The Dog Days of Summer are almost over, especially for our children.

Woodside Plantation Country Club was host to a couple of pool parties before school started on Aug. 18.

The Grove Children’s Ministries from St. John’s United Methodist Church had a pool party on Aug. 17 before heading back to school.

Also at the pool was a group from the Natural League of Junior Cotillions celebrating its kickoff “Ice Breaker” event.

The cotillion organization is for children between 10 and 14 years old and hosts learning activities and fun while learning manners and etiquette.

The 20th S.C. Mid Amateur Four Ball Championship Golf Tournament was held at the country club on Aug. 16-17. The field consisted of 128 of the finest amateur players in the state.

The first-place winners were Thomas Addison and Matthew Wiggins with a total score of 129.

Our local amateurs played well. Coming in third with a score of 133 were David Seawell and Mike Wiland. Sixth place with a score of 137 were Ryan Lentz and Brian Quackenbush; and in seventh place with a score of 138 were Bo McCullough and Scott Robbins.

Woodside residents volunteer at local charities. Carla Cloud, executive director of ACTS, said, without the help of committed volunteers, ACTS would not be able to handle the clients and their requests so efficiently.

Each month, hundreds of clients who need assistance in the form of food, clothing, medical assistance, utility assistance, fans or heaters come to ACTS.

There are approximately 40 Woodside residents who volunteer at ACTS by serving on the board, helping with the newsletter, assisting in fundraising, in reception, interview, daily assistance, food pantry, clothing closet and resale store.

Cloud said ACTS can always use more volunteers in these areas. She can be reached at ACTS of Aiken, 803-649-3800.

Woodside welcomed new members at a New Member Mixer held on Aug. 15.

Woodside celebrated its third annual Luau Weekend. Family Fun Night was held on Aug. 23 and was full of children who enjoyed three big bounce houses, games and prizes with hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. A good time was had by all.

On Aug. 24 attendees enjoyed live music by the Mike Frost Band and a Hawaiian menu ...

A Labor Day Golf Scramble was held on Woodside Plantation on Aug. 31. Ten dollars of the entry fee was a donation to the Folds of Honor to support its mission – “We proudly stand in the gap, providing scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America.”

Linda Walters serves as the vice president of the Board of Governors at Woodside Plantation Country Club.