Volume 46 | April 25th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
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at the Chamber House

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
Make plans to join us at the Ole Oak Barn Wedding and Event Venue, our Sponsor
for our May Chamber luncheon.
Thursday May 16th 12:00 until 1:30 p.m.
Free to Chapin Chamber Members,
Non-Members pay $10.00
  1155 Holy Trinity Church Road
Kelly Jeffcoat, Cancer Survivor, Nurse Navigator helps diagnosed women navigate the healthcare system, providing much needed emotion support. 
She will be speaking to us about Breast Cancer and our very own LeeAnn
Bergren may share a few encouraging words as well. 
Lunch will be provided by Doc's BBQ
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
Dave Colson, playing with Team Southern Propane, was almost a winner of a boat valued at $40,000 on number 17.
His ball hit the pin and landed only
inches from the hole.
Good job Dave, better luck
next year!
Wednesday May 8th
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
1425 Chapin Road, Chapin
Please join us as we celebrate a business who has been in Chapin for many years with a Chamber ribbon cutting.
As a promotion they are offering two
roast beef sandwich's for only $5.00!
Chapin Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce they are looking for a Veterinary Assistant/Technician with at least 1 year experience in the Veterinarian field! 
Must be able to work some holiday hours and Saturday mornings.
Pick up your application at
Chapin Veterinary Hospital,
500 Columbia Ave. Chapin during
regular business hours or click on the link below to download application. 
All camps include a special theme with related crafts, snacks, activities and some gymnastics instruction and open gym time.
Camps are available for 1/2 day and full day offering early drop off and late stay until 6:00 p.m.
All camps are fun for ages 3 through 13.
Discount valid when paid by April 30th
Call or stop by to enroll this week
Thank you  Caughman-Harman Funeral Home  for sponsoring the Chapin Chamber’s April Member Breakfast, Funeral Director William Lynch for the informative presentation on Today’s Funeral Trends and to The Daily Grind for the delicious catering at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church this morning! 
If you happened to miss this informative meeting click below for the handout.
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is developing a Strategic Master Plan to establish a vision and guide decisions for our District over the next ten years.
To ensure the Plan reflects the needs of our community, your participation is vital.
They value your feedback!
Please take their survey below.
Your comments will help them improve their programs and services.
They are currently seeking volunteer focus group committee members who reside in the Lexington County portion of
Lexington-Richland School District 5 to evaluate and provide feedback on ICRC's facilities, programs and finances.
If you are interested click on link below.
Looking for great BBQ after church or to bring out on the boat for a Sunday cruise? Farm Boys is the answer!
Open 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
525 Columbia Avenue, Chapin
(803) 345-7600
1012 Main Street, Newberry, SC
Soothing Sunday Class with
Your CBD Store Newberry and
Newberry Yoga.
Join Wendy and Jane on April 28th
at 4:00 p.m. to learn about the usage and benefits of CBD products.
She will provide information about the
CBD products she sells and will have samples available for your use.
She will offer topical cream for you to
apply to sensitive joints and muscles
prior to your yoga practice 
at Newberry Yoga,
1121 Caldwell Street Newberry.
Let Lake Murray Event Rentals help! 
They offer party rentals such as tents, tables, chairs, linens and more!
Located in Chapin, they provide service to ALL of South Carolina!
University of South Carolina
Friday May 10 th  &
Saturday May 11 th
Clemson University
Thursday May 9th &
Friday May 10th
Chapin High School
Friday May 31 st  at 12:00 p.m.
Spring Hill High School
Friday May 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Dutch Fork High School
Friday May 31 st  at 4:00 p.m.
Irmo High School
Saturday June 1 st  at 8:00 a.m.
Congratulations to all of the
Graduating Classes of 2019!
Tickets are on sale now to
Chapin Theatre Company's
upcoming production beginning
 this weekend!
A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever!
Order your tickets now!
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)
NEW ITEMS available at Lever Farms
Homemade Baking Mixes to make Delicious Desserts with your
Lever Farms Strawberries 
🍓 Strawberry Shortcake
🍓 Strawberry Crisp
YUMMY, QUICK and EASY to make.
Don’t forget to pick these up when you
stop by Lever Farms
5057 SC -34 Pomaria, SC
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*
Millions of Americans have asthma or respiratory allergies, and for them, even a little dust is sometimes enough to make breathing a challenge.
Let Wilson's Refrigeration & Air help
to make it easier. Call today!
(803) 276-9685
Arbors and pergolas are some of the specialties Chapman Landscape designs and they are the perfect addition to your backyard oasis with summer right around the corner!
Don’t forget to ask about their special of Two months FREE on a new annual maintenance package!  
Give them a call at 803-606-1505
for a free quote!
Let's Celebrate Small Business Week Together!
Free Google Workshop at the Town of Chapin Town Hall
11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 8th, 2019
Google will teach us the Value of using Google Ads to Grow Your
Business and How to use Google Ads.
Please arrive by 11:45 to sign in. The live-stream will start at 12:00.
Introductions will be made. Bring Business Cards
This is a free event, but please register using EventBrite to reserve
your spot and to receive reminders.
Spring is here and plants are everywhere!
They offer such beauty, but some
can be harmful.
wants to help you avoid these nasty plants by knowing what to look for while enjoying the outdoors and nicer weather.
Click HERE to understand more about the Leaves of three, let them be......
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 .
Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament 

