Hello everyone, lots of upcoming news and events, but first over to GottRocks The Birthday Fairy, who is in the midst of preparing costumes for the Halloween Carnival here in town.
Happy Birthday wishes to Kathy Crumpton, Ernest Jennings, Autumn Gilliam, Vonda K. Hunt, Lana Barnett, Lisa E. Malpas, Paula Andrews, Dustin “Scorpio” Hueble, Debbie McKee, Rae Ann Duncan. To our former residents and friends Jody O. Garmon, Lynn Eargle, Hazel G.Pittendreigh, Jimmy Shannon, Jennifer West, and Robbie Bullard. Happy Anniversary on Oct. 27 to Alisa and Terrell Fowler, celebrating 21 years.
On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of former Whitmire resident Alma Murrah Gregory. Alma was married to the late Bobby Gregory. She is survived by a son, Eric, and several grandchildren.
Sympathy to the families of Alice Cheatham. Mrs. Cheatham was the widow of the Bill Cheatham. She is survived by a son, Mike; a daughter, Mary Alice Arrowood; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Upcoming News And Events
The big event in Whitmire this coming weekend is the Halloween Carnival/Fall Festival. Two new additions to carnival are the first Chili Cook-Off. The Whitmire Rescue Squad is sponsoring this contest. There’s no entry fee, just bring your crock pot of chili to the Whitmire Fire Department kitchen on Gilliam Street. (Located near the Carnival at City Gym.) Please specify the temp of chili — Hot, Spicy, Mild. Entries will be numbered and three private judges will taste each entry. The winner receives a blue ribbon and bragging rights to the “Best Chili in Whitmire.”
Out of town chili cooks are welcome. Civic groups and individuals are welcome. Each pot of chili will be ready for sampling, and its all you can eat for $3 plus soft drink. Can’t beat those prices. Contact Nina Wagner at 803-694-4339 for contest information.
The other new addition is the Trunk Or Treat On Main Street. It starts at 5 p.m., and folks can park on Main and give treats from their trunks to the trick or treaters, en route to the Carnival at City Gym. The City Gym was the original location of the annual carnival, and it is across the street from the Fire Department building where the Chili Cook Off will be held. The festival areas, are well-lit and safe. There’s plenty of parking on Main and surrounding streets. It is centrally located for walking to the festival/carnival. This is the Athletic Booster Club’s biggest fund raiser.
The WHS Class Of 1981 will hold its Reunion Dinner, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Steven W’s Bistro, 1100 Main St. Price is $35 per person. This includes meal taxes and gratuity only. Menu is available. Reservations can be made by contacting Randall Frye at email@example.com or Melissa Thomas Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org Both Randall and Melissa can be reached on Facebook.
Remember the Class of 1981? Some of its members were on the 1981 WHS Golf Team, which won the state championship. Speaking of golf, we will have the results from the Second Annual Pink Tee Tournament in the next edition.
The Whitmire Memorial Library’s fall “Read S’More Books” Program registration is Nov. 14. Kids ages 5-8 at 3:30 p.m. and kids age 4 at Nov. 16 at 11. Sign up at the library, comment on their Facebook page or call “Miss Linder” and staff at 803-694-3961.
WCS School News
The First Grade Classes recently enjoyed a field trip to Nivens Apple Farm, near Moore, SC. According to Mrs. Rita Baker, “The students enjoyed a hayride around the farm, pumpkin and apple pickin’, a picnic lunch and cider.” According to Mrs. Baker, “This was the first field trip for some students and their favorite activities were: the tire swing, the tubes and tepee, and we finally made it out of the corn maze!” Mrs. Bruyere’s class was also on the outing.
The Whitmire Recreation Department Fall sports pictures were made last week at the Recreation Complex on Highway 66, near the school. The 8-10 year olds and the cheerleaders enjoyed a cloudy, cool day, but fun day, as they continued with practice after their photos were made by Charlie Wilbanks. Charlie and Joan Wagner are the official photographers for the Whitmire Recreation Department.
According to local folks Lisa’ Place will move to Main Street. Lisa Whitlock, aka Lisa’s Place, is now located at the end of North Main, en route to Clinton, in what was once the Bantam Chef location. In the past 20 years, the location has served as a fast food, Greek/Italian food restaurant, and once a hair salon.
Lisa’s Place will occupy the former Big Willie’s Grill, formerly Maria’s On Main. Lisa and Jerry are known for home cooked meals ala the meat and three, hot breakfast and short order hot dogs and burgers.
Allrighty readers, in closing, I guess we all know by now, The World Series does not include my beloved Braves. Good year though, maybe next fall my boys will be there.
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