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MATT PRICE Clint Eilerts Amanda White Laura Wilcoxen Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce Christina Reese Lisa LEHR William A. Chick Kelly Friederich Patty Depper JOSH CHANDLER DIANA VAUGHN

business development director of business development George Prudhomme director of client relations JERRY ross director of outside sales debbie moss director of inside sales NANCY ODOM marketing specialist shawna moyers regional director of publications Anna Maddox business development manager Bonnie Ebers marketing consultant Charlie Rogers kathy Risley customer service director customer service representative Judy Presswood

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Experience It All

History & Culture.................................................................6 Chapin – A Unique Community

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executive leadership

Welcome to Chapin...............................................................5

Craig Williams Rhonda Harsy

ABOUT   This book is published by CommunityLink and distributed through The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information or questions or comments about this book, contact CommunityLink at 800-455-5600 or by e-mail at info@CommunityLink.com. FOR INFORMATION   Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., P.O. Box 577, Chapin, SC 29036, 803-345-1100, Fax 803-345-0266, www.chapinchamber.com

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Getting In Touch....................................................................9 Important Phone Numbers

Community Information & Demographics............................ 11 A Convenient Location

Local Business.....................................................................15 Local Businesses on the Grow

Education.............................................................................16 Academic Excellence

Health Care..........................................................................19 For Your Good Health

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Government & Services......................................................21 The Town of Chapin at Your Service

Local Neighborhoods & Real Estate...................................22 It’s Right Here in Chapin

Recreation, Entertainment & Tourism................................ 24 Always Something to Do

Worship...............................................................................29 Diverse Religions Organizations

Community Organizations...................................................30 Join the Club

Calendar of Events.............................................................30 What’s Happening in Chapin

Index of Advertisers............................................................31

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Experience It All

Welcome to Chapin

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he Town of Chapin and the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce are delighted to welcome you to our community. Whether you are planning a brief visit, looking for a new home, or considering the establishment of a new business, we’re glad you decided to take a look at us. Chapin, the “Capital of Lake Murray,� is a great place to live and raise a family, a great place to do business, and a place that offers an unequaled quality of life. We hope this publication will provide helpful information and that you will want to keep it handy as you travel around Chapin and our beautiful surroundings. There is so much more to Chapin than we can put down in a few words. You must experience it to appreciate all that “The Capital of Lake Murray� has to offer. We also invite you to visit our Web pages, www.chapinsc.com and www.chapinchamber.com, for additional information. Then, if we can answer any other questions or assist you in any way, please contact us at the Chamber (803-345-1100) or at Town Hall (803-345-2444). Once you have seen Chapin and all it has to offer, don’t keep it a secret! We’ve got a good thing going. We’re pleased to show it off and know you will feel the same way. Stanley E. Shealy Mayor Herb Harrison Chair of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce Norma Hamer President/CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce www.chapinchamber.com

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History & Culture

Chapin – A Unique Community

From the beginning, there was something unique about the Chapin community and the people who called it home.

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n the mid 1700s, when everything west of Columbia was part of the frontier, a group of German settlers, many of them armed with land grants from England, laid claim to the land between the forks of the Saluda and Broad rivers. This area came to be known as the Dutch Fork, “Dutch” being an anglicized form of Deutsch (referring to the German language and people). Few of the Fork’s German settlers ever left its boundaries, and even fewer outsiders ever came to stay. By the 1800s, Dutch Fork residents had developed their own subculture and their own particular — some would say peculiar — ways. Some still spoke German well into the 19th century, while those who didn’t created a dialect all their own. They

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measured success not in money or fame but in family and community ties. They were poor, but proud, making the most of the little they had. They believed in hard work, in preparing for even harder times, and in a benevolent God. Martin Chapin came to the Dutch Fork from Cortland, New York. He suffered a lung ailment, and his doctors had advised that if he expected to live, he should head south to the Piney Woods and inhale the fragrance of the pine — and that’s exactly what he did. The pines were good to Martin Chapin in more ways than one. Martin Chapin was a different sort than his neighbors, yet he shared many of their attributes. He started a successful lumber

mill business and invested in the land. Over the years, his holdings increased to the point that, when surveys were made and land was purchased for the basin of the future Lake Murray, more than half of the property could be traced directly or indirectly back to Martin Chapin. County records show that he purchased 4,218 acres in the Chapin area. In order to help him get his lumber to market, Chapin granted a right-of-way to the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens (CN&L) Railway. Over the years, this would have a tremendous impact on villages and communities throughout the Dutch Fork Area. The Chapin railroad station was built near the Chapin Lumber Mill on Beaufort Street. With the railroad, businesses sprang up


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and prospered, and a town was established. Martin Chapin allotted the land for the town on Christmas Eve 1889, with its limits to extend three-quarters of a mile north, east, and west from Martin Chapin’s house, forming a square. Thus the Town of Chapin was incorporated. In the years when cotton was king, Chapin enjoyed relative prosperity but still did not look very far beyond the Dutch Fork. With the onset of the Great Depression of 1929 and the subsequent failing of the Bank of Chapin, many of Chapin’s farmers lost everything. Times were hard, but the greatest impact on life in Chapin was not the Depression but the coming of new technology — which expanded the boundaries and opened up the www.chapinchamber.com

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Dutch Fork to the outside world. In the early years of the 20th century, the automobile, electricity, telephone, and radio all played a part in the evolution of this small part of an ever-expanding world. Even so, nothing could have prepared these poor folks, who had lived and worked the land along the banks of the Saluda River for years, for the tremendous social upheaval that resulted from the damming of the Saluda River in 1927 to create Lake Murray, which was to be a source of hydroelectric power for South Carolina’s Midlands. As more land was acquired, the lives of some 5,000 people were directly affected. Three churches, six schools, and 193 graveyards were removed. For some, the building of the dam brought employment. New people moved in from other parts of the country, bringing their families, and new students were welcomed into the schools. For others, only memories remained of the lives they had known. A new age had begun. But for all of the upheaval it caused them, few residents of the Dutch Fork in the 1920s could have imagined the tremendous impact Lake Murray would have in the future. Its presence has reached far beyond its original purpose as a source of hydroelectric power. At the time of its construction, the dam creating Lake Murray was the largest earthen dam for power purposes in the world in

cubical content. The dam covers an area of approximately 99 acres and is 208 feet high and more than a mile long. Today, the lake that was formed by the construction of this dam is a vast area of water covering 78 square miles and approximately 55,000 acres of land. At its widest point, it is 41 miles long and 14 miles wide. It provides storage for 763 billion gallons of water. It is the jewel of the Midlands, a water wonderland for fishing, sailing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on your back porch, looking out over the water at a beautiful South Carolina sunset. It is one of Chapin’s grandest assets, one of the lures that attracts people from all parts of the country who are looking for a great place to live and raise a family. Chapin is truly “The Capital of Lake Murray.� Unlike the isolation of its early years, today’s Chapin is wide open to an expanding and diverse population from across the nation and around the world. It is one of the more affluent communities in the Midlands of South Carolina. It is situated approximately halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean; its residents enjoy the best of all possible worlds, with a relaxed lifestyle on the shores of Lake Murray, some of the state’s best schools, an outstanding recreation department, and close proximity to the state capital of Columbia. Chapin celebrates its past, present, and future.


