Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Glencairn Gardens celebrates 50 years in bloom


Not even a little rain could dampen the spirits of these long awaited festivities! The weekend long celebration was kicked off with a VIP reception forsponsors, donors and members of the garden Thursday evening, May 28th at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center.

The Thursday night specialevent included light refreshments, a rare plant saleand program by Ted Stephens, plant expert andowner of Nurseries Carolina. All proceeds will benefit the garden.

The Weekend activities included concerts at lunch & dinner on Friday and a little something for everyone on Saturday. From a Garden Bazaar, musical entertainment, food, children’s activities, garden tours and a plant sale/clinicby the York County Master Gardeners Association the garden bloomed with activity, it was a great party!

Glencairn Garden 50th planning committee members Lauren Powell, & Josh Vann with wife Tracy take a moment to enjoy their hard work!


Presenting: Leitner Construction, Rock Hill Coca-Cola BottlingCo., Tarheel Contractor Supply, Williams & Fudge, WRHIAM1340/FM 94.3, Interstate 107 FM RadioMajor: Elizabeth Rader, Designs of Jeanine Burger, Comporium CommunicationsGeneral: James and Sheree Welsh, Chaplin & Karen Spencer, John & BeverlyBidwell, Neal & Betty Powell, Ann Gill, Carolyn Carpenter, Albright Realty, William& Joann Lehman, Karen & Bill Beaty, Baxter & Joyce Simpson, Hiram Hutchison,Betty Hunt, Robert & Eileen Barrett, PRT StaffThank You Sponsors …creating a rock solid futurePRT Director Ed Thompson, HaroldPeeples, Glencairn Garden Advisory Committee Chair, Mrs. Robert Marvin,garden architect Howell Beach, and Mayor Doug Echols .Mayor Doug Echols & Major SponsorJeannine Burger smile for the cameraprior to the evenings presentation givenby Ted Stephens.City Manager Carey Smith & his lovely wife Joan take a break in the outdoor tent at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center with councilwoman Kathy PenderSmiles Bloomed at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center.


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Page 2building FoundationsNew Additions for the Garden’s Celebration!Individuals MembersNed & Beth Albright Ellen & James AllingerHal & Mickey AndersonSusan AfinHugh A. BarnettRobert & Eileen BarrettBill & Karen BeatySophia BeersAnn BenfieldJohn & Beverly BidwellJeannine & Fred BurgerCarolyn CarpenterBetty CaughmanMerritt & James CroomMartie CurranTweet CurtisIan & Nancy DavidsonJohn & Susan DemchakRobert DeRoseTerry & Vickey DodgeMarshall & Gloria DoswellSandie & Mark FentonCoty & Shirley FishburneTom & Jane FleischerTom & Mary Phillips GettysAnn GillCaye & Bill GregoryJo GrierKay GrierCarl & Cindy GrimmJudi GustafsonMarilyn HakimDiane & Floyd HaleMary HallMary Jean HardinMartha HearnGuy & Lisa HendrixAnn HerlongLiddie & Irby HippAnnette & Edward HullHiram HutchisonBen & Cindy JohnstonTony Jones Anne & Worth KendallJack & Laurie LeaderRick & Kim LeeJoanne & William LehmanMac & Doris LeitnerPatty & Al LeRoyJohn & Pat LowryEdith & Pepper MartinSherry & Reggie MartinBob & Leslie MaycockDick & Jan McCoyTerry & Marsha MillarBarre & Gilda MitchellJulie & Vince MorabitMaxine Murdock Richard Neely William C. OliverNeily PappasLib PatrickHarold & Jane PeeplesTerry & Betty PlumbAgnes PowellBetty & Neal PowellElizabeth RaderCharlie & Gay RedfernSarah & Dubric RidgewaySydney & Joe Robinson Fred & Phyllis FairclothMarshall & Frances Rouse Marie Helene & Allen Ryder CookHarriet & Jerry SampleTimothy & Jennifer SchleiningMark & Trish SextonBaxter & Joyce SimpsonChaplin & Karen SpencerRobert & Susan StartCatherine SullivanPat SwicegoodJohn & Diane TaylorWilma TaylorAnn & Vernon TerryEd & Becky Thompson Gerry & Barbara Schapiro* Sheree & Jim WelshGretchen & James WerrellNorma WhiteJim & Ann WilkersonTotty & Forrest WilkersonChick & Linda WilliamsGary & Peggy WilliamsBrian & Michele WilsonKathy & Larry WilsonPhilip & Yolanda Wright Suzie & Nelson WrightGarden ClubFleur De Lis Town & Country CorporateRock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Company* Joined Spring Quarter Memberships make wonderfulFather’s Day gifts. Brochures can bedownloaded atwww.rockhillrocks.comFor additional informationabout the garden and the Rock Hill Parks Foundation,please call (803)329-5620 The Glencairn Garden 50th anniversary celebration boasted a couple new attractions, a giant sand pile for the best“King of the Mountian” competition ever…. and new aquatic residents in the main ornamental pond. Several newgoldfish and koi were added to the original pond making the recent pond renovations complete!Dave Shook, Chair of the City’s Tourism Commission, and his 14-year-old daughter MacKenzie, caught the new,much smaller fish from the ornamental pond of Carol Whitner Moss and ceremonially dumped them into their newhome at Glencairn.Source | HeraldOnline.com – Friday, May. 29, 2009www.rockhillrocks.orgParks Supervisor John Taylor and Matt Clinton keep a watchful eye to ensure that the sand pile is just right!Dave Shook & daughter MacKenzie do the honors andintroduce the new neighbors to the pond.


