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Elgin Beautification Effort


    The Elgin Town Council decided they would form a workshop to look at costs and considerations of a Main Street beautification project. The Elgin Mayor, Paul Grooms presided at the regular council meeting. The council members present were Don Williams, Bill Salter, John Storemski, and Anthony Payne. Grooms introduced the subject by telling council that the cost of rewiring Main Street,  that is putting power lines below the surface of the ground, could cost up to several hundred thousand dollars. Grooms said that he would look further into it if the council wanted him to. Storemski suggested producing a draft of the project including a picture of how the street could look after improvements. He also said it is something that the council should look at and that they could get the cost estimates from the county and then set up a workshop for it.   Council also discussed the growing traffic problems that Elgin faces. Williams thinks that during school hours and afternoons another traffic light would be helpful. Grooms said he would contact the state senator about the traffic problem.


Elgin Community Center Opens

    Elgin Community Center had a grand opening on March 17, 2001.  The refurbished community center had it's grand opening on St. Patrick's day.  It  started with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 and ended at 1:00.  There was  a live D.J. and free hot dogs and drinks.  There was a scavenger hunt and coloring contest with lots of prizes. Membership dues are $40 per year for a family. For more information, call Cynthia Miles at (803) 438-8828. 

The " Catfish Stomp" December 1,  2001

Catfish Stomp

    Elgin has a famous " Catfish Stomp" the first week of every December .  You can eat catfish stew made with local fish.  In 1999, there was a big turnout, there were 10,000 people there for the 25th year stomp.  
You can square dance or shop.  There is a small carnival where you can ride rides. A parade takes place with floats from the Boy Scouts , Girl Scouts, Mayor Grooms, Miss SC, and the schools.  The stew is $3 per bowl. In 1982, visitors to the community had eaten 500 pounds of catfish by 3:30.