Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, May 21st-23rd

 The Blythewood Historical Society is planning two events for the 2015 Memorial Day weekend, May 24th and 25th.  There will be a Veteran's Day remembrance and flag retirement ceremony Sunday, May 24th at the Langford-Nord House on the corner of McNulty and Main Street in Blythewood.


    This Weekend in          Blythewood    
 May 21st, 22nd & 23rd


Mark your Calendar...
Friday, May 29 

The third annual Glow Ball Golf  Tournament, hosted by the
Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will be held at Cobblestone Park Golf Course.  Registration and check-in starts at 6 with a cookout and putting contest. Shotgun start at 7:30.  The cost is $100 for a 2 member team or $60 for
a single player.  Call Kitty Kelly at
712-3806 or email for more information.  

Blythewood  Library

Every Friday is Family Storytime for all ages.  10:30 to 11:00.  

Saturday, May 30, 3:00-4:00 Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! for ages 6-12.  Come join us as we learn about bugs and build a bug condo to take home.  Please register online at or call 691-9806

The Blythewood High School Blue Legion Band and Reeses Plants are hosting a fundraiser Thursday, May 28- Saturday, May 30.  Present this coupon ( or the newsletter)  when you shop at Reese's and 10% of your purchase will help support the band.

The Central Carolina FORCE AAU Basketball 9th grade team will host a Car Wash on Saturday, May 23 from 9:00 until 2:00 p.m. The Car Wash will be held at Walgreens located at 2725 Clemson Road.  The cost is $5 with donations welcomed.  The funds raised will be used to help support the team to attend the National Tournament in July.  For more information call 803-730-7717.

Check the paper for many Summer Sports Camps!

Baseball Camp... June 15-18 & June 22-25 for ages 6-14, and 9-14. For more information call Barry Mizzell at 603-3520

Softball Camp...July 7-9 for girls in grades 3-11. Call Lila Grooms at 843-245-4048 for more information.

Cheer Camp... May 26-29.  Call Coach Eloya Myrick at 427-2557 for more information.

WHS Basketball Camp...June 22-25 for girls ages 6 to 15. Register at Cost is $50.

Golf Tournament... to benefit the Lady Bengals' girls' golf team, June 8.  Call Brian Hoile at 231-8323 for more information.

Did you Know...
Memorial Day became a Federal holiday in 1971. Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day, which honors all U.S. Military Veterans.  Memorial Day honors our brave soldiers whose lives were lost protecting our country.  We thank all our community members who have served our country living and deceased.

Here are a few facts:  
  • Approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the Civil War
  • 116,516 died in WWI
  • ~406,399 died in WWII
  • 54,246 died in Korea
  • 58,209 died in Vietnam
  • 4,488 died in Iraq
  • 2,229 died in Afghanistan
  • Plus many others in the line of duty, protecting our country.
  • On a lighter note...Memorial Day is thought of as the beginning of summer with picnics, family and fun. Veterans Day is considered the end of summer.

Welcome to Blythewood,
First Community Bank!

Blythewood After 5, sponsored by the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the grand opening of the new First Community Bank on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 6 with refreshments catered by Eve's Southern Gourmet. Please register in advance by going to the eventbrite link on The event is free for Chamber members and their guests.

     The Blythewood Historical Society is planning two events for the 2015 Memorial Day weekend, May 24th
and 25th.  There will be a Veteran's Day rememberance and flag retirement ceremony Sunday, May 24th at the Langford-Nord House on the corner
of McNulty and Main Street in Blythewood.  The program willl start at 3:30 with a patriotic ceremony saluting all veterans, living and deceased. There wil be a  public recognition of veterans by branch of service, a few brief words and then the flag retirement ceremony led by the local Boy Scouts.  Those wishing to retire and properly dispose of their old flags may drop them off at Town Hall  (M-F, from 8-5)  or bring them to the ceremony. The ceremony will
end with Taps and light refreshments.

     The Society will also launch its "Help Us Raise Our Flag" campaign to fund a lighted flag pole and flags that will eventually serve as the focal point for a larger memorial on the grounds of the Langford-Nord House.  Donations to the memorial in honor or in memory of a loved one will be accepted and acknowledged by the Society.

      Memorial Day BBQ Sale " Pick -Up"will be Monday, May 25th between 7 a.m. and noon at the Langford-Nord House on McNulty and Main Street.  For more information about the Memorial Day BBQ sale, call Chris Keefer at 803-315-8817. 

New Hours for the Blythewood Historical Society are now  Wednesdays, from noon until 4:00 and by appointment.  For more information call 333-8133.


Oil Painting class with Rita Smith every Tuesday for 6 weeks, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $135.

Basket Weaving class, Wednesday, May 27 with Bonnie Geiger.  The class costs $65.

Wine & Design with Christine Buchanan.  Call Jean Bell at 550-9323 for date and times or information on any of these events. 

Don't forget the Blythewood Farmers Market every Wednesday, 4:00 to 7:00 for fresh produce and family fun!

Are you missing something? 

Just a reminder that we have a Lost and Found Box at Town Hall that is full of lost items found in the park.

 Come by Town Hall
( M-F,  8:00 to 5:00 p.m.) if you have lost any items.

     And please help keep our park clean for everyone.