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Page 3SUMMER 2009 Glencairn Garden’s 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration!King of the Mountian? How ‘bout Princess and Queen? Joan Smith and her beautiful granddaughter make it to the top!Arts and Crafts were a big hitwith the young fashionistas…From masks to necklaces! Touch a Truck! Boys and little girls alike could not resist the temptation! The Musical Entertainment was enjoyedby all.! Sounds of the Tom Branch Banddrifted throughout the garden!The Garden Bazaar included a little bit of everything. From a rare plant sale, yard art and birdfeeders to arts and crafts with a uniqueGlencairn Garden through theyears… Can you guess which decade? Hint, look at the hair.Hot dogs, peanuts and charm at prices from 50 years ago! What a way to spend a Saturday!After 50 years it is still irresistible to the smallest of hands! Yes the fountain in the center of the garden is still the main attraction!An old fashioned Coke and a smile were the theme for the day!


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Page 4building Foundations4th Annual Frog Float Makes a Big SPLASH!!The “4th Annual Frog Float,” an activity during the Come-See-Mefestival, was held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at theLake Pavilion at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex. The day’sfestivities were coordinated by the Rock Hill Parks Foundation andthe Rock Hill Galleria Mall. The racing amphibians were assisted by the skill and humor of the Rock Hill Fire Department. Excited participants adopted 1,000+ rubber frogs and cheered as theyfloated and raced toward the finish line at Manchester Lake. The lucky grand prize winner of the $1,000 Rock Hill Galleria Shopping Spree was Rylie Marks. This “Fundraising” and“Friendraising” event was a huge success bringing awareness to allof the programs and facilities supported by the Parks Foundation,The SC Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and Dalton’s Help Foundation for Autism. (Pictured Right) Rylie Marks posing for a photograph with Glen the Frog and a Frog Float event volunteer, looksa little more than excited about winning the $1000 Grand Prize! Happy Shopping!Once again the Rock Hill FireDepartment came to the rescue!For the Frog Float that is!Thank You!!Winthrop University Greeks hopped out in force to support the Frog Float! The Tri Sigmas and the Phi Kappas helped adopt frogs and all volunteered the day of the event!Ellen Byrley, visiting from Columbia found that they savethe best for last! A Nientindo DSwas for the last frog to hopacross the finish line! Thank You Sponsors and Volunteers We appreciate your continued support! Once again the Frog Float was the activity to attend during the Come See Mefestival! This activity would not be possible without all of the hard work andsupport of the following sponsors and volunteers that gave of their time, talentand financial commitment to the Foundation! Thanks to the support of the Rock Hill Galleria Mall, The Marks Family andFriends, Rock Hill Fire Department, the wonderful Greeks from Winthrop Tri-Sigmas & Pi Kapps, volunteers from Kohl’s, Girl Scouts and Winthrop’sS.O.A.R., musical entertainment provided by Greg Byerly & Ansel Couch, and the entire PRT staff … a “Hopping” good time was had by all!!


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Page 5SUMMER 2009 Community Partnerships5th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party Event Raises Funds and Distributes Grants to York County Nonprofits The York County CommunityFoundation hosted the 5th Annual Derby Day Party Saturday,May 2, 2009 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barnin Fort Mill, SC. The event included food, beverages, a hat contest, stick horse races and other activities prior to the Kentucky Derby race which will was shown on big-screen televisions. Funds raised from the event go to the York County CommunityFoundation’s community fund, from which grants are awarded toYork County nonprofit agencies. Eleven grants were presented at this years’ event. The Rock Hill Parks Foundation was the recipient of two grants. The Parks, Recreation & Tourism department OREE Division received $1,260 for Where Do I Fit in Outside? – Funds will be used to purchase program materials and for scholarships for inner city youth in Rock Hill.The Recreation Division received $750 for Rec-In-A-Box – Funds will be used to purchase program materials forschool supplies and arts & craft activities.Established in 1989 as a permanent endowment, the York County Community Foundation benefits a wide range ofcharitable purposes. As an affiliate of the Foundation For The Carolinas, the York County Foundation inspires philanthropy, increases charitable giving and strengthens the community. For more information visit www.fftc.org/affiliates/community/sc/york/. 2009 Derby Day Grant Recipients smile for the camera after receiving their checks!Kiwanis Playground Dedication at NorthsideA beautiful sunny spring morning was the setting forthe Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill “Help Them Play” playground dedication at the Northside Recreation Center on March 19, 2009. The playground was dedicated in memory of Harriet Bucy former KiwaniainBoard member, City of Rock Hill Parks & Recreation Commissioner and mentor to children of the Boys & Girls Club of York County. The playground dedication was at noon followed by a luncheon in the Northside Recreation facility. The Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill made a donation of $25,000 toward the purchase to build the new playground at the neighborhood center. This gift toward a PRT facility will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of York County, as well as residents living in the Northside neighborhood and the Rock Hill Parks Foundation. Kiwanian John Bucy and his family Westminster Presbyterian Church was the location for a spring tradition forthe Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is an eventoffered as a service to the community. The 2009 breakfast was a hugesuccess!The guest speaker was JOE GIBBS, former NFL coach and NASCARowner. “A successful organization starts with its people”. This has longbeen the philosophy of Joe Gibbs. It helped carry him to three Super Bowlchampionships as head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and hasbeen a defining principle behind building Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) into oneof NASCAR’s most successful race teams. The City of Rock Hill and the Rock Hill Parks Foundation were both tablesponsors for the annual event.Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast April 21, 2009Doug Echols and Joe Gibbs at the 2009Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast during the Come See Me Festival


