Youth wanted for 4-H/FFA swine project
YORK COUNTY The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties seeks youth to participate in the 4-H/FFA swine project and the 2015 Show and Sale. The registration deadline is Dec. 1.
Ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for three months and show the finished hog at the annual Livestock Show and Sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapter to participate.
The weigh-in will be held Jan. 5, and the show and sale will be in April 28 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.
For details, call 803-684-9919, ext. 113.
Lions present check to EMS
LAKE WYLIE River Hills-Lake Wylie Lions Club president Lee Rowley presented a $19,000 check to the River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS during the club’s November breakfast meeting at River Hills Country Club.
The money represented the net income from the annual Lions Club Benefit Dinner and Auction in October. Tindol Ford Subaru Roush of Gastonia was the primary sponsor.
Ballroom dancers to meet
FORT MILL The Ballroom Dance Club will hold its holiday dance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fort Mill Golf Club’s Oak Room, 101 Country Club Drive.
A free dance lesson is included. Bring finger food to share.
Call 803-329-5764 for information.
Christmas home tour Dec. 6
CLOVER The Clover Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Christmas Home Tour 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6.
There are seven tour stops at:
• Andy and Tammi Carter, 6606 White Ash Court, York.
• Lucas and Corrie Mackanos, 1280 Ole Cambridge Circle, Clover.
• Ron and Monica Roveri, 1008 Labrador Lane, Clover.
• Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Highway 557, Clover.
• Clover Town Hall, 116 Bethel St., Clover.
• Good Things Consignments & More, 104 S. Main St., Clover.
• The Palmetto House, 306 N. Main St., Clover.
Tickets cost $10, and are available from members and at The Palmetto House and Good Things Consignment in Clover.
Proceeds go to a scholarship for a Clover senior.
For information, call 803-222-4390.
Schiele Museum leader to speak
LAKE WYLIE Dr. Ann Tippitt, executive director for The Schiele Museum of Natural History, will be the guest speaker at the Dec. 9 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan UMC, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, Lake Wylie.
Tippitt is an archaeologist and museum director. She was born in Arkansas but has lived in the Carolinas for more than 25 years. Tippitt’s ancestors were in North Carolina in the 1700s but kept moving west to settle in Arkansas by the 1850s.
She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. After working as a research archaeologist for several years, she completed her doctorate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tippitt joined the Schiele Museum in 1989 as the curator of collections. She led the Schiele’s programs, exhibits and planetarium for eight years. She became the executive director of The Schiele in 2005. The Schiele is at 1500 E. Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia.
The club meets noon-1 p.m. Lunch costs $9, catered by Christopher’s.
For information or to reserve lunch, visit lakewylierotary.org.
Lions serving pancake breakfast Dec. 13
LAKE WYLIE The River Hills Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast with special guest Father Christmas 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Camp Thunderbird dining hall.
Father Christmas will be the main attraction posing for pictures with the children. In addition, there will be a bounce house, cookie decorating, face painting, free eye exams and balloon twisting by magician Adrian Gagnon. The York County Sheriff’s Department, Bethel Volunteer Fire Department and Highway Patrol with its Rollover Simulator will be there, too.
Admission is $10 for children, $5 for adults. Tickets will be available at the door and in advance at Bagel Boat. Proceeds go to Lions charities.
Leader Dogs for the Blind talks
LAKE WYLIE Rich Pinkerton of Leader Dogs for the Blind spoke at the Oct. 10 meeting of Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation at River Hills Country Club.
“The Mission of Leader Dogs for the Blind is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel,” said Pinkerton.
Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dogs for free to blind and deaf individuals around the world. Recipients must be at least 16, reasonably healthy, and must have metal and physical alertness. A training program is required by dog recipients.
The organization is a recipient of donations from Sweet Repeat. To learn more, visit leaderdog.org.
Sweet Repeat hosts speakers, usually representing organizations the club helps financially, at its monthly luncheon. To become a member or learn more, call 803-831-9365.
Join bowling league
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Women’s Bowling League meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March at Strikers in Rock Hill.
All skill levels are welcome. Details: 704-578-8079.