Thursday, October 9, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood October 9th-11th

The Blythewood Rotary  Club will host its 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament  on Thursday, October 9. at Columbia Country Club. 
This Weekend in Blythewood
October 9th, 10th & 11th

To Blythewood High Football team for beating Irmo Yellow Jackets!  And to our former Bengal- USC Drum Major winner; the Westwood High Arts Departrment Grant winners; The Blythewood Bombers 9U champs;  our 2 BHS Merit Scholars who are  attending Wofford; and to our hard working Blythewood students who were on the Dean's list at Coker College,  Clemson's  Masters graduate  and President's List for achievement at the Citadel. Way to go!

Did You Know...I'm sure you all know about the two shops on the corner of Wilson Blvd and Langford Road.  If not, check them out!  One of the buildings use to be called "De Sto". In the Blythewood Scrapbook, there is a print of Harold Branham's painting of "De Sto".  Bunk Wooten originally built the store, then later the Dixon family opened "De Sto" in the early 70's .  In Harold Branham's painting, Claude Bundrick can be seen driving his tractor in the background, making his daily run to town as I mentioned in an earlier newsletter.
     If you want to see Harold Branham's paintings we have a wonderful collection at Town Hall.  We are opened from 8 to 5 each day and have the Blythewood Scrapbook for sale here.  There are so many great stories about our town  in this book and so many  family names you will recognize!
Mark Your Calendar

The Blythewood  Farmers' Market is at Town Hall  each Wednesday until October 29th, 4:00 to 7:00.  Come to Doko Meadows and purchase the  fresh, local vegetables, honey and grits, grass-fed beef, homemade baked goods, free-range eggs, and handmade soaps . There are also lotions, artisan crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family.  

Blythewood Library hosts a Family Storytime each Friday 10:30 to 11:00

Also... If you have any ideas for the renovation of Blythewood Library now is your chance.  Share your thoughts with the staff and architects on Thursday, October 23rd at 2pm and 6pm  or email 

The Blythewood Rotary  Club will host its 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament  on Thursday, October 9. at Columbia Country Club.  Registration will start at 11:00 with the range open and a box lunch.  Shotgun start at 12:30.  There will be awards for the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one :) and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd and last place winners.  Call 803-466-0732 or  go to for more information.  

Westwood High Theatre Dept. will host a spagetti supper fundraiser Friday, October 10, from 5:00pm -7:00pm in the school cafeteria.  Scottie's Grill and Restaurant will cater the event  as they raise money to send students on a field study to Italy and Greece next spring.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from WHS drama and travel students or contact Dr. Anne Richardson at or call 691-4049 Ext. 36703.

Saturday, October 11, 10:00 to 12:00
 The SC Wildlife Federation will sponsor the SCWF Junior Naturalist Program,  Birding for Kids. The program is hosted by Camp Discovery in Blythewood for kids ages 8 to 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and  wear closed toe and heeled shoes.  Please bring a water bottle and insect spray and get ready for a fun morning  learning the sounds and identity of common birds.  The cost is $10 per child with a $20 maximum per family.  Pre-register at or call 803-609-4778.

Community Prayer Walk: Perfecting Faith Church is leading  the annual prayer walk throughout Blythewood on Saturday, October 11, starting at 8:45 AM. Everyone is invited to walk along and lift up the community in prayer. From the starting point at Kellie Ballentine’s Allstate Agency (162 Langford Road), walkers will make a left onto Langford, left onto Main, right onto Blythewood Road, right onto Boney, then right onto Oakhurst,  and back left  to Main St.  We will then head down to McLean Rd., right onto Sandfield, then back to Allstate on Langford Road.  Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item so we can prepare baskets for those less fortunate.  

October 26, 2014 is the date for the 3rd annual Westwood Harvest Festival that will be held on campus from 4pm – 6pm.  The community is invited to bring the children to trick-or-treat from the trunks of cars that have been decorated in animated movie themes by our students and faculty.  There is no charge to attend!
We will have games and activities that can be played with tickets.  Two tickets are given to participants for each canned good they bring in.  Tickets can also be purchased for 50 cents.  The money brought in from the sale of tickets will be used to purchase more canned goods that will be  given to The Christian Assistance Bridge located right here in Blythewood to help those in need throughout the year.
Activities include: 
Trick or Treat from car trunks,
Bounce Houses, Super Slide,
Richland County Sherriff’s Kids Print,
Cotton Candy, Pop Corn, Hay Rides
Whole Face Painting, food & drinks
and fun games! Come join in the fun!

The Town of Blythewood is hosting a Market Hay Day, October 29, 6 pm to 8pm  during the final night of the Blythewood Farmers Market. There will be a costume contest for kids ages 4-12, hay rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, games, treats, food and drinks and live music from Reggie Sullivan Band and John English.  Join us at Doko Meadows for fun and  treats and the final Farmers Market.

FYI...Under the Town Code, yard sale signs cannot be placed on any curb, sidewalk, post, pole, tree, or other surfaces located on or across any public street or right-of-way, or placed on stakes on any property unless permitted by the land owner. We receive many calls at Town Hall about this and wanted you to know.

Also...Know that you can call Town Hall (754-0501 without leaving your name if desired), to tell us of any unsightly areas in our town that need to be adressed...trash, junk piles, signs that aren't following code etc.  We all want what is best for Blythewood and appreciate your input.  

Don't forget the Tournament of Bands, Saturday, October 11, beginning at 9 am at BHS Stadium. Tickets are available at the gate.   30 bands will be competing throughout the day.

What great weather to join  the many walkers we see from Town Hall each day. What a great way to start the day in Blythewood!

  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.