Hello everyone. Brrr, October weathers is finally here. Makes ballgames and Halloween more exciting.
Exciting news coming up but first birthdays from Gottrocks, the Birthday Fairy. Gottrocks has added the final touches on his Halloween costume in anticipation of Whitmire’s Halloween celebration. More on that but first here are our birthdays and wishes. Happy birthday wishes to Ray Felker, Mark Raines, Deborah King, Sherry Cheatham, Jo Ann “Songbird” Clark, Martha “Mott” Coleman, Eilleen Dillard and her Devonshire Rex Cat, Kay M. Ogle, Charles Clemson Worthy, Pete Miller, Monica Turner, Jacob Dickerson, Allen Dilleshaw, Scott Cain, Craig “Corky” Senn, Jane Gosnell Simmons and Chris Gilliam.
We send our best feel good wishes to Mr. Jack McCarley and Annette Bullard.
On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Mr. George Bullard.
In upcoming events, the Whitmire Jaycees encourage members of the community to come to and participate in the upcoming stump meeting on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitmire Community Center. This is your chance to see and hear the candidates that you will be voting for. This is a free event, held as a community project for public education and information. Invite your friends and neighbors.
Forty-eight candidates from Newberry, Union and Laurens have been invited to speak, discuss their plans, and answer questions.
The Whitmire Volunteer Fire Department is offering an Explorer Program for teens ages 14-17. The department members will send out invitations with information to students at Whitmire Community School.
The WVFD members can be contacted through their Facebook page or through e-mail at email@example.com
The members of Sims Chapel Baptist Church are accepting donations and food baskets with canned goods and non-perishables. The church members along with Rev. Micheal Williams encourages Whitmire citizens and businesses to donate whatever items possible, so that the needy families in Whitmire will have holiday food baskets. Contact members from the church’s Facebook page.
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Congratulations to Talon Trotter, Jared Wicker and Sam Miller, on their recent award of player of the month from Whitmire Community School. All three young men are Varsity Wolverines.
Congratulations to the WCS Royal Regiment Marching Band. They had another good weekend in competitions. The band traveled to Graniteville to compete in the Midland Valley High School competition. Drum major Erin Jeter was picked for a second place award for drum major and the drum line received second place. The band placed fifth in overall performance. Meanwhile, the Varsity girl’s volleyball and tennis teams had recent victories.
The big October event is Halloween night on Oct. 27 which is the official Trick or Treat night and the Booster Club’s annual Halloween carnival at the city gym. The Trunk or Treat will also happen on Main Street. Both places are well lit and safe and within walking distance of each other. It’s fun for adults, toddlers, youth and teens.
In closing, I say thank you to those Whitmirians for decorating your homes in the spirit of Halloween. Garabund, the Deadline Fairy has asked for my help on his Halloween costume so duty calls. Feel free to send you news bits, photos, and events to: firstname.lastname@example.org.