Getting in touch

Important Phone Numbers Licenses Drivers South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Lexington Branch..................... 803-356-8537 Irmo Branch............................. 803-749-9041 General Information.................... 800-442-1368 Auto Tag, Marriage, Boat Lexington County Administration Building............ 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin................. 803-345-1630 Richland County Administration Building............ 803-576-2287 Fishing & Hunting SC Department of Natural Resources...................... 803-734-3833 Wal-Mart – Harbison................... 803-781-0762 Dreher Island State Park.............. 803-364-3530

Fire Department Emergency..................................................911 Lexington County Dispatch Office.......................... 803-359-2521 Richland County Dispatch Office.......................... 803-576-3405 Chapin Station – Non-emergency......................... 803-345-5185

Police Department Emergency..................................................911 Lexington County Dispatch Office.......................... 803-359-2521 Lexington County Business Office........................... 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8180 Chapin Police Department – Non-emergency......................... 803-345-6443 Richland County Business Office........................... 803-576-3000

Local & Business Information Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce............ 803-345-1100

Library Lexington County Public Library Chapin Branch......................... 803-345-5479 Richland County Public Library...803-799-9084

Mid Carolina Electric and Gas.... 803-749-6400 Water Contact Town of Chapin for info............................ 803-345-2444 City of Columbia......................... 803-733-8270 .................................................. 803-733-8285 Sewer Town of Chapin........................... 803-345-2444 Telephone AT&T – Residence....................... 888-757-6500 AT&T – Business......................... 866-620-6000 Time Warner................................ 803-252-2253 Cable Time Warner Cable..................... 803-252-2253

Business Chapin Town Hall....................... 803-345-2444 Lexington County Administration Building............ 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8187 Richland County Administration Building............ 803-576-2287 If calling from Chapin................. 803-345-1630

Garbage Southland Sanitation................... 803-256-7276 Lexington County Solid Waste Management................... 803-755-3325 Local Collection & Recycling Center is located at 103 Distant Lane and is for residential use only. Open Sun., 3–7 p.m.; Mon., Weds., Fri., and Sat., 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; and closed on Tue. and Thurs. For further information, visit www.lex-co.com/ solidwaste.html.

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Town of Chapin Mayor’s and Clerk’s Office.......... 803-345-2444 Lexington County Administration Building............ 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin................. 803-345-1630 Richland County Administration Building............ 803-929-6000

Chapin Post Office...................... 803-345-5531

Taxes SC Department of Revenue......... 803-898-5300 Lexington County Administration Building............ 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin................. 803-345-1630

Utility Services Electric & Gas South Carolina Electric and Gas......................... 800-251-7234 Emergency................................... 888-333-4465

Voter Registration Lexington County Administration Building............ 803-359-8000 .................................................. 800-333-8180 If calling from Chapin................. 803-345-1630

For More Information The Chamber has free membership directories available at its offices at 302 Columbia Avenue. They feature local businesses by category and are a valuable resource. You may also contact the Chamber for information about Chapin’s representatives in Congress, the State Legislature, and in County Council. 803-345-1100 director@chapinchamber.com

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Community Information & demographics

A Convenient Location

Find out why Chapin is the place for you. Location Chapin is conveniently located in the Midlands of South Carolina, in the northern part of Lexington County near the center of the state. We are close enough to South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia that many residents commute the 45 minutes to work in governmental, professional, and other occupations in Columbia.

Highways The town of Chapin sits just two miles from Interstate 26. Road 48, Columbia Avenue (exit 91), connects the center of town to I-26. U.S. Highway 76, or Chapin Road, runs parallel to Columbia Avenue and also runs through the middle of town. Traffic counts conducted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation in 2001 indi-

cate that approximately 22,700 vehicles per day travel both Columbia Avenue and Chapin Road.

Topography We are located in the lower Piedmont Plateau, which is characterized by moderate to steep slopes with gentler, rolling slopes near Lake Murray.

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Newberry counties and is bounded by Lake Murray and the Broad River.

Taxes The South Carolina Department of Revenue assesses property values for manufacturing, distribution, and corporate headquarters classifications. All other assessments are the responsibility of local authorities. Rates are expressed in mills, which are equivalent to dollars per $1,000 of assessed value. Assessment ratios are set by state law. Lexington County offers tax abatement of county taxes for qualified investments and new businesses.

Water & Sewer The Town of Chapin owns and operates a regional sewer service and water systems in several developments on and near the lake. The City of Columbia provides water service to the town of Chapin and several areas near the town.

Zoning The Town of Chapin enforces a zoning ordinance that encompasses regulations regarding tree protection, preservation, and placement of signs. Outside the town limits, Lexington County zoning regulations apply.

Income The Chapin community has one of South Carolina’s lowest poverty rates and lowest unemployment rates. The average income per capita is the second-highest in the state.

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Local Business

Local Businesses on the Grow Continuing to develop local businesses. Expansion and Infrastructure As Columbia continues to grow, so do the surrounding suburbs and towns. Chapin is far enough from Columbia to be considered its own town and not a suburb of Columbia. This Southern small-town atmosphere is why many residents love Chapin; it’s also much of the reason behind the area’s unusual increase in growth over the past decade. Chapin is a highly desirable location in which to live, with schools that are some of the best in the state and Lake Murray as the town’s south-side border. Chapin is also equipped with a network of utilities that includes T1 and T3 data lines, fiber optics, cable TV, roadrunner cable, several cellular network towers, and city water and sewer. All of these factors have encouraged an increase in residential and commercial development in Chapin in the past decade. Over the next decade Chapin will continue to grow and be developed, but only in a controlled form. The town has recently adopted new town ordinances for signs, landscaping, land use, zoning, and building design review. These new ordinances will allow the town to grow in a manner that will provide an attractive place to live for its residents in the years to come. The increase of residents in the Chapin area has brought an increase in commercial development. In the early 1990s there were only four restaurants located in downtown Chapin. In 2008 there were over 20 restaurants to choose from in the downtown area alone. Hardware and construction supply stores exist, as do several specialty shops. As a matter of fact, you can now find almost anything you need right in Chapin — contact the Chapin Chamber at 803-345-1100 for a complete list of the businesses in Chapin and their locations.

Local Success Stories There are a few large companies located in Chapin that employ a large number of local residents. Chapin welcomes these businesses, which are so helpful in boosting the local economy, and residents are grateful that they are a part of the community.

