Volume 77 | December 5th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
CHAMBER NEWS

 THANKS TO ALL OUR PAST AND UPCOMING SPONSORS
FOR OUR 2019 MEETINGS, WE APPRECIATE YOUR
COMMITMENT TO OUR CHAMBER FUNCTIONS.
WE DO HAVE A FEW OPENINGS FOR MEMBER MEETING
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2020!
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House
803-345-1100

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.
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
MEMBER NEWS
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This form of advertising is INCLUDED IN YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP.
Send articles to: april@chapinchamber.com
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.

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!

HOW TO REDEEM:
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
HEALTHY HOLIDAYS FOOD MAKEOVER
Join the Classy Cruet on
Tuesday December 10th
from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
in their Chapin store for their next cooking demonstration with Flavored Fork.
They'll be remaking some of your favorite holiday foods with their premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars!
You'll be learning how to cut the carbs, fat, and sugar in our favorite holiday foods without cutting the FLAVOR!
This is a great opportunity to come and get some great cooking ideas and tips right before the holidays.
This is also their last cooking demonstration of the year and it's one
you will not want to miss!
Click HERE to order tickets!
YOU'RE INVITED TO AN EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY EVENT!
Wednesday December 11th
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Shop, socialize, get pampered
and celebrate the beauty of the season
Door Prizes, Gift with Purchase, Food, and Fun for everyone!
Gift Certificates available!
130 Amicks Ferry Road
Suite C, Chapin SC
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.  
THURSDAY
December 5th, 2019
NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY
Sacher Torte Day encourages us to enjoy our cake on December 5th.
Actually, enjoy a torte and you will be enjoying a type of cake. 
Sacher Torte, also known as Sachertorte,
is a unique type of chocolate cake. Austrian, Franz Sacher, invented it in 1832. Vienna considers the Sachertorte one of their most famous culinary specialties. 
At the age of 16, Franz Sacher was only
an apprentice to the chef when Prince Wenzel Von Metternich ordered a special dessert from the kitchen for his guests.
With the chef ill, Sacher stepped in for his superior and created what is known worldwide as the Sacher Torte.
His son, Eduard, went on to perfect this decadent dessert. The Sacher Torte is created with apricot jam between layers of rich, chocolate sponge cake and topped with a layer of chocolate icing.
The original recipe is a secret protected today and served exclusively by the Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg.
Cake vs. Torte
While cakes and tortes are very similar.
In fact, tortes are a type of cake.
It’s the ingredients that make a torte a torte. Similar to the ingredients that make an angel food cake bake up light and tall, a torte’s ingredients give it a heavier base and a tighter crumb.
Additionally, tortes tend to be layered crosswise with ganache, frosting or fruit. Tortes use very little flour and use ground nuts or breadcrumbs instead.
There a variety of tortes to make.
Some tortes only have a couple of layers. However, others stack up thin, beautiful layers full of rich flavor.
BATHTUB PARTY DAY
Bathtub Party Day encourages us all
to skip the ordinary shower and linger
in the tub instead.
On December 5th, add some suds to
the tub and pamper yourself.
Gather your favorite bath bomb, a good book and a glass of Moscato and let the worries of the day fade away while you relax in the tub.
 And be sure to use soap behind those ears of yours too!
INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY
International Ninja Day is observed annually on December 5th.

HOW TO OBSERVE
Dress like a Ninja. Walk like a Ninja. 
Talk like a Ninja. 
Or, just watch a Ninja movie.
HISTORY
International Ninja Day was created in 2003 by Ninja Burger as a way to celebrate the Ninja speed with which their burgers are delivered. 
NATIONAL REPEAL DAY
On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States.
Prohibition grew out a practice of moderation rooted in the Protestant churches in America. By the 1830s, consumption of alcohol, especially hard spirits, was affecting the nation.
Most participants were male.
Those who supported who joined the Temperance movement saw alcohol as the root of all evil. The movement took hold at a time when women had few rights, and the country was debating slavery.
Ethics and mores were changing.
The Temperance movement shifted the view on alcohol use from moderation to eradication.
The following decades would see organizations such as the Prohibition Party, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and Anti-Saloon League formed.
By 1838, Tennessee would pass the first legislation prohibiting the sale of alcohol. Some new states would enter the union as dry states. In 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, banning the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. However, the legislation did not prohibit the consumption of such drinks.
The Amendment went into effect in 1920, and numerous businesses closed.
Beyond the loss of brewers and bars, governments lost tax revenues. Additionally, the cost of enforcing prohibition was expensive.
Those determined to produce, transport, and sell alcohol created a black market
that crisscrossed the nation.
Their illicit methods became notorious and the stuff of legend. In 1929, the stock market crashed.
During the years of Prohibition, use of the term “gangster” increased.
The term “moonshine” reached its peak usage.
Prohibition’s “great experiment” was a significant failure. The term “bootlegger” would reach its peak usage as Prohibition neared the end of its lifespan.
Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution on February 20, 1933.
The amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and was ratified on December 5th that year.

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