Community News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties – April 23, 2015

The Rock Hill High School Advanced Acting class will present “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” by Jim Leonard Jr. on Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium.
The Rock Hill High School Advanced Acting class will present “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” by Jim Leonard Jr. on Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium. SPECIAL TO THE HERALD

The York County Choral Society will perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor (k. 626) 4 p.m. May 3 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University, Rock Hill. This well-known masterpiece work is a well-known masterpieces and features soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists along with orchestral accompaniment.

Also featured will be contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass performed with stringed orchestral accompaniment. Additional selections by both composers will be performed by the York County Chamber Singers.

Tickets are $15, adults; $10, age 62 and older; $5, students with ID. Tickets available at the door or go to

Special events

▪ Movie night will be May 1 at the York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St. Inflatables and bounce houses begin at 6 p.m. and “Despicable Me 2” starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Concessions will be for sale. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a chair or blanket.

▪ Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Shred It Document Management will provide free document shredding for the public from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday as part of Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents in trucks located at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc., do not need to be removed before shredding. Destroyed documents will go directly to a paper recycling plant.

Earth Day Birthday will feature activities, games, 4-H petting zoo, and more than 30 exhibits with hands-on environmental lessons.

▪ The inaugural Live Well Clover 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 117 S. Main St. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Preregistration is $20; race day registration is $25. Fee includes T-shirt.

For information go to Register online at Live Well Clover is a volunteer effort aimed at growing a healthy and active Clover community. All skill levels are welcome.

▪ The 2015 Glencairn BloomFest planning committee is seeking additional vendors for the event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16 at Glencairn Garden. BloomFest features garden-themed vendors, music, food, garden tours, plant sale and kids’ activities celebrating National Kids to Parks Day. For information and applications, go to or call 803-329-5620.


▪ The Carolina Traffic & Transportation Club will host a golf tournament May 5 at the Lancaster Golf Club. Registration is 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30. Cost is is $75 which includes green fees, cart fees, beverages on the course, dinner and a chance for a cash drawing (must be present to win). Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams and additional hole prizes. Proceeds to the Lancaster Children’s Home. Fort information, call Bill McKinney at 803-804-7404.

▪ Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church will host a big yard sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church S.C. 161 at Philbeck Road, York. The event include sausage biscuits, hot dog and bake sale. Drinks available. Spaces available for $5. Those who want a space should show up at 6:30 a.m. to set up. Proceeds to missions projects.

▪ Lakewood Baptist Church will have a yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon and fish fry, noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Plates are $7.50 and include fish, hushpuppies, slaw and fries. Proceeds to the Puerto Rico mission trip.

▪ The India Hook United Methodist Men spring chicken barbecue will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2 in the family life center at the church on Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Whole chickens are $10; adult plates with a half chicken, $9; and a child’s plate with a quarter chicken, $5. Plates include baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert and tea. Eat-in or take-out available. Place orders by calling the church at 803-329-7787. The United Methodist Women will also have a bake sale with home-baked cakes, cookies, brownies, biscuits, cupcakes and more.

▪ The Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas’ Spring Fling vendor and craft fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Regal Manor Club House 549 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill. The event includes children’s games and a drawing for a $50 gas card. For information, go to

▪ Local law enforcement officers will wait tables during lunch and dinner Thursday and Friday at Fatz Cafe in Rock Hill to raise money for Special Olympics.


▪ Rock Hill High School’s Advanced Acting group will perform “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium. The play is directed by Stephanie Daniels. Tickets are $7, adults and $5, students.

▪ Project 2: Find Your Light will perfrom 11 a.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gettys Art Center courtroom, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Members of the group will perform Broadway tunes, original poetry, and modern dance routines to raising money and awareness for suicide prevention. General admission is $8 and $5, students. To reserve seats, email Parental discretion is advised.

Proceeds go to “To Write Love On Her Arms,” a suicide prevention organization. For more information go to

Project 2: Find Your Light is a creation of Actual: Performance Theatre and The Edge Theatre Company and is made possible by the Arts Council of York County.


▪ The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall directly across from St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Sandra Oborokumo at 803-325-2855. Tickets are available for the June 13 Freedom Fund Banquet. To get tickets, 803-366-2184.

▪ Indian Land VFW will meet 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 8083 Charlotte Highway. Potential new members and guests arrive at 9 a.m. Veterans bring DD214. For information, contact John Marker at 704-843-6930 or

▪ United States Submarine Veterans, Carolina Piedmont Base, will meet 7 p.m. Saturday at Fort Mill VFW, 1442 Harris Road. Social and dinner at 5:30 p.m. For information, contact John Wardean at 803-323-9130.