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Since its founding in the 1940s as a distributor of fishing tackle, Ellett Brothers has become one of Chapin’s oldest and largest companies. In 1952, the company began distributing a small line of guns and hunting accessories in addition to fishing tackle products; three years later, they added marine accessories. Ellett Brothers moved to its current building on Columbia Avenue in 1975. Though the company has changed ownership, the name remains the same, as does the company’s mission of providing quality products to its customers. F.B. Johnston Group, formally known as Weisz Graphics, moved from Chicago into a new 20,000-square-foot Chapin plant in 1969. The company is mainly involved with graphic design, screenprinting, and sign printing and over the years has continued to expand its levels of printing, as well as the size of the plant. F.B. Johnston’s headquarters remain in Chapin, at the original location, while the company has expanded to include other locations. PM Systems Corporation moved to Chapin from Charleston in 1993, when the two owners decided to move their company to Lake Murray. The company deals primarily with the technical needs of credit unions

across the country by hosting Web sites, providing network security, and offering technical assistance. In 2000, PM Systems moved to their new building, located in the town center on Beaufort Street. GIS, or General Information Services, is the fastest-growing company in the area. The company set out to perform background investigations for employees as a service to other businesses. Clients have included Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, and Aetna. GIS has been around since 1966 but moved to the Chapin area in 1996, when the new owner moved his home to Chapin. A new headquarters was built in 2000 in downtown Chapin, with 500 current employees. GIS continues to expand their existing facilities, increasing their employee base and becoming one of Chapin’s largest employers. (803) 945-7266

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Education

Academic Excellence Chapin’s schools are considered among the best in the nation.

Chapin Public Schools Chapin Schools, part of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, are steeped in tradition and high academic excellence. School District Five has earned a reputation as the top school district in South Carolina and as one of the finest in the nation. The district serves more than 16,500 students who live within its boundaries. With an enrollment of over 1,200 students, Chapin High is now a 3A school and has outstanding offerings in academics, athletics, and co-curricular activities. The U.S. Department of Education recognized these outstanding qualities by naming the school a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The South Carolina Department of Education has awarded the school both the prestigious Palmetto Gold Award for the past four years and the Red Carpet School Award in 2003. Academically, Chapin High School affords students a curriculum in which each can achieve his or her potential in an atmosphere

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that is positive, caring, and conducive to learning. Advanced-placement courses provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits. Chapin High School students consistently score above state and national averages on achievement tests. Chapin High School students are also the recipients of Palmetto Fellows Scholarships, admission to the Governor’s School for the Gifted and Talented, and millions of dollars in college scholarships each year. Over 90 percent of graduates continue their studies in college or technical schools. Almost 650 students are involved in athletics at Chapin High, a program that has been ranked by The State newspaper as one of the best programs in the state. Athletic teams have a tradition of success, and they continue to build on that tradition. They have won state championships in girls’ cross-country and boys’ golf. The Chapin varsity cheerleaders won the 3-A State title in 2005–06 and 2006–07. Under the direction of Athletic Director Larry Grady, the Chapin High School

athletic program represents the best of high school athletic programs. Its coaches emphasize academics first and are among some of the finest teachers in our state. The band program is one of the finest in the state, and the Student Council was recognized as the outstanding student council in South Carolina in 2003 and 2004. The Student Council received the Honor Gold Award in 2006–07 and 2007–08. The Navy Junior ROTC has been the best in the state for eight out of the last nine years, with two national championships. Chapin Middle School, Chapin Elementary, and Lake Murray Elementary all work together to prepare students for success at Chapin High. Each school has been named a Palmetto Gold winner for ­outstanding student achievement. In the elementary schools, students and teachers work hard to maintain quality performance on the PACT test. Students are provided additional small group instruction to reinforce classroom instruction, and they have fun while they are learning.


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Chapin Elementary has an enrollment of 810 students. The school is the proud recipient of the Department of Education’s Red Carpet School Award and has been recognized by the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association for its communications program. Its school Web site is also an award winner and offers a virtual tour of the school. Lake Murray Elementary has an enrollment of about 820 students and participates in several community programs. The school sponsors service projects that benefit the community, such as collection of winter coats and canned goods, and has used their 10th birthday year celebration to raise money for Good Works, meeting needs within the Chapin community. The school has been recognized as a Palmetto Gold Award Winner, an Exemplary Writing Award winner, and by the South Carolina Department of Education with awards for Closing the Achievement Gap. The school has also received the Red Carpet Award for family-friendly schools from the State Department of Education.

At Chapin Middle, 974 students are enrolled, and they continue to soar like eagles with regard to student achievement. Chapin Middle School is among the best in the state and nation. As a School of Character, Chapin Middle acknowledges students for their positive display of community character concepts. Students spend time doing service to their community by participating in such programs as the Chapin Community of Character Day. The student-first philosophy is evident as you walk into the front lobby. Students excel both academically and in their participation in the award-winning band, chorus, and orchestra programs. Athletic opportunities are provided in conjunction with Chapin High School. CMS had the first state champion team for wrestling in the state (2008). School District Five’s Alternative Academy for Success is also located in Chapin. This program is for students who have difficulty being successful in a traditional school environment. It is a very successful program and is the only

alternative school in South Carolina recognized as a Red Carpet School. Chapin schools serve a diverse community, blending the heritage of the old Chapin farming community with the new metropolitan Chapin of Lake Murray. Students and parents are drawn to their smaller and more personal school atmospheres, which offer new families in the area an appealing option to the larger district middle schools.  More information about all of the schools in the Chapin area can be found on the school district’s Web site, www.lex5.k12.sc.us.

Higher Education Facilities Located Near Chapin Approximately 20 miles from Chapin are the University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia International University, the Lutheran Seminary, and Newberry College. Less than 15 miles away is Midlands Technical College.

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Program in 2008. • The Chapin Middle yearbook was named an All-Southern Book by the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. This is the highest evaluation rating achievable by a yearbook. • The Chapin Middle Wrestling Team won the State Team Championship. They also won the Individual Tournament State Championship. This marks the first year a team won both the dual and tournament championships. The following wrestlers placed at the state tournament: Austin Reid, third, at 82 lbs.; Heath Lorick, first, at 107 lbs.; Matt Hite, second, at 112 lbs.; Chase Owens, first, at 122 lbs.; Scott Swindell, first, at 142 lbs; Devin Lawrence, second, at 142 lbs.; and Nick Wohlers, first at heavyweight and awarded tournament MVP. • The Chapin High cheerleaders were named state runners-up. • The following Chapin High sports teams were named Lower State Champions: boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, and cheerleading. • The following Chapin High teams won

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boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, boys’ swimming, girls’ swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, girls’ golf, and wrestling. • Joey DeMare, Chapin High, was selected as a member of the Region III 92 Boys Olympic Development Program team. He traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to compete in the International Festival.

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Health Care

For Your Good Health See how Chapin caters to your every health care need.

