Mayor Proclaims Aug. 15 ‘Billy Raines Day’

Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross presents newly retired town hall employee Billy Raines with a proclamation honoring Raines with a day of his own in Blythewood.

At a special called meeting of the Town Council on Aug. 16, Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross proclaimed Aug. 15 as ‘Billy Raines Day’ in the Town of Blythewood.

“In honor of Billy’s service as a loyal, faithful public servant and a lifelong resident of the Town, we hope that everyone will pause on this special day every year to reflect on the dedication and accomplishments of Billy and his late wife Carolyn,” Ross said.

“Billy and Carolyn were influencial in instituting the Blythewood Christmas Parade,” Ross added, “and we still enjoy that parad every year.”

Several of Raines children, grandchildren and other family members were in attendance and posed for pictures with Raines following the meeting.