Volume 78 | December 12th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events

For more information contact us here
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
Please join us for our Annual Christmas Drop-in at the Chapin Chamber.
We will have festive food, drinks and holiday cheer!
This event is family friendly with crafts for kids.
Come and meet our new
Member Services Coordinator
Katie Galloway!
Thursday December 19th
Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be here between 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
for picture taking!
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
Please remember to send your articles ( Jpeg required ) 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
Southwind Acres is a wedding venue located in Prosperity, South Carolina.
For couples seeking a tranquil spot to declare their love in front of family and friends, this facility offers an ideal setting. The scenic bucolic atmosphere, multiple event spaces, and an accommodating team help create a celebration that
couples will treasure long after they’ve
said their vows.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue features both indoor and outdoor event spaces to host weddings and other special occasions, for up to 200 guests inside and 300 outside.
The expansive main lawn boasts majestic oak trees and exquisite landscaping, providing a gorgeous backdrop and an abundance of opportunities for unforgettable wedding photos.
Private getting-ready rooms are available to provide the to-be-weds and their wedding party with a place to finalize any last-minute preparations before the festivities begin. Couples can opt to hold their ceremony outside on the lawn or inside the charming 3,000-square-foot barn-style building. This event space
offers elegance and a variety of modern amenities, such as heating and air conditioning, to maximize guests’ comfort. Two covered porches and a fire pit area featuring swings supply guests with plenty of room to relax and socialize
Services Offered
Southwind Acres is able to accommodate numerous wedding-related festivities, including engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.
Their helpful staff knows that saying “I do” is an important event, and their goal is to provide couples with an experience that is as free of worry as possible.
They offer an array of items, such as tables, chairs, chair covers, linens, and even a 1929 Mercedes Benz convertible car for an extra fee. Buffet catering and bar services are available to help make couples’ receptions all the more special. When choosing this venue for your big day, you’ll also have access to a range of services to help bring your dream
wedding to life.
  • Cleanup
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • WiFi

Entrance-way Gate Signs
Front of Building
Outdoor Chapel
Taylor's Auto Service
Taylor's Auto is your local Toy's for Tot's Drop-Off Location.
Drop off any unwrapped gift 
Between Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Donation Box is located in the 
main lobby. 

Taylor’s Auto Service has also "adopted"
two children for the holiday season,
so stop in and grab a tag off their
tree to help them provide for these children’s needs and wants.
Christmas Hours
Friday, December 13th closing at 4pm
Monday, December 23rd closing at 4pm
Closed Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 31st closing at 4pm
Closed New Year's Day 
The UPS Store in Chapin is only offering a deal this good on canvas printing for a limited time!
Order your canvas print before 12/14/19 to receive 25% OFF your order!

Visit UPS in store and speak to any
friendly associate about your order.
They'll ask that you send them a high-quality version of your photo and they will discuss what size will work best for your photo.
140 Amicks Ferry Road, Suite A
Join Chapin Holistic Heritage for their
Sip and Shop event, including
Secret Santa specials, hors d’oeuvres
& wine!
It's not too late to get the perfect gift
Saturday December 14th
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
211 East Boundary Street, Chapin
Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., and 7.2 million people don’t know they have it.
Take control of YOUR health this holiday season! Talk with the Chapin Pharmacy team about ways to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
138 A Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
(803) 345-1114
Don't be a Grinch this Christmas season! Get yourself on Santa's good list by taking your medicines like your doctor told you! Let Lake Murray Drug Company help by setting you up on their sync program.
They'll fill all of your medicines at the same time once a month, and they'll remind you to come pick them up!
Call them and they'll make sure you're on the good list with your doctor
AND the Big Guy!
105 Snapdragon Ct., Suite A, Chapin,
Call: 803-345-9999

