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Footballers get help; Lions clubs want you

Tega Cay has a new football program for youth, and John Gregory, a Tega Cay resident who coaches the semiprofessional Iowa Barnstormers Arena Team from spring to mid-summer, is helping. On Aug. 23, he conducted a clinic for the volunteer coaches and the young players.

The program includes Flag Football for kids 6-8 years old; Small Fry Tackle Football for 8-10, and the Mite Tackle bracket for 11- 12.

The league runs Sept. 13 through Nov. 8, so it should be fun to cheer on the little guys and the one girl in the league.

For more information on the league or other fall sports, contact Joey Blethen at 803-548-3516.

Lions clubs

Being a member of a local Lions Club is a great way to get involved and give back to your community. We are fortunate to have several good Lions Clubs in the area.

Dona Van Leer, president of the River Hills Lions, would like to invite anyone interested in the club to join them for dinner on Tuesday or at a monthly breakfast meeting on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the River Hills Country Club.

For more information, contact Dona at 803-631-3543 or call Bill Burgin at 803-370-2828.

You can also visit the Web site,

Jerry Church is the new president of the Tega Cay Lions, who welcome visitors and prospective members on the second and fourth Saturdays for an 8:15 a.m. breakfast at the Tega Cay Golf Club. Each meeting includes breakfast and a speaker.

The Lions District Governor will be visiting the club on Oct. 11.

For more information, contact Norm Ballmer at 803-802-5815 or Joe Gulasky at 803-548-3539.

There is also the Lake Wylie Lioness Lions Club, which welcomes members and volunteers to help at the Sweet Repeat store in Lake Wylie. The second-hand store is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Donations are accepted in a shed in front of the store, which is located behind Fred's on S.C. 49 in Lake Wylie. Sweet Repeat accepts books, clothing, household items and more.

For information on the club, e-mail Shirley MacMillan,