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Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and the Fountain Inn Chamber to sponsor trip to Patriots Point

Bob Gecy - (July 19, 2016)

Members and residents have been invited by State Representative Garry Smith

The Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce have been invited to tour Patriots Point in Charleston with our State Representative, Garry Smith, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
According to Pat Pomeroy, Mauldin Chamber Executive Director,the bus will leave at 7:00 am from the Mauldin Cultural Center and return by 6:00pm
The cost will be $55 per person and includes lunch, snacks, transportation and the tour. There is limited space available and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. No refunds will be issued.
All reservations must be made through and payable to the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce. Checks may be mailed to the Mauldin Chamber, P. O. Box 881, Mauldin, SC 29662, or you may call our office at (864) 297-1323 with your credit card information.
Deadline for your reservation is Wednesday, August 24.

 Patriots Point is the State of South Carolina’s #1 heritage attraction. It is the fourth largest naval museum in the country - and one of only two museums with more than two ships.
Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) was established in 1973 by Act 116 of the South Carolina General Assembly.
PPDA is a state agency but receives no state or federal financial assistance for its operations. All operational and capital expenditures are derived from revenue-producing programs and property assets. We earn what we spend.
A report released by the College of Charleston in 2014 reveals that Patriots Point produces an annual economic impact of $29 million on an annual basis.
PPDA is guided by a three-year business plan designed to increase annual ticket sales from 270,000 to 300,000 and annual admissions revenue by a minimum of $600,000. The plan will allow the museum to focus on restoring its ships, creating a cutting-edge museum, and meeting its mission to honor and educate while remaining a profitable state agency.
With 29 aircraft on display from conflicts ranging from WWII to present-day operations, Patriots Point is one of the top sites in the country for naval aviation enthusiasts. In fact, Patriots Point is the only aircraft carrier museum in the nation to have all of the top ten most significant aircraft in U.S. carrier aviation history (according to a study released in the Winter 2011 issue of The Hook magazine).
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum serves as headquarters for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and their official Medal of Honor Museum.
In 2012, Patriots Point announced a 99-year lease agreement with the Congressional
Medal of Honor Society as part of a plan to develop a permanent landside location for the National Medal of Honor Museum on Charleston Harbor. Other Patriots Point
Development Authority lessees include: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina,
Patriots Point Golf Links, and the College of Charleston.
Patriots Point boasts one of the largest education and overnight camping programs in the nation, with more than 40,000 school age children attending these programs each year. Patriots Point is pleased to offer scholarship programs for underprivileged schools and youth groups thanks to the generous support of organizations including the USS Yorktown Association and community partners. More than 500,000 campers have spent a night on the USS YORKTOWN since the program began in 1980.
In recognition of its exceptional visitor ratings, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2013 - with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. The museum is listed as the top attraction in Mount Pleasant, S.C. With nearly 375 million unique monthly visitors, TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel website. It features over 250 million reviews and opinions on tourist destinations.

For more information contact the Mauldin Chamber, Mauldin Cultural Center
101 East Butler Rd.
P.O. Box 881
Mauldin, SC 29662

Phone: 864-297-1323
Fax: 864-297-5645




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