Town hosts SCPRT representative


South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) officials were in Williamston Wednesday to look over the proposed route for a walking/biking trail. Local officials looked over the proposed trail route and then met for a luncheon at the Williamston Municipal Center to talk about the project.

The town recently applied for a SCPRT Recreational Trails Program (RTP)grant which Williamston Mayor Mack Durham said he is very optimistic about receiving.

If the grant is approved, it will be instrumental in beginning the first section of a community trails system in the area, according to the mayor.

The funding would go toward a 10 ft. wide asphalt walking/biking trail which will begin at the Veterans Park bridge, connect with the depot/soccer field area and proceed along the town’s sewer outfall line to where it crosses Minor St. about midway between the park and Palmetto Middle School.

The town also approved funding this week for a Born to Learn trail project in Mineral Spring Park which includes activity stations where parents and caregivers can interact with young children for fun learning opportunities.