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?
to Boo Majors, the National
Equestrian Coach of the Year!
Mark Your Calendar
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
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 is at 12:00 and Westwood HighSchool 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
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 email@example.com
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
for information or look on-line at the Town of Blythewood website
under Doko Manor.