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Tega Cay firefighters welcome ladder truck

This long-awaited purchase could make a difference in saving lives and property.

Members of the Tega Cay Fire Department were happy when their new ladder truck arrived Sept. 22.

The long-awaited purchase will be a working tool for the department to use in the community. Response time and equipment can make a difference in saving lives, homes and buildings, officials say. With the growth of the city, there are many homes and buildings that might require a ladder truck if burning.

Firefighters will volunteer to be trained in use of the new truck. Thanks to all of them for their volunteer efforts!

Riversweep

It's the time of year to clean up Lake Wylie.

Saturday is the annual Riversweep conducted by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, the Lake Wylie Marine Commission and the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce. Clean-up starts at 9 a.m. at the Buster Boyd Bridge public boat landing.

Residents from three counties and two states will make a difference by cleaning up at the lake at this annual event. A trash collection barge will depart from the Lake Wylie Dam at 9 a.m. and cruise north. Trash can also be brought to the dumpsters at the Buster Boyd Bridge access area.

Steve Johnson is organizing volunteers in Tega Cay and will start cleaning at 8:30 a.m. so that they can put their trash on the barge. Volunteers should meet at the Tega Cay Marina.

He is still looking for some pontoon boats, so if you can volunteer your hands or your boat, contact Steve at 803-389-3871 or at Sbror@ comporium.net.

All volunteers are invited to T-Bones on the Lake after the clean-up for food, prizes and fun. For more information contact C.D. Collins at 704-825-3588 or the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce at 803-831-2827.

Dunkin' Donuts

I met Leo and Leo Harrington, the father-son team opening the Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins Ice Cream on S.C. 160 West.

They told me that they started in the business six years ago and have stores on South Tryon Street and in Ballantyne in Charlotte. They're working hard and hope to be serving donuts and hot coffee within two weeks at the S.C. store.

Candy Days

Volunteers from the Tega Cay Lions Club will hold Lions Candy Days from Thursday through Saturday.

Whether or not you want their candy, how about making a donation when you see a Lion? All the proceeds are used for local philanthropic projects, including eye screenings and exams for those who can't afford the expense. The money also pays for scholarships and to help other local charitable causes.

Got Tega Cay and Lake Wylie area news? Contact Donna Britsch at dbritsch@fmtc.net or 803-548-2771.

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