Volume 44 | April 11th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House

Sponsorships are coming in and we truly appreciate your generosity, give us a
call to reserve your tent on a hole
or your morning golf team!
Lexington Medical Center
Prisma Health
The Town of Chapin
Southern Propane
Taylor's Auto
Waxing The City
The Tipsy Toad
Terminix Service Inc
Doss Marine
Servpro of the Dutch Fork
Midlands Media Group
Palmetto Enclosure
Integrated Media
Timberlake Country Club

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home
State Farm - Scott Hanners
Hyatt Place Irmo
B&R Enterprises
Classy Cruet
The Honorable Chip Huggins
Herb Harrison, CLU Nationwide
UPS Chapin
Chadwick Financial
Core Technology Solutions
First Community Bank
Crooked Creek Park
Wilson's Refrigeration
Vertu Marketing
Russell Massey
Your CBD Store Newberry
Lake Murray Flower Shoppe
Mid Carolina Electric
Springhill Construction

Hardee's of Chapin
The Member-To-Member Discount Program encourages Chapin Chamber members
and their employees to prefer other Chapin Chamber members when making
buying decisions with valuable discounts.
Want to offer a discount to your fellow Chamber Members?
Send information to april@chapinchamber.com
Discounts can be found HERE
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Chapin Town Hall
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for yet another informative breakfast member meeting.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes
will be our host
Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church, Chapin
101 East Boundary Street
**NB new date**
Tuesday April 23rd
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
William Lynch, our presenter, will
be discussing Funeral Trends
Registration is Required
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
Please remember to send your articles by Wednesday morning to be included for Thursday's distribution. This form of advertising is INCLUDED IN YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP.
Send articles to: april@chapinchamber.com
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Celebrate Blue Lavender Spa’s
2nd Anniversary TODAY
Thursday April 11th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
1400 Chapin Road
Food, Beverages, Chair Massages, AWESOME prize giveaways from Local Merchants including Color Bar, SoZo Fitness, GloSkinBeauty and more.
They’re giving away FREE BOTOX!!
Drop in for some fun with your Blue Lavender Friends and Family!
A BIG Thank you to those who came out on Chapin Service Day to help spruce up our beautiful Chamber House.
Above are some of the members from
the Chapin Garden Club
Members (and hubby) of Chapin Junior Woman's Club
Thank you to all who participated and to all those who volunteered their time to make Chapin Service Day a success!
Sale In To Chapin
Sailboats are coming !!
We are all very excited that the CCAL Community Art Project is moving forward. 'Blank' sailboats have been delivered to artists so they can begin to work their magic. The completed sailboats will be placed throughout Chapin in August in conjunction with a scavenger hunt/ people's choice and on Labor Day weekend, a public auction will be held
with the highest bidders winning!
This will be a featured event during Chapin's popular Labor Day Festival! 
The deadline to file your taxes is April 15th.
At The UPS Store they offer a variety of
services to help you as you file.
140A Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
(803) 932-0002
Finding and picking out the perfect wedding favors can be difficult, but
the staff at The Classy Cruet can help
you make it easier!
Just choose your favorite olive oil or balsamic vinegar...or both!
Such a unique Wedding Gift!
If you're interested or would like more information, give them a call at the store! 
223 Columbia Avenue
Suite B, Chapin
(803) 298-5353
For the month of April Lake Murray Drug Company is offering a Buy One Get One 1/2 off of their Nature's Truth Vitamins and Essential Oils!
105 Snapdragon Court, Suite A
(803) 345-9999
ON THE WEB:  www.lakemurraydrug.com
🍓 They are OPEN 🍓
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Call the Farm Stand for pre-picked 
(803) 321-5952
4 quarter basket
U-pick $11.00
Pre-picked $14.00
5057 SC Highway 34
Pomaria, SC
NOTHING says summer like bright
colors and POM POMS!!!
Come see the gals at Southern Stitches to check out their newest arrivals of cover-ups, bags, sun hats, plus many
other gift ideas.
508 B Lexington Ave, Chapin
(803) 941-7292 
April 14th - Palm Sunday.
Worship Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
April 18th - Maundy Thursday.  
Holy Communion.
11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
April 19th - Good Friday
Worship 7:00 p.m.
April 21st - Easter Sunday
Easter Worship Holy Communion
7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m
Unity Breakfast 8:30 a.m.  
Healthy happens when commitment comes with a coach! Learn more about your Anytime Fitness!
Letting go of the past is just as
physical as it is mental.
The combination of yoga asana, pranayama & essential oils in this workshop will fuel your inner fire,
burn toxins from your body & assist
you in moving freely, physically & mentally, into Spring!

