By Michele Branning
Fort Mill Rotary Club members gathered at the Anne Springs Close Greenway last week to have their annual meeting, including swearing in new board members and officers. But there was more on the agenda — celebrating a long-time partnership with the nature preserve.
In 2014, the Rotary Club pledged a five-year $100,000 donation to the Greenway, which in part has been used to build a new amphitheater that is attracting over 1,000 people to summer concert series performances and other improvements to the 2,100-acre preserve.
“When you build a brand new space where you will be bringing a lot of people to, some of the things logistically that you have to do is get them there safely from the parking lot to the theater,” said Denise Cubbedge, director of development at the Greenway.
“To do that, we put in this brand new trail that we named Rotary Way. With their donation, we were able to make those improvements and add lighting to help people get there safely. It was also a great opportunity to recognize a long-standing partnership. The Rotary has been a partner with the Greenway since it began in 1995.”