The statement below is from Genia Blackwell, our Merriwether District Councilman and Vice Chairman of the County Council. It is due in large part to her efforts on behalf of our community that this revitalization is taking place.
“It is truly exciting to have a piece of history come back to life in the Merriwether/Sweetwater community. With the revitalization of this building for our area, I believe we will experience many happy future events and functions there. I’m excited for the future of Merriwether and Edgefield County as we take on this project. My heart-felt appreciation goes out to all who have shared in the dream which is now coming true. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Cooper family who donated the property to the county which made this possible.”