One of my favorite things about being elected Mayor has been the opportunity to interact with our community members. This week was full of opportunities to meet with Chapin residents and business owners alike. Here are some snapshots of the week’s events.
St. John’s AME Church
Captain Craig, Nicholle Burroughs and I attended a moving ceremony in remembrance of the anniversary for those that lost their lives and were injured in the Mother Emanuel Nine tragedy back in 2015 in Charleston, SC. Bishop Samuel L. Green and Rev. Lynda R. Jones provided remarkable and insightful messages on the power of love and the thankfulness for God’s grace. The passionate speech reminded us that together we can overcome the evil of bigotry and hate.
All Star Event
Chief Zeigler and I attended an event for the Chapin All-star team. We both shared messages with the athletes and their families. I was very impressed with the group, the kids seemed motivated and eager to learn. Spending time with the young athletes brought back memories for me. My favorite part was when they included us in the Chapin cheer. I am excited to see what these young athletes will accomplish in the years to come.
We held our first Farmstand this week to a steady flow of customers. This market is a limited market featuring select vendors. The Farmstand is aimed at proving local residents an opportunity to shop and support our local farmers. We look forward to hosting the event on the third Thursday of the month throughout the season. The full Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market will return July 7 with entertainment, activities for the kids, arts and local growers and farmers.
Rainbow International Ribbon Cutting
It was my pleasure to welcome Rainbow International to the Chapin community. Rainbow International has completed a full renovation on the office space and warehouse, turning the facility into their corporate headquarters. They are looking to use the 10,000 sq. feet of office space upstairs as a small office facility housing several smaller companies that could compliment their business. This represents a significant investment in the Chapin community. With a reputation as a strong corporate citizen it is an honor to welcome them into our community.
Re-max at the Lake- Office Re-opening
From new businesses to the area to a longtime Chapin business. It was a joy to attend the ribbon cutting on the grand re-opening of the Re-max office off Chapin Road. Walking through the office building it was obvious the investment and hard work that had gone into re-vamping the community fixture. Office owners, Molly Sims and Gina Breland did a great job with the exclusive event and we thank them for their continued dedication to the Chapin community.