Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205


Annual Cook-Out for Kids BBQ

The 12th annual Cook-Out for Kids will be held April 4, 2020 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This BBQ fundraiser features award-winning cooks, music, music, bake sale and fun for the entire family!  Plates are $10/ea and whole slow-smoked Boston butts are $30.

Cookout for Kids is an alumni event supporting Epworth Children’s Home and their mission to provide care to children whose needs are so great. All proceeds go directly to Epworth Children’s Home.

Invite friends on Facebook!

Any Alumni or community members interested in participating in the Cook-Out for Kids BBQ, please contact Dianne Byrdic at epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering at the Cookout for Kids BBQ? Sign up here.

If you are unable to attend the Cookout for Kids but would like to make a donation, make your check payable to “Epworth Alumni Association” and mail to: Epworth Alumni Association, PO Box 1077, Columbia, SC 29202

The Cookout for Kids is proudly supported by the Alumni Association, many sponsors, and the Richland County Hospitality Tax Grant program.


Facebook Group

Join the official Epworth Alumni Association Facebook group where you can stay updated on the Alumni Association’s plans and activities. It is a great place to reach out to and catch up with fellow alumni. Click here to join the group now!

Alumni Association Meetings

Official Meetings:

The group composing this organization shall find fellowship and expression through a homecoming and an annual meeting of the Association, held each year in June on the campus of Epworth Children’s Home or as otherwise designated by its membership.

Epworth Alumni Association Reunion Scheduled for June 13-14, 2020.

As in the past year, arrive around 2:00 pm on Saturday for fellowship in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. Dinner will be provided by the Association. You may bring an appetizer and/or beverage to snack on before dinner.
On Sunday, arrive around 11:00 am. Bring a covered dish that will serve 6 – 8 people. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm with the memorial service and business meeting following.
If you have questions about the Reunion, call Charles McMurray at (803) 605-7439.

Tell us your story:

The Alumni Association wants to hear from you. Please email us at epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com and tell us what you have been up to since you left Epworth Children’s Home. We feature alumni in our newsletter and might want to do a story on you!

Epworth Alumni Association Directory:

An Epworth Alumni Association Directory may be purchased by sending a check for $10.00 to:

Epworth Alumni Association

PO Box 1077

Columbia, SC 29202

To include your name and information in the directory or make changes, please contact:

Dianne Byrdic

Epworth Alumni Assoc.

Chief Editor

Preferred E-mail: dbyrdic@sccul.org

Or E-mail: epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com

Phone: (803) 743-3944

The Epworth Alumni Association is the official organization of former students, employees and friends of Epworth Children’s Home.

The purposes of this Association are:

  • To foster acquaintance, friendship, and fellowship among former students, employees and friends of Epworth Children’s Home;
  • To develop active local and regional alumni association chapters;
  • To conduct reunions and homecomings;
  • To promote the objectives of Epworth Children’s Home among friends, churches, businesses and organizations;
  • To encourage members to financially support the on-going programs of Epworth Children’s Home to serve children and families.