Merry Christmas

As I sit and write this blog, I am amazed at the fact that I have my air on and it's December 23rd.  This is just one of the many reasons I love living in South Carolina, even though my husband would prefer it be 20 degrees.  In less than 48 hours all the hustle and bustle, hoopla, standing in long lines and sitting in traffic will all have payed off and then you'll have 365 days to get ready to do it again.  I find myself on en emotional roller coaster this holiday season-I'm excited because I … [Read more...]

Elgin Christmas Tree Lighting-Dec. 8, 2011 @ 7:00 at Town Hall

What a great day we had for the Catfish Stomp! This year's event was wonderful and I'm certain a good time was had by all. I would like to thank George and Angie Marthers and the many volunteers who gave of their time to organize and pull off this years Stomp and I'm already looking forward to next year. I would like to invite everyone to the Elgin Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony which will be held this coming Thursday, December 8th @ 7:00 at the Elgin Town Hall. I know there are many … [Read more...]

36th Annual Elgin Catfish Stomp

It's that time of year again, now that the holiday season is in full swing, the parade season kicks off this weekend.  The 36th Annual Elgin Catfish Stomp starts on Thursday with the Carnival opening and Friday night will be the Catfish Stomp Pagaent and Saturday will be the parade.  There are many other activities planned and Saturday will have a full schedule w/the parade starting @ 10:00, live entertainment, vendors, car show and of course, catfish stew and friend catfish-all located at the … [Read more...]

The Holiday Season is Here

It's that time of year again, we will gather with our families next week to feast and enjoy Thanksgiving.  I always look forward to this time of year because I love spending time with my family and getting to see those that come to visit.  I wish everyone safe travels as they go to be with their loved ones and hope you enjoy your time with them.  I'm sure you're all waiting patiently for the sales for Black Friday-I encourage you as you go out to make your purchases and take the time to enjoy a … [Read more...]

Rest in Peace Mrs. Mamie

On behalf of myself and the Town of Elgin, I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of Mamie Pierce.  For those of you who did not have the opportunity to know this woman, I am sorry, for there will never be another like her.  I was fortunate to grow up around her and learned very quickly that she was one tough cookie.  She had a heart of gold and a smile that could melt the snow off a mountaintop-she loved all that took the time to get to know her.  She and her husband, Mr. Curtis, have … [Read more...]

Blaney Elementary School

The kids at Blaney Elementary School need your help to win a Power a Bright Future Grant that will be used to install a half mile walking path with 8-10 workout stations.  Voting begins today and runs until December-it's simple, you can vote online by logging onto, search for Blaney Elementary School, vote one time every day and spread the word.  Please join me as I take a moment out of each day to cast a vote that will help our kids by winning a Power A Bright Future … [Read more...]

What a Week

This has been one of those weeks that I'm thankful to see come to an end and I welcome the weekend with open arms.  I was reminded this week through several situations that life is never a certainity, it is a wonderful gift and one that we should never take for granted.  Take a moment and let your family and loved ones know how much you love and appreciate them because we never know when our maker will be calling us home. Enjoyed an insightful meeting tonight about our upcoming "Catfish Stomp … [Read more...]

A New Direction For Elgin

This is all new territory for me as I'm sure it will be for many others.  My youngest daughter was impressed that I am using new programs and trying new things such as blogging.  I'm sure I will bore someone to death, but I hope I can make just one person's day by saying something witty.  I promise not to be long winded and will stick to topics that are of interest to most.  My topic today is volunteering and serving.  We have several positions available for our Planning and Zoning Commission … [Read more...]