Brag About Walterboro Essay Contest

The City of Walterboro and the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie are proud to announce Robert "Robbie" Langdale III as the winner of the Brag About Walterboro Essay Contest, pictured here with Tourism Director Michelle Strickland.

Here is his essay below:

What I Love About Walterboro
By: Robert D. Langdale III

What qualities must a town have to make it the ideal place to reside? Such an ideal place would surely be a small, quaint college town. The town would have a strong sense of community and boast a plethora of opportunities for community events and involvement (community service). The town would be a hospitable place where there are no strangers and a smiling face, a friendly wave, and a sweet "hello" can be seen and heard around every corner. The town would be a place that is rich in history. It would be a serene place that is also rich in nature and scenery. It would be a place where you can find rivers, woods, swamps, wildlife, and fresh air. In this town there would be endless opportunities to learn and grow as a person—a place where the sky is the limit. A place where the mantra is "The front porch of the low country!" Does such an ideal and perfect sounding place even exist you ask, or can such a place only be found in movies? Of course such a place exists! That place is Walterboro, South Carolina, and it is our little piece of paradise! I could not imagine a better place to live, grow, and rear a family. If you think that sounds like the the ideal place to reside; you would be accurate.



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