As we approach this Easter weekend, we are reminded of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made by shedding His blood for the salvation of all mankind. Christ’s return to life fulfilled a prophecy by rising from the dead. It was God’s proclamation to the world that our sins had been forgiven and paid in full. All who trust in Jesus Christ will be free from the stronghold of sin. His resurrection is our assurance that every promise God made can be trusted. He has offered us an eternity if we choose to follow Christ. God Bless you and your family during this wonderful weekend.
The deadline is fast approaching for 2017 Business License renewals. All renewals are due Monday, April 17, to avoid paying late fees. Business licenses run the calendar year, expiring on December 31 each year. The Town code provides for businesses to get their renewals up until mid-April as many owners rely on their tax preparers to assist them with gross receipts calculations. If you do not renew by the Monday deadline, you will be assessed a five percent penalty for each month you are late paying your license. Please help us by getting your renewal completed on time.
This Tuesday, a Special Called town Council meeting will be held to discuss and initiate short and long term planning goals and objectives for the Town of Chapin. Jeff Shacker, Field representative with the South Carolina Municipal Association will be participating in the planning session. This is an exciting time in our community. The Council looks forward to sharing this information with you in the months ahead.
Lexington County hosted an electronics recycling collection this past Saturday in Chapin. More than 200 residents brought in enough old electronic devices to fill up a semi-trailer truck. Thanks to Lexington County’s Solid Waste Division and Eight Acres Recycling for providing this free service to our community.
It’s not too late to sign up to participate in our Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market. The first session will be held on Saturday, May 6 beginning at 8:30 am and lasting until 11 am. They will have a mix of farmers and artisans on hand selling their produce and products. Curt London will be performing live music, and Shelly Daugherty with Essential Wellness will be doing a demonstration on massage techniques to alleviate stress and back pain at 9:30 am. I encourage you to come out and support our local growers and artisans and be part of something special in Chapin.
Town Hall will be closed this Friday in observance of Good Friday. I hope you and yours have a blessed Easter!