Hello everyone, lots of local new to talk about, but first the birthday wishes from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.
Happy Birthday wishes to Tasha-Cook Rutherford, Alan Jenkins, Galen Roche, Toledo Fish, Rev. Kelly Gallamore, Virginia “Ginny” Yarbrough, Alvin Lominick, Janet Ballentine, Charles Welling and Matt Fain.
We send our Happy Anniversary Wishes to Meg and Kevin Kendrick.
Congratulations to Stephanie and Zeb Wicker on their recent Aug. 4 wedding ceremony.
On a sad note, we send our best wishes and sympathy to the families of Mr. Tommy Bumgarner , Mr. Alfonso Ettison and Mrs. Lynn Robertson Alexander.
Back To School
Its time for the annual Back To School list for Whitmire area college students.
• Joshua Johnson — Winthrop University
• E.J. Ruiz — Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
• David Andrews Jr. — Piedmont Technical College
• Angel Simpkins — Greenville Technical College
• Thomas Miller and Cory Robertson — USC-Union
• Ethan Boulware — The Citadel
• Andrew Cromer — Clemson University.
We want to keep this updated, so parents, grandparents, guardians, and students, please send your updates and names to my e-mail address at the bottom of this column.
Upcoming News And Local Events
The WHS Athletic Hall Of Fame inductions and Wolverine Football this Friday, against North Central at Wolverine Stadium, located at the corner of Golf Alley and Union Street. The ceremony will be held during the halftime of the game. Game is at 7:30 p.m.
Hook-A-Kid On Golf
Speaking of Wolverine Stadium, and Golf Alley, The Whitmire Golf Course was filled with youth and parents Saturday morning, Aug. 18. The Annual “Hook-A- Kid On Golf” Program held its finale mini-tournament. Parents and grandparents enjoyed a ride through the pines and fairways with their child. Instructor Tommy Suber gave each child one on one instructions on the greens and fairways, as mom and dad looked on with cell phones and cameras ready for the perfect action shot. This year’s program had the largest turnout so far — 13 participants. Each young golfer received t-shirts, visors, tees, and for the first time players a beginners set of clubs, cased in a blue and gold bag. The six week program is designed to teach rules, etiquette and offer experiences about a sport that can be expensive.
Instructor Tommy Suber said “I want to thank all of our kids, we had a great group, and a lot of fun.” He added, “I really want to thank the parents for participating with us, coming out to see their child’s progress in the mini-tourney.”
Mayor Tim Carroll was on hand to give out the trophies. Carroll stated, “I thank the kids for coming out to learn, and the parents for supporting their child in the program.”
The youth golfers included Logan Putnam, Marcus Brogle, Jay Dunaway, Cameron Sheffield, Lomas Tyrek Davis, Joseph “Little Joe” Dillard, Dakota Bodie, Mikhail Moss-Jenkins, Tammie Worthy, Tiffany Taylor, Hunter Alexander, Andrew Johnson, and Chase English.
This event is sponsored by The Whitmire Recreation Department and co-hosted by the Whitmire Golf Association.
Main Street Yard Sale
The Whitmire Jaycees will host the Annual Main Street Yard Sale, Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m.-noon. Individuals, businesses, church and civic groups are welcome. Booth/table spots are $10 and for professional vendors $20. Local farmers and produce growers are invited to sell fruit, veggies and flowers.
Detailed contact information will be given in upcoming editions. Feel free to visit the Whitmire Jaycees Facebook page under Organization or send e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, Allrighty then readers, yep, fall is around corner, had some cooler weather and rain last week. Loved it. I still can’t used to seeing folks wearing shorts to an early season football game or the Halloween Carnival, which is around the corner too. More on fall events in future editions, for now, its closing time. Feel free to send your photos, news bits, church/civic group news to email@example.com