Volume 72 | October 24th, 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 the 2019 Chapin Chamber Annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction
on Friday November 15th at Segra Park!
Enjoy a cocktail hour while perusing our amazing Silent Auction items and then
join us for a seated dinner while we recognize the accomplishments of our outstanding Chamber Members during our awards ceremony.
We will finish the evening with music, dancing, and of course - a photobooth! 
Attire is Black-Tie Optional. 
Cocktails & Silent Auction @ 6:30 p.m.
Dinner begins @ 7:00 p.m.
*Hotel room blocks are available downtown at Aloft, Hyatt and Hampton Inn.*
Caughman Harman Funeral Home
Quality Life Solutions
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
Midland Hearing Associates
Tipsy Toad Tavern

The 2019 Chapin Chamber Awards Nominees are in and VOTING IS OPEN!!
It's time to nominate your favorite Chamber members!
Small Business of the Year Nominees:

Large Business of the Year Nominees:
Stan Shealy Community Service Nominees:
Greater Chapin Community Foundation
Annie Epting Volunteer of the Year Nominees:
Barbara Teusink -  Crooked Creek Art League
Gail Dorroh  - Brook Health Care
Kari Pepper McKeone  - Justin Pepper Foundation
Leigh Ann Whitticar -  Boland's Ace
William Lynch  - Homeless Veteran's Burial Program
Chamber Member Breakfast
Sponsored by Chapin Pharmacy
Thursday November 21st
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
@ Chapin Baptist Church
950 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin
Join Chapin Pharmacy for the Chamber Breakfast on November 21 st  at 7:30 and enjoy breakfast from Little Pigs Barbecue! Pharmacist, Kara McBride, will be discussing all things CBD. Come and learn how it works, tips on CBD oil and what products could benefit you. Chapin Pharmacy carries a complete line of CBD products for both humans and pets, so you can find the right fit for your lifestyle!
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
We would like to introduce Peter Petrusic, the Clinic Director for the Drayer Physical Therapy Location here in Chapin
He is originally from Columbia, Maryland and has his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Athletic Training, a Master’s Degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in Health and Human Performance, and an Physical Therapist Assistant Associates Degree from Kent State. He and his wife Casey reside in Chapin with their son Braden and their dog Sammy. When Peter's not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, golf, or skiing in the winter, as well as meeting new people in and around Chapin.
At Drayer their mission is to serve their patients; they are committed to treating each of them promptly with integrity, honesty and compassion. 
They offer not only traditional Physical Therapy including Sports Medicine specialized services but also Concussion management, Dry needling, LSVT for Parkinson’s, Pediatric Therapy, Neurological rehab, the McKenzie Method, Vestibular Rehab, as well as Work and
Industrial therapy.
They are located at 130 Amicks Ferry Road in Chapin in the Food Lion Shopping Center a few doors down from The Coffee Shelf. They offer free injury screens to the community. Call their office to get more information at (803) 932-2176 or stop
by just to say hi!
One week ago last Wednesday
afternoon, the Crooked Creek Art League dedicated the sailboat "Serenity" at Crooked Creek Park here in Chapin.
Barbara Teusink welcomed guests and introduced the sculptor Steven Reed, the painter Roger Buenzow, and the donors Lake and Ashley Boulton of Lake Murray Boat and RV Storage.
Remarks were given by Crooked Creek Art League President Sandra Oliver, Crooked Creek Park Facility Manager Jason White and Chapin Mayor David W. Knight
Congratulations to Springhill Construction. Awarded as one of the TOP 25 fastest growing companies in South Carolina.
One of the Palmetto State’s 25 most dynamic and successful companies.
They wish to thank their staff and subcontractors for their hard work.
Springhill Construction
2401 Dutch Fork Road
Suite A, Chapin SC
(803) 407-1905
Bring your little ghosts and goblins
trick-or-treating on ICRC's outdoor
trick-or-treat trail through the park

Friday October 25th
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Inside they will have plenty of carnival games and prizes, a costume contest, SCREAM contest, concessions, and all
the fun you can imagine!
This is a great safe and fun event for the whole family. Concessions will be available for purchase from the American Legion.
All Ages - $5.00/Child
1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin
The Lake Murray Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a full-time Administrative Director to help the church in strategic planning, to provide leadership for non-pastoral staff and activity in the church, and to provide operational direction to the administrative areas of the church.
A full job description is available  here . Applicants may submit resumes to  ad.lmpchurch@gmail.com
The Chapin High School Pride of the Midlands placed 3rd in yesterday’s lower state competition and will be moving on to state finals this Saturday!

1A/3A State Finals will be held at
Chapin High School in the Cecil
Woolbright Stadium THIS
Saturday October 26th.
3A starts at 11:00 am and will conclude
at 3:45 pm.
Chapin's own “Pride of the Midlands” performs their 2019 show “I am”
at 1:15 pm.
They invite the Chapin community to flood the crowds and let everyone in the stadium know that WeaReChapin!!
Attention Parents!!
The Chapin Ruritan Club, in association with the Town of Chapin and the Chapin Police Department, is hosting a special program of safety tips for children, featuring Lexington County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Jeff Flanders and Gertrood Da Duck.
This Saturday October 26th, at 11 a.m. at the Chapin Town Hall.
There will be hot chocolate, Halloween treats and fun for all!
And, it's another opportunity for kids to show off their Halloween costumes before the big night.
Get your sweet potatoes before the holidays!!
Once again this year the Chapin Ruritan Club is taking orders for sweet potatoes.
Place your order between now and October 28th by going on this Facebook Post or you may call in or order to
Stan Shealy at (803) 223-5395 or
Albert Amick at (803) 345-5060.
These potatoes will be delivered around the first week of November.
40 lb. box for $25.00
20 lb. box for $15.00
You may send payment to
The Chapin Ruritan Club,
P.O. Box 1, Chapin, SC 29036
OR you may pay for your order when the potatoes arrive at the Ruritan Clubhouse, 117 Peak Street, Chapin.
Proceeds go to support the club's community projects.
Knock out the Flu at Lake
Murray Drug Company!
105 Snapdragon Court Ste A, Chapin
Flu shots at Lake Murray Drug are
quick and easy.

