July 1, 2017
From the Desk of the Mayor
It’s hard to believe July the 4th is once again upon us — a celebration of the birth of our great nation and the Founding Fathers’ foresight to create a Constitution that has lasted these two hundred thirty-one (231) years to govern our great nation. Although it has been amended, struggled through a terrible Civil War, and studied to find loopholes, as a basis for our government it has stood the test of time.
While you celebrate this grand holiday, whether it is watching the flyover of different air planes, picnicking, watching the fireworks show, or just spending a relaxing day at the beach, take a little time to remind your children, grandchildren, or just others you are celebrating with to reflect on what this Holiday really means and all the men and women who have fought, some paying the ultimate sacrifice, to keep America free and her Constitution safe!
As temperatures and heat indexes rise, please pay special attention to keeping yourself, family, friends and pets hydrated with plenty of good old water. Water is nature’s best source to help keep us healthy in summer.
When beach re-nourishment begins the week of July 9th, as the sand is placed on the beach to protect Folly’s residents, dunes, houses, and infrastructure, it also reminds us that we are in the 2018 Hurricane Season. Start preparing now for that storm we all hope never comes; but if it does, be prepared with evacuation plans, medicine, money, water, food and pet supplies to last a couple of weeks if the need arises. Being prepared and ready to go could mean the difference between life and death.
Your City Staff are also dusting off the emergency manual, practicing and taking steps to be prepared if the Island must be evacuated. This takes a lot of preparation to be able to keep the City functioning after the storm and the cleanup begins.
Have a Safe and Happy July celebration! As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions: (843) 729-0298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.