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Letter to the Editor

Open Letter from Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham

web posted November 19, 2007
Dear Edgefield Citizens:
Our town is decorated beautifully again this year and we have a full agenda of upcoming activities scheduled for the holiday season.  You can find a complete list of these activities (here or) by reading your local newspapers, viewing channel 16 on the local cable network, watching our commercial on channel 12, or by calling the Chamber of Commerce or Edgefield Town Hall. 
I want to thank the Edgefield Community Development Association, The Discovery Center, The Edgefield Regional Arts Council and the many town employees and volunteers who have given their time and talents to make our downtown area so attractive.

In our effort to make the entire town a showplace where residents and visitors can enjoy good old fashion Christmas spirit, we are sponsoring the second annual “Mayor’s Home Decoration Contest”.  I am encouraging as many residents as possible to decorate the exterior of their homes again this year.  You will need to contact Town Hall (637-4014) to register your home.  You may also enter your friends and neighbors.  Entries will be judged December 13th between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM and the winner announced in front of Town Hall at 7:00 PM.  The winner will receive a special edition piece of Christmas pottery made in Edgefield, just for this event.  A special thanks to Ed Redman for his effort in designing and making the Christmas piece.

It continues to be a pleasure to be your mayor and experience first hand, the spirit and enthusiasm happening in Edgefield.  In all the excitement of the holidays, let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate.  Take a moment and reflect on the true meaning of the season and be thankful for our way of life!

As always, thank you for your continued support and for “Shopping Edgefield First”.

W. Ken Durham
Edgefield, SC

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