the map featuring the three counties -- York County in South Carolina and Gaston and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina -- surrounding the lake. Company representative John Wilshire said the 36-by-44-inch maps will include everything from fire departments to state and county boundaries, greenways, police stations, schools, post offices and libraries.

To fund the project, each chamber member who purchases maps to give away or sell will have their location listed on the map, Bromfield said. Maps will cost $2 each for chamber members, with resale potential of up to $5. The chamber hopes to update the map every two years. Maps should take 12 to 20 weeks to be at local establishments, with the next few weeks reserved for businesses placing orders with the chamber.

For details or to purchase the map, call the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce at (803) 831-2827.

-- Lake Wylie Pilot

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