Friday, May 30, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood May 29th-31st

Can you believe summer is around the corner?...
This Weekend in Blythewood
May 29th, 30th and 31st

  Can you believe summer is around the corner?


Now 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?  

   Jessie W., from Bethel-Hanberry Elementary, was the first to answer! He knew the swimming hole was at Rimer Pond! We also had our great Town Hiistorian, Jim Mclean say he use to swim there!  I bet there are more great stories to be shared about the early days in Blythewood!  Thanks for anwering the question and for reading the newsletter!

Did you Know...Twelve students were in the first graduating class of Blythewood High School, finishing through the 12th grade.  What year was this first graduating class?

    Email your answer to: and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Congratulations to Boo Majors, the National Equestrian Coach of the Year! 

  Mark Your Calendar    

Blythewood Library
Don't forget Family Storytime for all ages every Friday through May 30th, 10:30  until 11 A.M.

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  eventbrite page 

Saturday, June 7th, A big day for our graduating seniors from the 2 High Schools! Blythewood High School graduation is 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

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  

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

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.

Richland School District 2 will host the SC Midlands Summit, June 11th and 12th.  There will be over 130 sessions on the use of Google for Education, research tools, Web 2.0 tools, and technology integration in the classroom.   For more information and registration go to

 How could I forget..My father was a  1941 graduate of West Point. His class graduated early so they could be sent to the war and many of his classmates didn't make it back. I had the honor of escorting him to his 50th and 55th reunion at West Point before he passed on and was so amazed by the leadership and confidence of the cadets I met that week-end. (And you know we have a Blythwood son going to West Point after graduation!) I always remember my Dad and all our brave soldiers on Memorial Day, yet I didn't mention the special day in my last newsletter!  So, a belated Thanks to all our Service men and women out there! Thanks for your service to us and our great country!

     Don't forget our beautiful Doko Manor to book your family reunions, weddings, birthday and graduation parties, baby showers and business meetings!  Give us a call at 754-0501 for information or look on-line at the Town of Blythewood website under Doko Manor.


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