Thursday, May 4, 2017

This Weekend in Blythewood, May 4th-6th

Blythewood Tae Kwon Do is holding a Breaking To Heal, Break-A-Thon.  Saturday, May 6
10:00 to 12:00, Doko Meadows Park, 171 Langford Road.  This event is a fundraiser for Healing Guatemala.  Come support a good cause and see our kids in action!

       This Weekend in          Blythewood    
May 4th, 5th & 6th

Blythewood Tae Kwon Do
is holding a
Breaking To Heal,

Saturday, May 6
10:00 to 12:00
Doko Meadows Park
171 Langford Road

This event is a fundraiser for Healing Guatemala.
Come support a good cause and see our kids in action!

Mayor Ross..."a cook for kids"!  That sounds more realistic!
Will the First Lady of Blythewood be there with a video camera to later remind the Mayor that
he is "a cook"?

Chef Tony Crout,
from Doko Smoke, will be there to guide Mayor Ross as he cooks his favorite recipe with 99 other prominent men from the Midlands. That should be fun!

For details, tickets and a way to "tip" Mayor Ross (so he can win) go to
for more information.

Effective May 5th, 2017
there will be a weight restriction on Bear Creek Road,
over South Branch of Bear Creek
( S-40-221). A SCDOT inspection  recommended a weight restriction of 8 TONS per axle and 33 TONS GVW which was determined,
based on the bridge type, existing bridge conditions and recent repairs.There is a map at Town Hall if you need more information.

Septic Assistance in Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed

  Richland County Conservation Department has a new opportunity for residents in the Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed to receive 60% financial assistance to repair or replace failing septic systems.  This watershed includes portions of northeastern Richland County and western Kershaw County (parts of Blythewood, Sandhill, Elgin, Pontiac, and Lugoff), as well as a sliver of southern Fairfield.  They are sending a direct mailer to everyone with an address in that area.

Details are at

The Mayor received a wonderful email from Meredith,
who was the catalyst behind Blythewood Gives.
She was thrilled to tell the Mayor of all the reports/stories she received  about the Saturday, Blythewood Gives Day...

Cookies made for the Bear Creek fire department,
Grace Coffee gave free drinks to teachers,
stuffed animals were given to the police and fire departments,
100 books donated to the R2Ready to Read program,
toys to take to the Family Shelter and Toby's Place,
a truck load of food for CAB,
trash pick-ups in neighborhoods,
12 bags of clothing and supplies for the homeless,
quarters left in the car wash for the next person's treat
and IGA's food drive.
 One gentleman paid for several peoples grocery!  

198 hours were pledged for service in the community!  Sounds like an annual event to me with even more people doing random acts of kindness that supports our wonderful community!  
Thanks from Meredith and the Mayor!

 Blythewood Farmers Market
will be back each Wednesday  through next October at
Doko Meadows
171 Langford Road
4:00 to 7:00 pm

Doko Manor
Check out the website at
We have a great venue for weddings, receptions, family reunions, business meetings and that special birthday or retirement party. Plus, we have a great staff to help you with that special event.
And a special "Get Well Soon" to Lisa!

Call Town Hall
for details, pricing or a tour.
or visit us at

Town of Blythewood

*Meeting Cancelled*
Board of Zoning Appeals
Monday, May 8
6:00 pm
Doko Manor

Town of Blythewood Budget Workshop
Thursday, May 11
9:00 am
Doko Manor

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, May 15
7:00 pm
Doko Manor

The Greater Blythewood
Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, May 9
Doko Manor
7:00 am


Our May 9th breakfast speaker is Laura Ros from EngenuitySC.
Laura is working on a social innovation project called :
What's Next Midlands uses crowdsourcing to identify issues in our community, then fund and implement various projects each year.
She wants to include Blythewood!
Please register in advance at

Join the many teams for
Relay For Life
May 12, 2017
6:00 pm until midnight
at Blythewood High School Track
10901 Wilson Blvd.

Help encourage those who have battled or are battling cancer, while raising money needed to help the American Cancer Society "bring cancer to its knees."

For more information go to or call 803-750-1693

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Doko Meadow Park
171 Langford Road

Admission is free for the:
Caterpillar Petting Zoo
Live Butterfly Release and the Children's Pollinator Parade
Pollinator Coloring Garden
and Family Photo Station
Butterfly Face Painting,
Balloon Art & Make and Take Crafts
Local Artisans & Vendors
Food, Music & much more!

The Walk-in-Butterfly Experience
is $8.00 per person 
( ages 2 & under free) 
Guests will be able to feed
and enjoy the beauty of 6 different species of butterflies
in this signature attraction. 

Can you believe it is May?  Where has the school year gone?  
Teachers and kids are counting down the days and parents are thinking about summertime with kids at home.  
Enjoy every minute...each day is a gift.