Carole VanSickler (New)

The fifth annual fall neighborhood food drive is Saturday, Sept. 14 to support Churches Assisting People food bank in Conway and Catholic Charities.

Just place a bag of food products and personal items by your mailbox by 9 a.m. Saturday morning and a volunteer will pick it up.

If your neighborhood is not participating but you want to give, bring your food items to the Kroger parking lot near the gas pumps at 10:30 a.m.

Participating neighborhoods include Waterford Plantation, Plantation Lakes, Waterbridge, Ridge Lake at Burning Ridge, Clear Pond, SpringLake, Covington Lake, The Reserve at Walkers Woods and Covington Lake East.

The food items needed include 1-pound bags of rice, boxes of single pack instant grits, plastic tubes of jelly, small cans or vinyl packs of tuna, mac ‘n cheese, pork & beans, cereal, 1-pound bags of dry beans, and small packs of dry milk. Personal items needed include toothbrushes, toothpaste, bars of soap, can openers, shampoo, conditioner, paper towels, toilet tissue, small bottles of laundry detergent, Pampers for 4-6-month-olds, shaving razors and shaving cream.

Contact Elwin Miles at 843-222-5974 or for more information.

Thank you to all who have volunteered and donated in the past as well as those helping our neighbors in need now.

Our neighbor, Jackie Miles, is organizing a team named Custom Shirt Zone for the Making Strides Walk on Oct. 19 for the American Cancer Society. The link is: There is a donation of $35 each to American Cancer Society.

To join her or donate, contact her at

Mark your calendar to attend the Sept. 18 meeting of the Carolina Forest Civic Association, and if you are not a current member, download the membership form and join today at

Join us to hear Lawrence Roscoe, department head of the Horry County Assessor's Office. That phone number is 843-915-5040.

He will discuss the 2019 assessment letters received in July. The meeting starts with a brief business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center on Carolina Forest Boulevard.

There are many questions on this issue.

Please note, appeals must be received by Oct. 3. Appeal forms may be downloaded at

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Notice is given that the 2019 annual meeting of the Carolina Forest Civic Association will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the recreation enter.

Waterford is looking forward to its fall community yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, tie a balloon to your mailbox and add a sign out at your street leading shoppers to your home. There are no plans for maps.

The Mama Cass Spay/Neuter Ladies volunteer group will also have their fall festival for a great cause the same day, offering plants and handcrafted items for your holiday gifts. All monies earned from these volunteer activities are used to fund the spay/neuter program, which helps to reduce the feral cat population. This is a positive action for our community. Please support these volunteers.

The social committee is looking for volunteers to run events. Join them later the same day, Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3-5 p.m. at the pool for hot chocolate and s’mores to sign up.

If you cannot attend and want to volunteer, contact the social committee at Natalie Bankowski is the board of directors’ liaison for this committee.

Residents and homeowners of Waterford are always welcome to send notices of birthdays, anniversaries and other special events to the Waterford and Beyond column for inclusion in future columns. Please resend me your information as my lists are quite outdated.

We welcome those new to the neighborhood. So, this is a week in Waterford. is my email address.


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