Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


As a community we are preparing for our Annual Labor Day Festival. The event is a favorite among our local area residents. We have finalized the Labor Day Ad booklet and will be disseminating it in the next couple weeks. We are very grateful for the support of all our civic organizations, business partners and community members that make this event possible.
Throughout the past couple weeks, I have had several citizens provide feedback regarding our town. As mentioned in the previous Mayor's Message, we are instituting a new program to solicit additional insights and suggestions through the Community Engagement Council that we encourage our citizens to join. While it is important to gather the input of our citizens, it is also important to disseminate the information within our community. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you two important pieces of positive feedback I received regarding our police force.

One such insight came from Lisa M. Brown, Girl Scout Leader, Troop 760. She said “I wanted to personally let you know the impact that Sgt. Finch has had on our troop.  His hard work and dedication to the community is very much appreciated.  The girls LOVE to see him around Chapin and always make sure to let me know when they do!!  When we start back with meetings in the fall, I am sure one of the questions the girls ask will be when are we going back to the Chapin Police Department and see Sgt. Finch.   Thank you for all that you and your officers do for our community.”
Another one of officers, Blake Gainous, received a touching note from a couple that was passing through town and experienced car trouble. Officer Gainous responded and provided assistance. The interaction left an impression with the couple and they took some time to let us know about the positive experience.

In addition to receiving positive feedback, one of our local businesses sponsored a Summer Concert series benefit in support of our police department. We couldn’t be more thankful to live in a community that is supportive of our local law enforcement officers. If you ever have experiences you would like to share with my office or if you are interested in being part of our Community Engagement Council, please contact . As we have stated before it is important for us to build a Community of Unity and the only way we can do that is by working together.
A final thought before I leave you for the week, Lexington County has implemented a 911 Emergency Phone System, in order to provide faster and more effective police, fire and emergency services. The rapid response time available with this computer-based system is highly dependent on the posting of a correct road address on all principal structures located within Lexington County. I strongly urge you adhere to the state law that requires all addresses to be posted on their structures and to ensure that it is clearly visible from the road.  If you have any questions about this policy or its requirements you can contact my office.
On Saturday, August 4, we will be hosting the August Farmer’s Market on Clark Street. We hope to see you all there. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Town Highlights

Sgt. Frick

Chapin Copsicles

What better way to cool off from a day outside than an ice cold popsicle? 

Chapin Police officers have started an initiative to hand out popsicles throughout the summer months at various places around town. The police department started this as a way to connect with the community and for local kids to become familiar with our officers. If you happen to see our officers delivering these cool treats be sure to tag us in social media. #TownofChapin #Copsicles


Important Information about Absentee Voting

In person absentee voting is available for those wishing to cast an absentee ballot for the Town of Chapin Special Town Council Election.  Questions please call 785-8362.

Visit the county voter registration office in your county of residence, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.  Rules for photo ID required to vote at the polling place apply.

book bag

Back to School Backpack Give-A-Way

First Sergeant Frick and Sergeant Finch participated in Verizon's Back to School Backpack Give-A-Way providing bookbags and school supplies to local children. We love supporting our local businesses as they give back to the community.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October in the 100 block of Clark Street from 9:30 am to 1:00 am.  We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.

Our next Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, August 4. The event is sponsored by Wade Gilley Real Estate and features a Kids Zone with bounce houses and face painting provided by Vive Church as well as music performed by Curt London. Come experience the best that Chapin has to offer.

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

With more than 22,000 people in attendance, the largest event of the year for Chapin is the Labor Day Parade and Festival. We’ve already begun the planning process and are full steam ahead on the coordination efforts.

 If you have questions please contact:

Vendor Form
Food Vendor Form

Parade Entry Form
Sponsorship Form

Upcoming Events
Aug. 4- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Aug. 4 & 5 – Little Mountain Reunion
Aug. 7- Town Council Meeting 7:00 PM
Aug. 21- Congressman Joe Wilson Town Hall Visit (Town Hall 10:15 AM-11:15 AM)
Sept. 1- Farmers Market (Chapin High School Field House 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
Sept. 1- Justin Pepper 5K Walk Run Ruck (Chapin High School 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Sept. 2- Blues on Beaufort Street (Beaufort Street 7:00 PM)
Sept. 3- Chapin Labor Day Parade (Chapin Road 9:30 AM)
Oct. 6- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Oct. 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival  (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)

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