Let them help protect you with a
flu shot today.
They have traditional quadrivalent flu shots as well as the "Senior Flu Shot" both of which are preservative free.
If you have difficulty getting inside the store, they would be happy to assist
you in your car.
Call them at 345-9999 or stop by
Saturday November 2nd
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
501 Murray Lindler Road, Chapin
Please join Lake Murray Evangelical Church for their 5th Annual Family Fall Festival and Bazaar!
They’ll have Music, Food, A Bounce House, Vendors, Silent Auction, Horse Rides, Bake Sale, and Games!
There will be plenty of fun for the whole family! Let the kids play games while you shop for Christmas gifts from their
fabulous local vendors!
Eat a funnel cake while listening to some music and take time to relax on a great fall morning! Don’t forget to check out their silent auction items and bake sale goodies to take home with you. They can't wait
to see you there!
Lexington Medical Center will be at
Mt Horeb Church on Monday, 
November 4th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a m.
Flu shots will not be offered.   
You will need to fast the night before
to prepare for the blood test part of the screening  
Call the church office at
803-345-2000 to schedule a time.
The Chapin Ruritan Club is sponsoring
a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to honor all veterans in our community on Monday, November 4th, 7:30 a.m.
at Chapin United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin
The breakfast will be provided by Generations of Chapin.
All veterans are invited.
Please let them know if you will attend by calling (803) 223-5395.
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of OCTOBER
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
Artist for October.
Karen Larrabee
About Art work: Mixed Media Painting
25 w x 33 h 
Title:" Back into the Woods II"
Click on picture below to view other
photos taken by Karen.
A past-president and current board member of the Crooked Creek Art
League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin
13 years ago and feels blessed by the move.  
Karen was born and raised in northern
NJ and loved to draw and paint since “forever, it seems”. 
Her awards began in high school where she had a wonderful and encouraging art program. Marietta College, a small, liberal arts school in Marietta, Ohio, lured her to the Midwest. She received a B.A. in art and education and eventually a Master’s
of Liberal learning, (yes, a MA.L.L. degree!) with concentrations in studio art, art history and art education, where her awards continued. 
While in Ohio, she married, raised a family and taught art for 30 years until her retirement in 2004, continuing to grow her resume. After her daughter transferred to USC, Karen and her husband, David,
fell in love with the Midlands. 
The rest, as they say, “is history”. 
So far in SC she has been become a Member of Excellence in the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She has been juried into the Greenwood Arts Festival, the Union Exhibit and the State Fair competition every year she has entered, receiving Patron Purchase Awards at the fair in 2009, 2011 and 2014 and a Merit award in 2017. 
She has also won 11 awards from the Crooked Creek Art League’s Juried Exhibitions including the Member's Choice Award in 2014 and First Place Master's
in 2019. Karen says, “I like to define myself as a free-style artist as I love all things creative. I have continuously been exposed to, and engaged in many media and styles and enjoy the freedom to be creative and experiment artistically."
October 24th, 2019
National Food Day focuses on healthy
and nutritious food.
The observance takes place annually
on October 24th.
One of the themes of the day aims to help people to “Eat Real.” This theme is
defined by “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein.” 
The observance involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists. Their vision includes food that can be healthy, affordable and produced.
At the same time, the goal is to produce food with care for the environment, farm animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it in mind.
The movement seeks a balance between nutrition, affordability and the environment. They strive to meet these goals by consistently addressing policy.
In 2012, there were 3,200 events taking place from community festivals to a national conference in Washington, D.C.
to thousands of school activities.
Each year on October 24th, people across the nation make a sandwich to take part in National Bologna Day. 
This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
Sometimes this specialty meat is spelled baloney since that’s how it is pronounced. However, the more common spelling is Bologna. That’s because it originated in
the city of Bologna, Italy.
It’s a type of sausage and is similar to
the Italian mortadella.
The finely ground pork or beef sausage is smoked and cured.
Sometimes the sausage is a combination of both pork and beef.
In Italy, bologna includes a variety of spices not found in American bologna.
In fact, in the United States, regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of lard.
It hardly resembles anything found in Italy. It can also be made from chicken, turkey, venison or soy protein. 
Many people enjoy bologna sandwiches with a variety of garnishes.
Some of those include mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, and onion.
Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.
There is a variety of different types of bologna:
  • German Bologna
  • Kosher or halal bologna
  • Lebanon bologna
  • Lauantaimakkara
  • Rag bologna
  • South African polony
  • Vegetarian
United Nations Day recognizes the founding of the United Nations in 1945. They celebration is observed annually
on October 24th. 
U.N. Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions, and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization.
The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people and cares for the Earth, our one and only home. ~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Today the United Nations consists of 193 member states and 2 observer states. The mission of the United Nation is to maintain international peace and security.
The UN also sets terms for protecting human rights around the world. In 1948, they created international law with a Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The member nations deliver humanitarian aid to populations in crisis. The first aid delivered was an immediate response to the devastation following World War II.
Another aim of the international organizations is promoting sustainable development.

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