South Charlotte

Tega Cay teen enjoys week at Victory Junction

Sara Oxenfeld, 15, of Tega Cay went to the Victory Junction Gang Camp this summer and she'll proudly tell you about her hot air balloon ride and the archery she enjoyed that week.

The camp in Randelman, N.C., was started by Kyle and Pattie Petty for kids with serious medical conditions. Sara has epilepsy.

On Sept. 8, Tega Cay Fire Department volunteers presented a donation in Sara's honor to Dy English, a long-time camp volunteer. Sara's father, Bryan Oxenfeld, and her brother, John, are fire department volunteers.

To find out about the camp go to

Top Lions

When Lou Girolami joined the River Hills Lions Club, he jumped right in to sell Christmas trees last year. He also worked on its directory and helped with the golf tournament. Now, he has been named New Lion of the Year.

Club member Pat Kirby was named Lion of the Year for 14 years of service to club philanthropic causes. Fellow Lions say Pat is “invaluable.” Watch for these two selling Christmas trees again this year.

Junior tennis

Lissa Johnston lives in the Fort Mill area and is a tennis lover. She's also the Tri-County Community Coordinator for the United States Tennis Association in South Carolina. She promotes adult and junior tennis in the area.

She is currently promoting Mid-Carolina Tennis Association's USTA Junior Team Tennis and wants to invite juniors of all ages to play. Teams will consist of three boys and three girls, and they will play on Saturday afternoons at local courts starting Saturday through Nov. 2. There will be singles, doubles, and/or mixed doubles matches.

For questions or information about Junior Tennis, contact Tedi Doncheva at Or, contact Lissa at or 803-802-4365.

Benefit concert

Stephanie Myatt is helping organize a Southern Gospel concert with The Ladd Family on Oct. 4 to benefit Stephanie Bellenger, 24, of the Fort Mill area and her 20-year-old brother, who both need kidney transplants.

Tickets are $10 in advance for adults; $5 for children.

For more information or to order tickets, contact Stephanie by e-mail at