Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


Chapin has many traditions and many legacies. Early this year, we celebrated the Chapin Garden Club’s 80th Anniversary celebration. On Saturday, October 27, I had the opportunity to celebrate yet another longstanding Chapin organization by celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Chapin Ruritan Club.
Established in November 1948, the club has been involved in many endeavors in the interests of fellowship, goodwill and community service. These decades of service to the Chapin community were celebrated at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church.
Among the Chapin Ruritan endeavors were fundraisers to support Chapin High School scholarships, Little League baseball, Boys State representatives, the Newberry Boys Farm, the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, the Labor Day Festival Car/Truck show and the Ruritan National Foundation.  Today the Chapin Ruritan Club continues its active community involvement. In 1993 membership was men only. Today, the Club invites men and women into membership. Ruritans meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Guests and prospective members, and those who just want to know more about Ruritan, are always invited.
It was my pleasure to be able to speak at this event alongside so many valuable members of our society. I am grateful to the Ruritans that have helped shape our community. We extend a heartfelt congratulations on 70 years of service to Chapin.
In addition to the Rurtian celebration, I have had the opportunity to participate in several other community activities. It is an honor to meet business owners, employees and other elected officials on a weekly basis. Since taking office, I have enjoyed learning about different aspects of our community and creating community partnerships with our local organizations.
This weekend marked a special occasion for the Chapin community. It was the 30th annual Greater Chapin Area Holiday Open House. We encouraged residents and community members to visit the participating local stores throughout the weekend. They ran holiday specials and offered special incentives for participants. We ask all our citizens to remember that by shopping local you are supporting your neighbor and your community.
Have a safe and enjoyable week.

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight
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Town Highlights


Environmental Systems Operators Week

Utilities Director, Andy Metts, received a proclamation from Mayor David Knight declaring Oct. 28- Nov. 3 as “Environmental Systems Operators Week”.  Proclaimed in honor of the many contributions made by the Town’s Environmental Systems Operators to our quality of life while raising awareness for the protection and conservation of our natural resources; this is a well-deserved recognition.
In honor of our dedicated employees, we celebrated the occasion with an employee cooked meal at Town Hall. The food was generously donated by our Council Member, Al Koon, as a token of appreciation for our hardworking employees. Our area utilities work around the clock to deliver clean drinking water and treat our wastewater. Their work is vital to the health and safety of our community. It was a great opportunity to thank them for their dedication and ongoing efforts.


On The Table

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, The Town of Chapin hosted a lunch conversation for over 50 attendees. The relaxed gathering allowed participants to share and connect around our experiences living in Chapin. It was a chance to gather with neighbors and talk about the issues, big and small, that impact our collective quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about the On the Table event and subsequent initiatives the Town of Chapin is working on, please contact Nicholle Burroughs at .



Ribbon Cutting - Chapin Holistic Heritage

This family owned and operated business located in Chapin offers an alternative to traditional medical practices.  Specializing in holistic care, this husband and wife team are dedicated to helping the community. They have a wide variety of products that are produced in house. Their mission is to become less exposed to toxic chemicals and better the health of the community. Stop by their store front at 211 East Boundary and let them show you what all they have to offer. Mayor Knight and Public Affairs Director, Nicholle Burroughs, participated in a Ribbon Cutting ceremony welcoming them to our community.

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Lexington County Mayor's  Prayer Breakfast

The annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was held on Wednesday morning in front of a packed house inside the Stadium Club at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall, along with mayors from across Lexington County, gathered with other community leaders to enjoy breakfast and an engaging message from evangelist Adrian Despres.
After his message, Mayor Steve MacDougall introduced the superintendent of Lexington School District One, Dr. Greg Little, and the president of USC Palmetto College, Dr. Susan Elkins, who announced that Lexington One and USC Palmetto College are partnering to expand an early college program into the district. This would allow students to begin increasing their dual enrollment course load. The ultimate goal would be to have students graduate from high schools in Lexington One with an associate’s degree already in hand.


Upcoming Events


Fall Night Out

Chapin’s Fall Night Out will take place on Nov. 17 from 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM at Chapin Town Hall. This is a community outreach effort coordinated by the Chapin Police Department to create awareness of public safety resources in the greater Chapin area as well as instill greater connectivity between citizens, businesses and law enforcement officials.

Come meet the Chapin Police Department and representatives from other local public safety agencies including LCSD, CFD, EMS, the Marine and Dive Team, & SLED Mobile Command. We will have the SCDNR Shooting booth, bounce houses, free refreshments and much more.

Thank you to our sponsors the Toad and Lake Murray Insurance.

Upcoming Events
November 6- Town Council Meeting (Chapin Town Hall 7:00 PM)
November 8- Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon (Crooked Creek Park 11:00 AM)
November 16- Chapin Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala and Silent Auction (Our Lady of the Lake 7:00 PM-11:00 PM)
November 17- Fall Night Out (Chapin Town Hall 3:00 PM-5:00 PM)

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