Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Upcoming Events and People in the News

By Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

April 29, 2014

Hello everyone, lots of local news and events coming, so lets let Gottrocks The Birthday & News Fairy do his thing.


We send our Happy Birthday Wishes to Kay S. Roche, Tina B. Wilkerson, Tal Culbertson, Marissa Baker, Peggy Hueble, Janet R. Sexton, Eric Babb, Val Ettson, Mike Epps, Wade Thomas, Sherry Stevens, Chrystal Clark, Tommy Shields, Linda Lominick, Regan Green, A.G. Caudill, Rev. Kenny Weaver, and Rev. Bryce Castle.


We send our Happy Anniversary Wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Al (Jo Gilliam) Shouse, 36 years, and Mr. and Mrs. Jamie(Lana Johnson) Moore.


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the family of Mr. Joe Lindler Sr.

Upcoming Events And People In The News

The Whitmire Commodities Food Bank will be April 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Whitmire Community Center.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board members have a Mothers Day Special: “Blooms For Mom,” Saturday, May 10 at The Whitmire Community Center. Mom has access to a Mary Kay makeover, arts and craft gifts for sale, flowers and plants for sale. The time is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Misty Collier on the Econ Boards’ Facebook page.

The Board’s June event includes the multi-county yard sale from I-26 Clinton to I-77 Chester on June 6-7. The yard sale will offer Whitmirians a nice route through Whitmire from Clinton I-26 exit through Hwy 72 en route to Chester, through Carlisle, Maybinton Community across the Tyger River on to Lowrys and Chester.

The weekend of May 10 is also the day of “Celebration of 144 Years of Service” at The Cedar Grove A.M.E. Church on Highway 66-Whitmire. The committee members wish to contact former members and get information on deceased members, so they can be recognized. Fannie Hopkins is the contact person.

The First Baptist Church members will host a Missions Golf Tournament Saturday, May 24 at 9 a.m. Contact persons are Jimmy Moss of the Golf Association and Loraine Long. Volunteers are needed too.

The Whitmire Jaycees annual event The 2014 Party In The Pines Nightly Festival will be the second weekend in June. Thursday is Family Night with gospel music and special priced carnival rides, Friday will feature a Deejay spinning a variety of tunes, with local blues from The Mattie Phifer Band and WCS Talent Show Students.

Saturday will feature the parade at 1 p.m. The carnival will be open earlier to give the kids and parents more time. The Saturday Night Street Dance will feature Cody Webb, an up and coming Country Music talent who made the move to Nashville. Food and craft vendors will be avail on Main Street near the concert stage. Parking in west end of Main lots and at Heritage Park.

Contact the Jaycees at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com

Allrighty readers, enjoy your beautiful spring days and say Go Braves!

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