As you can tell, Lexington Avenue is under construction! While the temporary inconvenience of barricades and traffic cones leave a little bit to be desired from an appearance standpoint, I encourage you to have faith in the finished product which will be a welcomed improvement to our downtown. Thanks for your patience and please be sure to obey any traffic directions provided during this project.
Work has started on this spring’s Community of Character Service Day and Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast so I want to make you aware of the dates. The prayer breakfast will be on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 am in the Community Room at Town Hall. Thanks to Tim Slice and Generations of Chapin for agreeing to serve as our breakfast sponsor again this year! We will be announcing our guest speakers and participating members of our Chapin faith community soon, but go ahead and mark your calendars.
Then on Saturday, April 1, we will have our Community Service Day. This is a day when groups of all ages and backgrounds get out and adopt projects that make our town better. Whether it’s planting trees, cleaning litter off our roadways or reading to seniors, we invite everyone to sign up to make a difference in Chapin. Be on the lookout for more details on our website and social media channels.
Another interesting project we are working on at Town Hall is the creation of a local farmers market in downtown Chapin. Building on the success of the Fall Arts Festival that took place in October, we have had several of our local businesses, artisans and farmers working to determine best practices, develop rules and regulations, and other logistical components. If you would like to be involved, I encourage you to contact Karen Owens at Town Hall either by phone – 575-8039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to extend a hearty congratulations to Will Register of Chapin High School. You may remember we recognized him for being selected to play in the 2016 Shrine Bowl Game back in December. Wednesday he will officially sign to play football for the University of South Carolina. He also received offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Michigan and UNC—Charlotte, but he stayed with his verbal commitment to USC which he made at the end of his sophomore year in 2015. With only 2.6% of eligible high school players getting the opportunity to play Division 1 football after high school, this is a huge achievement and honor for Will personally and a huge achievement for the Chapin High School football program.