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ealth care, fitness, and care for older residents are always a concern. In Chapin, residents have access to all the necessities of health care and more. Lexington Medical Center Urgent Care and Lake Ridge Family Medicine are located on Columbia Avenue. They offer outpatient lab and X-ray services. Most recently Lexington Medical Center has expanded services to include CT and mammography in the Chapin facility. Within the town proper there are three family medical offices, a women’s services ob/gyn

practice, and a pediatrician’s office. Other medical facilities represented in the Chapin area include dental, orthodontic, chiropractic, counseling, massage therapy, and veterinary offices. Contact the Chapin Chamber at 803-345-1100 for a list of member medical facilities, or check the Chamber Web site at www.chapinchamber.com for member listings. There are numerous human resource counseling, psychologist, and psychiatric practices available in nearby Irmo, as well as in Columbia. The Lexington County Health Department also has services available

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to families and individuals who reside within the county. Generations of Chapin is a retirement facility located on East Boundary Street that also houses an assisted-living community and pharmacy. Also located on East Boundary Street is Southwoode Independent Living Community. Another large retirement home, Lowman Home in White Rock, is just seven miles from Chapin in White Rock. Additionally, a brand-new, state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s facility has just been completed in nearby Lexington. Chapin has several pharmacies in town that can “fill” any need, from prescriptions to personal medical supplies. There are two rehabilitation and physical therapy services facilities in Chapin as well. Crooked Creek Park offers many programs to help area residents stay healthy and fit, including a full-service facility for working out, classes in aerobics, racquetball, tennis, basketball, indoor volleyball, weight training, and organized sport activities for the whole family, including soccer and baseball fields. Just minutes away from Chapin are four hospitals that offer a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, maternity, and surgical services. Lexington Medical Center is a Level III trauma center well known for its Women’s Care Center. Palmetto Health Hospital has two

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major facilities: Richland and Baptist hospitals. Palmetto Health Richland, well known for its Children’s Hospital, is also a Level IV trauma center and teaching hospital. Palmetto Health Baptist is one of the oldest and most respected hospitals in Columbia. Providence Hospital is known nationally for its medical and surgical cardiac services. Newberry County Hospital is just up the road from Chapin as well. Lexington County Public Safety provides Chapin’s emergency medical services; there is a 24-hour, fully staffed ambulance maintained at each of Chapin’s three fire stations. Also available within the Lexington County Public Safety 911 system is the Care Force helicopter, operating through Palmetto Health Richland, and the Life Reach helicopter, stationed at Providence Hospital. Both are in Columbia and within four to eight minutes’ flight time of all areas of Lexington County, including Chapin.

Phone Numbers for Area Hospitals Lexington Medical Center... 803-791-2000 Lexington Medical Center in Chapin............... 803-932-0655 Palmetto Health - Baptist..... 803-296-5010 Palmetto Health Richland............................. 803-434-7000 Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital........... 803-865-4500


Government & Services

The Town of Chapin at Your Service

Chapin Police Chief David Rodgers

Town Government Town Offices, at 103 Columbia Avenue, are open Monday through Friday (except holidays), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general town business, call 803-345-2444. The fax number for the town is 803-345-0427, the e-mail address is chapinsc@sc.rr.com, and the Web site is www.chapinsc.com. For police, during regular hours, call 803-345-6443. For emergencies, the Chapin Police Department operates within the Lexington County 911 system, and 911 should be dialed. For information on utilities during business hours, call the Town Offices at 803-345-2444. For water and sewer emergencies, 24 hours a day, contact E.A. Services Inc. at 803-796-9231. The mayor of Chapin is Stanley E. Shealy, and the mayor pro tem is Leland Teal. Our Town Council has three members: Vivian Atkins, Kay Hollis, and Robbie Frick. Town of Chapin Administration consists of: • Clerk/Treasurer/Zoning Administrator: Adrienne Thompson • Chief of Police: David Rodgers

• Utilities Specialist: Marge Lowe • Clerk of Court: Mary Ann Davis • Municipal Judge: Gary Reinhart • Town Attorney: David W. Knight

The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1991, is located at 302 Columbia Avenue in the historic 100-year-old ChaffinEleazer House. The Chamber has over 340 members that include retail, commercial, and professional concerns; health care providers; educational institutions; organizations; and individuals. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the growth of commerce, community, and culture in and around the Chapin area through the leadership of its members. The Chamber is made up of 12 elected board members, a president/CEO, and a vice president. For information on joining The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce contact us at 803-345-1100. Visit us at our Web site www.chapinchamber.com, or e-mail us at director@chapinchamer.com. www.chapinchamber.com

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Local Neighborhoods & Real Estate

It’s Right Here in Chapin We’ve got everything an individual or family needs to grow and to enjoy life at its best.

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he most important concern for you and your family is where you live. If you wish to live in one of the best possible places to raise a family, Chapin is just what you are looking for. There is affordable housing available for everyone, from the first-time homebuyer to the established family looking to relocate. There are many neighborhoods with single-family residences and patio homes starting in the $100,000 range; there are also properties in the $1 million-plus range. Chapin also offers rural property for those who need space to roam or to care for animals, as well as for those who simply wish for a more private and quiet life. Acreage is also available to accommodate those with green thumbs, whether for a small garden or larger agricultural endeavors. For water lovers, Lake Murray is perfect for relocation, with 520 miles of shoreline surrounding a beautiful 55,000-acre lake. Imagine waking up to a panoramic view of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country! Is there a better way to enjoy life than to work and live in the same community? Many have found the perfect combination right here in Chapin, as ample commercial and professional properties are also available to buy. Whether you are looking to open or relocate a business in the Chapin area, we can accommodate your needs. In our business district, there are many retail and professional locations available. There is acreage in Chapin’s surrounding areas that would be perfect to accommodate the needs of both small and large prospective businesses. Nearly as important as the real estate itself are those who broker that real estate. Chapin has a large and experienced group of real estate professionals who can help you find just the right place for you, your family, and/or your business. Contact The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce (803-345-1100) for a listing of local real estate professionals. Whatever your housing or professional needs, Chapin is ready and willing to accommodate you.

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Recreation, Entertainment & Tourism

Always Something to Do

With the lake in the backyard and the Capital City nearby, there is plenty to keep residents of all ages busy.

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o doubt the summers are the most fun in Chapin. During the summer weekends, many Chapin residents are out on the lake boating. Lake Murray is the right lake for leisure boating, with over 500 miles of shoreline. There are many sites around the lake and a lot of water to cover. There are close to 20 marinas on the lake offering gas, bait, and snacks, as well as boat storage, launching, and boat rentals. The lake also hosts a boating poker run that’s a full day of fun. A boat tour of some of the lake homes is conducted each year. For Lake Murray information, contact South Carolina Electric and Gas Company at 800-830-5253. If you enjoy camping, the lake is the best place to do it. There are nine campgrounds located directly on the lake and four more in the local area. Those who like to camp can hike the Palmetto Trail, which is soon to pass

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near Chapin. Canoeing and camping along the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree rivers is another activity that will take you away from the crowds. There are several places to launch and pick up canoes along these rivers, including the canoe/kayak launch site for the Broad River, just above Chapin. Several hotels are nearby for those who would rather enjoy the comforts of indoor plumbing. Ten miles east of Chapin, on Interstate 26 at the Lake Murray and Harbison exits, there are nine major hotels from which to choose. Sailing on Lake Murray is one of the best ways to shake the worries off after a long day. There are two sail clubs in the Chapin area that sponsor several regattas, sailing parties, and club activities throughout the year. There is also the Columbia Rowing Club on Broad River and white-water canoeing in Columbia. The Chapin side of the lake has five restaurant/bars along the water; many boaters

congregate there in the afternoons and evenings to socialize. These restaurants offer some of the best dining around. Summer nights on the lake are very relaxing, whether spent anchored in a private cove or visiting friends at their dock across the lake. If you’re not out in a boat but want a pleasant evening out in Chapin, there are over 20 restaurants and four taverns in town from which to choose. And just 10 miles up the road is Harbison Boulevard, which hosts over 50 major restaurant chains and nightspots. Another 10 miles up the road is downtown Columbia, which has two business districts, noted for their restaurants and nightlife, along with the Columbia Rowing Club on Broad River and white-water canoeing. Chapin’s sunsets are breathtaking, and there is no better way to observe them than by cruise boat. Summer evening cruises to Bomb Island


