Thursday, September 4, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood September 4th-6th

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.
This Weekend in Blythewood
September 4th, 5th, & 6th

To all the ALS Ice Bucket Challengers who took the plunge!  Our Mayor was one!

Now you Know..The answer to last week's question ..The WPA project of 1938 built the gym in the Blythewood Academy which is still standing. The Historic Society has all the Blythe-Words Newsletters from as far back as the 1930's on their website, as well as copies at the  Langford-Nord House.  They are so interesting and tell such great stories of our town.  To see the archives go to, then click Historical Documents,  School Papers, then pick a year of the Blythe-Words. 

Did you Know...I have really enjoyed learning about Blythewood through the Historic Society's "Blythe-Words" documents on their website as listed above.

 Instead of a question this week, I will just share what I read.  I learned that in the Blythewood High classes from 1964 and 1969 there were 3 Harvard graduates.  John Wilson graduated cum laude from Harvard.  Stanley Wilson went to Harvard and interned with U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings and Carl Muller won an academic scholarship to Harvard.  All big Blythewood names!  Plus these newsletters spoke of many other graduates and their accomplishments, names many of you would recognize.

Our Blythewood newspapers and Richland 2 do a great job highlighting the achievements of our citizens and students.  We had, and continue to have a wealth of talent in Blythewood!  MK

  Happy September!

Mark Your Calendar

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. 

Date Change...Correction
The Westwood High School'S Chapter of The National Beta Club wil host the first Jeanne C. Schmidt 5K race on Saturday November 1.  The event will benefit Palmetto Health foundation's Camp Kemo programs.  Advanced registration is by October 15.  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. The breakfast will take place at the Cobblestone Club House. To register, visit and click on the link to Eventbrite. 

Blythefest, Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church,  Friday, September 19th, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, September 20th,  9 am to 3 pm. Family Fun Run ( 1 mile) starts at 9 am Saturday. Register by Sept. 10 to receive a t-shirt. Bounce House, games, live entertainment, storytellers, train rides on Friday and face painting on Saturday.  For more information go to

Don't forget the Blythewood  Library Storytime every Friday at 10:30.  fun for all ages.

Saturday, September 6, 3 to 4 pm Calling all 9-12 years olds for the Blythewood Bookworms Book Club.

Thursday, September 11, at 6   pm.  Research Tools for Online Students for Adults.

Thursday, September 11,  8:30 to 3:30 the 2014  S.C. Green Schools Summit will be held at Westwood High School.  Mayor Ross will present the opening remarks.  For more information 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.