Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire

Last updated: December 24. 2013 7:36AM - 936 Views
Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, birthday wishes on the way along with “Who’s Got Lights? A trip through Holiday Lane.” Gottrocks The Birthday fairy is here, so lets not linger.


Happy Birthday wishes to Allen Worthy, Robbie Jennings, Gerald Moss, Dalma Trammell, Candace Bruce, Misty H. York, Billy Sellars, Randy Thompson, Cuzzin’ Derrick Gilliam, Lynn Gladney, Tracy W. Pridham, and Ken Coleman.

Belated Birthday Wishes to Sarah Mae Adams ,Donice Riser, Ken Dickerson, Travis Green and Christy Riser.


Happy 42nd Anniversary Wishes to former Whitmire residents Mr. and Mrs. James Howard.


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Mrs. Ella Williamson Wilbanks.

Community News

Volunteers are need to deliver meals to homebound citizens in the Whitmire Area. The Baker Senior Center also welcomes volunteers.

Contact Whitmire area Coordinator Lisa Bundrick at 803-694-2828 or stop by The Baker Senior Center on Main Street in Whitmire.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board

The recently appointed Whitmire Economic Development Board members are scheduled to have a Tag Sale for Jan. 25 at The Whitmire community Center. Social, civic and church groups are encouraged to rent a table space. The event is a great way to raise monies for your group. The tag sale is very similar to a yard sale. This one will be indoors.

The board members are also working with mover and shakers in Chester. Their Downtown Development Board hosts The successful 2nd Thursday Blues Series at various downtown businesses. Plans are to co-host the concerts in the spring or summer in Whitmire’s heritage Park.

Last week Board Director Maria McMurtury and myself attended the Old English District Awards Luncheon in Richburg, S.C. The meeting speakers were from The State Chamber of Commerce and Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Local Officials from several counties were there. The OED has beautiful souvenir store with brochures from various South Carolina towns and cities, t-shirts, local artist jewelry and more.

This was an eye opening meeting, as we were able to talk park rangers about a new sport that is becoming very big in South Carolina — Disc Golf. With this type of information, officials can take this sports idea back to their towns/districts and see if there’s interest in creating or funding an addition to their recreation department.

Very helpful and a big thank you to the coordinator of the awards luncheon, our Economic Development Board.

The group has created a Facebook page. Copy & paste this link or copy to go directly to the page. It will also be posted on The Town Of Whitmire’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Whitmireeconomicdevelopment

Holiday News

Whitmire residents have outdone themselves again. Lights, lights and more lights and decorations. Lets give recognition to some of the folks who worked tirelessly for others to enjoy their decorations.

Church Street & Newberry Highway Props go to: The Hoods, the Worthys, the Harold Gilliam Family, the pretty white house with a fence (formerly The Ansel Bailey Home) Mr. and Mrs.A.G. Caudill, Mrs. Nancy Brock, the Jeters, the Whisenants, the Lydas.

On down to Park Street, we have the Mark Raines Family, Jimmy and LaVerne Brock, the Town Of Whitmire Lighted gazebo. Formerly North Main: the Howards.

If I missed your name and decoration, we will have more sites posted in the next column, as Gottrocks, Garabund and I make the rounds to about town to see more decorations.

For now “Garabund The Deadline Fairy” has my keyboard on lockdown. So I say So Long & Merry Christmas — Thank You for your readership through the past 10 years of “Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire” Send your news bits to:news2cassie@yahoo.com

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