Last updated: June 09. 2014 11:44AM - 216 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everybody. Local news on the way, after we do our birthday wishes from Gottrocks the birthday fairy.


Happy Birthday to Claudine Taylor, Ashley Baker, Anita G. Pierce, Hanna Wagner, Frankie Wilbanks, Joe Dillard, Melissa V. Epps, Toni Rae Madray, Phillip Hensley, and Andrew Campbell. Congratulations to the WCS Class of 2014!

On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Willis Clark, Britton Worthy Sr., Frankie “Buck” Broome.

Upcoming events

The Whitmire Memorial Library kicks off it summer reading program this week. The “Fizz Boom Read” is for children ages 4-9 and 10 and up are the “Double Digits.” The Double Digits’ Program title is “Spark A Reaction” and will focus on science related projects and activities. Each age group have their own day and time.

• Ages 4-5: Mondays at 11 a.m.

• Ages 6-7: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

• Ages 8-9: Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

• Ages 10 and up: Thursdays at 11 a.m.

A party with refreshments and certificates will be given to each age groups’ conclusion in July. Adults can sign up for the Adult reading program and register to win prizes. The goal for adult readers is 100,000 collective pages. For more information, contact the staff at 803-694-3961 or visit the library’s Facebook page.

The Wolverine Golf Classic Golf Tournament is June 13 with a 9 a.m. tee time at the Whitmire Golf Course. This is for all former WHS athletes and is a fund raiser tournament for the Booster Club. Meanwhile downtown, The Party in The Pines carnival and vendors will be getting ready for the Saturday Street Dance with Country and rock vocalist Cody Webb.

The festival will start Thursday night, which will feature Gospel Music and Family Night, with special priced rides for kids. Friday night The Mattie Phifer Band from Whitmire will feature smoking hot blues, after the WCS Kids perform. The carnival will be open all three nights, and a variety of crafts, art and food vendors will be on Main Street.

Parking for the event is available on Railroad Avenue, Heritage Park parking lot on the former Park Street School location, Market Street, and a small portion of Gilliam Street. A portion of the downtown streets will be closed, due to the vendors and carnival rides. The Whitmire Jaycees sponsor this event, which is one of their fundraiser projects as well as a service to the community.

The next event from the Whitmire Economic Development Board will be the July Veterans Celebration on Saturday, July 19 on Main Street. Veterans and their families will be treated to a classic car show, live music, craft and art vendors. Visit the board’s Facebook page for more information and to leave comments.

Well readers, short but sweet. One last thing before Garabund makes me close my keyboard. Snakes! That’s it — snakes. Have you seen you first summer snake yet? Not in the road, but in your yard? I had a surprise last Wednesday morning as I toted and carried dirt and yardwork tools to the front flower bed. A black snake with while belly was silently waiting and watching half exposed under a shrub bush.

Woo, you know me, and my history of snakes. I was too startled to scream, so I as I did an acrobatic style two step to the side like a crab and away from the snake. I stepped hurriedly and ran around the back to tell the Arthur and the world. We came back ready to scream and scare it or to mutilate the beast, but he had slithered away.

So now it’s back to an early spring ritual of tossing moth balls around the drainpipes, house ports, flower beds. Want to read more snake and creature stories? Then send your events and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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