Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message

(Stolen by the Public Affairs Director)

My name is Nicholle Burroughs, I was recently hired as the Public Affairs Director for the Town of Chapin. Since being hired, I have organized a few events on behalf of the Town but by far the largest and most well-known event was to be Labor Day. It was made clear to me that this 39 year old tradition was one of great importance and had a long standing record of excellence.

Public Affairs Director
Being in a new role, I was unsure of the level of support I would receive. I couldn't have been more pleased or more grateful for the support of our public officials, our town employees, our businesses and our community. This event grew rapidly in a few short months with record breaking attendance, festival vendors, parade entries and car show participants. Rather than be deterred by any potential problems the community banded together to pull off a record setting celebration.

The festival and parade wouldn't have been possible without an incredible group of staff and volunteers. The volunteers for this event were comprised of employees from Chapin Town Hall including Anthony Andrade, Andy Metts, Laura Culler, Julie Hammond, Inga Whelchel, Nathan Powell, Dan Lambert, Susan Wright, Selena Sexton, Matt Cameron, Deb Romanelli as well as many others.  We are thankful for the hard work of Mayor David Knight, Sam Delaney and Ken King with vendor coordination as well as the family of Jade Gainous and the Chapin Explorers for parade execution and assistance. A special thanks goes to Kari Pepper McKeone of the Justin Pepper Foundation, Clyde Reeves from GIS, and Steve Wall from the Tipsy Toad for the weekend’s event coordination. 

We are especially grateful for the financial support of Lexington Medical Center, Lexington County, Dominion Energy & SqueeGee Clean as well as the contributions of the Columbia Classic Chevy Club, the American Legion, the Boy Scouts of America, Timberlake Golf Course, SC Traffic Control, SC Shuttle Service, Signarama, the Lexington County Sheriff's Office and the Chapin Police Department led by Chief Seth Zeigler. Sponsors of our kids carnival included O'Leary Orthodontics, Schroeder's Towing and Vive Church while sponsors of the 10th Annual Car Show included Zesto's, Morgan & Associates- Nationwide, and Royson's Chapin Automotive. This is truly a community event with just about every organization assisting in some type of way through sponsorship, promotion or contributions. 

To my new co-workers, volunteers and the several organizations that contributed, you are what made the event so special and I am so thankful that I get to work with you each and every day. Thank you for making the 39th Annual Chapin Labor Day event a success and for making my first year such a pleasure.

With any event we know there will be always be room for improvement and we have already started brainstorming about how to make the event even better for next year. Stay connected to learn more about future events in the Chapin community.

All my best,

Nicholle Ogrodnick Burroughs

Public Affairs Director

Town Highlights


Important Information about Absentee Voting

A special election will be held on September 11 for a vacant seat with the Chapin Town Council. In person absentee voting is available for those wishing to cast an absentee ballot for the Town of Chapin Special Town Council Election.  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.

Former Chapin town council member Leland Teal filed to run for council in July. Teal is a life-long resident of Chapin and a graduate of Chapin High School. He has been married to his wife Carol for over 39 years and the pair have two married daughters. They also have a number of grandchildren. He retired after 38-years of working for the State of South Carolina. He was first elected to the Chapin Town Council in 1981 and has served as Mayor Pro Tem in the past.

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. We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.

Our next Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, October 6 on Clark Street. The event will be held 9:30 am -1:00 pm 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. Come experience the best that Chapin has to offer.

Upcoming Events
Sept. 20- Drop In Public Meeting for Walking and Biking Trails in Chapin (Chapin Town Hall 5:00-7:00 PM)
Oct. 6- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Oct. 24- On the Table Event (Town Hall 12:00 PM)
Oct. 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival  (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)

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