News briefs: Juneteenth jubilee Jun 19-20 in Rock Hill

June 15, 2015 - garden totes

Coupons for furnish accessible for seniors

The York County Council on Aging, in partnership with S.C. Department of Social Services, will emanate giveaway coupons to low-income people age 60 and comparison to buy uninformed furnish during participating farmers markets. Those authorised will get coupons value $25 to be used by Oct. 15.

Coupons will be released on a first-come, first-served basement 1-2:30 p.m. Jun 17 during a York Senior Center, 14 N. Congress St., York. Recipients might accept coupons once a year.

Applications contingency be submitted in person. Proof of temperament and chateau in York County is required. Applicants contingency accommodate domicile income eligibility limits. Information per a income of all domicile members is compulsory to establish eligibility.

Those who wish to request for homebound seniors contingency yield a matter from a comparison extenuation accede to contention an focus on their behalf. Proof of temperament and explanation of income for a homebound comparison contingency be presented during a time of application.

For information, call 803-328-0197.

Juneteenth jubilee Jun 19-20 in Rock Hill

Juneteenth jubilee is Jun 19-20 in Rock Hill.

The eventuality kicks off 6-9 p.m. Jun 19 with a unison in Fountain Park, 300 E. Main St., featuring The Fantasy Band and drum and dance performances. Food trucks will be accessible to squeeze food and beverages.

A relic loyalty to respect African-American owned businesses will be 10-11:30 a.m. Jun 20 during Old Town Amphitheater during Rock Hill City Hall, 144 E. Black St. Following a loyalty is a festival and cookout 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during Friendship College, 445 Allen St. Activities embody a flag-raising rite and request use to respect black veterans including a U.S. military, law coercion and initial responders. There will be theatre performances featuring a exegesis on a purpose of Juneteenth, interpretations, low-pitched performances, literary works, storytelling, dances and artists’ works.

Juneteenth is famous as an tact imprinting a finish of labour in a United States.

For some-more information, call 803-329-9099 or revisit or

Conservation organisation assembly Jun 18

The York Soil and Water Conservation District elect assembly is during 5 pm. Jun 18 during a USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway.

The open or other agencies meddlesome in assign issues are acquire to attend. For some-more information, call 803-684-3137.

Donations indispensable for fireworks

Donations are being supposed for Lake Wylie Fireworks Fund.

The fireworks arrangement starts about 9:30 p.m. Jul 4, rising from Camp Thunderbird.

Best observation is nearby Buster Boyd Bridge area.

The fireworks are saved only by donations. Send donations to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Arts legislature jubilee Jun 25

The Arts Council of York County will horde a 36th annual Arts Celebration during 6 p.m. Jun 25 during a Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

The jubilee includes highlights from a past year, presentations of a Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award and a Business a Arts Award. Matthew Manwarren will perform on a Steinway-Essex piano.

An muster of quilts by York County Quilters’ Guild will be on arrangement in a Williams Fudge Gallery. A accepting featuring light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will follow.

Reserve tickets by 5 p.m. Jun 22 during or by job 803-328-2787.

Red Cross posts blood drives

The American Red Cross announces a following blood drives in York County:

▪ 2:30-7 p.m. Jun 18, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.

▪ 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jun 18, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 4858 McConnells Highway, York.

▪ 2:30-7 p.m. Jun 19, All Saints Catholic Church, 553 Pole Branch Road, Lake Wylie.

▪ 2:30-7 p.m. Jun 24, Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, 700 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill.

▪ 2-7:30 p.m. Jun 25, First Baptist Church, 117 S. Main St., Clover.

Ag + Art Tour Jun 27-28

The Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour will horde a second informal debate Jun 27-28, introducing a fifth county to a debate lineup of Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York.

The largest giveaway stay debate in a nation, a 2015 Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour is a self-guided debate using 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 27 and 1-5 p.m. Jun 28.

A few sites to see along a debate embody Benford Brewing Co. (Lancaster County), Catawba Cultural Preservation Center (York County), Elder Farms Family Homestead (Fairfield County), Fishing Creek Creamery (Chester County), Native American Studies Center and Garden (Lancaster County), Three Horse Milling Co. (Union County), Rock Ridge Farm (York County), Royal Greens (Fairfield County), Simple Times Farm (Union County), and The Powell Farm (Chester County).

Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, also is participating. Two visiting artisans, Sally Hagerty and Stephen Owen, will sell hand-made work. Hagerty creates hand-woven broom rugs, totes, pillows, fiber art tapestries, scarves, shawls, and wooden looms for kids. Owen crafts cutting/serving boards, bowls and tables from internal depressed trees. On Saturday, costumed interpreters will be on a vital story stay with ongoing hands-on demonstrations in 18th century gardening, blacksmithing, and abode cooking.

The Ag+Art Tour is giveaway to a open and has drawn some-more than 16,000 visitors given it began in 2012. For information on a Ag+Art Tour, revisit

YMCA seeks support to send kids to camp

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Camp Thunderbird are partnering with schools to offer a year-round module to assistance disadvantaged children rise lifelong skills. The stay also seeks donations to assistance send children to camp.

“By mixing outside practice with structured educational improvement activities, YMCA Game Changers is singly positioned to strech kids who might not differently be unprotected to these forms of training opportunities,” pronounced Jill Moore, YMCA Camp Thunderbird executive director.

Serving 50 students during Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School in third to fifth grades, YMCA Game Changers launched in open 2014. The program, led by YMCA Camp Thunderbird staff and Winthrop University training fellows, targets economically disadvantaged children struggling in a classroom.

Children revisit Camp Thunderbird’s Environmental Education Center in a fall, and lapse during open mangle for a one-night stay before a full week of overnight summer camp. Students accommodate with Y staff and Winthrop University training fellows 4 times during a propagandize year to work on collaborative, artistic and vicious meditative skills. They rivet in activities such as orienteering and geocaching, essay and behaving songs, and formulating audio visible presentations.

“Many of a Game Changers have never spent a night divided from home,” Moore said. “That’s because it’s critical we set them adult for success with skill- and confidence-building activities during a propagandize year. We also yield sleeping bags, sheets and stay rigging for kids who need it.”

YMCA Game Changers also aims to rise destiny stay leaders.

“As students finish a three-year program, a idea is to assistance them continue their stay knowledge with a support of grant assistance,” Moore said. “Then transition them into counselors-in-training, and eventually full-time counselors and staff.”

The YMCA would like to enhance into some-more schools though needs funding. Supported by particular and corporate donations to YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s annual campaign, a module is giveaway for all participants.

To learn more, revisit or call 704-716-4163.

S.C. inhabitant parks caller numbers up

A new National Park Service news shows that 1,519,746 visitors to inhabitant parks in South Carolina spent $81.1 million in a state in 2014. That spending resulted in 1,275 jobs and had a accumulative advantage to a state economy of $103.1 million.

The inhabitant parks sites in South Carolina are: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Congaree National Park, Cowpens National Battlefield, Fort Sumter National Monument, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Ninety Six National Historic Site.

The peer-reviewed caller spending research was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz. The news shows $15.7 billion of approach spending by 292.8 million park visitors occurred in communities within 60 miles of a inhabitant park. This spending upheld 277,000 jobs nationally; 235,600 of those jobs are found in these gateway communities. The accumulative advantage to a U.S. economy was $29.7 billion.

According to a 2014 report, many park caller spending was for camp (30.6 percent) followed by food and beverages (20.3 percent), gas and oil (11.9 percent), admissions and fees (10.2 percent) and souvenirs and other losses (9.9 percent).

Join summer reading programs

Summer reading programs have begun during all York County libraries with prizes and incentives for all ages.

With a superheroes theme, a 4 programs are: Tiny Tots for children ages 3 and younger, and their parent; Every Hero has a Story for children ages 3-11; Unmask for ages 12-17; and Escape a Ordinary for adults.

Free summer programs for children and families embody weekly performances by puppeteers, museum groups and magicians. Free programs for teenagers embody chess club, anime and gaming.

All summer reading programs are sponsored by a Friends of a York County Library. Register during

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Food use module continues by Aug. 14

York County Council announces a administration of a Summer Food Service Program runs by Aug. 14.

Meals will be supposing to all children 18 years of age and younger but charge. The Summer Food Service Program has operated in York County for 33 years.

To locate a dish use site, call a Summer Feeding Office in Rock Hill during 803-909-7511.

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