Last updated: May 21. 2014 11:33AM - 571 Views
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Ridgeway Town Council discusses town business during its May 8 regular meeting.
Ridgeway Town Council discusses town business during its May 8 regular meeting.
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RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway will be recognized with the Municipal Association Achievement Award during the annual meeting July 10 through July 13 in Charleston.

Recognition follows from the town’s success with the “One Tank Town” program, which awards a tank of gas to a lucky winner.

The catch is that to receive the gas card, the winner must visit Ridgeway and discover the unique shops, antique stores, historical sites and dining establishments that the town has to offer.

Mayor Charlene Herring recommended that the town pay for the registration for the conference for herself and Councilman Russ Brown, who both played a major role in developing the program.

The cost to register is $185 each. Council approved the spending unanimously. Both will pay for all other expenses including lodging, meals and mileage.

Mayor’s Report

• Every council member attended the recent Arts on the Ridge festival, which pleased Herring. “I think that’s so marvelous that everyone showed up and I know the committee appreciates that,” she said. Some money raised by the committee during the festival might possibly be used to used to purchase rod iron stands, signs or banners for the town.

• Beginning in July, the Town of Ridgeway hopes to celebrate the “First Friday” of each month by showing a movie downtown. Councilman Heath Cookendorfer will spearhead the “Movies on the Ridge” idea. He will investigate if the town can show movies to the general public and where the event would be held.

• The Merchants’ Association in Ridgeway has welcomed, The 625 Exchange, located at 120 Palmer St. The business is named for the elevation of water tower in town. It is owned and operated by Dede Ruff and specialized in furniture consignment, home decor and gifts. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

• Little Cedar Creek Campground owner Chris Curtiss informed town council the property will have a self-contained water facility and septic system after receiving approval from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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