October 1, 2020
From the Desk of the Mayor
Happy Thanksgiving! Have you ever taken a minute to think about this Holiday and what it means? The first Thanksgiving feast, held in October of 1621, lasted for three days, and included recreational sports. Maybe this is what started the football tradition on Thanksgiving. According to the records of an attendee Edward Winslow, the feast was attended by 90 Pilgrims and 53 American Indians. This was a celebration of thanks for a good harvest and good weather after a terrible first year. So, as we look back on 2020, I know you are thinking that there is not much to be
thankful about! But I challenge you to really look at your year of life’s events and find at least one event you can look on and smile about being a good thing and/or a great time. We all need to
think positive, and keep working to make the world a better place for everyone, Pilgrims and American Indians alike.
On another note, Eric Lutz is working diligently with Charleston County Flood Control and S.C. Department of Transportation to control storm and flood water to the best of their ability. We do
audits during the times of King Tides and storms, large and small, to identify places that are flooding. Some of these places are natural drain areas that help water get to the marsh and river, but when it is high tide there is no place for the water to go until the tide moves out. If you have a concern about a particular area, let us at City Hall know and we will make sure it is on the
radar to be studied for further flood reduction as best as man can do to hold back the tide.
We will be lighting the Christmas lights in the park on November 28ᵗʰ, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It will be a virtual celebration this year, but during the Holiday Season you will still be able to enjoy the lights with your family. We all hope 2021 will bring a normalcy back into our lives.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget the challenge to think about all the “good things” that happened in your life this year!
As always, if you have any questions you can contact me at 843 729 0298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.