Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood Aug 21st-23rd

Blythewood Youth Baseball and Softball Leagufall registration is on now through August 22. Practice starts August 25th with the season games beginning September 8th.
This Weekend in Blythewood
August 21st, 22nd & 23rd


To all the Blythewood Community for making it through another S.C. summer! ( With more hot weather to come before the fall.)

Now you Know...Emily Bookhart became the principal of the Blythewood School. Her house is on the walking tour of Blythewwod at 193 Langford Road.  Jessie W. again knew the answer and received a treat from Town Hall.

Did you Know...In 1992 H.B. McLean wrote a very detailed article about the Blythewood School .  He attended first grade there in 1909 and recalls the 2 large rooms seperated by folding doors.  The children provided the wood for the wood burning stove and a bell hung from the top of the building and rang to announce the beginning of school, recess and the end of the school day. Most of the students walked to school but some came in horse and buggy.  Dr. Mike Langford had the only car in town and brought his children in the car on occassion. Mr. McLean also refers to the rostrum.  What is a rostrum?
    Email your answer to: and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Mark Your Calendar

Blythewood Youth Baseball and Softball League fall registration is on now through August 22. Practice starts August 25th with the season games beginning September 8th.  For registration information go to

The Blythewood, Columbia Northeast and Greater Irmo Lions Clubs will host  a "Night for Sight & Hearing" on Sunday, August 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 at Doko Manor in Blythewood. Three gospel groups will share their music to raise funds for the needy in the community.  There will be a silent auction, door prizes throughout the day and a snack kitchen with food, dessert and drinks for sale.  The cost is $6 and tickets are available from any Lions Club member or email: ffiremedic19@yahoo,com or may be purchased at the door.

The Blythewood Arts Center is offering a basket weaving class on August 30, 9:30 to 4:30. The class will be taught by Bonnie Geiger and costs $55.  For more information call 550-9323.

Get ready for the Third Annual Big Grab-43 Mile Yard Sale coming to Blythewood, Ridgeway  and Winnsboro  September 5th and 6th. Individuals and businesses can be sponsors for $20 or $50. Go to Blythewood Arts Center, Cotton Yard Market in Ridgeway or the Winnsboro, Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce for information.

     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.

   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 for more information.