Fellow Citizens of South Congaree:
THANK YOU to everyone who came out and donated blood at the Town of South Congaree’s first Red Cross Community Blood Drive! Our goal of 20 units was shy by just one (1) unit. We had three Power Red donors donate six units of red blood cells, and we registered eight first time donors. A BIG thank you to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Samantha Smith for volunteering their time, helping with registration, snacks, and beverages. Donors can donate up to six times a year, and we’re planning to schedule quarterly blood drives to give donors more opportunities to donate. Your generosity resulted in 57 opportunities for individuals to receive blood and blood products.
The Municipal Court building and the administrative offices at Town Hall were professionally cleaned and sanitized by SERVPRO prior to the community blood drive. It was of great concern to all of Council to have the court room and offices professionally cleaned and sanitized for the safety of our citizens and visitors and our staff. The Covid-19 pandemic has made us more aware of the need for cleanliness and sanitizing our court and office spaces.
The first South Congaree Bar W Rodeo Bull Bash was a huge success with more than 2,500 in attendance. Thank you to Janice, Rance, and Josh Woodley for promoting the Town of South Congaree in such a wonderful way. We are all looking forward to the upcoming Rodeo in July!
At the March Council Meeting, we celebrated one of our own, Mr. Paul David “Tar” Outlaw who turned 90 years young on March 24th. Mr. R.J. May III, House of Representatives District 88, was in attendance and made this special recognition. Mr. Paul David “Tar” Outlaw has stood as an inspiration to his family and friends and brought enrichment and joy to all who hold him dear. He was born in 1931 to his late parents, George Earl and Letha Ellen Crouch Outlaw. He was nicknamed “Tar Baby” because he was born in the Tar Heel State. He was a 1949 graduate of Brookland Cayce High School and served his country in Korea and other assignments in the US Air Force. Mr. Tar is the only surviving member of the original town “wardens” at the incorporation of the Town of South Congaree on July 29, 1957. He has served his community and this State, and we are honored to extend Paul David “Tar” Outlaw our best wishes on the celebration of his 90th birthday!
You and your family are invited to join us on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. for a Community Sunrise Service that will be held at the Equestrian Arena located at 395 Oak Street.
You are invited to an American Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, April 24th at 6:00 PM at the Equestrian Arena. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 90 and everyone is invited to bring old, worn or faded American Flags for proper disposal.
The Town of South Congaree is growing! Ground and site preparation have begun for a new Dollar Tree and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The anticipated completion date is September 1st with an opening date of December 1, 2021.
To stay informed about town happenings, we welcome and encourage you to attend our Town Council meetings. The Town Council meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Work Sessions are held prior to Council Meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Regularly scheduled meetings are also livestreamed via Facebook.
Let’s continue working together to make South Congaree the best small town in South Carolina!
Cindy Campbell, Mayor