Not having been privileged to read your paper, I do not know whether you have a feature “letters to the editor,” or not, but I do want someone there to know how much I appreciate the people of Cheraw with the following comments:
Cheraw is indeed a lovely and historical city, but it is also a place where southern hospitality and kindness is still evident. On April 19, as I entered your city to participate at a mission event at Wesley United Methodist Church, it was my misfortune to experience a very flat tire. My first thought was to cal AAA, which I did, and my second was to Wesley Church. Both calls resulted in promises to come to my rescue.
However, in less than five minutes after pulling to the side of the street, two of Cheraw’s fine young men, Bryan Campbell and Josh White were there offering help. Reverend Wayne Minton, pastor at Wesley, arrived to transfer the ice chest, water and snacks for the missioners at the church into his car and in a very short time they had changed the tire and my road assistance call to AAA was canceled.
Reverend Minton led me to Walmart where they had only one tire that would fit my rim. The Lord was truly blessing me with His travel mercies that day as always.
Reverend Paul Wood, pastor of First UMC, had secured packets of information on Cheraw which I have enjoyed reading. Having read of the many sites that I did not have time to visit and experiencing the warm hospitality of the members of Wesley and First UMC and the two young men that I named, I really would like to return to Cheraw whenever possible.
Betty C. Shuler
Holly Hill, S.C.