Upcoming events and WCS news

By: By Cassie J. Fowler - Contributing Columnist

Hello everyone, we’re back with some news updates about Life In The Whitty. You know Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy likes to get his wishes sent first, so here we go.


Happy Birthday Wishes to Coach Jarrod King, Kelsey D.Rowe, CJ Lake, Tommy “Jeet” Jeter, Lynn Greenway, Marshall Revels, Susan R. Ballenger, Sheila Campbell.

Best Wishes

We send our speedy recovery and best wishes to Johnny “Buck” Kendricks.

Upcoming News And Events

Whitmire has a new and successful after school program “No Bounds Care”, held after school from 3-6 p.m. at The Community Center on Glenn Street in the former Park Street School Cafeteria. The program’s local representative is Geneva Ware. Mrs. Ware has co-coordinated and hosted the summer after school programs for the last four summers. This program will feature a hot meal, adult mentors to help kids with homework, and structured free time with adult supervision. Adults are welcome, the program is income based, the meals are free. Visit the program’s website:www.noboundscare.org or, for more information, contact Geneva Ware via e-mail at: [email protected]

The Whitmire Jaycees have their Main Street Yard Sale planned for Saturday, Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. start time. The spaces are $10. Vendors, yard salers can contact the Jaycees at 803-944-1116 or e-mail them at:[email protected]

This sale is a perfect way to raise extra spending monies or a civic group fund raiser. The phone number is the new number for the Jaycees.

They are in the planning stages of the Halloween Carnival, to be held Halloween Night, Oct. 31. The Whitmire Booster Club has hosted this event since 1975, and now the Jaycees will host it, keeping some traditions going and adding new things. Plenty of food, soft drinks, games, air rides and music in a child safe environment at the City Gym behind the tennis courts.

Whitmire Town Council members, civic groups, school staff are all invited to participate in the follow up ”Cultivating Communities” work shop.

September 21 and September 28, Whitmire Mayor and Council members will meet with county officials, such as planning and zoning staff, county council, county attorney, to learn and discuss nuisance ordinances, aka keeping clean residences and businesses, building codes and dilapidated buildings building. The meeting on the 21st will be at the new County Annex & Council Chambers in Newberry and the 28th will be at Town Hall Annex on Main Street in Whitmire.

WCS News

In WCS News, Oct. 16 week is Homecoming Week at WCS. Be sure to wear Blue and Gold if going to any school functions. A big week for students! The Friday, Oct. 16 Pep Rally will be a Community Pep Rally on the tennis courts on Main Street at 2:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

In closing I say “Go Wolves.” The Lady Wolves tennis team doing really well this fall, and the Wolverines Varsity Football program is having some great wins too.

Also, feel free to visit the towns official website at www.townofwhitmire.webs.com and the town’s official Facebook Pages — Whitmire Recreation Be sure to LIKE each page, so you can see events and meeting, practice schedules, rain outs.

Come back in the near future for more news from the Whitty on Who & What. In the meantime, feel free to send your news bits and photos to: [email protected]

Who, What, When & Where of Whitmire

By Cassie J. Fowler

Contributing Columnist