Epworth Alumni Homecoming

June 9th – 10th, 2018

The annual Epworth Alumni Homecoming weekend will be held at Epworth Children’s Home.

Please see the (tentative) schedule of events listed below:

Saturday, June 9th

11:00am Campus Open to Alumni
11:00am Lunch (Hot Dogs)
5:00pm Dinner (Fish Fry)
11:00am – 6:00pm Silent Auction

Sunday, June 10th

11:00am Church Service – Rev. John E. Holler, Jr.
12:00pm Covered Dish Luncheon
1:00pm-3:00pm Annual Meeting

Food – If you are coming on Saturday, please bring a soda, snack or dessert. For those coming on Sunday, be sure to bring a covered dish, vegetable, meat, or a dessert that will feed 6-8 people. Tea, ice, salt, and pepper will be provided by Epworth, and maybe some peanut butter ice cream also!

Silent Auction – The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for the Epworth Alumni Association general fund. New or gently used items are acceptable. Also, home canned and baked goods are welcome. Forms will be available for you to list the item and a beginning bid. Bids may begin at 1:00pm. All bids should be in even dollars.

Items that are not sold on Saturday will be available for bid on Sunday. Anyone who doesn’t attend on Saturday, but would like to participate in the Silent Auction may bring their item on Sunday. The money raised is used to provide gifts to Epworth seniors at special times in their lives and to support our annual homecoming.

Annual Cook-Out for Kids BBQ

The 10th annual Cook-Out for Kids will be held April 14, 2018. This BBQ fundraiser features award winning cooks, music , and a bake sale by the Red Hat Honeys of Columbia. Last year the Alumni raised over $30,000! Thank you to the Alumni Association and volunteers for making this BBQ such a huge success!

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. Click Here for 2018 BBQ Flyer!

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


Alumni BBQ Order Form


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!

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.

Tell us your story:

The Alumni Association wants to hear from you. Please email us at 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:

Or E-mail:

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.