Bake Sale 20 November
The Community Development Club will sponsor a bake sale on Saturday 20
November from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Community Center. Donations of baked
items are needed - pies, cakes, cobblers, cookies and candies
especially appreciated, but all items are welcome. Customers will find
a selection of specialty items prepared by a group of excellent bakers at very reasonable prices.
Election Day - 2 November 7AM - 7 PM.
Bake Sale - 20 November 9 AM - 1 PM
Christmas Parade - 11 December 2010 at
Lighting of the Way - 12 December 2010.
Pole Assembly - 27 Nov, rain date 4
Children's Attention Home News
The Childrens Attention Home is located in Rock Hill. It
provides temporary housing and, through its Charter School, schooling
for abused children removed from their homes by court order. Fundraising events coming up include a Mardi Gras party on 20 November.
The Childrens Attention Home has announced a major expansion campaign.
Last year the Home had to turn away a large number of children due to
lack of capacity. The Home is raising money to permit the purchase of
additional land and will build on that land as funds become available.
Many supermarkets offer programs at
this time of year that result in frozen turkeys being available at very
low prices. These frozen turkeys can make a large difference to food
programs that can use them, such as the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen
at a very low cost to the donor. The Van Wyck Press is happy to
transport food to the
agencies serving the needy in Lancaster. If you have food
you would like to donate and would like us to transport it for you, let me know.
|County Council to Create Indian Land Fire District, Impose Fire Tax|
Council is poised to to create an Indian land Fire District at its
meeting on Tuesday, 26 October at 6 PM. Existing fire districts in Sun
City, Bel Air and Edenmoor would be abolished and the properties
included in the new Indian Land Fire District, which would include all
properties from the City of Light to south of Route 75. The
Indian Land Action Council has championed the new fire district, which
would vastly expand the number of properties included in the Fire
District and have the effect of reducing the Fire District Tax on Sun
City properties from $90/year to $75/year. ILAC alleges that the
present situation is discriminatory and that County Council has an
obligation to correct the situation. The new Fire District will have
its own Fire Commission to spend the resulting money.
It would seem that the history of the situation has been forgotten.
When these developments were first proposed the question arose as
to how to pay for the infrastructure required to support them,
including the fire protection service. The decision was made to
use the Fire Protection Districts and impose the Fire Protection Tax in
these districts to provide the required additional fire protection.
There is nothing discriminatory in this approach - the people
responsible for the additional need are being asked to pay for the
additional capability which the county has provided. At the time the
Fire Districts were created the current residents of Sun City, Bel Air
and Edenmoor were paying no taxes, and it did not seem feasible to ask
the then current residents of Indian Land to pay to support these
Savannah Bean at the 2009 Halloween Party
Halloween Party 30 October
The Van Wyck Community Development
Club will sponsor a free Halloween Party for area children on Saturday
30 October 2010 from 4 to 6 PM. Hot dogs and candy will be provided
along with a variety of activities and games. The train, covered wagon
and gem mine will be operating along with a scary trail. Come on down
and enjoy the fun!Election Day 2 November
Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen
The Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen served more than 1500 dinners
to hungry people in Lancaster during September. Now open four
per week, the need for nutritious dinners served at no charge seems to
have picked up substantially since school started. At the same time,
donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, source of much
of the food served at the Soup Kitchen, have fallen off dramatically.
Donations of food or
money are gratefully received at 201 Ferguon St., Lancaster, SC
29720. The facility is open from 4 to 6 PM on Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and is staffed entirely by volunteers. The
number of dinners served each month has doubled in the last six
Positions on the 2 November ballot include US Senate, US House of
Representatives, South Carolina Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney
General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller General,
Adjutant General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Superintendent of
Education and Lancaster County School Board, Solicitor and Probate
Judge. A list of positions and candidates may be found here. There are also four amendments to the South Carolina Constitution to be considered. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Those unable to vote at the polls may vote by absentee ballot or in person between now and 2 November.
Voting is a fundamental right of every citizen and every citizen is
encouraged to become familiar with the alternatives and vote. The
deadline to register to vote has passed, but voter registration and
precinct information may be found here.