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September 2, 2010

Lexington Irmo Lake Murray Real Estate Update 9-02-2010

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Lexington Irmo Lake Murray Real Estate Update 9-02-2010


Big Thursday to further improve park – The Lexington Sertoma Club is starting a tradition. Last year, the service club held an inaugural Big Thursday fundraiser to help pay for improvements at Gibson Pond Park. The money funded a boardwalk and scenic overlook on 12 Mile Creek in the park off Gibson Road. Town officials, Chamber of Commerce leaders and Sertoma Club members cut the ribbon for the new overlook Tuesday. And the Sertoma Club announced plans for another fundraiser for the park. A second Big Thursday event is planned for October 21 at the Lexington Town Conference Center. Last year’s Big Thursday steak dinner raised $8,500 for the scenic overlook. This year’s fundraiser will allow the club to add more enhancements along 12 Mile Creek and the Gibson Pond Dam, said Tommy Harmon, chairman of the Sertoma Club board. That includes extending a walkway railing along the dam so people can have easier access to the other side of the pond.

What’s black and white and needs a name at the Zoo? Want to name Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s newest penguin? The Zoo will auction the right to name the gentoo penguin at Zoofari October 2. The chick born June 27, and will be released outside in the next couple of weeks for viewing. For more information, go to www.riverbanks.org

Ride to celebrate the life of Malori Crapps – When 7 year old Malori Crapps lost her life in an accident in 2009, she gave life. Through organ donations, she helped save four people’s lives. Last year’s Malori Crapps Memorial Ride was such a success, a second one has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. The goal is not only to help raise awareness about being an organ donor, but it is to help raise money to do good deeds in Malori’s name. Last year’s money will be used to purchase play ground equipment for her church. Registration at The Dog House, 101 Haygood Avenue, Lexington costs $20 for a single rider plus $10 per passenger. The last bike out will be at 1p.m. with best hand and worst hand prizes to be determined by the best five cards. Stops include The Dog House, The Dam Bar and Grill, Wild Hare, Carolina Wings White Knoll, Charlie’s Sports Break, Ventures Bar and Grill, Anthony’s and finally back at The Dog. House. Also a blood drive will be conducted at Sheapard’s Community Blood Center. Free food for riders, $5 for non-riders.

Lexington County kids help the hungry – Children at Vacation Bible School at Saluda River Baptist Church in West Columbia collected food for Lexington Interfaith Community Services food bank this past August. Saluda River Baptist set a goal to collect 1,000 food items during their five-day Bible School. Their motivation came from a recently published statistic, stating that 21% of SC children do not have enough food to eat.

SE County Collection Station opens in Swansea – Lexington County opened its new Southeast collection and recycling center on Wednesday. The new center on Martin Neese Road in Swansea, replaces the Gwen Bailey collection center in Gaston which has been closed. The Gaston site was located on property owned by Lexington School District Four. It was moved because the school district needed the property. The new center is located about 2.5 miles from the Bailey center on county property.

Cell phones being collected for soldiers – The Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept. now is accepting used cellular telephones for donation to Cell Phones for Soldiers. The phones will be sold to a recycling company in order to buy pre-paid phone calling cards that will be provided to U.S. military personnel who have been deployed outside the United States. Sheriff James R. Metts said used cellular telephones can be donated through September at Pine Ridge Middle School, 735 Pine Ridge Dr. West Columbia. Sheriff’s Dept. School Resource Officer Marc Isphording who works at Pine Ridge Middle School is coordinating the donation of cellular telephone at the school.

Gervais Street Bridge to be closed for charity ride – The second annual Vista Charity “Nite Owl Ride” a unique 12 hour cycling event over the historic Gervais St. Bridge, is being held on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 18 until 8a.m. The will also be a 5K Fun Run/Walk from 7-8p.m. which is open to families and the general public. The entire Gervais St. Bridge will be closed for this event from approximately 6:45p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 until 8a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Al surrounding businesses will still be open with their normal operational hours and alternate routes can be taken by drivers such as the Blossom St. Bridge and the Taylor St. (Jarvis Klapman) Bridge. The Vista Charity Nite Owl Ride will benefit Children’s Chance, a local cancer charity that helps SC children with cancer, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a national cancer charity founded by famous cyclist, Lance Armstrong.

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