Representative Chip Huggins Receives “Lake Murray Legend Award”

September 23, 2022

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Photo (from left to right): Joanie Hess, Amy Hoffman, Iris Griffin, Dian Berry, Jimmy Chao, Rick Lacklin, Miriam Atria, Brad Rutherford, Brian Crutchfield, Gettys Brannon, Representative Chip Huggins, Representative Paula Rawl Calhoon, Mike Valk, Butch Wallace, and Buddy Jennings

Columbia, SC – Representative Chip Huggins was recognized for his many years of service to Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) and was presented with the “Lake Murray Legend Award” at the September board of directors meeting. The Representative, who has announced his retirement following 23 years of service was gifted a painting by South Carolina native, Kelly Pelfrey titled “Purple Martin Majesty”.  The Lake Murray Legend Award recognizes an individual’s invested time and effort in promoting tourism and hospitality in the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region. “We feel that Rep. Huggins is the perfect candidate to receive the first Lake Murray Legacy Award” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of CCLMC

Board Chairman, Jimmy Chao stated that Representative Huggins “has been a tremendous help in building the organization and we thank you for your many years of service.” Notable guests in attendance were Rep. Paula Rawl Calhoon (Ex-Officio), who shared fond memories and stories of her time working alongside Huggins. Butch Wallace, Senior Advisor to Rep. Joe Wilson thanked Huggins for his years of service and extended gratitude from Congressman Wilson.

About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. Find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events to plan your next trip. Explore The Top southern destinations of Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

Capital City/Lake Murray Country is a 501(c)(6) organization and is a member of the South Carolina Association of Tourism Regions (SCATR). CCLMC maintains membership to various regional, national, and local tourism travel related associations and organizations. The organization markets the region both regionally, nationally, and internationally to lure visitors into the region and increase tourism revenue while providing economic impact for the region.