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will host its annual Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, May 16th.
This year’s beneficiary is the  Friends of Fisher House, Columbia, SC .
Not a golfer? Please consider sponsoring a soldier.
The early bird deadline is fast approaching. 
If you have any questions, please contact Ivette Starkey at 803-743-1724 or  ivette.starkey@allsouth.org
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 25th, 2019
On April 25th, we observe National Telephone Day. 
The correct answer to a trivia question
like “Who invented the telephone?” is the name on the patent.
In this case, the whole world knows the answer is Alexander Graham Bell.
Had his attorney been delayed by foul weather or poor planning, the answer may be a different name.
It was February 14, 1876, when Marcellus Bailey, one of Bell’s attorneys rushed into the US Patent office in Boston to file the patent for what would be the telephone.
Later the same day, Elisha Gray filed a patent caveat for a similar device.
A caveat is an intent to file for a patent.
There is also a third contender.
Antonio Meucci filed a caveat in November of 1871 for a talking telegraph but failed to renew the caveat due to hardships.
Because Bell’s patent was submitted first,
it was awarded to him on March 7, 1876. Gray contested this decision in court,
but without success.
Born March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh,
United Kingdom, Bell was an instructor at a boys’ boarding school.
The sounds of speech were an integral part of his life.
His father developed a “Visible Speech” system for deaf students to communicate. Bell would later become friend and benefactor of Helen Keller.
Three days after the patent was approved, Bell spoke the first words by telephone to his assistant. “Mr.Watson, come here!
I want to see you!”
By May, Bell and his team were ready
for a public demonstration, and there
would be no better place than the
World’s Fair in Philadelphia.
On May 10th, 1876, in a crowded Machinery Hall, a man’s voice was transmitted from a small horn and carried out through a speaker to the audience.
One year later, the White House
installed its first phone.
The telephone revolution began.
Bell Telephone Company was founded on July 9, 1877, and the first public
telephone lines were installed from
Boston to Sommerville, Massachusetts 
the same year. 
By the end of the decade, there were nearly 50,000 phones in the United States. 
In May of 1967, the 1 millionth telephone was installed. 
National East Meets West Day is observed annually on April 25th. 
Also known as Elbe Day, this day commemorates the day the Eastern
front of the Allied forces met the
Western front on the River Elbe. 
World War II had been raging for over six years. During the previous year, several events had begun to turn the tides of the war against the Axis powers.
In April of 1945, the Allies were marching toward peace, but it would require a coordinated effort from both American troops in the East and Soviet armies
from the West.
The units were not supposed to make contact with each other.
They were given orders to remain on
their eastern and western banks of the river while officers from each division formalized occupation of Berlin.
However, when the two armies met on April 25th south of Berlin outside Torgau
on the River Elbe, patrols were sent across the river in a small boat.
The first to make contact were American First Lieutenant Albert Kotzebue and Soviet Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gardiev along with their commands.
Two days later, photographers commemorated the event of the Eastern front meeting the Western front.
We observe the food holiday National Zucchini Bread Day on April 25th. 

Many explorers who came to the Americas brought back what they considered strange foods, including the zucchini. 
The zucchini eventually found its way to Italy where it was named zucchino. 
Native American referred to zucchini as “something eaten raw.”
However, we all know that zucchini tastes best cooked, especially in bread.
On April 25th, people across the nation observe National DNA Day. 
The science journal, Nature, published a short letter written by James Watson and Francis Crick on April 25th announcing their discovery of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
Fast forward to 2003 and The Human Genome Project whose goal was to map the nucleotides contained in human DNA was declared complete on the same day.
National Hug A Plumber Day is observed across the country on April 25th. 
Whether it is a minor leak to a
major clog, a plumber will have the right tool for the job. 
They have been keeping the water flowing since ancient Rome. 
Consider how plumbers improve our lives and health in the modern world. 
Their contributions could be inventions
the human race would have a difficult
time living without. 
Given a choice between using only a flush toilet or a smartphone for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is recognized on the fourth Thursday in April each year.
 This annual event is an educational program in the United States and Canada where parents take their children to work with them for one day. 
It is the successor to Take Our Daughters to Work Day which, in 2003, was expanded to include boys.
Most companies allowed both girls and boys to participate since the beginning, renaming the day
“Take Our Children to Work Day.”
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