GWBA making plans for upcoming events


The Greater Williamston Business Association agreed to help fund the Palmetto High JROTC Cadet Leadership School, made plans for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt and July 4th celebration during their meeting March 20 at Subway.
GWBA members helped provide funding last year for cadets to attend the ROTC Cadet Leadership School. This year some members will again provide funds so that at least 14 cadets can attend the program.
Col. Mike Creamer (Ret.) said that the school has 17 slots to fill and most of the cadets will need help with the $290 fee they are required to pay to attend.
GWBA members agreed the organization will match members donations for the program this year.
Dr. Marion Williams reported that the park has been reserved for the annual GWBA Easter Egg Hunt March 31 and that he is accepting donations of prizes and cash for the event.
Chris Wagner will provide DJ and sound services and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. In addition to a prize raffle drawing, there will be a grand prize drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Toys “R” Us.
Members of the Palmetto JROTC will help the GWBA with the event.
GWBA members agreed to fund $400 for inflatables for the Town’s July 4th Celebration.
Jim Simpson (ACE Hardware) volunteered use of an inflatable from ACE Hardware and Rental. The inflatable bounce will be rented for $1 to the town.
Mayor Carthel Crout updated the group on the status of town projects including the Brookdale Park restroom, street enhancement and Mineral Spring Park.
Simpson reported that the Palmetto Area Economic Development Committee is building an inventory of available sites. Dr. Mack Durham (Palmetto Family Medical Group) said that store fronts and small retail space is also being included in the inventory list.
“We are trying to work on all fronts to get a hit,” said Durham, who is Chairman of the Palmetto Area Economic Development Committee (PAEDC).
Durham also said that the town has added a barrier and woodchips to the playground area at Brookdale Park and that basketball goals were improved.