Fort Mill Times

Club news - April 22, 2009

Davenport is guest speaker

Marion Davenport of Chirp 'n Chatter will be the guest speaker when the New Southern Women meets 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, at Cherry Park' in Rock Hill (inside the enclosed pavilion, so it's rain or shine).

Bring a generous cold dish or salad to share if your last name begins with J-Z or a dessert to share if your last name begins with A-I. Coffee, tea and water provided. Call Sharon Kornberg at 548-9965 by April 22 to RSVP. Anyone interested in joining the Club can call Mary Jordan at 547-6144 or visit

Girl Scouts hosting events at Plaza

Local Girl Scouts will be hosting a Daisy Recruitment Night 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Plaza Fiesta Carolinas off Carowinds Boulevard. This is for Daisy-aged girls in kindergarten or first grade.

The Scouts will have activities for the girls and information for parents on getting involved with Girl Scouting in York County. This is a drop-in event and it is free to attend. For more information about this event or about Girl Scouts in general, contact Mina McLean at 704-731-6506 or

• Also that night, Girl Scouts of York County will have activities for the whole family as well as discounts on food from all the vendors at Plaza Fiesta. Play on the giant indoor playground or have fun in the arcade!

End bullying

An anti-bullying workshop For girls in the second and third grades and their moms, hosted by the Girl Scouts, will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Learn about how to deal with bullying, how to know if your child is being bullied and also have lots of fun. Snacks and games. The cost for this event is $4 to cover supplies. For more information, contact Mina McLean at 704.731.6506 or

Nation Ford DAR meets, hosts guest

The next meeting of the Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village.

Ralph Wheeler from the York County American Red Cross will give a timely presentation on disaster preparedness. Anyone who would like to learn more about joining is always welcome at the meetings. For more information call Jacci Wagner at 396-0634.

DAR comes to Indian Land

The first meeting of a new Indian Land chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy., Indian Land.

Jacci Wagner, regent of the Nation Ford Chapter, and Dianne Killmer, member of the Catawba Chapter in Rock Hill, will be the speakers.

The DAR is open to any woman 18 and older who is a descendant of a patriot/servant in the American Revolutionary War. For more information, call Pat Donatelli at 547-1315 or Ann Sligar at 547-0713 or visit

Lions selling Vidalia onions

The Tega Cay Lions are taking pre-order sales for Vidalia onions. You may order a 10-pound bag for $11 to be delivered at the end of April or first week of May.

Deadline for ordering is Wednesday, April 22. Call 548-3539 or 548-5523.

Artists beckon

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at the Rock Hill Art Council meets 10 a.m. the second Thursday every month. Call Sue at 802-2497.

Parents of hearing-impaired kids get together

HITCH-UP (Hearing Impaired Toddlers and Children Have Unlimited Potential) meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Open to all York County residents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the group is committed to support, education and fellowship. Childcare provided. For more information, call Catherine O'Grady at 802-2660 or send an e-mail to

CFS support group meets

The Piedmont Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Piedmont Women's Center, Conference Room D, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. For more information, call Ann Norman at 366-4799 or Pansy Yates at 329-1234.

Dads group meets

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

Moms club meets

Fort Mill Mothers of Preschoolers meets every other Friday. MOPS formed to encourage, equip and develop every mother of a preschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. It strives to develop meaningful relationships through small groups and to share their love of Jesus Christ. Visit

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

Have something to say? Say it here!

Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and other humorous speeches. Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series. The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. Call Tim Gunnels at 493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.

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.

Moms of multiples

Attention all mothers of twins, triplets or more. The Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples Support Club of South Carolina (the MUMMS Club of SC) is in search of new members for a new area chapter. The MUMMS Club is a nonprofit organization designed to provide support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiple birth children.

For details, call Monica at 831-5343 or Ruth at 329-1813.

Support group for prostate cancer

In conjunction with the American Cancer Society Columbia office, Marvin Smith of Fort Mill is starting an ACS Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group in the York County area. If you have been recently diagnosed with, or treated for, prostate cancer, call Smith at 802-8001 or e-mail him at

Daughters of the Confederacy

The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill welcomes new members as well as descendants of former chapter members. 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. Many of the members' surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 years ago when the chapter was chartered. Ladies aged 16 and older who are interested in joining the UDC can call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.

Legion Post 43 seeks members

American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is actively recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, located at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 547-2414.

Help for food addicts

Trouble with weight and food issues? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays at Zoar Road United Methodist Church. For more information, visit

--compiled by staff