We are thrilled to announce that Sgt. Robert Barber is going to serve as the Grand Marshall for this year’s Labor Day Parade. Robert, his wife Heather and their children Haleigh, Robert, Jr. and Aiden will be riding on our Chapin – The Heart of Lake Murray float at the front of the parade. The Fort Jackson Marching Band will also be playing in the parade so we are excited to have them joining us as well. If you haven’t reserved your space in the parade, it’s not too late to sign up. Forms are available online and at Town Hall.
As I mentioned last week, we will have our annual planning session on August 23, prior to our rescheduled council meeting. I look forward to hearing more about the community survey results and what projects the citizens want us to pursue for the benefit of the town. It’s a great opportunity for citizens to learn about our plans to address common issues we discuss like alleviating traffic congestion, addressing parking and sidewalks, and managing the growth that is happening all around us.
We met with the firm the town has contracted to develop a master plan for the Town Hall park on Friday, and it was exciting to talk about the various ideas for the park, like walking trails, playground equipment, splash pad, and amphitheater. There will be a public charrette scheduled next month to let residents review conceptual drawings and provide their input. It is exciting to see this kind of activity as we work to provide amenities that enhance our quality of life and attract visitors to Chapin.
Don’t forget our free Shred Event and School Supply collection this Thursday at Town Hall from 11 am to 2 pm. Shred360 is teaming up with our police force again to help securely recycle old financial records and personal documents to prevent identity theft. They will also be collecting school supplies to help children in our district that need them. Thank you in advance for your generous support!