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Club news: Lake Wylie Lions give $14,000 to Clover center

River Hills/Lake Wylie Lion RJ Phillips, right, presents Clover Area Assistance Center Executive Director Karen van Vierssen with a check for $14,000.
River Hills/Lake Wylie Lion RJ Phillips, right, presents Clover Area Assistance Center Executive Director Karen van Vierssen with a check for $14,000. COURTESY OF NICK ROUNDS

Lions give $14K to CAAC

RJ Phillips of the River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Charities presented a $14,000 donation to CAAC’s executive director Karen van Vierssen at a recent Clover Area Assistance Center fundraising event.

The money will provide food, financial assistance, and health and educational services to clients in the Clover School District.

The Lions also provide eyeglasses and hearing aids for people in need. The club donate about $100,000 to 35 charities annually.

Girls on Run celebrates with 5K May 9

Girls on the Run Tri County will hold a noncompetitive 5K run and walk celebration at 8:30 a.m. May 9 at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill.

More than 500 girls ages 8-15 will accomplish their goals while celebrating their uniqueness and strengths.

All runners receive a T-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag and post-race celebration with food, drinks and music.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization that offers a 10-week positive youth development after-school program for girls in third to eighth grades.

For more information or to register for the event, visit

Scout earns Eagle Award with Free Little Library project

Anthony “Tony” Joseph Daniels of Troop 37, Palmetto Council, was honored April 4 at an Eagle Scout ceremony at the Clover Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. A reception followed.

His Eagle project paved the way to the Little Free Library in the Bethelfields subdivision. The project consisted of implementing a 25-by-3-foot stone paver pathway, an 11-by-4-foot stone paver patio, a 10-foot stone and wood bench, and the library concept of “take a book, leave a book” at the only school bus stop for more than 40 homes in his neighborhood.

As the 2014 South Carolina winner of the National Sun Shade contest (voted on by members of Congress), he chose to nestle the bench for his project between large crepe myrtles for shade and it is 27 feet from the road.

He earned 26 merit badges on his journey to Eagle, of which 21 is required. He completed S.E.A.L.S. (Scouts Excited About Leadership Skills). In Troop 128/1280 and Troop 37, he has served as a quarter master, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and troop guide.

During the ceremony, Tony was presented with a medal and certificate presented by Secretary Brett Reed of the Col. William Bratton Chapter of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution. The Master of Ceremony and a Knight of the Order of the Eagle, Stephen Burkell, used his sword to knight Tony into the Order of the Neckerchief. Tony was also presented with his first Bronze Palm and took the Eagle Scout Challenge and Eagle Charge.

He is the son of Joseph and Laurie Daniels, and the brother of Katrina Daniels of York. He is the grandson of Annette and David Randazzo of The Villages, Fla., and Joseph and Mary Daniels of Rochester, N.Y.

Author to speak at May 12 Rotary meeting

Scott Francis, a author of “Success Weapons” and “Uncommon Wisdom,” will be speaking at the May 12 Lake Wylie Rotary meeting.

With more than 25 years experience, Francis has presented more than 3,000 programs to more than 80 Fortune 500 companies.

Scott says one way of reducing stress is to focus on others and give to the community. He says “successful and happy people aren’t people without problems, they’re people that know how to solve their problems looking at them head-on and deciding to do something about them to improve their lives.”

Lake Wylie Rotary meets at noon Tuesdays at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. The weekly luncheon meeting costs $9 for the buffet-style meal. The public is welcome.

Clover Woman’s Club plans picnic

The Clover Woman’ Club end-of-year picnic will be 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the home of Barbara Crate, 430 Glenn Road.

Members should bring a covered dish; drinks and paper products provided. Committee chairwomen should bring reports.

Food donations for homeless children and Pack the Back program will be accepted. For information, call 803-222-5702.

Women’s club yard sale May 16

The second annual White Elephant Sale of the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16 at the R.P. Boggs & Co. parking lot, 4100 Charlotte Highway.

Rain date is noon-3 p.m. May 17.

Practical household items to exotic treasures will be for sale. Donations of gently-used items including purses, belts and specialty items are accepted; no clothing. For more information or for donation pickup, call 803-831-0689.

Sweet Repeat posts new hours, seeks manager

The summer hours for the thrift shop run by Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday from May through August.

The store is staffed to accept donations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the story in Lake Wylie Plaza. Call 803-831-0722 to set up an alternative time and for large furniture donations. Items needed include clothing, furniture and household items.

Sweet Repeat is searching for a part-time store manager with retail management experience, able to lift 50 pounds, have a valid driver’s license and transportation. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday, about 20 to 25 hours per week. Applicants may stop by the store at 4082 Charlotte Highway 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday to apply.

4-H registering for day camps

4-H Youth Development of Clemson Extension Service in York County is offering several day camps this summer.

▪ 10 a.m.-noon June 9: 4-H Ag & Art. Come paint farm animals and gain self-confidence. For ages 9 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10: 4-H Bread & Birdhouses. Come learn about birds, build birdhouses and bake bread. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11: 4-H Pasta. Learn how to make homemade pasta and sides to make a complete Italian inspired meal. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $10.

▪ 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26: 4-H Beginners Camp Sew. Learn to sew, which can open up new job opportunities. Fore ages 9-14. Cost: $30, includes starter kit.

The York County 4-H office is at 120 N. Congress St. For more information or to register, call 803-684-9919.

4-H offering beekeeping camp

4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, will host a beekeeping camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-29 for ages 5 to 19 at the York Extension Office 120 N. Congress St.

Campers will learn the basics of beekeeping, bee’s jobs in the colony including how pollination takes place, the parts of the hive, the equipment beekeepers use, and how honey is extracted. Campers will receive resources to take home and able to take home a sample of honey.

The registration fee is $10. Call 803-684-9919.

Lions need eyeglasses

The River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club seeks eyeglasses.

Collection bins are at Sweet Repeat Thrift Shop in Lake Wylie Plaza, Harris Teeter at Steele Creek, Dr. Poole’s office in Clover, Food Lion in Lake Wylie and Lake Wylie Public Library.

From Lake Wylie donations go to Columbia, then on to a recycling center where volunteers determine which glasses are reusable, checking prescriptions, cleaning, packaging and sending them to wherever they’re most needed around the world.

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