March 23, 2014
Well it is official, spring has arrived. I believe we can all agree this has been a terribly long and cold winter! Here at your Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, requests for “Relocation Packets,” seemingly from every direction, have become a daily routine. Just the other day, I overheard a lady from Tulsa, Oklahoma ask Liz about our climate, i.e. temperature variations in winter and summer.This conversation allowed me to remember the time I have spent in other parts of this beautiful country in which we reside.
For example, take the weather in Oklahoma; the wind blows year round with the winters being extremely cold and the summers, seemingly, are just as hot as here. Then look south of us, their winters might be warmer, but the summer temperatures are higher and those freaky storms cause many to regret living in that part of our country. So, that leaves those living north of us.
Many are friends and I must tell you they are in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis. Yes, we can all agree we have had an abnormal winter, but those north of us have experienced a truly terrible winter. My memory of minus twenty degree weather, coupled with the wind chill factor compensation occurs more than I care to consider. This year’s northern winter actually started last November, will probably still be hanging around through April, is murderous, and then the summer temperatures are just a few degrees less than we experience. Their only difference is a slightly larger temperature cool down after dusk than we experience. So, when one considers what other Americans have experienced during this long, aggressive winter, we are truly fortunate to be in Newberry, South Carolina!
Could it be we are just so anxious to get outside and work in our yards and gardens? I know I am! There is just something about spending time in tune with nature. The smell of spring is a wonderful introduction to warm sunny days, which awakens our trees and flowers, thus making Newberry even more beautiful.
Spring is also a great time to awaken, get out and visit your Newberry County Chamber of Commerce. We offer so many ways for you to “get involved” in quality activities designed to allow great networking opportunities which often lead to interesting new relationships. After all, are you not tired of that old rut you seem to be stuck in? Stop today, 1209 Caldwell Street, or call (803) 276-4274 and let either Liz, Michelle, Shevonna, or me tell you about the opportunities awaiting you the spring.
Do not delay, spring is a beautiful time of year and we want to share it with you.