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Lexington Chamber plans community dinner on the dam

Next April, Midlands-area residents will have the opportunity to dine on Lake Murray’s Dreher Shoals Dam, thanks to an endeavor planned by the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

While details of the event are still being ironed out, the chamber is looking for ways the event can benefit the community at large, according to Connor Watkins, multimedia strategist for the chamber.

“We have seen other communities, like Greer, that host a dinner in the middle of the street, and it’s just a nice opportunity for people to get together and commune where they don’t normally,” Watkins said. “Obviously, the uniqueness of the landmark with Lake Murray would make the event a really special one.”

A similar event is held each year on the Gervais Street Bridge, where 1,000 people dine over the Congaree River. Funds raised through that event benefit local charities with particular focus on those organizations working to improve the health of the area’s rivers.

More details on the dinner on the dam will be released this fall, Watkins said.