Friday, September 11, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, September 10th-12th

Join the crowds looking for treasures on the 43 Miles from Blythewood to Ridgeway to Winnsboro,  all day until dark. Friday and Saturday.
      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
September 10th, 11th & 12th

... To all the Blythewood Grandparents
who bestow so much wisdom,
tradition and love to their family and friends.  

Sunday, September 13, 2015

This Week-end!  

September 11th & 12th

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

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 10 am to 2 pm. 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


Family Story Time
September 11
from 10:30 to 11:00 

Scrabble Showdown,
for all ages
Tuesday, September 22- Friday September 25
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Come to the library after school and sign up for a game with a partner.  There are prizes for the highest score at the end of the week.

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806

One more thing.... Since I write this  newsletter, I want to take this opportunity to wish a very sweet grandparent,
Papa Moose,
a Happy 100th Birthday.

    He was born September 12, 1915 and after many hardships made it to West Point in 1939. He served in WWII and had a wonderful military career of 30 years, taking 4 kids, and Grandma Bette Ann all over the world.  Papa Moose would be 100 years old on Saturday with quite a legacy behind him. My father  is still missed by his family. 

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

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.

Pasture Field Day

Tuesday, September 29
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
at Trinity Methodist Church
90 Boney Rd., Blythewood

Many topics on soil health and pasture management will be discussed with the experts from Richland and Kershaw Soil and Water Conservation District, as well as support from other organizations.

 There will also be an introduction to the Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed 319 Program as well as lunch sponsored by members of the S.C. Grazing Land Coalition. 

We will carpool to the pastures at Camp Discovery for hands-on learning.  The Workshop is free, but registration is required.  RSVP to Charlie Fisher: or call 803-576-2080.  

Check out the
website for Doko Manor

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

There are many pictures on the website to show the true beauty of this undiscovered jewel in the heart of Blythewood!

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