Thursday, November 13, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood Nov 13th-15th

This Weekend in Blythewood
November 13th, 14th & 15th

Thanks to all our Blythewood Veterans!

Now You Know..The answer to last week's question was John Meade Hawley.  His daughter Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Van Exem was S.C.'s first US Congresswoman.  I have not heard this name in Blythewood  and wonder if there are still Hawleys here.  Let me know if you have any information on this family.  Sandra M. and John B. were first to answer the question and will receive a little treat from Town Hall.  Thanks for reading the newsletter!  

Did You Know...There is a "1946-1970 and Forever", special edition Bethel-Hanberry High School Yearbook.  The B-HASS President, Larry Griffin, presented a copy to Town Hall as well as the Blythewood Historical Society.  It contains the history of the school with its many classes,  as well as a wonderful tribute to Mrs. Anne Eliza Garrick Hanberry and her staff.  You are welcome to come see it at Town Hall or go by the Historical Society on the corner of McNulty and Main Street.  Blythewood has a rich history with incredible people, many who are still here contributing to life in Blythewood!  

Mark Your Calendar

Muller Road Middle School will host its 2nd annual Fall Festival, Saturday, November 15, from 9 to 2 p.m.. Join in the fun with face painting, bounce houses, vendors and good food!

Blythewood High School is hosting a fund raiser on November 15, 8:30 to 5:30.  Come test drive a new Buick and earn $10 for the school.  BHS will earn $10,000 if we can get 500 people to test drive a new Buick!  BHS is on 10901 Wilson Blvd. Blythewood.  Cally Melody Cooke-McDuffie for more information at 691-4090 ext. 28002.

ABOUT THOSE SIGNS: Because a significant number of signs within Blythewood town limits must be brought into conformance with town sign ordinances by 2016, the Town of Blythewood will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to explain the current sign ordinance requirements, offer guidance for compliance, and hear feedback from affected businesses. The meeting will be held at The Manor at Doko Meadows starting at 6:00 PM. All businesses, organizations, or individuals with an interest in the sign ordinance or signage within the town are invited to attend this meeting.

Camp Discovery is hosting Giving Nature A try (GNAT) program for ages 3 to 6 on Friday, November 21. Parents and kids will have hands on activities, a nature walk, songs and stories as they learn about "A Long Winter's Nap". The program is $8 per child and $5 for siblings.  For more information or to register, call 754-2008 or go on-line to

The 35th Annusl Thanksgiving Souper will be held Thursday, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manor at Doko Meadows.  Chick-fil-A will sponsor the event and with a minimum donation of $2 guests will receive a Chick-fil-A food coupon and a delicious bowl of chicken soup.  Proceeds from the "souper" benefit the many programs within the Women's Shelter, such as helping women find temporary emergency shelter, education, employment, family reunification, legal and medical services.  Come out and support a good cause!

Westwood High Theatre Program will host a Winter Fine Arts Camp for ages 5-12 on Saturday, December 6th. from 9 to 12.  There will be lessons in dance, theatre, musical theatre and crafts.  The cost is $35 per child with a $5 discount for each sibling.  Bring a lunch and join in the fun.  For more information and to register before November 25, contact Dr. Anne Richardson at 691-4049 ext. 36703 or email her at

Put your coats on walkers!  The November temperatures are dropping. 

Doko Manor is the best deal in town for weddings, family reunions and parties.  Call 754-0501 or go on-lline to for booking information.