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on the Southern Patriot to see the purple martins congregate are extremely popular. The Vista is the historic area between Assembly Street and the Congaree River. The 5 Points Area, across town from The Vista near the University of South Carolina, also hosts a vibrant nightlife. When September comes, Chapin residents think about one thing: football. Chapin High School football games are held every Friday night and are always packed with enthusiastic Eagles fans. On Saturday mornings during USC home games, many Chapin residents are preparing for the drive to Williams Brice Stadium, which hosts the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Being in Gamecock Country, most Chapin residents are either at the game tailgating, listening to the radio, or watching the game on television. For basketball fans, watching Gamecock college basketball is unbelievable in

the new facility, which is equipped with corporate skyboxes. Since Chapin was once a predominately agricultural town, there are still many residents with ties to Clemson University. Clemson is located only two hours up Interstate 26, making it very easy to catch games in a one-day trip to Death Valley, the Clemson Tigers’ stadium. The local Labor Day Parade and Festival is one of the busiest and most enjoyable three-day events in the area, featuring fireworks, arts and crafts, a music concert, the library’s annual book sale, and — of course — the 100-plus unit parade. Chapin Labor Day Festivities would not be complete without a host of national, state, and local politicians. Crooked Creek Park (803-345-6181) is the center for recreational activities in Chapin. The park hosts a variety of activities, including weight training, aerobic workouts, racquetball, tennis, disc golf, and several adult classes. www.chapinchamber.com

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Riding motorcycles is another activity for Chapin residents. There are several bike clubs in the area that conduct charity poker runs around the lake on a regular basis. If you would rather ride the four-legged kind, there are local stables available for horseback riding, lessons, and boarding. Even with all this variety, hunting and fishing are probably the two biggest sports around Chapin. There are ample undeveloped tracts of land in the Chapin area. North of Chapin many hunters belong to private hunt clubs. There is also an outdoor shooting range north of Chapin where hunters can adjust their scopes and prepare for the upcoming hunting season. The Broad River and Lake Murray are also excellent locations for duck hunting. The lake hosts a variety of fish species, including striper, largemouth bass, bream, and crappie. There are many bass and crappie fishing tournaments hosted on Lake Murray each year by local and national fishing affiliates. For fishing information and a list of local guides, call 1-866SCJEWEL (725-3935) or go to the recreation page at www.lakemurraycountry.com. If you enjoy winter sports, Plex Indoor Sports is located just a few miles from Chapin,

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Crooked Creek Art League meets at Crooked Creek Park and hosts several arts classes and contests annually. There are also several sports, both for youth and adults, hosted by the park each year; football, baseball, soccer, and basketball are the four biggest sports activities offered, with youth camps for each during the summer. Crooked Creek Park also has a nature trail that’s excellent for bike riding and hiking. If you’re looking for a good baseball game in the spring or summer, there is always a local game on Sundays at the town field on Boundary Street or weeknights at Crooked Creek Park. For those who enjoy playing baseball, Crooked Creek Park hosts a spring and fall church softball league, both men’s and co-ed. In addition, Crooked Creek Park hosts a winter church basketball league. If golf is your game, you’ve come to the right place. There are three golf courses situated near Chapin and over 20 public courses in the Columbia area. Timberlake Golf Course (803-345-9909) is located in Chapin and wraps around the shoreline of Lake Murray. Mid Carolina Club is located in neighboring Prosperity and is also very popular among Chapin residents and visitors.

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offering public skating, figure skating, and adult and youth hockey leagues. They also offer birthday party packages. If you really like hockey, don’t miss the minor league Columbia Inferno (www.columbiainferno. com). They will begin a new season upon the completion of their new arena in Irmo in October 2009. The games are exciting, with blaring music, fighting players, and yelling fans. If you desire to be part of a social or service group, there are many in Chapin. They include the Chamber of Commerce, Garden Club, Rotary Club, Ruritan Club, Woman’s Club, Sertoma Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and Chapin American Legion Post 193. Another way to get involved with the community in Chapin is to help with the annual Labor Day Parade and Festival, the annual Oyster Roast, or the Arts & Taste of Chapin. Chapin Community Theatre (www.chapintheatre.org) is an excellent organization in which to explore your creative side or just to enjoy PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION, PLANNING AND SUPPORT FOR AGING OR DISABLED PERSONS AND THEIR FAMILIES We advocate for the best possible solutions to the challenges aging persons face, and ease the minds of the family members who care for them. Debbie Kelly, MSW, C-ASWCM Geriatric Care Manager

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a night out at the theater. There are 14 other “off-Broadway� theaters in Columbia, which host a multitude of plays throughout the year. The Dutch Fork Choral Society, a group of interested singers, meets once a week at the Lowman Home to practice for two programs a year and an occasional presentation to other groups. Marjorie Turner is the artistic director. If you like shopping, there are plenty of local shops and stores in and around Chapin. Neighboring Prosperity and Newberry offer antique shopping opportunities. There are more stores and malls 10 miles up the road on Harbison Boulevard. Downtown Columbia also has many shops to browse through in the Vista, 5 Points, and Devine Street areas. There are a total of five major malls in the Columbia area, with many of the local movie theaters located nearby. Frankie’s Fun Park and Riverbanks Zoo are both excellent locations to experience fun for the whole family. Frankie’s is located next to Harbison Boulevard and has many activities for kids of all ages. Riverbanks Zoo is known as one of the top 10 zoos in the country and hosts such highlights as an Aquarium/Reptile Complex, a 5-acre replica of Africa, a gorilla exhibit, an Interactive Farm, and an award-winning Botanical Garden. Touring Chapin and its neighbors, Columbia and Newberry, is a must. All three communities are saturated with museums, art galleries, opera halls, ballet theaters, town theaters, historic homes, and various historic attractions. You can learn about all these wonderful attractions and activities by visiting the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Visitors Center in downtown Columbia, or the Lake Murray Visitors Center on Highway 6 next to the Lake Murray Dam.

