Christmas cards designed by students in Saundra Booker's special education class at Saluda Trail Middle School are now available. Family Trust Federal Credit Union had the cards professionally printed in sets of 10 different cards, and orders are now being accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Backthe-Pack food program for students in need.

A Holiday Bazaar will be held from 4:00-8:00 on Dec. 3 in the lobby at the Applied Technology
Center. Baked goods, a gift table, gift baskets, wreaths, bows and ribbons, etc., will be
available, as well as a hot dog supper. Students will also wrap presents brought in for a small fee.

Fifth-graders at Finley Road Elementary School will be leading holiday carols at the kick-off of ChristmasVille at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Rock Hill City Hall amphitheater. Also performing will be Oakdale Elementary School's SPICE Club and Dutchman Creek Middle School's band.

The Northwestern High School Choral Department, directed by Eugene Bumgardner, will present its Annual Christmas Concert at 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, and 4. Admission will be $5/adults and $3/students.

Northwestern High School's bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the school auditorium. Guests can anticipate the traditional audience sing-a-long and the much awaited appearance of Santa. In addition, the Purple Regiment will present a performance of the award-winning show “Allure”. Admission will be free, but a monetary donation to the Rock Hill Empty Stocking Fund will be requested.

The South Pointe High School Music Department (directors Beverly Laney, chorus; Heather Turner, orchestra; andJames Turner, band) will present its Third Annual Concert of Hope at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 8. The concert will feature seasonal songs, as well as a wonderful grand finale by all three programs. Admission will be free, but those who plan to attend are asked to bring a can of food to donate.

The Rock Hill Adult Education Program will have commencement exercises at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Cyber Cafe.

Northwestern High School's football team will play Berkeley in the state championship on Dec. 4.

Northwestern High School's Air Force JROTC Color Guard will present colors and the band will be featured at halftime during the state championship game. The game will be held in the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.

Belleview Elementary School students collected over 600 cans of food during their three–week Clemson vs. Carolinacanned food drive.