Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood May 22nd-24th

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 Blythewood
May 22nd, 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?


    Email your answer to: kellym@townofblythewoodsc.gov and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Congratulations 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 great week!

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 After Five 
Thursday, May 29th 5:30 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  eventbrite page 

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 bmizzell@richland2.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 lgrooms@richland2.org.  

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 arichard@richland2.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 register.



Don't forget we have the beautiful  Manor at Doko Meadows to book for all your upcoming events!  Give us a call for information at 754-0501!











 



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