Hello everyone, whew! What a week of Christmas activity flurries…certainly not snow flurries with this unpredictable warm December weather. Pansy plants are flourishing, added in among the holiday decorations. Speaking of holidays, birthdays first then holiday news.
Happy Birthday wishes to June Tankersley, Jessica Senn, Daisy K. Bullard, Cary Grant, Rita Mullins, Wil Bodie, Tina Pace, Angie Toby, Rebecca C. Ongemach, Ron Stroud, Peggy Bullard, Rhonda Knight, Timothy Lawson Jr., Marcy B.Lake.
Psst, don‘t tell her but Marcy, formerly Marcy Bledsoe, and Louie Jenkins and Micheal “Stape ” Stapleton are our oldest 1977 classmates. Now theyre busted.
Ain’t it Nifty — Ricky “Red” Gilliam is Fifty!
We send our best feel good wishes to David Reed.
Upcoming Church And Community News
The Town Of Whitmire will host a citizens input meeting Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at The Community Center. All Whitmire residents are encouraged to attend. Representatives from The Central Midlands Agency will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about the grant funding and how the grant funding will be used to better Whitmire area projects.
The regular town council meeting will be Monday, December at 6 p.m. at The Community Center. The Town Employee Christmas Dinner is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at The Community Center.
A “Night for The Legends” of Whitmire High School will be Friday, December 14 after the varsity girls’ basketball game. Retired coaches, teachers and administrators William”Lefty” Johnson, Kenneth “Ken” Coleman and the late Irby Raines Jr. will be honored as longtime members of the school and the community.
The game time is 6 p.m., immediately after the game the recognition ceremony will begin. Former students, faculty community members are all invited to attend.
First Baptist Church will present its Christmas drama: “Once Upon A Christmas” Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Jaycees Christmas Cheer Fund — You still have time to get adopt a family or child for Christmas. The Jaycees Cheer Fund Drive is underway. Visit The Whitmire Jaycees organization page on Facebook or stop by CWilbanks Photography on Main Street for more information. Charlie Wilbanks and her family members are helping the Jaycees this year. The drop off point is Grace Baptist Church on December 21 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The gifts will soon be picked up by the families or a representative.
The Jaycees have a holiday Christmas outing planned for December 12 with a trip to “Holly Wild” in Inman. It will be a first trip for some members, they were told it was a beautiful mix of animals and Christmas lights. The Jaycees have tentatively planned their Christmas dinner for Saturday, December 15.
The Jaycees say “Big Thank You” to The Whitmire Town Crew for the decorations and to all of those who participated in the annual downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, November 30.
The WCS Concert Band and The WCS Elementary Chorus provided a beautiful musical background, as Ministers Mark Stevens, Emma Ruff and Eddie Bledsoe offered scripture, prayers, and words of holiday inspiration. WCS assistant Principal Martha Suber was the event emcee and she acknowledged Newberry County Councilman-elect Scott Cain and Whitmire Mayor-elect Billy Hollingsworth. Billy gave the flip of the light switch as the gorgeously decorated tree came to light and life.
As we say in Whitmire: “A good time was had by all.”
Whitmire Memorial Library
Be sure and stop by the Whitmire Memorial Library to see the construction underway and check out the new physical and digital books in for the holidays. Yes, Whitmire Memorial library is ready for downloading books, all you need is a personal computer, tablet, pad and a library card. “Miss Linder “ and staff can help you with the rest.
Allrighty readers, you know how Gottrocks and Garabund work in cahoots against me? Well, now they do have a legit concern, the holiday rush. So I’ll close for now, but will look for your news bits, photos.
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