Courier Letters to the Editor 7-11-18

ClemsonFest thanks the community

Dear Editor,

A special thank you to the thousands of good folks who joined us at the new location for the ClemsonFest celebration. The fireworks were spectacular, not only for the new expanded fireworks, but as well for the enhancement of nature. The lightning streaks interspersed with the manmade show really lit up the sky.

As those of you who attended can attest to, this annual event has outgrown its old location at the Snow Family Recreation Center (formerly Y Beach). We have plans for further additions and improved parking and traffic control. Our thanks to Pickens County sheriff’s deputies for their help throughout the evening. The lower price for a glass of beer was well received, as was the larger selection of food vendors. Next year, we will see the addition of a misting tunnel to cool adults and entertain the kids. Stay tuned as 2019 rolls around for new entrance and exit instructions.

We are especially grateful to the many volunteers who gave their time and provided much welcome support.

For those of you who missed our 25th annual ClemsonFest event, pencil in your 2019 calendar for July 3, where we will again be celebrating at this new location at 1569 Eighteen Mile Road in Central, a quarter mile off U.S. Highway 123.

Our thanks to many — attendees, sponsors, volunteers, community supporters and chamber staff.

David Lane


Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce

Beware of rabid skunks

Dear Editor:

I live approximately three miles from downtown Pickens. On Sunday, July 1, we saw a skunk walking around our yard in the bright sunlight. He crossed the road and went into the woods. A few hours later, we found him hiding between a large box that we store yard tools in and our back porch. When he finally came out, he could barely walk. He was dragging his hind legs. Then he

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