Lots of local news to talk about, first its our birthday list from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.
Happy Birthday to Teresa Hunnicutt, Sue Hollingsworth, Maddison Brock, Cadee Shields, Annette Bodie, Karen Measamer. Special Birthday wishes to our former residents, Rhonda R. Calliope, Marc Jeter, Becky Y. Heinrichs, Bobby Dale Gregory, Maria Thompson, Chastity Tran, and Rhonda McCall.
Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Millwood. The couple recently celebrated their 24th year last week.
Feel Good Wishes
We send our best feel good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams.
Upcoming News And Events
The 100 year celebration at WCS and Wolverine stadium is this Saturday. Hope to see some alumni there.
The Whitmire Golf association is hosting a Captain’s Choice Tournament Saturday, May 26, at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $30. President Billy Hollingsworth stated, “Everyone can come out to play. The cart shed renovation and rebuilding is complete, and all insurance policies are updated.” Portions of the golf course and its cart sheds were partially destroyed in a severe wind and thunder storms couple of years ago.
The WGA is co-hosting the Annual Wolverine Classic June 9 at 9 a.m. All former WHS athletes are invited to play. The yearly tourney draws more than 70 players and their families. It’s a big reunion on the course and afterwards as the former Wolverines and their families stay to attend the Party In The Pines Festival. Interested golfers can contact former Coaches William “Lefty” Johnson, Irby Raines or see a member of the Golf Association.
The Hook A Kid On Golf Program sign deadline is May 25. Information and entry forms are available at Town Hall and Roche’s Pharmacy.
The Whitmire Recreation Spring Sports banquet will be Saturday, June 2, at the community center. Girls softball at 1 a.m. and boys t-ball at 2 p.m.
The Summer Lunch Program will be offering free lunches for Whitmire Students on Tuesday through Friday, June 4-Aug. 10, at The Whitmire Community Center. The only day exempt will be July 4.
The Newberry Housing Authority is participating with the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children up to 18 years old. This program does not discriminate due to sex, age, national origin, disability, color or race.
WCS Faculty member Geneva Ware is the coordinator for the program in Whitmire. Geneva stated at a recent town council meeting, “We served over $4,660 dollars worth of meals and served 100 students per day during last year’s program in Whitmire.” We say Thank You To Geneva and her staff of volunteers for making life better for Whitmire citizens.
Party In The Pines
The 25th Annual Party In The Pines Festival is around the corner, and the line up for the parade needs to be completed. Interested parties, individuals should contact the Whitmire Jaycees on their Facebook page or the Party In The Pines Facebook page and websites. Sue Hollingsworth is the Whitmire contact at 803-694-3797.
The Jaycees booth will offer soft drinks, bottled water, and fresh Domino’s Pizza by the slice at special prices in honor of the 25th year. The Jaycees will also be selling souvenir PIP Fest bracelets. Special vendors may include a souvenir photo booth near the concert stage and Jaycees booth.
The entertainment will include carnival rides with one price rides for kids on Thursday night, which is Family Night, and Gospel music by festival favorites Hi-Cotton Gospels Group, and various quartets and choirs. Friday Night will feature the group “ShowNuff,” a variety band and Saturday’s events will kickoff with the parade. The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Flashback — a nostalgic Soul, R&B, Beach, Rock and Oldies show group will take the stage at 8 p.m. Martha Suber of The Mattie Phifer Band a will be a guest deejay and host for the activities, as Martha was involved with the Jaycees and festival coordination in the Eighties and early Nineties.
Festival parking will be in and around Main Street, Railroad Avenue and the parking lot at Heritage Park, in the former Park Street School location, behind Main Street. The eastern portion of Main Street near Glenn Street will be closed to traffic on Thursday afternoon, June 7, for carnival set up. A portion of Gilliam Street will be open only for vendors, entertainers to load and unload vehicles, equipment. The festival is a nightly event and the dates are: June7, 8 and 9 with activities and carnival rides opening at 6 p.m. each night.
Please visit the festival site for booth forms and contact information at www.partyinthepinesfestival.com
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