Thursday, August 14, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood August 14th-16th

Welcome back Teachers!  Thanks for all you do for the children in Blythewood! And good luck to Brenda Hafner as the new Blythewood High School principal!
This Weekend in Blythewood
August 14th, 15th & 16th

Beep, Beep!  Plug in those cars!      
Welcome back Teachers!  Thanks for all you do for the children in Blythewood! And good luck to Brenda Hafner as the new Blythewood High School principal!

This should be so much fun!  From Claude Bundrick driving his tractor to Blythewood each day to electric cars in our town!  


To Sabrina Mosso-Taylor for becoming the new principal at the Center for Achievement! To our recent college graduates from Emory and USC Upstate and to Phil Noble for writing a great editorial about "Some good news about our State". If you haven't read the Guest Editorial in the Country Chronicle, do as it points out the advancements S.C. has made rather than our short comings.  Thanks for the good words!  

Now you Know...George Shealy Langford was the Maryland State Entymologist and wrote over 100 articles on insect research.  Rudy Mancke would have enjoyed knowing him!  Alyson K. was the first person to know the correct answer!  A treat is waiting for her at Town Hall!

Did you Know...This is a story about a really good dad!  In 1905, Emily Bookhart's father built her the beautiful "southern cottage" on 193 Langford Road when she began teaching at Blythewood School.( It is called the Bookhart-Blume House on our Self-Guided Walking Tour brochure.)  What did Emily Bookhart later become? 

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

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, August 16, 2014, Blythewood High School Swim Booster Club is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s on 10102 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. From 8am to 10am, Applebee’s will be serving up short stacks of pancakes for a Tall cause. Funds raised will be used to support the swim program. To purchase tickets call 803-553-1840 or 803-730-7717

After the flapjacks, further support the swim team with a $5 car wash at the same Applebee's (parking lot) from 10:00 to 2:00. Donations welcomed.  Call 803-553-1840  or 803-730-7717 for more information.

Blythewood Electric Vehicle Demo Day Test drive plug-in electric cars on Saturday, August 16 from 10am to 2 pm at the Sharpe Shoppe Exxon, Comfort Inn Blythewood , and Holiday Inn Express & Suites,  Blythewood. This is a free event open to the public, but online registration is encouraged to help manage the event logistics and update participants. Register for free online at

Blythewood Library is calling all children, teens and adults to bring in their completed summer learning challenge booklet by August 16th to receive  your prize.

Don't forget the Family Storytime for all ages, every Friday through August 29th, 10:30-11:00am.  Share stories, songs and fun for the whole family!

You are invited to the First- Ever Blythewood Bike Parade! Saturday, August 16th, Trinity United Methodist Church Parking lot. Children/youth up to 12 years , little ones in wagons and strollers and all ages in wheelchairs are welcome to register for $5.  Prizes awarded for the best decorated entries.  To register or for more information visit: or email Kim at

The FALL 2014 Citizens Academy Class will begin August 19, 2014 at Headquarters (5623 Two Notch Road). Spaces still open for possible students for the class. If you are interested, please fill out the Citizens Academy application and submit for approval. The class will be 14 weeks long, on each Tuesday, from 6pm-8pm.

For more information, please go to

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.

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.