Party At The Pond
The Buffalo Community which will have its annual “Party at the Pond” Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July. Sponsored by the Buffalo Community Festivals Committee, the celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and feature music provided by a DJ as well as vendors selling funnel cakes, BBQ, peanuts, and hot dogs.
Party at the Pond is being sponsored by Midway BBQ, Dairi-O, Andy’s, Gestamp, Becknell’s, Buffalo Fish Camp, Buffalo Pawn Shop, Union County Supervisor Frank Hart, and Union County Councilman David Sinclair.
Anyone interested in being a vendor or sponsor for Party at the Pond should call 864-426-4457. Vendors must pay a $35 fee.
Then, at dark, the main event of any Fourth of July celebration, the fireworks display, will begin.
Light Up The Lake
On Tuesday, July 4, the annual “Light Up The Lake” Fourth of July celebration will be held at Foster Park Lake in the City of Union..
Light Up The Lake will actually begin at 2 p.m. with a Kidz Zone which will be open until 8 p.m. providing children with six hours of fun. Wristbands for the Kidz Zone will be $5 each.
The evening will offer those in attendance food, and a live band performance by “Fantasy” which will take to the stage at 7 p.m.
Then, at 10 p.m., the lake will be lit up with the fireworks display which will conclude the celebration.
Light Up The Lake is sponsored by the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Recreation Department while the Kidz Zone will be sponsored by the Union County Tourism Commission.
Community Prayer Meeting
The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, July 6 at the USC Union gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world. Pray for the Church, and for revival in Union County.
Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance for our leaders at every level. Please pray for our military, our police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.
ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.
Filing Opens For Town Council Seat
Filing is now open for residents of the Town of Jonesville interested in running for a vacant seat on Jonesville Town Council.
The seat has been vacant since the June 12 resignation of Jonesville Town Councilman Robert W. Hill.
In response to Hill’s resignation, the town has scheduled a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to fill that seat.
Filing for candidates interested in running for the seat opened at noon on Friday, June 30, and will close at noon on Monday, July 10. Candidates for the seat must be 18 years of age, a resident of the town, and a registered voter, and must pay a $25 filing fee.
Persons interested in running for the seat may file to do so at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Jonesville Municipal Complex. She said the Clerk’s Office is open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
For more information call the Jonesville Town Clerk’s Office at 864-674-5746.
One Day Trip To Harrah’s
Betsy & Company along with the Over The Hill Relay For Life Team presents a one day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 15.
Departing Jonesville Municipal Building at 7 a.m., picking up in Union at the Old Walmart Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m., picking up in Spartanburg at Ingles on Pine Street at 8:15 a.m.
If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.
Care In Our Community
A Caregiver Support Group at Heartland Health Care Center — Union will meet every third Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m in the Assisted Living Unit.
This group is open to anyone providing care for a person with health issues or age-related illness. At our caregiver meetings you will meet others in your same situation and learn new ideas to overcome challenges or find answers to questions you may have.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information call 864-357-0147.
Heartland Health Care Center — Union is located at 709 Rice Avenue, Union.
4-H Summer Camps
Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering the following summer camps beginning in July and August.
4-H Crochet Summer Workshop Series
July 11 & 18, and August 1
Ages 9 and over
This is a series of workshops for the 4-H’er who has already accomplished the basic crochet stitches — chain and single crochet. We will meet twice a month in June and July, and once in August. 4-H’ers will work on a lap throw and other crochet projects. Here’s an opportunity to advance your crochet skills and make a very pretty throw
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 7 and over
A tornado has left your home without power, or you are walking in the woods and suddenly you can’t remember which way to get home…EMERGENCIES happen every day…how do you survive?? Come to this daycamp and learn basic survival skills, from making shelter, finding food and water, and staying safe until help arrives.
4-H Camp Cloverbud
Ages 5 to 7
This is a 4-H camp just for the little folks to introduce them to the treasures of 4-H. This year our Cloverbuds will get up close and personal with bugs, butterflies, and creepy crawlers in their own backyard. Camp will include science, natural resources and plenty of hands-on 4-H activities. Your Cloverbud will not want to miss a day of this fun camp.
