Hello everyone. Local news and happenings on the way after we do the birthday wishes texted in from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.
Happy Birthday wishes to David Bostic, Alvin Lominick, April Gilliam, Kelvin Whitener, Ralph Gilliam, Dee Dee Doolittle, Paige Lindler, Ryder Thompson, Matt Felker, Jamie Garner, Jackson “Jackie” Wix, Tony Ramsey Jr., Scarlett Lindler, Vickie H. Millwood, Connie R. Bryant, Carol Scales Whitener, Chrystal Moss and Robbie Lominick.
We say happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kendrick who recently celebrated 15 years.
We send our best wishes and sympathies to the families of former Whitmire resident Jimmy Tidmarsh.
In upcoming news and events: The Whitmire Jaycees will sponsor the Main Street Yard Sale, set for Saturday morning, Oct. 12. Entry forms are at Roches Pharmacy. For information, contact the Jaycees on their Facebook page or call Sue Hollingsworth at 803-694-3797 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERA (Tyger-Enoree River Alliance) has announced the dates for its 2013 October Concert Series. Shows will be at The Strand Amphitheater in Heritage Park. The TERA Tailgate Party at 4 p.m., opening acts at 5 p.m. and headliners at 6 p.m. The concerts are free to the public.
The acts include The Overmountain Men on Oct. 5, Micheal Reno Harrell on Oct. 12, Christian Raine & Square Roots on Oct. 19 and Mill Billy Blues on Oct. 26. Bring a chair and enjoy free music, ranging from bluegrass, folk, country, Americana, and blues. John Durham and TERA volunteers are the contact persons at 803-271-6701 or visit the TERA website at www.tygerenoree.com
The Whitmire Community School cheerleaders are involved in the Cheer Challenge and Mascot Challenge. More info is on various Whitmire pages on Facebook.
In the community within driving range of The Whitty, Newberry and Union counties: Blues fans will want to check out the second Thursday Blues Series in downtown Chester. The performer for Sept. 12 is South Carolina’s Blues Doctor Drink Small.
The Blues Doctor was recently recognized with The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation’s Bobby Blue Bland Ambassador To The Blues Award in Memphis, Tenn., at the Night Of The Living Legends Awards Banquet in early August. Drink is a regional favorite, an authentic bluesman, with his early background in gospel quartets, as a guitarist and bass singer.
During his 70-year career, Drink has performed four times at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. This will be definitely a unique and energetic show as Drink get his audience involved. Tickets are $10. Information is available from the Chester Downtown Development Association and the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation Bed & Breakfast in Chester owned by David and Elizabeth Claytor.
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