Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood June 12th-14th

Happy Fathers Day !  Check out all the things happening in your Town this weekend and later this summer !

This Weekend in Blythewood
June 12th, 13th and 14th

Happy Father's Day!


Now you Know...The answer to last week's question was 2 horse wagons. Richland County School District first provided transportation in 1918 with these horse drawn wagons ! Jessie W. from Bethel-Hanberry was again the first to answer the question!  Thanks to all the people who wrote in with answers!  

Did you Know..The 2014 graduating classes of Blythewood High, Westwood High and RidgeView High School had over 900 students collectively!  Guess what the 1990 U.S. Census was for the number of people living in the Blythewood Town limits. That was only 24 years ago! We've come a long way, baby!

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

Congratulations to all  the High School and College graduates in Blythewood!  You did it!  
Mark Your Calendar

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

Blythewood High School will host a Bengals Basketball Camp June 10-12th, 9:00 to 1:00 for boys and girls ages 4 to 14.  The cost is $50.  For more information call Zeke Washington at 984-2226. Visit for the application and consent forms.  

Westwood High School is calling all girls grades 3-11 for its first Softball Camp, June 18th and 19th.  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  

FARMERS MARKET RETURNS JUNE 18 -The Blythewood Farmers Market is back! This weekly family-friendly event kicks off on Wednesday, June 18 at Doko Meadows and runs for just six weeks.  Come support our local vendors from 4 to 7 PM while enjoying fun children’s activities and live music. Items for sale will include fresh-picked produce, grass-fed beef, and artisan crafts. Your purchases will directly impact local businesses and farms.  Need more information, have questions or want to participate? Please visit our Facebook page at We hope you will come make a difference in the Town of Blythewood, pick up some healthy items for your home, and enjoy some summer fun. See you at the Market!

Summer SOULstice High Speed Bike Race sponsored  by the Town of Blythewood and Cobblestone Park, June 21, at 4:30.  Come and watch over 90 professional cyclists compete on a 1/2 mile multi-turn course.  Amateur races are open to all skill levels.  For more information email

BLYTHEWOOD NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK: The Columbia Blowfish are inviting the entire Town of Blythewood to Capital City Stadium for their 2014 "Blythewood Night at the Ballpark" on Saturday, June 21 Come down to the ballpark for lots of family fun, great baseball, and fireworks as the Blowfish take on the Highpoint-Thomasville HiToms starting at 7:05 PM. Tickets are free; parking is $3 per car. Gates open at 6 for pre-game activities; a Kids Catch starts at 6:10 PM (must bring mitt and ball). If you would like to go, stop by Blythewood Town Hall before June 18 to complete a ticket voucher. We hope to see you at the ballpark on June 21!free; parking is $3 per car. Gates open at 6 for pre-game activities; a Kids Catch starts at 6:10 PM (must bring mitt and ball). If you would like to go, stop by Blythewood Town Hall before June 18 to complete a ticket voucher. We hope to see you at the ballpark on June 21!

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 High School  cheerleaders will host a Cheer Princess Camp,  June 23rd-26th, 9:00 to 12:00 for ages 4-13.  The cost is $80. The camp will be in the school gym and cafeteria. For more information email

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

 Blythewood High School  Soccer Camp  Coach Peter Wittig and his coaches will host a camp for begginning to advanced boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, July 14-17, 5:30 to 8:00. The cost is $65. To register or for information email

     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.

Happy Flag Day!