LIBERTY — Roy Costner, a candidate for Pickens County Council District 4, will host a rally in downtown Liberty on May 21 with several local leaders scheduled to speak.
Costner has announced the rally will be in conjunction with his bid to unseat incumbent Neil Smith headed into the June 14 primary but will be about more than just his campaign. Local entertainers are scheduled to appear and several leaders from the county are expected to address those in attendance.
“The community should bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. There will be plenty of music and we are going to be taking a look at the future of the county,” Costner said. “We will be celebrating the future and what we believe is the future of not only Liberty but Pickens County as well.”
Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark, Rep. Davey Hiott, and Liberty Mayor Eric Boughman are scheduled to address the crowd along with entertainment provided by previous contestants from the Liberty Idol and Pickens County has Talent competitions.
There is also the possibility of an announcement in the benefit of Liberty business owners should all the details be ironed out.
“Everyone loves to say they are from Pickens County but there are those who aren’t excited about living here right now,” Costner said. “I think this could be the first step in reviving the days when we all lived and played in our hometown. One of the things which has to be done is to bring back jobs, jobs which provide some stability and sustainability to people’s lives.”
Costner said it would be an evening for the future.
“We want to hear and discuss ideas for moving Pickens County forward, not just twenty years down the road but next year,” Costner said. “What is it we can do today to make a difference and the biggest thing we can do to make an immediate impact is to vote, no matter the district, get out and vote to make a difference. We don’t want to make a difference, we want to make it better.”
The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the old gazebo in downtown Liberty.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.