Next Council Meeting:

Meetings are at 6:15pm, the second Monday of every two months, at 2501 Heyward Street, Heyward St. UMC Church.  Visit the Neighborhood Council page for date and location of the next meeting.



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37th Annual Turkey Trot - November 17, 2018

Get excited, the 37th Annual Shandon Turkey Trot is Saturday November 17, 2018!!  This 8k road race and 4k fun run/walk will start at 8:00am at Hand Middle School, located on the corner of Woodrow and Duncan Streets.  A map of the race route is planned for the newsletter and is included again with this post.  You can sign up online at or at Hand Middle School the morning of the race.  Even if you are not a runner or walker, we encourage you to take part in this very special Shandon tradition by signing up as a volunteer or sponsor, or simply standing along the race route to cheer on the runners and walkers.


Homes for the Holidays Tour!

The 2018 annual Shandon/Hollywood-Rose Hill Homes for the Holidays Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd! 

We will have some great homes to tour and enjoy.  Proceeds benefit our four local area schools: Dreher High School, Hand Middle School, Rosewood Elementary School and A.C. Moore Elementary School; as well as Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood projects. 

Tickets may be purchased online from October 1 through December 1 at Homes for the Holidays.


Underground Utilities Information

The City of Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission has passed a proposal that the City set aside money from the franchise fee with SCE&G for the sole purpose of putting utilities in Columbia underground.  The Commission is looking for groups/individuals around Columbia to support the proposal.

Jack McKenzie, with the Commission, has provided the information and links below.  On behalf of the Commission, he is eager to obtain any and all feedback whether you would like further information, would like to support the proposal or have suggestions/criticisms.  You can contact Mr. McKenzie at 252-0500.

Below is SCE&G’s page on undergrounding.  Mr. McKenzie said to make sure and read the last paragraph which shows there is already a system set up, the City just needs to participate.  

Below is the franchise agreement between the City and SCE&G.  Mr. McKenzie states the relevant sections are Section 4 and Section 11.  It is his understanding that Non-Standard Service and Franchise Fee are interchangeable.

Below is the City of Greenville residential line program.  Mr. McKenzie states this same money is being used now for major roadways.

Below is an article on the major undergrounding project going on right now in Hilton Head.



32nd Annual Shandon Turkey Trot

The 32nd Annual Shandon Turkey Trot was a success! The neighborhood road race and walk took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013. This year we had close to 200 runners and walkers. The celebrity race starter was County Councilman Seth Rose.  Make sure and get a shirt, only $10/shirt, before they all run out by contacting Ashley Gwin at  Also, we will have turkey displays on sale again next year starting around October.  

Many thanks to our Turkey Trot Committee; Charles Appleby, Ashley Gwin, Ron Burns, Caroline Clarkson, Ryan Causey and all our volunteers and gracious sponsors! 


Platinum Sponsors

1x1 Design, Inc.

Anytime Fitness –Devine Street

Communication Management

Devine Street Association

Dr. Kris O'Neill, DMD

Earth Fare

El Burrito

Henry’s Bar & Grill

Home Advantage Realty, LLC

Mary Lane Sloan, Prudential Midlands Real Estate

No Cry Babies Design

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Riley Pope & Laney, LLC


Gold Sponsors

Gudmundson & Buyck Jewelers, Inc.

Rosewood Market & Deli

Starbucks – Five Points



Movie Night

Movie night at Emily Douglas Park is this Friday, August 23, 2013.  Everyone will start gathering around 7:30pm and the movie begins at 8:00pm!  The movie for this month is "Matilda" and there will be free soft drinks and popcorn!  Please bring a can or two for Harvest Hope.  Thanks as always to Mary Lane Sloan for sponsoring this great family event for our neighborhood!