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Black’s Bridge Marina.................................................803-364-0054 Dreher Island State Park.............................................803-364-4152 Epting’s Camp.............................................................803-345-5245 Jake’s Landing............................................................803-359-9268 Lake Murray Marina...................................................803-781-1585 Lighthouse Marina......................................................803-749-1554 Little River Marina.......................................................803-532-4770 Putnam’s Landing.......................................................803-345-3040 Camping Dreher Island State Park.............................................803-364-3530 Epting’s Camp.............................................................803-345-5245 Putnam’s Landing & Campground..............................803-345-3040 Wood Smoke Campground.........................................803-781-3451

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quick drive around Chapin and the surrounding areas reveals numerous churches. The Lutheran church is well represented in the area, due to the German settlers who brought their native religion with them. These German settlers moved north from the port of Charles Town, now known as Charleston, to settle in the upper portion of what is now the state of South Carolina. Some of these Lutheran churches trace their formation to the mid-1700s. As the Chapin area grew in population during the 1900s, so did the diversity of its religious organizations. One can now find numerous Baptist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Catholic, and Episcopal churches locally. There has also been a growth in the number of nondenominational churches that serve the area, many of which offer both contemporary and/or traditional services. Chapin benefits greatly from the combined work of its area churches. One nondenominational organization is We-Care (803-3453244). This program serves as a food bank and financial-assistance group for families experiencing economic hardship. The Thrift Shop, run by St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, provides clothing, appliances, and furnishings to individuals in need, while proceeds from the sales of donated goods to the general public are used to support a summer camp for underprivileged children. GOoD Works (803-345-2030) is a nonprofit Christian outreach. Their mission is to improve living conditions for needy neighbors. The founder and president is Brinkley Melvin. GOoD Works is located at 118 St. Peters Church Road. Several of the local churches offer children’s day care facilities that are open to the public. The mayor of Chapin also hosts an annual ecumenical Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast that brings together the area churches in united worship.

Area Churches & Contact Numbers A.M.E. Hopewell..................Chapin............345-3706 Mt. Zion...................Chapin............932-7603 Pine Grove........ Little Mountain.....345-9631 Providence...............Chapin............345-9108 Rock Hill..................Chapin St. John....................Chapin............345-3737 White Hall........... Jenkinsville.........345-2947 Baptist Brown Chapel...... Jenkinsville.........345-5454 Chapin Baptist (D)...Chapin............345-3477 Little River...............Chapin............345-2217 Mt. Moriah........... Jenkinsville.........345-0203 Mt. Zion...................Chapin............345-3006 Catholic Our Lady of The Lake (B)..........Chapin............345-3962 Episcopal St. Francis of Assisi (B)............Chapin............345-1550 Lutheran Holy Trinity....... Little Mountain.....345-2841 Macedonia Lutheran .............Prosperity..........364-3786 Mt. Hermon...............Peak..............345-2807

Mt. Horeb (D)..........Chapin............345-2000 Mt. Olivet.................Chapin............345-3333 St. Jacobs Evangelical.............Chapin............345-2309 St. Peter ELCA.........Chapin............345-9309 St. Thomas...............Chapin............345-2993 Methodist Chapin United (G)...Chapin............345-2801 Presbyterian Chapin Presbyterian...........Chapin............932-4821 Lake Murray (B) (D) (G).............Chapin............345-5140 Oak Grove United Little .......Mountain..........945-7862 Non-Denominational Chapin Community...Chapin Chapin Fellowship Bible.......................Chapin............345-7451 Lake Murray Evangelical.............Chapin............345-7788 Lighthouse.................Irmo..............932-2166 Praise and Deliverance Temple................Hwy 215 S.........932-0057

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Community Organizations & Calendar of Events

Join What’s Happening the Club in Chapin All area codes are 803.

American Legion Post 193, Chapin..................... 932-9596 Chapin Arts & Crafts Association, Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.... 345-9410 Chapin Community Theatre, Columbia Avenue, Chapin........ 345-1836 Chapin Garden Club, Chapin...... 345-5862 Chapin Kiwanis Club, Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.... 345-1909 Chapin Lions Club, Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.... 345-5892 Chapin Optimist Club, Chapin.... 345-3358 Chapin Ruritan Club, 117 Peak Street, Chapin.......... 345-0531 Chapin Sertoma Club, Chapin.... 932-9002 Chapin Woman’s Club, Chapin... 932-2272 Crooked Creek Art League, Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.... 345-8701 Dutch Fork Choral Society, New Life Chapel, Chapin......... 345-8701 Fancy Hat Ladies of Chapin....... 932-2711 Girl Scout Council of the Congaree, Inc., 3920 Forest Drive, Columbia... 782-5133 Lake Murray Sisters In Service, Ballentine................................ 749-1175 Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise, Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.... 401-2208 Shepherd’s Center of White Rock, Lowman Home Daily Life Center.............................. 732-8797

February

• Daddy/Daughter Date Night at Crooked Creek Park • Registration for Spring Sports Crooked Creek Park • Chapin Sunrise Charter Celebration • Greater Chapin Community Endowment’s Ground Hog Ball

March • Chapin High School “Golden Eagle Evening” • Greater Chapin Chamber St. Patrick’s Day Oyster Roast • Optimist Club Lake Murray Poker Run

April • Community of Character Service Day • Chapin-Irmo Relay For Life • Chapin Celebrates the Arts at Crooked Creek Park • Lake Murray Sailing Club Sailfest Regatta

May • Chapin High School ROTC Review • American Legion Post 193 Memorial Day Ceremony • Greater Chapin Chamber Annual Golf Tournament • Antique Tractor Show • Mother/Son Date Night at Crooked Creek Park

June/July • Dixie Youth Baseball Tournaments • Fall Sports Registration at Crooked Creek Park • Lake Murray Sailing Club Bottoms Up Sail Regatta • Southern Patriot Purple Martin Boat Cruises • 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Lake Murray • Little Mountain Reunion

August • Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

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• Community Prayer Walk • Firefighters Appreciation Day

September • Labor Day Parade and Festival • Lowman Home “Jazz, Flavor & Flair” • Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise Golf Charity Classic

October • Greater Chapin Chamber “Arts & Taste of Chapin” • Town of Chapin Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony • Winter Sports Registration at Crooked Creek Park • Kids Halloween Party at Crooked Creek Park • Blood Moon on the River Halloween at Saluda Shoals Park

November • Greater Chapin Chamber Annual Awards Banquet and Auction

December • Town Christmas Tree Lighting • Chapin Woman’s Club Tour of Homes • Holiday Lights at Saluda Shoals Park • Community Christmas Concerts by Dutch Fork Choral Society and Area Churches • Shops of Chapin Holiday Open House • Chapin Garden Club Arbor Day Celebration

Other Regular Events • The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of each month. • Chapin Town Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. • Chapin Planning Commission meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. • Chapin Community Theater: Four productions yearly (803-345-6181) • Adopt-a-Highway: Four times per year


Index of Advertisers Accountants

Automotive – Dealership/Repair

Chapin Tax & Payroll, Inc. — Page 13

Ballentine Collision Repair, Inc. — Page 7

Arthur L. Jayroe, CPA — Page 18

• We Specialize in Wrecks! • We Have a Lifetime Warranty on Parts, Labor, and Paint • 24-Hour Towing (Wrecks Only) • All Insurance Work Is Welcomed • Locally Owned and Operated for 24 Years

200 Clark Street, Suite 105 PO Box 607 Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-0244................................fax (803) 345-0234 www.youraccountingstaff.com 824 Main Street Little Mountain, SC 29075 (803) 345-1040................................fax (803) 945-7222 aljcpa@sc.rr.com Full-service public accounting firm offering individuals and businesses tax minimization. Offering income tax preparation and planning and small business services, including startups and planning, payroll services, accounting, and auditing.

