The WeCo River District Merchants Association held its it monthly meeting, Thursday at the Carolina Together headquarters at 803 Meeting St., West Columbia.
WeCo River District President Steve Cohen suggested that the business owners at the meeting cross-promote by forming partnerships.
Cohen also solicited volunteers for the Cayce-West Columba Parade of Lights that is being held Saturday. It will proceed from south to north on 12th Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the City of Cayce’s Municipal Complex.
Bill Mooneyhan, Jr., of Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair, said the Mooneyhan’s parking lot at 1224 B Avenue, could be used for Parade of Lights parking.
Cohen said a large crowd is expected for the parade. He said some viewers arrive hours before the parade to secure a parking space close to the procession.
“Every year it just gets bigger,” Cohen said.
Jennifer Boyd, WeCo River District secretary, said the Nov. 19, ribbon-cutting at Studio 221 Interiors, 536 Meeting St. was a success and many attending also made purchases from the business. The ribbon-cutting was sponsored by The River District Merchants Association.
West Columbia Council Members Joseph Dickey and David Moye attended the meeting. West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce and Alex Morris of US Rep. Joe Wilson’s office were there, too.