Second Annual Spring Oyster Roast - March 24, 2018

Save the date! Join us for an evening filled with steamed oysters, live music, beer and wine and an opportunity to support Chapin’s beautification efforts. Steamed Oysters, Food & Beverages Presented by Hudson’s BBQ and the Tipsy Toad Tavern. Live Music on Center Stage by Peace Haven.

Special thanks to our early sponsors:

Michael J Mungo Foundation
MT Law

Past Projects

Chapin Arbor Day Celebration - December 1, 2017

The Town of Chapin observed Arbor Day on Friday, December 1, 2017, with a dedication ceremony for a new planting coordinated by the Chapin Beautification Foundation and Chapin Garden Club. The ceremony also featured the dedication of a new town clock, provided by the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club. The ceremony will began at 10:00 am in the park area adjacent to the railroad tracks and Beaufort Street (1162 Chapin Road).

Chapin Road Planting

Chapin Road Clock

“We are excited to celebrate our second Arbor Day as an organization and are committed to working with the Town of Chapin to enhance the beauty and appearance of our community through the planting of trees,” said Gerald Meetze, president of the Chapin Beautification Foundation, formerly known as Chapin Arbor Foundation. “We appreciate all those who supported our oyster roast fundraiser last year, which helped make this landscaping project possible. We encourage everyone to mark March 24, 2018, on their calendars for our next oyster roast event, so we can complete this beautification project.”

The Chapin Beautification Foundation is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the beautification of Chapin through the planting and protection of trees.

The motto of the Chapin Sunrise Rotary is Service Above Self. The club’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Chapin Garden Club was organized to promote the love of gardening, protect our trees and flowers and encourage civic beauty as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The club has a long history with the planting of trees in and around Chapin. In 1948, the club assisted the Ruritans with a Community Christmas tree. Early record keeping was limited but members estimate that Chapin Garden Club has planted approximately 25 trees on Arbor Day in South Carolina.

Small Park Off Chapin Road

Chapin Beautification Foundation raised funds to update the small park area off Chapin Road, adjacent to the railroad tracks and Beaufort Street area. The foundation cut back some of the overgrown trees and shrubs, removed the old pump house, added a butterfly garden and freshened up the stone pathways. The Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club provided a new Town Clock in the space.


Oyster Roast – March 25, 2017

Chapin Beautification Foundation brought the annual Oyster Roast back to Chapin’s historic Beaufort Street on Saturday, March 25 from 5:30 – 11:00 pm. We celebrated with steamed oysters, live music, beer and wine and an opportunity to support Chapin’s beautification efforts.

Special thanks for our presenting sponsors:

Lexington Medical
MT Law
Mungo Homes
Tipsy Toad Tavern

Celebrating Chapin Sequoias Standing Tall - December 2, 2016

The 1934 SC General Assembly designated the 1st Friday in December as SC Arbor Day. On Friday, December 2, 2016 we held our first official tree dedication ceremony as an organization at the new Chapin Business & Technology Park at Brighton, where we celebrated the final planting of sequoias as part of the Chapin Sequoias Standing Tall project. Read more about our event here.

Arbor Day Celebration