South Charlotte

Prizes awarded in contests; Sweet Repeat open Saturday

The Fourth of July is always a big celebration in Tega Cay.

The winners of the Boat Parade were: First place, the Tremblay family of Colville Lane; second place, the Lopez family and their American Band; third place, Daughters of the American Revolution. Congratulations!

Winning the honor of Lion of the Year was Barbara Watts. Tega Cay's Citizen of the Year is Bob Cullen. He will now be throwing the first ball at the seventh annual Tega Cay Night at Knights Stadium on July 26, so mark your calendar.

The Mayor's Best Neighborhood Land Float Award went to the Tega Cay Planet LaCrosse float. The 12-and-under winners of the annual canoe joust were Daniel Grant and Michael Serra.

Sweet Repeat

Shirley MacMillan said that the Lake Wylie Lioness Lions Club is the only Lions club to run a resale store. They raised nearly $70,000 to give to local charities in the past year.

The Sweet Repeat store is open to the public 8:30a.m.-4p.m. Saturdays. The store has lots of books, dishes, toys, jewelry and more. It's behind Fred's store in the Lake Wylie Plaza on Charlotte Highway (S.C. 49).

Donations of used and new items are accepted anytime in a small shed in front of the store. Janice Forte manages the store.

For more information about the store or the Lake Wylie Lioness Lions Club, contact Shirley at or 704-813-4789.

Recycle eyeglasses

River Hills Lions have helped the needy to see for the past 32 years by collecting old eyeglasses. In the past year, the Lions have helped 67 children and adults in Clover and Lake Wylie with eye exams and eyeglasses.

Lions volunteers donated more than 1,200 pairs of glasses that will be restored and shipped to remote parts of the world.

The Lions would like you to donate old eyeglasses at one of the collection boxes at Sweet Repeat; the Food Lion in Lake Wylie; Poole Optometric, 121 Bethel St., Clover; and the Harris Teeter in Steele Creek at N.C. 160 and N.C. 49.

If you know any residents of the Clover school district needing eye exams or glasses, contact the Clover Area Assistance Center at 1130 S.C.55 East to fill out an application.

For more information about the processing of eyeglasses, please see Contact Lion Bill Burgin at 803-370-2828. Visit www.river for information about the River Hills Lions Club.

Keep kids safe

Did you know that the York County Sheriff's Department provides a registered sex offender notification service for county residents?

Visit www.yorkcountyshe to sign up to be notified of those who register in your neighborhood. The site includes photos and information on registered offenders, deadbeat parents, criminal statistics and more.