Chip Huggins receives Lake Murray Legend Award

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.

Huggins, 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 Representative Huggins is the perfect candidate to receive the first Lake Murray Legacy Award,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of CCLMC.

Board Chairman, Jimmy Chao said 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 Representative Paula Rawl Calhoon (Ex-Officio), who shared memories and stories of her time working alongside Huggins. Butch Wallace, Senior Advisor to U.S. Representative Joe Wilson thanked Huggins for his years of service and extended gratitude from Wilson.

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