Let’s mention this nice, welcome fall weather. For those of us over 50, it’s alright to discuss the weather.
We’re going to hear it from our elders anyway. “Gottrocks the birthday fairy” can tell tell us some weather predicaments he has been through as he flies and texts wishes to me each week.
We send our happy birthday wishes to Tracy Stone, Pat Sutton, Lyn Greenway, James Clark, Robert Hunicutt and to our former residents and Union County friends: Billy Lindler, John Walker, Crystal B. Nevesta, Susan R. Ballinger, Kevin Dunaway and David Greene.
We send our best feel good wishes to Annette Bullard.
On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Lois C. Vanlue. Known as “Miss Lois” to the members of the community, she is survived by her husband Robert, two daughters, Nancy (Gail) and Wanda and grandchildren.
Halloween in Whitmire:
Halloween is our next biggest and one of the most fun holidays we enjoy in the fall. It will be celebrated on Oct. 27 in Whitmire. Trick or Treat night will be early Saturday evening, followed by a slow ride or nice walk down Main Street for Trunk or Treat.
By that time, your kids sugar level is crackling so it’s best to retreat to the scary but safe world of the highly decorated city gym to expend a a sugar sizzle.
The annual Booster Club Halloween Carnival offers fun, food and music for the kids and mom and dad. The fundraiser attracts a large crowd year since its debut around 1975.
Year after year, the friendly Booster Club members, WCS students, faculty and staff help make the festival appealing to all ages with costume contests for toddlers, youth and adults.
The ever popular dunk the coach is still the biggest draw, while toss the ring and bean bag games, go fishing still sell tickets. There will be plenty of refreshments with homemade cakes, hotdogs, popcorn, candy apples and soft drinks available.
Music and dancing, talking and laughing, inflatable rides and games on the tennis courts are all in Whitmire for Halloween. It’s a fun time with a small door price.
All proceeds benefit the Athletic Booster Club. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Nina Wagner on her Facebook page.
Members of the Sims Chapel Baptist Church, along with Pastor H. Micheal Williams made a trip to North Myrtle Beach and Little River for a special service and sermon that he delivered. While there, several members enjoyed a visit to one of the church’s oldest members, former Whitmire resident Mrs. Marie Suber. Suber recently celebrated her 96th birthday.
Student athlete recognition:
We say congratulations to Micheal Ruff on his recent recognition of student athlete.
Mike is a red-shirt senior and political science major at Presbyterian College, where he plays wide receiver on the Blue Hose football team.
Mike is a 2008 graduate of Whitmire High School and he is the son of Michelle Ruff.
The Whitmire Jaycees will host the Main Street yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m.
Non-professional vendors include: individuals, church and civic groups for $10; professional vendors $20 per booth/table space.
Contact Sue Hollingsworth at 694-3797 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jaycees also have a Facebook page.
Allrighty readers, Garabund the deadline fairy is here. We know what that means, time to go.
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