The Doko Rodeo is coming to Blythewood next weekend!
This Weekend in
17th, 18th and 19th
Get Your Tickets for the Rodeo!
SCDOT TO REPLACE FIRETOWER ROAD BRIDGES: We’ve received notice from the SCDOT that they plan
to replace two bridges on Firetower Road sometime during their new
fiscal year, which began July 1, 2014. SCDOT will provide more
definitive start dates closer to the time that work is scheduled to
begin. We’ll pass that information to you as soon as we receive it.
New Hours for Langford-Nord House:
July 15, 2014, business hours for the historic Langford-Nord House
in Blythewood are Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4:00 PM and Saturdays, 9:00
AM to noon. The
Langford-Nord House, located at 100 McNulty Road (at the corner of
McNulty Road and Main Street) in Blythewood, is home to the Blythewood
During these business hours, Society members will be
on-site to share some of the history of Blythewood with guests and
visitors and to assist with genealogical and historical research.
For more information please call Frankie McLean at
803-261-1859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a related note, the Blythewood
Visitor Center which had been based at the
Langford-Nord House since its opening in May 2012, has moved to its
in the Blythewood Arts Center (152-B Blythewood Road, behind Sandy
Khan’s State Farm office). It is now under the management of Bravo
Blythewood. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11
AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM. For more information,
please call (803) 550-9323.
Now you Know...The
answer to last week's question: Marie and Willie McDonald moved
to Blythewood in 1944 so their children could complete their
education through the 11th grade at Bethel School. The
McDonalds also housed many other children because they lived close
to the school at a time when no transportation was provided
for these children.
Teachers also lived with the McDonald family at varies times! It
takes a village!
Did you Know...The Doko Rodeo is coming to Blythewood next weekend!
Do you know when the first rodeo came to Blythewood?
There is quite a story about the owners of the ranch where
this first rodeo was held. Do you know the name of this
"Pied Piper of Blythewood"?
To the Blythewood Lions Club for their services to the Carolina
School of Inquiry: To Sara O. for graduating from Harvard and to
the many girls who participated in the "Girls Empowered
program"! Way to go!
4th Annual Town of Blythewood "Doko" Rodeo
will be held July 25th and 26th at the Community Center Park. The International Professional Rodeo,
sponsored by Wilson Car Sales, starts at 6:00 pm with live music by Trent Jeffcoat Friday night and Dallas
Reese on Saturday night. The rodeo starts at 8:00 with national leading cowboys and cowgirls competing
in 8 rodeo events... riding, roping,
barrel racing, and bull riding! Come
test your skills and try to ride the "Doko" mechanical bull!
wil be food vendors and other fun events for the whole family to
enjoy! Tickets are available in advance at Scotties Bar
& Grill, George's Feed and Seed, Royson's Blythewood Auto and
the Blythewood Visitor Center ( now located at the Blythewood
Art Center, hours Tuesday- Friday, 11 am to 5 pm and Saturdays, 10
am to 2pm ) or online at www.blythewoodrodeo.com. Advance tickets are $12 for adults ( $15 at
the gate) , $5 for kids under 12 and free for little Buckeroos
under 5! Come join in the fun!
FARMERS MARKET -The
last week! The Blythewood
Farmers Market last day is this
Wednesday, July 23 at Doko Meadows. 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 http://www.facebook.com/BlythewoodFarmersMarket.
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!
Blythewood After Five,Thursday, July 24, 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Doko Manor, 171
Langford Road. Come join Mayor Ross in welcoming
our new Town Administrator, Gary Parker and have the opportunity to speak with him on a one
to one basis. Please register in advance at www.blythewoodchamber.com.
Leadership Blythewood July 30, The Greater
Blythewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting their quarterly lunch-n-learn event for
chamber members and interested guests. The event is from 11:30 to 1:00 at Doko Manor, 171 Langford Road. Cathy
Novinger, the 2013 recipient of the Midlands Business Leadership
Award will speak. Ms. Novinger is the Executive director
of Palmetto Agribusiness Council and will share her experiences in
leadership from the corporate world at SCANA to her service on the
White House Council on Rural America. Register at the
Eventbrite link at www.blythewoodchamber.com.
The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
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.
Also...Think about honoring a special person in your family
by adopting a tree to be put in Doko Meadows. A beautiful memorial
plaque would be placed on the tree. Email Kristi Coggins at email@example.com
for more information.