1590 Dutch Fork Road P.O Box 61 Ballentine, SC 29002 (803) 781-7105................................fax (803) 781-1004

Jeffrey Dean Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge — Page 10 1426 Wilson Road Newberry, SC 29108 (803) 276-3622 fax (803) 276-0633 www.jdautogroup.com

Business Services The UPS Store — Page 20

140 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-0002................................fax (803) 932-0003 store3565@theupsstore.com

Communications F. B. Johnston Graphics — Page 28

300 East Boundary Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-7912................................fax (803) 345-7911 bunderwood@fbjohnston.com www.fbjohnston.com

Construction/Contractors Eagle Building Systems, Inc. — Page 5

Adult Care/Senior Living Generations of Chapin — Page 26

431 East Boundary Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-1911................................fax (803) 345-6228 • Assisted living and independent living for seniors • Homes and rental apartments • Clubhouse • Full services, including meals and housekeeping • Pharmacy on campus • 24-hour staff on duty in assisted living

Award Engraving/Plaque & Trophy Lake Murray Enterprises, Inc. — Page 25

903 Mooringview Pointe Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-0904................................fax (803) 753-9153 jr.thompson@sbcglobal.net Laser engraving and cutting. • Wood • Glass • Plastic • Leather • Plaques • Awards • Name Badges • Personalized Gifts • Mugs

Southwoode Independent Living — Page 8 431 East Boundary Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-1911 fax (803) 345-6228

Arts Judy Bolton Jarrett ArtCan Studio & Gallery — Page 19 108 Beaufort Street Chapin, SC 29036 (not a mailing address) (803) 345-6588 www.judyjarrettgallery.com

• Artist’s Studio • Original Paintings • Handpainted Furnishings • Limited- and Open-Edition Lithographs • House Portraits

Attorneys Harrell & Associates, P.A., Attorneys at Law — Page 13

135 Columbia Avenue PO Box 1000 Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-3353................................fax (803) 345-9171 www.lkharrelllaw.com • Real Estate Closings • Title Insurance • Wills • Probate • Corporate

Beauty Salons Harvey’s Hair — Page 15

906 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 945-7266

1325 Old Hilton Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-1533................................fax (803) 345-6026 eagle@eaglebuildings.com www.eaglebuildings.com General Contractors • Commercial, Residential, Industrial • Horse Barns, Post Frame Buildings, Metal Buildings, Recreational Shelters, Mini Storage

Gallup & Gallup — Page 23

113 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-4884................................fax (803) 932-4886 gallupd@bellsouth.net www.gallupandgallup.net • Design • Build • Remodel

Side Tracks Salon — Page 13 500 Lexington Highway, Suite B Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-5515 (803) 345-5530

Boutique La Te Da Boutique and La Te Da Parties — Page 3

106 B Beaufort Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-8345................................fax (803) 945-0320 lateda101@bellsouth.net www.latedachapin.com Fine garments and gifts for girly-girls of all ages. Large selection, including shoes and hair bows. Princess and Pop Star Birthday Parties for girls age 4 and up.

McVey Commercial Properties — Page 7

23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 204 Bluffton, SC 29910 (803) 945-9220................................fax (803) 945-9220 www.mcveycustomhomes.com Unlimited General Contractor building commercial and award-winning residential homes in Hilton Head for over 12 years. Currently building projects in Beaufort County and recently expanded to the Chapin/Columbia area.

Convenience Store Mr. J’s, LLC — Page 8

1865 Chapin Highway Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-0556................................fax (803) 932-0557

Cosmetics AVON - Jacqueline Powell — Page 22

270 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-3939................................fax (803) 345-3735

Independent Sales Representative Columbia, SC 29212 (877) 286-6496 or (803) 474-4600 jpowellavonrep@sc.rr.com www.youravon.com/jacquelinepowell

Supplier of quality building materials in the Chapin area for over 25 years. Call us for all your building projects. Dependable and professional service from the beginning to the end.

Avon offers a variety of products — cosmetics, skin care, fragrances, gifts, fashion jewelry, and much more. 100% guarantee. Payment upon delivery. Try it — you won’t regret it!

Building Materials Chapin Building Supply — Page 5

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AVON Beauty Center — Page 18

617 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 422-5555................................fax (803) 407-2871 carolinasands@sc.rr.com www.youravon.com/lindasteele • Stop by and vist our store. • Experience the Beauty of AVON! • Need extra $$$ but not an extra boss? • Earn 50% commission plus bonuses! • Start your own business for only $10! • No inventory required! No sale quotas! • Free shipping! FREE TRAINING! • Call TODAY to learn more!

Deck & Dock Builders Chapin Deck & Dock — Page 13

Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-6604................................fax (803) 345-6604 www.chapindeckndock.com Located in Chapin and serving the Lake Murray Area, we build custom decks and docks, to include piers, seating areas, walkways, steel ramps, and gazebos. Call for an estimate.

Engineering ERC / Engineering Resources Corporation — Page 5

Framing Gallery Palmetto Fine Arts & Custom Framing Gallery — Page 19

107 Virginia Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-0265 www.palmettoarts.com

We offer custom framing as well as local art and originals. Creative designers will work with you to make your work of art a family heirloom. Guaranteed lowest prices!

Funeral & Cremation Services Caughman-Harman Funeral Home — Page 25

5400 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212 (803) 345-3500................................fax (803) 772-7134 www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.com

Government Huggins, The Honorable Chip, SC House — Page 8

308 Wayworth Court Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 779-4503................................fax (803) 343-2729 ch@scstatehouse.net scstatehouse.net Representing District 85 - Lexington County

510 Lexington Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 945-0145................................fax (803) 945-0146 erc@ercorp.net www.ercorp.net

Walton J. McLeod, State Representative — Page 27

Civil & Environmental Engineers

Full-time, effective, independent leadership, proudly representing the citizens of House District 40.

Financial Institutions Carolina First — Page 5 260 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-9830 (800) 476-6400 www.carolinafirst.com

Financial Services Thrivent Financial for Lutherans® — Page 20

7825 Broad River Road, Suite 100 Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 781-1034................................fax (803) 781-1025 jeremy.stanberry@thrivent.com www.thrivent.com/fr/jeremy.stanberry Thrivent Financial is a faith-based Fortune 500 financial services company. We offer the following: • Life Insurance • Annuities • Disability Income Insurance • Mutual Funds • IRAs • College Education Funding Options • Retirement Planning

308 Pomaria Street Little Mountain, SC 29075 (803) 345-1538................................fax (803) 345-0770

Health care Chapin Christian Counseling & Grace Chapel — Page 19

211 East Boundary Street Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-5047................................fax (803) 345-0112 bjccm@sc.rr.com www.chapinchristiancounseling.com Pastoral counseling including: individual, marriage, family counseling, premarital counseling and wedding ceremonies, 12-step recovery groups, classes, and seminars.

Chapin Family Practice — Page 14

1612 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-3414................................fax (803) 345-1672 Serving the health care needs of Chapin and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Five physicians and three nurse practitioners. Onsite labs, X-rays, and EKGs.

