Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Sledding and sliding on the Whitmire Golf Course

Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

February 4, 2014

Hello everyone, lots of folks talking about the cold weather and snow or lack of. Whitmire received about 1 inch of snow. Darn!

Despite the low accumulation, we had plenty of kids who enjoyed sliding the hills. Back in the day, we used to enjoy sledding and sliding on The Whitmire Golf Course. The fairways were the best way to get snow in your face on a large cola sign, cardboard box or lunch tray.

See what snow talk leads to, I had to digress to a memory of Whitmire past. Gottrocks de-iced his wings just in time to fly in and give me the birthday wishes.


Happy Birthday to Dale Broom, Lauren Couch, Brandon Norris, Marta L. Bostic, Tracy D. Hill, Angela O. Jackson, Peggy Caudill, Donna Bumgarner, and Baxley Alexander.

Feel Good Wishes

We send our best feel good wishes to Harry The Padre Felker and Jimmy Hollywood Hollingsworth.


On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Mrs. Linda Reid and Mr. Lee Roy Smith.

Upcoming Community Events

The Whitmire Recreation Department is sponsoring The First Ever Father & Daughter Dance, Feb. 22 at The Whitmire Community Center at 7 p.m.

This special event is to celebrate the special bond between Fathers and Daughters, or a positive male role model that a young girl or young lady has in her life. Rev. Todd Johnson will be the guest speaker, Photo booth and refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at Joe’s Market or Contact Recreation Department Coordinator Joey Dillard at 803-694-0198 or e-mail:whitmirerecreation@gmail.com

The Whitmire Economic Development board will host another event March 15 — The General Merchandise Auction that will include signed Dale Earnhardt merchandise. Time and location will be announced in the next edition.

The members of the economic board say thank you to all of the vendors, and volunteers who made their first event — The Tag Sale aka Indoor Yard Sale — a success. The Jan. 25 sale included local Whitmire vendors, plus members of the Chester Downtown Development Association were present and had a great time. Some even had their hair cut and styled at a vendor space. The board has many events planned for 2014, including a July Veteran’s Day Celebration on and around Main Street.

The Chester Downtown Development Association will host its 2nd Thursday Blues Series Feb. 31 with a special Valentines Dinner and Show at Anna’s Arbor Restaurant on 129 Gadsden Street, Chester, S.C. The feature artists are Mississippi Blues and Soul Recording Artist Johnny Rawls & Friends. A special price for dinner and the show. The show only is $12.50. Johnny performed at The Summit for the October date of the series and brought down the house. Members of Whitmire’s economic board will be involved and attending this event.

Motorcycles anyone? If you are a firefighter and own a motorcycle or have access to ride one, The Red Knights Motorcycle Club may be for you! The Red Knights is one of the most prestigious motorcycle clubs for firefighters. An informal meeting will be Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Whitmire Fire Department on Gilliam Street.

The contact person is WVFD Member Clay Bodie and he can be reached by phone: 803-944-6035 and by e-mail at: claybodie@yahoo.com or Visit Clay’s Facebook page.

Allrighty readers, The Deadline Fairy Garabund is here and flapping his icy wings, He is ready to fly to Florida. In closing, I say meet me here next week, and in between send your news, photos and civic/church group events to:news2cassie@yahoo.com.