E-Mail Cindy Campbell
Fellow Citizens of South Congaree,
This month for our town has been a very busy one and full of holiday activities for you and your families. It’s because of the many events that our town has the honor to host that makes the Town of South Congaree so unique!
We began the season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. I want to personally thank Mr. Clifford Fisher (Owens Fisher Construction) for his generous provision of a lift that was used for two long days while lights and decorations were strategically hung. There were many volunteers that came out to assist and I especially appreciate the time and hard work Mayor Pro-Tem Mechelle Mabry put into making this years’ tree absolutely beautiful! Special thanks to one of South Congaree’s newest businesses, The Human Bean, not only did they provide hot chocolate to all who attended, they graciously served everyone. Thanks also goes to Food Lion, our local grocery store, for providing freshly baked cookies! I am humbled at our local pastors and their willingness to give of their time to pray, share testimony and scripture. Pastors Tom Atten (Dunn’s Chapel), Jerry Freeman (Congaree Baptist), Gene Henderson (Ebenezer PHC), and Charles Hutchinson (Platt Springs Baptist) are pillars of our community, and our town is blessed for having them!
The production of Jesus Is His Name was presented at no cost to citizens of South Congaree and the approximate 3,000 visitors that attended. This is Mr. Clifford Fisher’s fifth year bringing the live production to the South Congaree Arena. As a token of appreciation, the Town of South Congaree made a donation to the Jesus Is His Name ministry during the December town council meeting.
On Saturday, December 12, the Town of South Congaree enjoyed an awesome Christmas parade on a beautiful day! Our town was privileged to have two Grand Marshalls: Mr. Mac Toole, House of Representatives and Mr. Bobby Keisler, Lexington County Council. This was especially memorable for the Town of South Congaree because this year they are both retiring from their careers in public service. We are truly grateful for their service and all they have done for our town. There were approximately 88 entries and three trophies were awarded to Eagles for A Cause, 1520 Motorsports and the Jamil Shriners for their floats and participation in this year’s parade. I want to personally thank Mr. Jerry Smith for organizing and coordinating the parade. It was a huge success, and everyone is looking forward to next year!
On December 4, I was honored to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Palm Pantry. The Palm Pantry is located at 1251 Main Street in South Congaree and I can testify that they serve a delicious cheeseburger and onion rings! We are very glad to have another new business open in our town and thankful for their hard work to provide the newly renovated store and eatery.
Currently, the Town’s FY2019 audit is underway as your new administration continues to work to bring our town’s audits up to date.
The Town of South Congaree is fortunate and truly blessed to have a Police Department, managed by Chief Josh Shumpert, that operates 24 hours/7 days a week. This department watches over and is responsible for protecting our town and citizens. I am very thankful we have a police department that provides a very crucial and needed service to our community. Please be especially careful during this time of year as crime continues to escalate, and do not hesitate to contact your South Congaree Police Department.
As we approach December 25th, let us not forget to share with those less fortunate, love all mankind and remember the most important gift of all that was given to us on Christmas Day. I am looking forward to serving you in 2021 and working to make South Congaree the best small town in South Carolina!
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!