CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Government will be celebrating National Public Works Week May 15-21.
According to the county's Public Works Department, this year's celebration will be "Public Works Always There" and will show gratitude towards the men and woman who work for the department.
According to the news release, the ultimate goal of this year is to "grow awareness and educate the general public about the value, necessities and careers of Public Works in our daily lives: planning, building, managing, and operating at the heart of our local community to improve everyday quality of life.
Events are scheduled to be held throughout the week. The public is welcomed to attend.
Display cases will showcase Public Works services at the Public Services Building at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston.
Public Works equipment and machinery will be exhibited outside the Public Services Building.
Public Works will be making presentations at the after-school programs of two Charleston County libraries: The Dorchester Library after-school program on Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. and the John L. Dart Library after-school program on Wednesday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Public works will be making appearance at local schools throughout the week as well. They will visit Baptist Hill Middle & High School on Tuesday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lincoln Middle/High School on Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. James-Santee Elementary's career fair on Friday, May 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Edith L. Frierson Elementary School on Friday, May 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.