Kathy Whetzel of Whetzel Automotive

Volunteering for Kinetic Derby Day is so much fun! Sign up to volunteer now

National Volunteer Week is later this month. It was established in 1974 to recognize volunteers’ contributions. The National Park Service encourages you to Join the celebration by volunteering, thanking a volunteer, and sharing your experience with others to enable them to volunteer. The City of West Columbia is gearing up for the award-winning 5th Annual […]

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Real Faces WeCo Places banners a testament to the quality of the West Columbia community

The City of West Columbia, in 2021, began a campaign to celebrate the individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses that make up the city’s sense of spirit and unity. The Real Faces WeCo Places decorative pole banners were hoisted in the River District and Triangle City. More faces and places have been added over the years and […]

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Sold-Out crowd shows for West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River – See photos

By the time it began, the Seventh Annual West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River was sold out. Masses packed the Stone River complex on the Congaree River to see the inventive and delicious food creations that were offered by the area’s highest-quality and most-popular restaurants and chefs.  Kathy Whetzel chairs the Board of the West […]

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Largest crowd ever comes out for West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day – See Photos and Award Winners

West Columbia hosted its largest crowd ever for the Fourth Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Meeting and State streets in West Columbia, Saturday. “It was a great crowd and it’s a great representation of West Columbia,” said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles. “We had good weather, just what we hoped for. It was a wonderful […]

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More info for Saturday’s Kinetic Derby Day – from food trucks and Meeting Street Artisan Market vendors to chalk artists, and giant slide

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day, featuring iMAGINE STEAM Festival, is this Saturday, April 22, 2023. Below is everything an attendee needs to know to enjoy an action-packed day in the City of West Columbia’s River District. Schedule of Events 10 AM – 80s Themed Kinetic Sculpture Parade kicks off at Brookland UMC and heads toward […]

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Join the Parade at West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day – Volunteers and Participants sought

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day, featuring iMAGINE STEAM Festival, is Saturday, April 22, 2023. The 4th annual free festival is seeking volunteers and parade participants to complete the planning of the action-packed family fun event. Join in the fun and get all the details at www.kineticderbyday.com. Registration for soapbox entries closes on April 17, 2023, at noon. […]

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House of Raeford FLOCK funds transportation and local businesses and churches provide volunteers for Riverbank Elementary students in Beyond Goals after-school soccer skills program

Just over 100 Riverbank Elementary students will take to the field this Thursday to demonstrate the soccer skills they’ve learned as participants in the Beyond Goals after-school program. But many of the other benefits these first- through fifth-graders are learning from the program – offered by Riverbank and sponsored by several area businesses – are […]

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Anticipation is High for Sponsors and Participants of Kinetic Derby Day on April 22 – REGISTER NOW!

The 4th Annual Kinetic Derby Day is just around the corner, on Saturday, April 22. The streets of West Columbia will be filled with thousands of people coming together at State and Meeting. It attracts the very young and the seasoned members of our community, along with everyone in between. The event features art, soapbox racing, a parade, and an obstacle course and […]

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