Palmetto Business Association planning events


Members of the Palmetto Business Association discussed upcoming events and wording for a new vision and mission statement during their February meeting held Tuesday at Fiesta Restaurant in Williamston.
The organization is under the leadership of President Roxanne Hall.
The PBA will host the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 6 followed by their annual Clay Shooting Tournament on May 4.
The March 19 meeting will be a Toast and Topics breakfast meeting hosted by the Town of West Pelzer. West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders will present a State of the Town address and several other elected officials are expected.
Plans are underway for the Easter Egg Hunt which is held in Mineral Spring Park. The free event features candy and prizes for four age groups. ACE Hardware will provide buckets for a prize drawing. The Town of West Pelzer and the Career and Technology Center will help with stuffing the buckets with candy.
The Clay Shoot is held at the Belton Gun Club and will include up to 14 teams of four members each.
The organization has someone working on a new website which is expected to be live March 1.
Members also worked on wording for a vision and mission statement for the organization.
Greg Witul, Senior Partner of Carolina Economic Development Consulting provided a draft copy. Several changes were suggested and another draft copy will be presented at the next meeting. The PBA is also considering an information packet to present to new and prospective members.
Paula Payton presented information about West Pelzer. Payton said the town is planning a Centennial Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23. There will be several food trucks and entertainment at the event. West Pelzer will host the Toast and Topics Breakfast on Mar. 19 and begin a Grand Gallery art display at Town Hall with the April 2 Town Council Meeting. Artist Glen Miller will be the first to display at the monthly event.
Sonya Crandall presented information about Envision Williamston including the new Mobile App. announcing of a State of the Town event called “Our Town Matters” tentatively scheduled for April 25 at the Municipal Center. She also announced that a new nail business will have a grand opening on March 9 and that a new classic car repair and restoration business is planning to open in the town.
A HOWDY cleanup day is tentatively planned for May 11, she said.