On Sunday, December 22 nd  Mt Horeb will gather for the annual Family Christmas Program from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the gift of God’s love at Christmas.
Meet in the fellowship hall for a telling of the Christmas story, singing of Christmas carols followed by refreshments.
Mini sandwiches will be provided.
A dish to share is welcomed.
101 East Boundary Street
Chapin, SC
(803) 345-2000
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of DECEMBER
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
"Four Feet"
Original oil painting
30" x 40"
(Not for Sale)
Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog General Smedley. Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Her painting “Four Feet,” which is featured at the Chamber this month, won first place in the Amateur Division at Crooked Creek’s Annual Juried Show in 2019. 
Sonya currently serves as the Parliamentarian for the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin where she also served as Workshop Coordinator and is the immediate past President.  She played a key role in bringing to life the wildly popular "The Arts Sail Into Chapin" sailboat project this summer and her sailboat "Ship of Drools" can be seen at the Chapin Veterinary Hospital on Columbia Avenue along with ten colorful outdoor 4' x 4' canine and feline portraits.  
December 12th, 2019
Right in the middle of the holiday season, National Ambrosia Day brings a refreshing salad to the celebration table. On December 12th, bring ambrosia to your holiday dinner or celebration and go home with an empty bowl. 
Ambrosia, according to Greek mythology, is the nectar of the gods, endowing strength and immortality to those who eat it.
The term itself can mean something especially delectable to taste or smell.
The earliest recipes for ambrosia salad appeared around the 1800s. The recipes called for citrus fruit, coconut, and sugar. However, those who find coconut disagreeable leave it out of the recipe. We must note that if you omit coconut, a forceful objection could be heard from a true southerner.
A genuine ambrosia salad is served the same day it is prepared. However, more modern recipes suggest overnight refrigeration of the dish. Other ingredients often added to the salad include pineapple, nuts, cherries, apples, bananas, whipped cream, or yogurt.
National Ding-a-Ling Day on December 12th encourages us to reconnect with people we once talked to often. 
Ding-a-Lings on this day call the people they haven’t heard from in a while. It may be an old classmate, co-worker, or neighbor from years ago. Or perhaps a call will go out to the child who used to mow the grass during the summer. How about that couple who carpooled for soccer? What was their name? Many people slip out of our lives who would love to hear the ding-a-ling of a call from you. Why don’t you join the Ding-a-ling club and call someone this year?
Gingerbread House Day on December 12th recognizes a family tradition for many around the country. 
A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it.
Since gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies, monks baked to be sturdy to molded into images of saints.
We can thank the Brothers’ Grimm for a gingerbread house, though. Through their tale of Hansel and Gretel, they introduce an evil witch who lives in a house made of gingerbread. It didn’t take long for the German gingerbread guilds to pick up the idea. Soon, they put gingerbread houses to a more festive use making snowy cottages made from the spicy-sweet treat.
Today, we can spend the day baking, cutting, and building to our heart’s delight. Kits take some steps out of the process so we can get right down to constructing our winter wonderlands.
Each year on the 12th of December, people across the United States celebrate one of the most recognizable plants of the holidays on National Poinsettia Day.
In 16th-century Mexico, the connection between the poinsettia plant and the Christmas season begins.
According to legend, a girl wanted desperately to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Worried, the girl feared she would have no gift to offer because she was so poor.
An angel tells her to give any gift with love. After gathering weeds from alongside the road, the young girl placed them in the manger. Miraculously the weeds bloomed into beautiful red stars.
The poinsettia initially came to the United States with Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist and the first U.S. Minister to Mexico. In 1825, he sent cuttings home to Charleston, South Carolina.
It wasn’t until the early 1920s when Paul Ecke, a second-generation farmer in California, discovered a grafting technique that caused the seedlings to branch, that the poinsettia started to take root in American culture. Hawking their Christmas flower at a roadside stands, Paul Ecke Jr. later advanced sales of the poinsettia through shipping and marketing. 

Rebecca Blackburn Hines - President & CEO - director@chapinchamber.com
April Robinson - Administrative Assistant & Newsletter Editor/Publisher - april@chapinchamber.com
803-345-1100 | www.chapinchamber.com