Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood August 28th-30th

Town Hall wishes the best of luck to all the students, teachers, coaches, staff and all the athletes in our Blythewood  Schools
Go Bengals and Redhawks!
This Weekend in Blythewood
August 28th, 29th & 30th

Town Hall wishes the best of luck to all the students, teachers, coaches, staff and all the athletes in our Blythewood  Schools
Go Bengals and Redhawks!

And to the college teams starting this week!


To all the winners in the Blythewood Bike Parade!
What a fun event and great looking bikes.

Now you Know...H. B. McLean's article can be read on the Blythwood Historical Society's website.  He refers to the rostrum more as a stage in his recollections of the Blythewood School.  Susan W. had the first correct answer!  Thanks to the many people who answered the question. 
Did you Know...In 1938 students of the Blythewood High School published their own newsletter called Blythe-Words.  They speak of a $17,000 WPA construction project being completed by December 1938.  The structure was made of brick, hardwood floors, 108 feet long and 70 feet wide. The students reported that "the splendid structure was planned by the state architects and is unique in that it has a V shaped roof."  This building is still standing seventy five years later.  Name the building.

Email your answer to for a treat from Town Hall.


Mark Your Calendar

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 ( 550-9323), Cotton Yard Market in Ridgeway (337-2023) or the Winnsboro, Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce (803-635-4242)  for information. 

The Westwood High School'S Chapter of The National Beta Club wil host the first Jeanne C. Schmidt 5K race on Saturday September 6.  The event will benefit Palmetto Health foundation's Camp Kemo programs.  For more information contact Jairad Hydrick at or call 609-7375.

Saturday , September 6, 2014, Blythewood High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will be holding a car wash fundraiser at the BP gas station on 235 Blythewood Road. The car wash will take place from 10am to 2pm. The cost of the car wash is $5. Donations welcomed. Funds raised will be used to support the boys and girls basketball teams. For more information call 803-984-2226 or 803-348-5485.

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast Tuesday, September 9th, hosting Fred Fields, a local author.  Mr. Fields will speak about self-publishing.  Mr. Fields is the author of "How Short-Hitting Bad Golfers Break 90 All the time".  The doors open at 7 and breakfast is at 7:30.  To register, visit and click on the link to Eventbrite. 

Coming soon... Blythefest,  Friday, September 19 and Saturday the 20th.  More info coming next week or go to

     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.