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INVEST TODYAYBENEFIT TOMORROWPARKS, RECREATION& TOURISMwww.rockhillrocks.orgDONATE NOW! Invest in the future and make an immediateimpact on Rock Hill’srecreational programsand facilities by supporting the RockHill Parks Foundation. Mail Checks to:Rock Hill ParksFoundationPO Box 11706Rock Hill, SC 29731 Donate Online:www.fftc.org/donateGifts and donations to the Foundation can bedesignated.For more information, call (803) 329-5620.HONORARIUMS &MEMORIALSMake a donation to theRock Hill Park’sFoundation in someoneelse’s honor or memory.The Gift Recipient willreceive a personalacknowledgement fromthe Foundation advisingthem of your gift andoutlining the wonderfulfacilities and programsthat will be supportedin their honor ormemory of a loved one. www.rockhillrocks.org SUMMER 2009 Thank You to the 2009 Non EventThank You For Your Support!Earth Fare donated 5% of their sales on March 14th to the Rock Hill Parks Foundation to be used to further the outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities available through the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will celebrated“Spring Fever” and the Great Outdoors with a Fish Fry,scavenger hunt, mascot appearances, environmental education activities for the kids and information on PRT’soutdoor programs including paddling trips and extremeadventure camps.For more information about OREE (Outdoor Recreation & Environmental Education) or The Rock Hill Parks Foundationcall 329-5620 or visit www.rockhillrocks.com.Gabby Greenleaves (AKA—Kirsten Rugg)educated and entertained both childrenand adults during their visit to Earth Fare. Eddie & Gayle BrownJohn BucyFred & Jeannine BurgerCarolyn B. CarpenterKathy CovingtonJames & Merritt CroomMr. & Mrs. Harry DaltonIan & Nancy DavidsonGloria & Marshall DoswellDoug & Sylvia EcholsHarry & Kathy EmersonMr. William FergusonEdmund & Patricia FitzgeraldTom & Jane FleischerDr. & Mrs. William GregoryDavid G. GuytonLouise R. HassenplugMartha HearnRichard & Amanda HelmsLynn Hornsby\Marvin HyattClaudia Ann JenkinsAl & Patty LeRoyReggie & Sherry MartinDr. & Mrs. S. R. McMasterJo & Marilyn MitchellSarah MorganRobert & Kathy PenderTerry & Betty PlumbToy & Graizer RheaJoe & Sydney RobinsonGerry & Barbara SchapiroEd & Becky ThompsonRobert & Norma ThompsonRay & Elly WeissLarry & Kathy WilsonNelson & Suzie WrightThank You for yourcontinued support of the Rock Hill Parks Foundation!We appreciate it! 3rd Annual Non Event! a tasty hot popping success!Everyone is watching their pennies today and donors are no exception. When donors write a check today, they want to know that their money is being used wisely, so stewardship is very important. Donors also get tired of the same event recycled over and over…How many times have you gotten yet another invitation to an auction, gala, or special event, and thought “I wish I could just write a check”. Although a gala or golf tournament can bring in big bucks, there are numerous expenses and a great deal of work and staff time is involved in planning and producing such special events. Having little to no budget the Rock Hill Parks Foundation has hosted the “Non Event” the lastcouple of years. Guests were invited to stay at home with some suggestions as to how tospend their evening and asked to instead make a donation to the Foundation representing themoney that they would have spent to attend an event (or the monies that the organization wouldhave spent to plan the event). This year, to make the 3rd Annual “Non Event” more personal, theFoundation handpicked the invitation list and sent out microwave popcorn as a way to saythank you to supporters while suggesting they enjoy their treat at one of our parks, gardens orprograms. Event envelopes were hand addressed (no labels), thank you notes were also hand-written and thank you calls were made in the spring to all donors that had given the previousyear. For more information about the Rock Hill Parks Foundation’s activities, facilities, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities or how you can make a donation…please call(803) 329-5620.

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