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by | November 4, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: November 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

The following was the winning essay in the Brag About Walterboro Essay Contest, sponsored by the City of Walterboro in partnership with USC Salkehatchie students. Robert Langdale, 22, is a junior at USC Salk:

What I Love About Walterboro

By Robert D. Langdale III
USC Salkehatchie student

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 Lowcountry!”
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 ideal place to reside, you would be accurate.


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