Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood Nov 19th-22nd

The 35th Annual Thanksgiving Souper will be held Thursday, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manor at Doko Meadows.

This Week in Blythewood
November 19th, 20th, 21st  & 22nd

Come join us for a delicious bowl of hot soup at Doko Manor to support the Women's Shelter Thursday night at 5:30.



Congratulations to:
Westwood's recent win over Spring Valley; Blythewood's win over Ridge View; The 4th place Blythewood boys' Cross Country Team; The No. 3 Gamecock Equestrian Team's win; The Miss Westwood winners and all the Bengal Seniors honored at the recent football game.

Did You Know?....In 1995, Blythewood held its first Christmas parade.  It took all of ten minutes and consisted of fifteen  Blythewood community members, a mule pulling a gold cart, and a red truck This happy, thankful group went down Wilson Boulevard to the Post Office. Harold Branham painted a great picture of this first parade.  Who started the parade and why?

 If you know the answer, email to receive a treat from Town Hall. 

Mark Your Calendar

The 35th Annual 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!

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 Blythewood Area Ministers Association invites everyone to the annual Blythewood Community Thanksgiving Service for Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Trinity UMC will host this service and their new pastor, Rev. Nels Ledwell, will deliver the message.

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

Blythewood High School will host a Fine Arts Festival Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 4 pm. Admission to the Craft Fair is free.  Performance tickets are $3 per person or 3 canned goods. Performance times start at 1:30 and are every half hour until 4.  The proceeds from the Fair will benefit Blythewood's winter service projects.

It’s Christmas Parade Time! The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for volunteers to help organize and stage the 2014 Blythewood Christmas Parade.  If you would like to help,  email the Chamber office manager, Kitty Kelly at This year’s parade is Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  For those who would like to participate in or sponsor the parade, please check the Chamber website,, for the applicable forms.

Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Don't forget to come for a bowl of soup at Doko Manor Thursday night  at 5:30 to support the Women's Shelter!

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.



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