Thursday, September 3, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, September 3rd-5th

Blythewood Butterfly Festival, Saturday Sep 5th, Ribbon Cutting with the Mayor and Butterfly Release at 9 am. Join us from 9 am to 6 pm for arts and crafts, kids' activities, art contest,face painting, food vendors and more.

      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
September 3rd, 4th & 5th

Town Hall wishes you a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!

See you Saturday, September 5, at Doko Meadows
 at the Blythewood Butterfly Festival!
 Ribbon Cutting with the Mayor and Butterfly Release at 9 am.

 Join us from 9 am to 6 pm for arts and crafts, kids' activities, art contest,face painting, food vendors and more.  Sponsored by the Town of Blythewood and Bravo Blythewood Art Council.
Contact Jean Bell for more information.  (803-550-9323) 

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Monthly Breakfast Meeting, Tuesday, September 8 at Doko Manor.

 This will be the annual high school football coaches meeting where the WHS and the BHS coaches and athlectic directors will present their outlooks and take questions about the current year.
Doors will open at 7:00, with breakfast at 7:30, catered by Lizard's Thicket and Iron Brew of BW.  Please register in advance
at and go to the Eventbrite link. 

Wednesday, September 9
from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
the Farmers Market will host a
Safety Night.

 Westwood High School Fire and EMS will be there, along with the Richland County Sheriff's Deptartment, K-9 Deputies, Kid Print ID Service, 9-foot Deputy, Live Music and food from Doko Smoke. For more information find us on the Blythewood Farmers Market Facebook page under "events" .

Saturday , September 12th, Blythewood High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will hold 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 are 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.

For more than ten years,
the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce has been in charge of the town's annual Christmas parade.
   However, the chamber board has recently decided to focus more on traditional chamber activities and has begun the transition to a citizen-committee-run Christmas parade with the town's blessing. The goal is to have the parade continue to act as a college scholarship fundraiser for deserving, local-area high school seniors. 
    This year's parade, on Sunday, December 13th, will be run by the chamber and the citizens committee together; with the 2016 parade run solely by the citizens committee.  The chamber would like to hold the first committee meeting in mid-September.  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting new effort, please contact the chamber's office manager, Kitty Kelly at (803) 712-3806 or

Blythewood Library
Friday Family Storytime
  September 4
10:30 to 11:00
Share books and songs for the
young and old!

Blythewood Bookworm Book Club
Saturday, September 5
3pm to 4 pm
 for ages 9-12.  Join us as we hear about exciting books to read, plus fun activities for the kids.

Blythewood Teen Book Club
Saturday, September 5
10:30 to 11:30 for ages 13-18. Share your favorite books with other teens who love to read.

Hands On Art
Wednesday, September 9
10:30 to 11:30 for ages 2-5.
 Bring your toddler for a hands-on messy ,fun time! 

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806

Town of Blythewood

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, September 14
7:00 pm at Doko Manor

Town Council Work Session
Tuesday, September 15
9:00 to 1:00 pm at Doko Manor

Town Council Meeting
Monday, September 28
7:00 at Doko Manor

Bravo Blythewood presents
Thursday, September 3,
6 to 8 pm at Scottie's Cafe and Grill. Come enjoy dinner and music, performed by Two For the Road, and enjoy the company of the Art Crowd!

Town of Blythewood Board Vacancies

Mayor Mike Ross
and Town Council are accepting volunteer applications from citizens interested in serving on the boards of the:

  •  Planning Commission ( 2 Seats) ,
  •  Board of Architectural Review (2  Seats)  and the
  • Board of Zoning Appeals ( 2 Seats). 

Applicants must reside in the town limits. All of the Seats are for a 3 year term and expire 9-30-18.

If you need additional information about the purpose or duties of these Boards, please contact Melissa Cowan, Town Clerk at 803-754-0501.

One more week!
Friday &  Saturday,
September 11th & 12th

Join the crowds looking for treasures on the 43 Miles from Blythewood to Ridgeway to Winnsboro,  all day until dark.  Check out available rental spaces at or stay up- to- date on the facebook page

Coming soon... A new website for Doko Manor,

with all the information you need for:
Birthday Celebrations
Weekday Business Meetings
Family Reunions

And don't forget
Doko Meadows...

The soccer, football and Lacrosse fields, plus the amphitheatre and the multi-purpose field can be rented for a small per hour fee. Call  Pat Connolly at Town Hall for pricing.
No grills can be used at Doko Meadows and there are no picnic tables as yet.

Could be a great gift for the Town of Blythewood! 

 Give us a call at Town Hall,  
754-0501  ( M-F, 8 to 5) for information and prices or visit  

Last week to check out the "Lost & Found" box at Town Hall.  Items will be taken to Goodwill in September!  Come by Town Hall from 8 to 5 if you have lost anything at the park or Manor. 

  Town Hall
will be closed
Monday, September 7,
in observance of Labor Day.
 We will reopen Tuesday, September 8.  Have a safe and fun Holiday!