For more information about the summer camps being offered by 4-H call the Clemson University Cooperative Extension at 864-427-6259.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
Clemson Extension FCL (Family and Community Leaders) have formed a Crochet Club that will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon.
This club is open to anyone from the beginner to very experienced. There will be an instructor on site at least once a month. Other experienced crochet workers will be available to help at other times.
For further information call the Clemson Extension Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday at 427-6259 or Juanita McCullough, Secretary for the Patchwork Quilters of FCL at 427-5739.
At The UCAC In July
The following events and activities will be held at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union in July.
Painting With Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!
Jam At Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, July 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.! Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community. Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!
Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. This is open to everyone!
Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us July 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
Toddler Time — Friday, July 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-1:30 p.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $5.00 for members/ $10,.00 for non members
2017 Summer Art Camps — Now is the time to register! Camps start in just a couple of weeks! WE HAVE A CAMP FOR EVERYONE! ALL K-5th grade camps include lunch.
Photography by Will Barnes — UCAC is excited to introduce Mr. Will Barnes. Mr. Barnes worked as a commercial photographer for several years and soon realized that his passion for photography was a fine art. His black and white, abstract exhibit can be viewed by all from July 6-July 31.
July 13th & 14th
Bags, Crayons, pillowcases & more
July 20th & 21st
Galaxy Twist T-shirts, Wall Art, soap , & more!
For more information contact Amber at 864-429-2817.
Head Start Accepting Applications
Carolina Community Actions, Inc., Head Start is now accepting applications for children ages 3 and 4 for the 2017-2018 program year.
Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities. Children with disabilities, including emotional, intellectual and physical (visual, hearing, speech, crippling and other chronic impairments), are eligible regardless of their family income level. Services provided by Head Start include education, nutrition, medical, dental, social services, transportation, parent involvement, and special education services.
We are also now accepting applications for Infants and Toddlers birth to 3 years of age and pregnant mothers for the 2017-2018 program year. Early Head Start Programs begin serving children before they are born by offering services to their pregnant moms. The purpose of this is to ensure that the pregnant woman remains healthy throughout her pregnancy.
CCA Early Head Start/Head Start participates in the USDA Child Care Food Program and breakfast and lunch are served to the Head Start children and formula, breakfast, and lunch are served to the Early Head Start children at no cost to the families. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
A legal birth certificate, certificate of immunization, proof of income for the 2016 calendar year, and social security numbers of all persons in household must be provided when you apply.
The Early Head Start/Head Start center in your area is located at the Jonesville Head Start Center, 514 Alman Street, Jonesville, SC. For further information and/or an appointment, please call 864-674-6014.
The Union Civitans Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the Inn at Merridun. Lunch is served.
Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. is Gospel Night at Gene’s Music Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Performing will be Gene’s Gospel Hour Band and Middle Cross Gospel Band.
There is no charge but a Love Offering will be collected.
Country Dance Night
Every Saturday night will be Country Dance Night from 7-10:30 p.m. at Gene’s Music Hall. Door’s open at 6 p.m.
Union Express Band will perform and there will be a 1/2 to 1/2 drawing and door prize drawing.
There is an $8 cover charge.
The first Saturday night there are 75 paying guests the door prize will be $100 cash.
DSN Board Meetings
The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board will meet at the following times in 2017:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12 p.m.
All meetings will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street, Union, SC 29379, in the conference room.
Lunch will be provided.
Lions Club Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.
For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.
Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.
2017 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
These are the 2017 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m.
• July 24, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• August 28, 2017 — Monarch Elementary School
• September 25, 2017 — Buffalo Elementary School
• October 23, 2017 — Foster Park Elementary School
• November 27, 2017 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
• December 11, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
Additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.
2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates
These are the 2017 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
• July 11, 2017
• August 8, 2017
• September 12, 2017 at Carlisle Town Hall
• October 10, 2017
• November 14, 2017 at Jonesville Town Hall
• December 12, 2017
Deborah and Ken Carpenter of Huntsville, Alabama, are visiting Union researching her Revolutionary War ancestor, Jonas Little. They spent some time in the library at the Union County Museum and the staff was able to direct them to several sites in the city and county.