Thursday April 25th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
104 E Boundary Street, Chapin
Just $20 per person.
The Dutch Fork Choral Society presents "Sing me to Heaven”,
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
@ Chapin United Methodist Church
The concert features a wonderful variety
of pieces, with selections of choral works from folk, gospel, spirituals, and
classical origin.
 Free to the public.
(Donations graciously accepted)
Saturday May 4th Boland's Ace
will be having a grilling demo.
Both Traeger and Holland Grills will
be demoing their grills from
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
745 Chapin Road, Chapin
Everyone is welcome to stop in and taste what these grills have to offer.
*While supplies Last*
Our Lady of the Lake’s Life Teen will be hosting a FIESTA LUNCHEON and SILENT AUCTION for parishioners and guests to help raise money for their trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).
Music, door prizes & games
Youth will be outside the Church over the next few weekends
selling tickets $10/per person
195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
The Chapin Ruritan Club is also taking orders now for delicious Vidalia onions to be delivered on May 16th, 2019.
A 10 pound bag is $10; a 25 pound bag is $20; or a 50 pound bag is just $35.
Get them fresh from the field.
Call 345-1873, 345-5060 or contact
any member of the Chapin Ruritan
Club to place your orders.
Proceeds go to fund community projects .
Help Scott Hanners State Farm
stomp out Breast Cancer! 
 You can join their Walk For Life team,
the Happy Hoofers, or call them for a
no-obligation quote for car/home
insurance and they will donate $20 towards the Breast Cancer Walk for Life.  
Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler
paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite
subject and muse her Bulldog Smedley and her Boston Terrier Mattie. 
Having just started painting in 2015,
Sonya fell in love with the process and quickly began a daily painting practice.
She continually seeks to improve through frequent workshops and has studied with Mary Bentz Gilkerson and Michael Story.  
In 2016 she joined the Crooked Creek
Art League in Chapin where she
served first as Workshop Coordinator
and currently serves as President.
Several years ago, Sonya left a 20 year career in legal administration, to return to her love of catering. She is co-owner of Diimmler’s Catering & Special Events
 with her husband David.
When she is not catering, she can be
found in her studio. Every day is an opportunity to create.   
Dewees Island Escape
24” x 30” Oil on Canvas
$425 framed
“Dewees Island Escape” was inspired
by a plein air painting venture she
took with her Mother shortly after her Father passed. 
They had beautiful weather but no clouds and she loves to paint clouds so naturally she had to invent some and add them to a larger piece when she got back to her studio.  
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of April
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
APRIL 11th, 2019
National Barbershop Quartet Day is observed annually on April 11th. 
Barbershop quartets have a way making the heart flutter. Very often they transport us back to a simpler time or at the least make it stand still. Barbershop quartets are a style of a cappella or unaccompanied vocal music.
 Their music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies. 
Between 1900 and 1919 barbershop music found its popularity. In the 1920s, it began to fade into obscurity. However, the barbershop quartet saw a revival when the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America was founded. This tongue twister of a men’s organization grew quickly as did other similar organizations promoting barbershop music as an artform. Today, just under 25,000 men in the United States and Canada are members of the SPEBSQSA.
The United States Navy acquired the Holland VI, the Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine, on April 11, 1900. Each April 11th honors this day as people across the nation celebrate National Submarine Day.
– The U.S. Navy’s first submarine was the Alligator, 1862. –
The first known U.S. Navy submarine was the USS Alligator, the fourth United States Navy ship of that name. 
The Alligator was active during the American Civil War.
America’s very first submarine, the Turtle, was built in the Revolutionary War era. 
However, the United States Navy did not exist when the Turtle was operational.
Designed by Irish-American Inventor
John Phillip Holland in 1896. the
Holland VI was launched on May
17th, 1897, at Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon's
Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, NJ.
It was later purchased by the United
States Navy on April 11th, 1900,
becoming the United States Navy's
first commissioned submarine and
renamed USS Holland (SS-1)
Elsewhere in the world "Submarine Day"
is celebrated March 17th

