When Penny and George Sheppard of Tega Cay asked friends, neighbors and the residents of Tega Cay to help with a Habitat for Humanity house on Aug. 9, two dozen Tega Cay residents reached out to help with the home in Clover.
Though some of us did not know what we were doing, we accomplished more than we expected under the leadership of those with experience.
The Habitat program is not a handout, but a “hand up,” according to George Sheppard. The single mom who became the owner of the house we were working on was out there with a hammer all day with the volunteers.
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Robert Caudle grew up in Tega Cay and has been giving back as an adult. Recently, he and other volunteers spent many hours in front of a Fort Mill school bus at the Wal-Mart in Tega Cay. Robert helped with StuffThisBus, collecting school supplies for area children.
He was excited at the generosity of area residents. Last year they collected 5,978 items. This year, 12,294 items were collected and will be given to children in need through Operation Hand Up.
Many groups and organizations have been collecting school supplies this year, and that is great. If you would like to donate to StuffThisBus, contact Robert at 803-548-2755.
Longtime Tega Cay resident J.W. Farquhar won the 2008 Carolinas Golf Reporters Association Golf Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina near Florence.
He scored a 76 and a 79 and was closest to the pin on Hole 3 in the first round.
Congratulations to J.W.
Yellow Jackets baseball
The Tega Cay-Fort Mill Yellow Jackets Little League baseball team spent a recent week in Florida competing in the Southeastern Regional Tournament.
The team started with an 8-4 win over Wilmington.
The top two teams advanced to semifinals with the hopes of being the regional winner, which then would have played at the site of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
The Yellow Jackets played well in the semifinals, but then lost to a Florida team.
Tega Cay and Fort Mill are proud to be represented by such fine players and coaches!