Fort Mill Times

Club News - June 18, 2008

Legion Auxiliary officers to be installed

There will be an important meeting of the Fort Mill American Legion Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Legion Hall Installation of the new officers will be held. This will be the final meeting until the new slate of officers take over their new positions at the Thursday, Sept. 18, meeting.

The new officers are: President, Sally Bennehoff; Sr. Vice President, Marisa Weston Jr.; Vice President, Jamie Knoop; Treasurer; Kami Warren; Secretary, Kathy Welsh; Corresponding Secretary, Betty Miller; Historian, Pam Raines; First Sgt-at-Arms, Marilyn Knoop.

New Cotillion boards formed

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Fort Mill/Tega Cay Chapter, has announced its Honorary Board and Advisory Board for the 2008-2009 season. Members of the Honorary Board are: Dr. and Mrs. Keith Callicutt (superintendent for the FMSD); Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dasher; The Hon. and Mrs. Danny Funderburk (mayor of Fort Mill); the Rev. and Mrs. Brian Keith and the Hon. and Mrs. Bob Runde (mayor of Tega Cay).

Advisory Board Members are: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Applegate; Pam Martin, Karin McKemey, Monica Markolf, and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rufer. All the Advisory Board members have children who are members of the cotillion organization.

"We are delighted to have these parents assisting with our Cotillion program," said Celia McCarter, director of the local Junior Cotillion.

The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance training program that involves thousands of students nationwide. For more information, call McCarter at 548-7248.

Daughters of the Confederacy reactivating

The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill is in the process of reactivating. New members as well as descendants of former chapter members are welcome.

The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. Call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.

Calling all gardeners

Members of Gardening on the Cay may not all have green thumbs, but they are eager to learn as much as they can about gardening while enjoying the social aspects of the club. Gardening on the Cay is affiliated with the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., and a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

The club is open to all ladies in Fort Mill Township. Meetings are held in member's homes on the second Monday night each month and dues cost $20 for the year.

For more information, call Christine McCallion at 547-3537.

Knit together

To anyone interested in crochet or knitting, a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at the Fort Mill Public Library. For more information, e-mail Rose Baker at, or visit

Helping Hands reach out to Tega Cay residents

Helping Hands of Tega Cay offers free services to Tega Cay senior citizens and others who need transportation. Local residents can call for rides to medical appointments, a day at the shopping mall and local stores, visits to the library, banking, visits to the beauty salon or barber shop, etc. The first Tuesday of each month features trips to the mall in Pineville, N.C., for Senior Citizen Day events. Call Betty Worrell (548-4063), Peg Snider (548-7043) or Michele McGuire (547-0177).

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart, an activity group for people aged 50 and older, meets every Thursday at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex in Fort Mill. Quarterly dues cost $24. Activities include line dancing classes at 10 a,m. the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 11 a.m. Covered dish lunches are held and on special occasions, lunch is catered. Other times, a "lunch on the town" is held at a local restaurant. Other activities are planned throughout the year. Call Colleen Littlejohn, senior director, at 547-1059 or send an e-mail to

Blues club jams

The Fort Mill Blues Club meets to jam twice a month from 7 p.m. until closing at McHale's on Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. Bring your ax, harp, sticks, vocals - whatever your blues chops require. Call (951) 837-0008 or send an e-mail to

Help for food addicts

Trouble with weight and food issues? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets 7:45-9:00 p.m. Sundays at Zoar Road United Methodist Church. For more information, visit

Dad's group meets

York County Dads is a group for stay-at-home dads that meets with their kids for weekly playgroups. For more information about dates, times and events, send an e-mail to

Mom's club meets

Looking for a way to meet other moms? Need a play date for your children? Just dying for a mom's night out? Make the connection you're longing for with the MOMS Club of Fort Mill East. Call Debbie Lister at 396-8574.

Tega Cay women invited for fun

The Tega Cay Women's Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All women in Tega Cay are invited to join.

Monthly group activities include arts and crafts, book club, Bunco, day trips and more. Call Beverly Imler at 548-3135 or Sally Woods at 548-7692.

Down Syndrome support offered

A support group for Fort Mill area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is now available. For more information, call Theresa Marino at 802-0332.

Disabled vets welcomed

The York County chapter of Disabled American Veterans welcomes all local disabled veterans and their families to meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of every other month at the VFW Hall on West Main Street in Rock Hill.

Call Commander Richard Driskill at 547-3085.

Storytellers, listeners wanted

Fort Mill Township residents are welcome to join the Rock Hill Area Storytellers. The club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Listeners are also welcome. Call 324-4560 or e-mail storyteller