Chapin Pediatrics — Page 8

119 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-2200................................fax (803) 932-2225 www.chapinpediatrics.com “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he wil not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

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Geri-Advocates Care Management, LLC — Page 28

337 Oxenbridge Way Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 960-8524................................fax (803) 345-3379 dkelly52@sc.rr.com Supporting independence, quality of life, and safety of the aging person through • Comprehensive needs assessment, individualized solutions • Crisis intervention, coordination of care, family communications • Resource development, referral and monitoring of care

Lexington Medical Center — Inside Front Cover 2720 Sunset Boulevard West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 791-2000 www.lexmed.com

Lexington Medical Center — a 346-bed medical complex, including LMC Chapin, offering urgent care, family medicine, and women’s services.

Heating & Cooling ASAP Mechanical, LLP — Page 14

1710 Dutch Fork Road Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 260-4328................................fax (803) 781-5191 asapmechanical@bellsouth.net • Heating • Cooling • Air Quality • Residential • Commercial • Sales • Service • Installation

Richardson’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. — Page 23

324 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 945-9620 or (803) 345-5221............................fax (803) 345-5874 Since March 1982 we have focused on servicing and installing heating and air conditioning systems (primarily residential). Honesty, Integrity, Quality, Reliability, Professionalism, and Reasonable Cost are most important.

Home Furnishings Chapin Furniture.com — Page 27

1150 Chapin Road PO Box 939 Chapin, SC 29036 (866) 932-4052................................fax (803) 932-4055 www.chapinfurniture.com Chapin Furniture is your one-stop shop for beautiful home furnishings, mattresses, and decorative accessories. We have just what you’re looking for, and you can get it today!

Insurance Allstate Insurance - Laurie Grooms — Page 22 220 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-1001................................fax (803) 932-1090 Lauriegrooms@allstate.com www.lauriegrooms.com

The Laurie Grooms Allstate Agency in Chapin is a true full-service agency that can take care of all your insurance needs. Call Laurie for a quote at 932-1001.


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Russell - Massey & Company, Inc. Independent Insurance Agent — Page 4

Nail Salon

RE/MAX Real Estate Services — Outside Back Cover

200-A Lexington Highway Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 941-3650................................fax (803) 799-6546 www.russellmassey.com

Ivy’s Nails — Page 5

140-B Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 945-1010

1303 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 454-1700................................fax (803) 932-4165 www.forsaleinchapin.com

Russell - Massey & Co. is an Independent Insurance Agency that has been in business since 1955. We represent most of the major insurance companies and can provide both personal and commercial insurance coverage.

Ivy’s Nails offers friendly service from our highly trained technicians. We also carry a wide variety of nail care products. Come to experience a relaxing service in a clean atmosphere.

Experienced agents with local market knowledge are ready to help you with your move. Put the Power of RE/MAX to work for you.

State Farm Insurance Scott Hanners, Agent CPCU, ChFC, CASL, CLU — Page 3 500-A Lexington Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-3135 toll-free (877) 345-3110 www.scotthanners.com

Providing Insurance and Financial Services • Auto • Homeowners • Life • Boat • Health • Insurance and Financial Reviews • Specializing in Relocation to the Chapin Area

Jewelers Palmetto Gems & Gemological Services — Page 23

130-B Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 407-6661................................fax (803) 932-0610 pggsinc@bellsouth.net www.palmettogems.com

Orthodontics Pitner Orthodontics — Page 10

814 Old Bush River Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 781-5225................................fax (803) 781-4780 www.drpitner.com Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, Pitner Orthodontics will help you achieve the smile you deserve — and remind you to smile big and smile often.

Outdoor Sporting Goods Distributor Ellett Brothers — Page 14

267 Columbia Avenue PO Box 128 Chapin, SC 29036 (800) 845-3711................................fax (800) 323-3006 www.ellettbrothers.com Nationwide marketer and supplier of outdoor sporting goods products. Now in our 75th year of business, we market and distribute a broad line of products and accessories for hunting and shooting sports, marine, camping, archery, and other outdoor activities.

Real Estate Locksmith Chapin Locksmith — Page 19

(803) 345-7677 www.chapinlocksmith.com

• Serving since 1970 • 24-Hour Service • Keys for new and old autos, motorcycles, boats, everything! • Locked out? Call us!

Marine Construction Agnew Lake Service, Inc. — Page 8

Ballentine, SC 29002 (803) 781-0399................................fax (803) 781-8469 agnewlakesvc@sc.rr.com www.agnewlakeservice.com • Piers • Pile Driving • Floating Docks • Boat Lifts • Welding, Diving and Marine Salvage • Construction and Repair

Marine Supply Trucky’s Marine Supply — Page 7

1210 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-1916................................fax (803) 345-1574 truckyswheels@bellsouth.net www.truckyswheels.com Complete line of fishing tackle, rods, reels, and lures. Boating accessories, Lake Murray maps, oil, towables, sunglasses, lifejackets, floats. and tubes … All you need to enjoy your Lake Murray experience.

Exit Midlands Realty — Page 18

200 Clark Street, Suite 300 Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-6124................................fax (803) 345-6126 www.exitmidlandsrealty.com All of us at EXIT Midlands Realty are dedicated to assisting you with your transition into the Chapin Community or Greater Columbia Area. Call us for your real estate needs!

Lake Murray Specialists — Page 1 Kit & Johnny Oswald 271 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 Cell (803) 917-0168 Office (803) 345-1094 www.lakemurrayspecialist.com

Our solitary focus is helping people buy and sell homes in Lake Murray Country, whether it be in Irmo, Lexington, Ballentine, Chapin, Newberry, or Saluda. We want others to experience the magic that we are fortunate enough to live with.

Retail Boland’s True Value Hardware — Page 5

1304 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-1336................................fax (803) 345-0840 bolandstruevalue@bellsouth.net www.BolandsTrueValue.com • Friendly, Helpful Staff • Rentals • Color Match Paint • Marine Supplies • RV Supplies • Propane • Glass Cutting • Pool & Spa Products • Pool Cleaning Service • Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Chapin Cabinet & Floor Co. — Page 13

285 Chapin Road, Unit I Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-9322................................fax (803) 932-9366 chapincabinets@bellsouth.net www.chapincabinetandfloorco.com

Cutters Point Glass & Mirror — Page 13 285 Chapin Road, Suite G Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-2722 (803) 932-2724

The Rivalry — Page 27

1419 Chapin Road PO Box 663 Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 932-9744................................fax (803) 932-9741 therivalry@bellsouth.net www.therivalry.biz

Veterinarians Dutch Fork Animal Hospital — Page 8

1780 Dutch Fork Road Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 781-7483................................fax (803) 781-7462 dfah@dfah.net www.dutchforkanimalhospital.vetsuite.com Dutch Fork Animal Hospital is a small animal practice with five veterinarians. We offer preventive medicine, advanced diagnostics, dental care, and surgery. We also provide boarding, bathing, and daycare.

New Homes Realty Inc. — Page 25

PO Box 863 Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 4007-3111..............................fax (803) 407-3366 shane.easler@newhomes.com www.newhomesofcolumbia.com Offering a unique blend of services to make your homebuying experience as stress-free as possible. Our services are at no extra cost to you, since our compensation is paid for by the builder or seller.

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