▪ Vintage Club of Tega Cay dinner meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails at 6:15. Entertainment is Casino Night with a variety of table game. The club is open to Tega Cay residents age 50 and older. For information, contact Judie Fiegel at 803-547-6662 or


▪ Carolina Community Actions is taking applications through April 30 to assist families with home heating bills and a variety of other programs and services through the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and GEAP (General Emergency Assistance Program).

The LIHEAP program assists households twice each year with money to pay home energy bills up to $1,000 in addition to assisting with heating/air unit repair or replacement. The GEAP program assists with rent or mortgage bills, GED education, job training, tuition for Certified Nursing Assistant training and child care.

Applications are taken 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Appointments are available on Wednesdays for applicants 60 and over or disabled.

Monthly income for one person cannot exceed $1,471.25 and the household income for two cannot exceed $1,991.25. Add $520 for each additional person in the household to help determine eligibility. Income varies for the two programs. For information, call the CCA office at 803-329-5195.


▪ Carolina Community Actions is accepting enrollment in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program for 2015. Applicants must be ages 17-21 and meet income guidelines to qualify. The program offers participants up to $5,000 in the following services:

Assistance with obtaining a GED.

CNA training and assistance with tuition, books, uniform supplies and state exam fees.

Occupational training from a technical and occupational institution in the Tri-County.

Pharmacy tech internships.

Dental chair-side assistant and office training.

Heavy equipment operator’s training.

Welding training.

Truck driving.

Incentives up to $300.

The program is paid for through the Catawba Regional Council of Government. CCA is a private, nonprofit corporation with a mission to promote self-reliance of low-income individuals and families by forming partnerships, which will provide a systematic reduction of the causes and conditions of poverty.

For information or to enroll, call Marilyn Burris, York County WIA case manager, at 803-366-5302, or Gwen Harris, Lancaster County WIA case manager, at 803-289-0904.


▪ 4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, will host a beekeeping camp for ages 5-19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-29 at the York Extension Office 120 N. Congress St. The camp will be led by members of the York County Beekeepers Association of South Carolina. Registration is $10. For information please contact Faith Isreal at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or


▪ The Chester Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a poster contest for kindergarten through fifth grade students in Chester County. The winning entry will be submitted in the state contest.

This year’s theme is “Local Heroes – Our Hardworking Pollinators.” Entry forms and guidelines have been distributed to public and private elementary schools and home-schoolers. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places in each school. Deadline is May 14. For information, contact the school’s teacher, principal, art teacher, or guidance counselor or call Carol Schockley at 803-581-1908 ext. 101.


▪ North Central Family Medical Center will have a yard sale, a bake sale, and enrollment drive for the Affordable Care Act 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at 1131 Saluda St., Rock Hill. Proceeds will go to a local charity.


▪ A planning meeting for a reunion for those who attended a Rosenwald School in York County will be 4 p.m. Saturday April 25 at the home of Pearlene Barber, 1205 Stanley Drive, Rock Hill. Rosenwald Schools include but aren’t limited to Liberty Hill, Pleasant Ridge, Foundation, the Carroll School, Boyd Hill, Hopewell/Mt Calvary, Mt Hebrew, Pineville, Cedar Grove, Rock Grove, and China Grove. For information, contact Gladys Feely Robinson at 803-207-5236 or Margaret McNeal at 803 327-2284.

▪ The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Cafeteria 1735 Heckle Blvd. Open to anyone graduated or attended Finley and friends. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.

▪ Former Hillcrest Elementary School students will meet 4 p.m. May 2 at Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill.

▪ The Rock Hill High School class of 1954 will meet 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. Members, relatives and friends invited.

▪ The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet noon Saturday at Golden Corral, 1031 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. All classmates invited. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547, James Mayfield at 803-374-1090 or Kater Wylie Cornwell at 704-661-7701.

▪ The Robinson/Gladden family reunion is hosting a Chinese auction 2-4 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 3746, 1404 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547.

▪ The annual Blackstock High School reunion will be Saturday at the school’s former gym, Schoolhouse Road. Registration at 11 a.m. and picnic lunch at noon. All former students and friends are invited. For information, call Susan Cassels at 803-328-1121 or Edward Hunter Mills at 803-581-2744.

Support groups

▪ Alateen meets 8-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12 and 13 and older. For information, call 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.

▪ Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; at noon Tuesdays upstairs at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; at 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.

Send Community News items to or to 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. Deadline for the Thursday column is 5p.m. Monday. Deadline for the Sunday column is 5 p.m. Wednesday.