Fort Mill Times

Club news - May 20, 2009

Cub Scout Pack 250's Raingutter Regatta event was held at Grace Presbyterian Church recently. Most all of the Scouts in Pack 250 participated. It was a single elimination event. Each Scout had to blow his custom designed balsa wood sailboat boat down an eight-foot gutter filled with water. Trophies were awarded to the top three place winners.
Cub Scout Pack 250's Raingutter Regatta event was held at Grace Presbyterian Church recently. Most all of the Scouts in Pack 250 participated. It was a single elimination event. Each Scout had to blow his custom designed balsa wood sailboat boat down an eight-foot gutter filled with water. Trophies were awarded to the top three place winners.

The Fort Mill New Southern Women's Club will meet at the Clebourne House (next to Belle Vive Spa) at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21.

A sandwich bar of roast beef, chicken salad, potato salad, chips, cookie and beverage will be served for $10. Carol Dixon and Wink Rea from Move Fort Mill Forward will be guest speakers. to reserve a seat, call Sharon Kornberg at 548-9965 and mail a check for $10, made out to New Southern Women, to Dana Boots, 2910 Cherry Blossom, Fort Mill, SC, 29715. Anyone interested in joining the club should call Mary Jordan at 547-6144 or visit www.newsouthern

Lions hosting 'Mad' car show

The third annual Carolina Motor Madness Car and Motorcycle Show hosted by the Tega Cay Lions Club is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Knights Stadium.

Trophies for different classes of cars and special trophies for motorcycles. Kids

park will include inflatable slide, moon walk, speed pitch and carousel. Live entertainment with three different bands, door prizes, food and lots of fun for all. Free, except for a small parking fee. For more information, go to

All proceeds go to Tega Cay Lions Club charities.

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.

Support group for prostate cancer forms

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. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. 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.

Elks meet

The New Fort Mill Elks Lodge meets at the American Legion on the first and third Mondays of the month. Anyone interested in joining the Elks or more information, can contact Exalted Ruler Patrick Coyle at or 704-968-7219

Bridge, Lego groups on tap at Art Mill

Interested in learning to play bridge fast? Interested in starting a Lego creative play group? For more info, send an e-mail to info@fortmillart or visit

Vintage Club active

Members of the Tega Cay Vintage Club invite you to join in their fun activities. For membership information, call Karen Turrentine at 396-8421 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

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

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 meet

Attention all mothers of twins, triplets or more. The Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples Support Club of South Carolina (the MUMMS Club of S.C.) 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.

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

Check out local DAR's Web site

The members of the Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has launched a Web site at

• The chapter and National Society promotes historic, patriotic and educational endeavors. At almost two years old, the chapter is the youngest and fastest growing chapter in South Carolina. It has already been actively involved in the community and the Web site will allow it to distribute more information to a wider audience.

Tega Cay women invited

The Tega Cay Women's Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Tega Cay City Hall for an interesting program, refreshments and updates on the many activities available. All women in Tega Cay are invited to join. Monthly group activities include arts and crafts, book club, Bunco, day trips, dining out, euchre, knitting, mah-jongg, movies, service projects and socializers. For more information, call Beverly Imler at 548-3135 or Sally Woods at 548-7692.

--compiled by staff

PACK 250: Raingutter Regatta