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Giving back

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Friends of the Library

Book Sale: The Friends of the York County Library book sale will be held July 28-30 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 East White Street, Rock Hill.

Thousands of books will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch measuring the height of the book stack. Videos, DVDs and audio books will also be for sale at bargain prices.

Opening night for friends members will be 5-8 p.m. July 28. Memberships will be sold at the door, $10 for individuals and $25 for families. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 29 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30. All items will be half off on July 30. Details: www.yclibrary.org or 803-981-5837.

Rock-n-Roll

Tornado victims: Fat Fingers Bar & Grille will sponsor a Rock-n-roll benefit party noon-9 p.m. July 23 at Fat Fingers, 2601 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill.

The party, organized by Extended Biker Family Sister, will benefit local area families who were strongly affected by tornados and storms the week of May 9-12. A $10 donation will get you in the door. Age 21 and older. For details, call 803-417-0310.

Junior Achievement

Bowl-A-Thon: Employees from Foundation Financial Group hit the bowling lanes June 3 to raise money for Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas, which provides business education programs in elementary grades through high school.

Junior Achievement connects volunteers with students through in-class activities, school programs, after-school programs and workplace experiences.

"Organizations such as Junior Achievement give students valuable exposure to the business community through mentoring programs, so it's a great cause we are pleased to support," said Mark J. Scarrow, senior vice president and district general manager for Foundation Financial Group's Charlotte center.

Visit www.ja.org. For information on Foundation Financial Group, visit www.ffg.com.

Student collecting donations

Disaster Relief: Madison Martin, a rising junior at Marvin Ridge High, is holding a fundraiser as part of the IB Programme's service hour requirement.

She is collecting items for homeless people and pets whose homes were consumed by fire in Arizona. She also decided to donate items to those who were affected by the tornadoes that ravaged the Southeast. Madison is asking for donations of items like toiletries, toys, books, pet food, leashes, clothes, blankets and any other items that could be of use to those who lost their homes in these natural disasters. She plans to send the items to the disaster relief shelters in early August.

If you would like to donate, contact Martin at 704-843-2939 or email martinusaf14@aol.com.

24 Hours of Booty

Ride with Sir Purr: Leading up to the 24-hour cycling event July 29-30, Sir Purr will host Ride with Sir Purr at five area locations to raise money for and awareness of the fight against cancer.

Sir Purr and his "Keep Pounding" fund team will ride a stationary bike for an hour during which time passers-by can make a donation to ride on a stationary bike alongside him for five minutes. Riders will receive a photo and giveaways.

Dates and locations are as follows: 3-5 p.m. today at Harris Teeter Morrocroft, 6701 Morrison Blvd.; 6-8 p.m. July 21 at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive; 6-8 p.m. July 22 at Selwyn Pub, 2801 Selwyn Ave.; 3-5 p.m. July 23 at Belk South Park second floor entrance, 4400 Sharon Road.

For more details, call 24 Hours of Booty at 704-365-4417.

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