Huge Water "Giveaway" -
Chapin United Methodist Church (CUMC) is planning a huge water "Giveaway" for Chapin's annual Labor Day Parade September 2. Guy and MJ Sorrell are putting together an incredible team to serve water and encouragement to all the folks who are attending this year's Chapin Labor Day Parade. Last year, CUMC gave out over 600 bottles. This year, CUMC is giving away 1,500 bottles. The Evangelism Team is building an "army" to dispense water, man the booth, and provide a presence of Connecting - Growing - Sharing to the Chapin community. If you would like to participate, please sign up by emailing the Sorrells at

Check Out the Chapin Champions -
Dash to your computers, click onto the internet and You Tube and check out "Chapin Champions 2013!" There, you'll discover a delightful overview and celebration of some of Chapin's stars, accomplishments and a salute to the upcoming Chapin Labor Day Festival September 2. Chapin Mayor Stan Shealy, the commentator, is "Charlie Chipper." George Dinsmore portrays "Barry Bumbles," a Chapin Champion wannabe. The Chapin Labor Day Festival Committee produced the video. Among the many Chapin Champions highlighted are the Chapin High School cheerleaders, state champions for nine years; Chapin High School NJROTC, with 11 state championships and 3 national championships; the Dance Station, which has won many national awards; the Chapin Eagles Rugby Team, with 3 state championships and a national ranking; the Chapin High School Marching Band, "The Pride of the Midlands," 3-A State Champions.

The Chapin Labor Day Festival is Monday, September 2. Events begin before then with the Run or Walk a Crooked 5K for Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park August 31. A Bluegrass Concert celebration will be performed at Chapin Presbyterian Church September 1 and a full day of events takes place September 2, when the festival kicks off with the parade at 9:30 a.m.