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Rincon update for Rotary

POSTED: April 16, 2009 3:06 p.m.
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Ken Lee speaks to the Rotary Club.

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Rincon Mayor Ken Lee introduced Rincon's new city manager, Mike Phillips, and the city's new chief of police, Mike Bohannon, to members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

Lee also shared highlights of Rincon's recent developments: the 7th Street Recreational Park is now complete with a new playground, Macomber Park and Veterans Park have both been upgraded and the city hopes to add tennis courts to Patriot's Park by the end of the year. The city has installed 500 new water meters that comply with the EPD's conservation guidelines and relieve some of the labor in reading meters. There are now 550 children participating in the baseball program and soon a 10-11 year age group will be added to the 18 soccer teams now enrolled. Of special interest is the Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 25.  If you would like more information on pickup or how you can help, contact the city.

The Rotary Club of Effingham County meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. The Club is currently planning their Dollars for Dreams Rotary Auction, which supports the Scholarship Fund and other Rotary charitable giving. The event includes dinner and both live and silent auctions and will be held at Mill Creek Lodge on April 25.  For more information on the club or the auction, contact Lainie Jenkins at 663-0131.

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