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Rowesville River Run (copy)

The second Rowesville River Run is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 1.

ROWESVILLE —Town Council set a tentative date for the Rowesville River Run at its March meeting.

Council chose June 1 after deliberation. Mayor Paul Bishop and Councilwoman Amber Heyward originally favored May 25 for the date of the run, then realized that was Memorial Day weekend and felt that a better date should be chosen because many families travel for the holiday.

The town will begin looking for sponsors for the run -- those wish to advertise at the event as well as support the town in starting a new annual tradition for Orangeburg County. Bishop said volunteers will be needed to set up the event and that he is thankful for anyone that can contribute their time.

There will also be a pancake breakfast before the run, with presale tickets for $6. Bishop said that the funds generated by the breakfast and River Run will go toward the restoration of the Dukes General Store and its conversion into the Rowesville Museum.

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In other business, council voted in favor of having a booth at the upcoming Orangeburg Festival of Roses in May. The spot will be used to advertise the town for future events as well as sell tickets for the River Run.

Bishop closed the meeting with a word of warning: “We’ve had coyote sightings in town.”

He said that two people have told him of seeing coyotes in their yards recently, and he wants people to be aware of them as they have been known to attack family pets and small children when provoked or scared.

Rowesville Town Council's next regular meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Rowesville Community Center, 125 Park St.

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