Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New water bills begin April 30
Goose Creek residents should be receiving a new-look water bill in the coming week.
Goose Creek’s Water Department is updating its billing system and will now provide residents with a newly designed water bill. Starting April 30, customers will receive a new water bill printed on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with a perforated payment slip portion. 
The bills will include an envelope to return payment slips by mail, payment drop box or in person at City Hall. Residents will still be able to pay their water bill online and sign-up for direct draft.
The Goose Creek Water Department will continue to accept Berkeley County Water and Sanitation payments in person at City Hall or at the drop box located in City Hall’s drive thru.
For more information, visit www.cityofgoosecreek.com or call 797-6220, ext. 1.

Lions meet April 29
The Goose Creek Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 29 at the First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek.
Lions from other clubs are always welcome, as are community members.
The speaker for the meeting will be Sedgefield Middle School counselor Matt Smith.
For more information go to www.goosecreeklionsclub.org or call (843) 442-0851.
Relay golf tourney features many great prizes
Cane Bay High School has hosted several events leading up to the Lower Berkeley Relay for Life night, set for May 3-4 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the school. On April 27, the Golfing to Find a Cure Tournament at The Oaks Golf Club will be held.
A foursome for the event costs $200.
Prizes that have been donated for the event include free rounds of golf at Dunes West, Patriots Point, and Summerville Country Club; two toaster oven broilers; a wet dry hand vacuum; a Black and Decker oven; gift certificates for Outback Steakhouse, Carrabas, Frankie’s Fun Park and Walmart; and many other great items.  
To donate prize items, call 553-4141.
If you would like more information on the Lower Berkeley Relay of Life contact haley.chaplin@cancer.org.
Fleet Reserve meets monthly
The Fleet Reserve Association Lowcountry Branch 269 holds its monthly General Assembly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. 
For more information, please contact the home at (843) 569-2692 or visit www.fra.org.
Free lunch served twice weekly
Free lunch is served every Wednesday and Friday to all comers from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Goose Creek United Methodist Church fellowship hall.  
The menu of the Lord's Ladle Cafe includes homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts. On Wednesdays, free clothing is also available.  
The Café is located at 142 Redbank Road. For more information, call the church office at 553-6842, or visit goosecreekumc@comcast.net.
OA meets Mondays
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (510 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek), in room 4 of the All Ministries Building. Call (843) 577-9499 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
NCHS reunion set for October
North Charleston High School’s Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mt. Pleasant from 6 to 11 p.m.  The ost is $40 per person.  
Contact Nochas73Reunion@comcast.net to receive additional information and register to attend.
Plant sale May 18
The Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit plant, flower and tree sale will take place May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Cypress Gardens.
Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions. Bring two cups of dry soil to be sent off for soil test ($6 fee).
For more information call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.org.
VFW Steak Night continues
VFW Post 10256/Ladies Auxiliary at 104 Stephanie Drive in Goose Creek holds Steak Night on the fourth Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m.
Dinner includes one rib-eye steak or chicken with baked potato, salad and a vegetable, and Texas toast. Cost is $10 eat-in, and $11 carryout. Guests are welcome.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Post. For more information call (843) 824-6160.
Walk for HOPE May 18
The Father John J. McCarthy Council (No. 12472) of the Knights of Columbus, in association with Charleston's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, will host the Third Annual Walk for HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) on Saturday,
May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, on the Charleston/West Ashley Greenway, the section between Coburg Road and Folly Road Boulevard. 
Registration is $10 with the proceeds benefiting the Carolina Children's Charity.
For more information, please call (843) 556-3578 or e-mail hurley.jshannon1@gmail.com.
Wellness class Saturday
Roper St. Francis Families for a Healthy Heart program teaches easy ways to be healthy and active. The program is offering a series of free wellness classes to be held at Howe Hall AIMS school in Goose Creek through April. The next session is set for April 27.
City’s Emergency Awareness Expo set for May 4
The City of Goose Creek, Helping Hands of Goose Creek and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) have partnered to host an Emergency Awareness Expo on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. 
This free event will provide residents with information on what to do during a disaster and how they can help. 
Organizations at the event include: Goose Creek Fire Department, Goose Creek Police Department, Trident United Way, Civitan, Lowes, Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department, 211 Emergency Hotline, Canine Search and Rescue, HAM Radio Operators and many more.
The Salvation Army and Red Cross will provide free hot dogs and water. Child fingerprinting will also be offered.
Residents are asked to bring a can good donation for Helping of Hands of Goose Creek food pantry. Pets are not permitted. 
For more information, call Gene Alaura at 553-7203.

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