Fort Mill Times

People in the news - December 3, 2008

McCarter was guest speaker

Celia McCarter, director of the National League of Junior Cotillions Fort Mill/Tega Cay Chapter, was a guest speaker at the November training conference at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlotte.

The three-day conference was attended by seasoned directors, speakers from the NLJC corporate office and dance professionals from across United States who have been training new directors for more than 25 years.

During this session, new directors learned to present etiquette and social dance programs for middle and high school students in their areas.

"We believe the opportunity for Mrs. McCarter to speak about the fabulous growth in the Fort Mill/Tega Cay chapter will motivate and inspire new directors from all parts of the country," said Anne Colvin, national director of NLJC.

The national program was founded in 1979 and provides for the training of thousands of students each year. For more information about the Fort Mill/Tega Cay chapter, call 548-7248 or send an e-mail to

Bare Bones BBQ was hot at festival

Bare Bones BBQ, a local team that has competed in all of the Bluegrass and Barbecue Festivals held at the Ann Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn, took third place in chicken, fourth in pork and third overall at this year's event. Last year, the team finished in the top five in ribs and ninth in pork.

"This is a great event and we really enjoy spending time with many of our friends, who are also competitors," said Michael Kidd, one of the Bare Bones members.

Bare Bones, which is often one of the main draws at many local fundraisers, consists of three Fort Mill natives: Michael Kidd, Brian Kidd and Kirk Broom.

Bill Kidd, Michael and Brian's uncle, introduced the two to the art of barbecue.

"We really enjoy cooking barbecue and helping our community with fundraisers and events," Michael said.

"We have a lot of repeat customers and supporters and we are thankful for that."

Ellingsen honored

Jessica Ellingsen, 17 of Tega Cay, was recently honored for her volunteer work with the Tega Cay Fire Department at a Muscular Dystrophy event at Bethels Woods Camp.

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