Fall has arrived in Mount Pleasant and with that brings autumn skies and pumpkin pies. Several projects are in motion, more seasonal events are upcoming, and the Town is seeing a record number of ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses.
Restoration to Crab Bank has begun and the previously postponed National Night Out event by the Mount Pleasant Police Department has been rescheduled. Mayor Haynie and Town Council wrapped up Business Appreciation Week with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo. The start to the fall season has been a productive one for our local community.
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Recap: Business Appreciation Week
The end of September wrapped up with Business Appreciation Week. Mayor Haynie and Town Councilmembers met with several newly opened local businesses to learn more about their journey of starting a business in Mount Pleasant. Every meeting was captured on film and made into a series with a new business featured each day of the week.
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Town-led Crab Bank Restoration Project Begins
After several years of planning and fundraising, the anticipation is over and the excitement of construction activity begins on the restoration of Crab Bank. The Town of Mount Pleasant partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This project was supported by a sustained public fundraising campaign organized through the S.C. Coastal Bird Conservation Program. Dozens of businesses and hundreds of individual small donors contributed to the campaign.
The restoration project is sponsored by SCDNR and calls for the one-time placement of approximately 660,000 cubic yards of compatible material from the Charleston Harbor Deepening “Post 45” project. When finished, the project will create approximately 32 acres of prime nesting habitat above mean high water for coastal birds.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is hosting its rescheduled National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.
Come hang out with your Mount Pleasant Police Department! This year’s event will feature live music by Bach to Rock Mount Pleasant, Raffles from Patriots Point, kid activities by Charleston Jump Castle, which will include a bounce house, dunk tank, foam ax throwing, and more.
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MOUNT PLEASANT NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Children's Day Festival
Stop by the Park West Recreation Complex on October 17 from noon until 5:00 p.m. to enjoy carnival rides, giant inflatable slides, live entertainment, and many other activities! Admission and all activities are free. Free parking is available at Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney/Laurel Hill – shuttles run all day or simply use the cut-through and enjoy a nice short walk.
The Town of Mount Pleasant FY2022 Application for Accommodations Tax Funding is available online. The application is for tourism-related projects or events to be held from January 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022. Submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to ATAC, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. All completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted by October 8, 2021
Calling all creative kids! Select from a diverse list of amazing art programs to suit your child's needs: Art for 1st and 2nd Graders, Drawing & Painting, Mini Monets, Pre-teen Mixed Media, Darby Players.
Put on your costume, complete with helmet, elbow, and knee pads, of course, then show off your tricks at Mount Pleasant’s after-dark skate party. There will be a skating demonstration, a food truck, a DJ, and more!
Pouring fats, oils, and grease (or FOG’s) down the drain can clog your pipes and cause sanitary sewer overflows. These sewage overflows damage property and flow into and contaminate our creeks and rivers. Never pour used oil of any type down storm drains. Collect them in cans or bottles and dispose of them with your household garbage. For larger amounts (up to 5 gallons) of cooking oil, residents can bring their oil to be recycled at the Town’s Used Oil Drop Off located at 1355 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway 29464.
I host drop-in mobile office hours at various locations around Town in order to better connect with residents about Town issues and concerns. Click the button below to find my 2021 schedule. For more information about this program, call (843) 884-8517.