National Teach Children to Save Day is observed every April.
Bankers across the country volunteer every year to teach children to save. 
Developing these habits at a young age creates a foundation for a lifetime of saving.
National Eight Track Tape Day on April 11th recognizes an era that was here and gone in a short 20 years.
It is a day to remember listening to great music of the sixties and seventies on
eight-track tapes.
Popular from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s, eight track tapes are a magnetic tape sound recording technology.

Eight track tape, also called Stereo 8, was created in 1964 by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation along with Ampex, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Motorola and RCA Victor Records and released in 1965.
It was in September of 1965 that Ford Motor Company introduced factory installed and dealer installed eight track tape players as an option to buyers on three of its 1966 models, the Thunderbird, Mustang and Lincoln. All of Ford’s vehicles offered this tape player upgrade option on the 1967 model. Through the 1980s optional eight track players were available in many cars and trucks.
Eight track cartridges were phased out in the retail stores in the United States by late 1982. Some titles were still available as eight track tapes through various mail order clubs until late 1988.
Many of the late period eight track tape releases are highly collectible today.

April 11th is National Pet Day!! 
  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.
Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and improve their opportunities for adoption.
Sometimes their human companions aren’t well. Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
Observed annually on April 11th is
National Cheese Fondue Day. 
Fondue is a dish of melted cheese or
other ingredients, served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a small portable
stove (réchaud). Bread is then dipped from long-stemmed forks into the cheese. 
Cheese fondue consists of a blend of cheeses, wine and seasoning.
A 1966 book published in Zurich, under
the name “Kass mit Wein zu kochen”
is known for having the earliest known recipe for cheese fondue. 
It calls for grated or cut up cheese to be melted with wine and for the bread to be dipped in it.
The first known recipe with cheese and wine was published under the name “Cheese Fondue” in 1875.
The success of fondue may be contributed to the introduction of cornstarch to Switzerland in 1905, which made it easier to make a smooth and stable emulsion of the wine and cheese.
Celebrated on the Thursday of National Library Week is National Support Teen Literature Day. 
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, this day is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. Support Teen Literature Day also seeks to showcase some award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight librarians expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.
Every year, National Alcohol Screening Day raises awareness about the harmful effects alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency can have on a person.
 By bringing an opportunity for education, referrals and treatment to those with alcohol dependency issues, screening is a large part of the outreach program.
Screening centers will be located at colleges, military installations, designated business and selected government agencies.
Sponsored by Screening For Mental Health, National Alcohol Screening Day is held each year on the Thursday of the first full week in April offering anonymous and confidential screenings online or in-person at NASD events.
Did you know you can earn Chamber Bucks?? We'll give you a voucher for $25 when you refer a new or existing Chapin business to join the Chapin Chamber. Your Chamber Bucks can be used just like cash for Chamber services, including event registrations or sponsorship's, sign rentals, even toward your dues payment! It's just our way of saying Thank You and hoping you'll send more members our way! Contact us for more information!

Rebecca Blackburn Hines - Executive Director - director@chapinchamber.com
April Robinson, Administrative Assistant & Newsletter Publisher - april@chapinchamber.com
803-345-1100 | www.chapinchamber.com