Hello everyone and happy Halloween to you. Local news on the way, first let’s do our community birthday wishes freshly texted in from Gottrocks the Birthday Fairy.
Happy birthday to Rae Ann Duncan, Sharon C. Matthews, Connie Culbertson, Melissa Hood, Eugenia A. Best, Betty Brock, Nancy Williamson and Mrs. Bessie Clark, who recently celebrated her 95th birthday with family members.
On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Mrs. Minerva Hunter Clark.
In upcoming local events
Whitmire Community School is hosting a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. The program will be held in the school’s gymnasium. Special guest speaker will be Ret. Col. and Afghanistan Veteran Scott Cain of Newberry.
The WCS concert band will provide special military music. Members of Whitmire V.F.W. Post #70 are the coordinators of this event. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact, Commander Thomas Crisp on his Facebook page.
Members of the Whitmire Volunteer Fire Department invites teens ages 14-17 to sign up for the Firefighter Explorer Program on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the fire department building on Gilliam Street near Town Hall. A parents signature must accompany the entry form.
The program is designed to educate youth to the rigors and training of firefighters. Contact Whitmire Fire Chief Micheal Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Whitmire Jaycees are planning the Whitmire Christmas Parade. The date is Dec. 8 at noon. Line up at 11 a.m. on North Main; no entry fee. For those interested in renting a pre-designed float for you church group, business or individuals, time is limited so contact Sue Hollingsworth at 694-3797 or Amy Silvers at 944- 1959. Send e-mail to email@example.com. Visit their Facebook page.
The Jaycees hosted a successful stump meeting last Tuesday at The Whitmire Community Center. Over 24 candidates from Newberry, Union and Laurens Counties participated. The Jaycees send a special thank you to members of the Whitmire town crew for their help with the set up of the center, and a special thank you to all the candidates who participated in the debate.
Aright readers, it that time, Gottrocks and Garabund the Deadline Fairy are conspiring against me. Halloween calls them and I am left holding the news bag. It’s time to pack it in and digress down memory lane about our past Halloween activities and visions of the future events. We will have information and photos of the annual Whitmire events.
Until then, we depend on you for news. Send your news, photos, events to: firstname.lastname@example.org.