Hello everyone, I hope you and your family had a nice Fourth of July holiday week. Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy celebrated with a hot time last week, in spite of the wicked triple digit heatwave that dang near shut everybody down. Gottrocks requires coolant flowing through his wings’ arteries and veins just like our vehicles. Now that his fluids have been topped, he has sent the wishes.
We send our birthday wishes to Judy Burnett, Derek Long, Brandon McDaniel, Alison Cody, Robert Lipford, Albert Robertson, Jason Cody, Nicki Crosby, Melissa Brock, Jerry Wilbanks, Billy Hollingsworth, Lynn Maness, Phillip Wicker and Angie Thompson. To our former residents and Union County friends David Hipp, Rev. James Nates, Lisa “Have Mercy” Mayo Leigh and Joan Wilburn.
The Salkehatchie Summer Workers will be in town next week. These “Angels With Hammers” donate their time and money to help make Whitmire residents everyday life a little more comfortable. From roof repairs to painting rooms and porch renovations, they unselfishly give of themselves in the hot summer sun. The first arrival of workers is July 16. Several Whitmire churches will serve lunch to the volunteers each day. The workers can always use more donations of bottled water, sports drinks. Monetary donations and food and beverage donations can be made. The Whitmire area contact person is Claudine Taylor at 803-694 -2327.
First Baptist Church’s “Young At Heart Group” will meet Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. The hostess is Joie Hart.The First Baptist Mission group will travel to Oklahoma to work with “The Voices Of The Martyrs.”
FBC recently hosted Missions Golf Tourney at The Whitmire Golf Course, Saturday June 23. In the tournament’s five years, this year attracted the largest turnout of 57 golfers. The amount raised in the last five tournaments almost totals $10,000 in entry fees, donations and sponsorships. The funds are used for supplies and the mission trips. The Women on Missions is also collecting school supplies to donate. Sherry Cheatham is the organizational/contact person. Contact the church office for information on needed supplies. at 803-694-2137.
Speaking of golf, another tourney is in the works. The Whitmire Jaycees will host their fundraiser tourney — “The 1st Annual Golf In The Pines” Saturday, July 28 at The Whitmire Golf Course. Tee time is 9 a.m. and entry fees are $30. The fee covers the t-shirt, green and cart fees. The Jaycees will offer concessions, plus award prizes. Sign up sheets are at the cart shed, under the first hole shade area, Town Hall, Rebecca’s Salon, and Roche’s Pharmacy. Of the funds raised, a portion will benefit the local chapter and the Jaycees’ charity Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a week-long day camp for individuals with special needs and disabilities. Jaycee Chapters from South Carolina have participated and donated their time to volunteer at Camp Hope through out the years.
The Library On The Internet
Have you tried the new book downloads at the Whitmire Memorial Library? Stay cool and stay home to read the latest. All you need is a library card and the the Internet. The summer reading programs are underway, and those classes meet at the library. The children and youth and adult programs will all have a fun finale with certificates and finales and prize drawings planned. For more information contact the Whitmire Library Staff at 803-694-3961. The Summer Lunch program is back in it regular operating hours after a day off on the fourth.
Allrighty readers, “Garabund The Deadline Fairy” is back from his vacation to Iceland. Garabund, like Gottrocks, he can’t take the heat of the Deep South. I wish you could see him right now, tapping my keyboards and clearing his throat. Lets say so long and send us your new bits ,until next week. We depend on you for news, send you news bits, photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org