Ridgeway Town Council takes time to recognized those involved in the community on Thursday during their regular meeting.
The meeting began with recognitions first of Joe Seibles, who retires after 26 years of service in education.
Seibles is the former principal of Geiger Elementary. Myra Combs-Bramlett will be replacing Seibles as principal at Geiger for the 2012-2013 school year.
They also recognized Jeremy Grainger for the work he has done with Salkehatchie.
Salkehatchie camps bring high school and college age youth and adult community leaders together for a week for the purpose of upgrading the homes and living conditions of those who don’t have the ability or means to improve their homes.
This takes place during the summer and was founded by the United Methodist Church in South Carolina.
Grainger and the group have help repair many home in the Ridgeway area.
The meeting continued with committee reports first from Virginia Q. Lacy and Phyllis Gutierrez, co-chairs of the Arts on the Ridge committee.
They reported on the success of the event and how the event have grown since the beginning. They wanted to thank the members of the chamber for their support of the event.
Lacy also announced that Gutierrez will chair the event next year.
Councilman Doug Porter also gave his report on his attendance at the Town of Winnsboro water meeting.
This meeting was to hear the options of forming a water authority.
Both Porter and councilman Russ Brown attended the meeting, and agree that they would like to move forward to hear more of how the water authority could benefit the Town of Ridgeway.
Some other issues discussed were securing funds to provide additional trash cans for the town, as well as a bike rack for travelers who visit the town and wish to stop and dine or shop.