Do you Know...There was a public swimming hole in Blythewood, with a bathhouse and pavilion for music and dancing back in the 30's and 40's. It cost 15 cents to swim there! Where was this first Blythewood public swimming area?
This Weekend in
23rd and 24th
Thanks to all the people who came to the Blythewood
Beach Bash! What fun was had by all!
Now you Know....Our Town was first known as Doko. It changed
to Blythewood in approxiamately 1877. Why was the name
changed and why did it change to Blythewood? Chris C. was the
first to know the answer!
Dr. Bookhart wanted a new name for the female
institute and asked the faculty to submit suggestions. It was
written that the woods here, filled with pines and oaks, were said
to be "blythe and pretty". An entry was drawn out of a
hat and became the new name for Blythewood.
"Blythe" was also thought to mean gay, so "a
gay wood" was a second meaning to the new name of our town!
Do you Know...There
was a public swimming hole in Blythewood, with a bathhouse and
pavilion for music and dancing back in the 30's and 40's. It
cost 15 cents to swim there! Where was this first Blythewood
public swimming area?
to all the winners of the Greater
Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards!
Mark Your Calendar
Blythewood Library is spreading a little magic on Saturday,May 24th for ages 3-8.
Join in the fun from 3 to 3:45 as kids create a Sparkle
in a Bottle with stories from our wonderful town librarians!
Don't forget Family
Storytime for all ages every Friday through May 30th, 10:30
until 11 A.M.
May 19th-23 Senior Week at Westwood High School! Have a
Tuesday, May 20, Richland District Two will host " You and
Two", Bridge Creek Elementary School, 121 Bombing Range
Rd. in Elgin at 6:00. RSD2 wants the community to
share successes, concerns and ideas to provide the best education
for our students. Now is your chance to be heard!
Blythewood's Chamber or Commerce will invite guests to Blythewood
Thursday, May 29th5:30 until 7 P.M. Hosted by
Randy and Debra Humphries of Circle H Builders, the event
will be held at 110 High Point Drive in Cobblestone Park. Admission
is free, but register in advance at www.blythewoodchamber.com
Saturday, June 7th, A big day
for our graduating seniors from the 2
High Schools! Blythewood High School graduation at 12:00 and
Westwood High School graduation at 4:00! Both graduations are
at the Carolina Coliseum.
Blythewood High School's Head Baseball Coach, Barry Mizzell will
offer 2 sessions of Baseball Camp this summer for ages 6-14 at Blythewood Baseball Park. June 9-12 and June 23-26 from 8:30 until noon. The camp
will focus on advanced pitching and catching, as well as
fundamentals and fun! For more information contact Barry
Mizzell at 333-9882 or 691-4090 Ext. 28919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Westwood High School is calling all girls grades 3-11 for its first Softball Camp, June 17th and 18th. Players will learn the basic fundamentals and
mechanics of softball, as well as love of the game and sportsmanship
from the Westwood varsity softballl staff and other coaches from
the area. The camp runs from 9 A.M.
until noon and the cost is $30. For more information
contact Coach Lila Grooms at 843-245-4048 or email email@example.com.
Westwood High School will also be busy with a Redhawk Dance and Drama Camp for Elementary School students June 23rd-26th, 9 A.M. until
2:00 P.M. The camp costs $125 with a $25 deposit due by
June 6th, with the balance due on June 23rd. For more
information call 803-691-4049 Ext. 36703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blythewood Art Center is offering some great classes! There is an Oil and Acrylic Class that
started May 14 and goes through
June 4th 5 :45 to 8:15. The
cost is $135. There is also a Basket
Weaving Class on Saturday, May 31, 9 to 4:30 with a cost of $55. Call 803-550-9323 to
Don't forget we have the beautiful Manor atDoko
Meadows to book for all your upcoming events!
Give us a call for information at 754-0501!