Heath Springs' Web site emphasizes town’s charm

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By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is billed as having “quiet, affordable, small-town charm just 40 minutes from downtown Charlotte.”

The town’s Web site, www.townofheathsprings.org, went live recently, Mayor Ann Taylor told fellow council members April 21.

The Web site was donated by MyWebSiteGuys.com, a company owned by Keith Tunnell, president of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

The site’s home page features the Heath Springs Business Park, town government meeting information and contact numbers and a description and brief history of the town.

“A town of nearly 1,000 residents, Heath Springs prides itself on maintaining the comforts and hospitality of a small Southern town while working to improve the future for each of our residents,” a portion of the description reads.

“In the early 1800s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Spring became well-known for its ‘healing, bubbling springs’ and in the 1850s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Springs Inn began attracting people from many areas seeking the healthful mineral spring waters.”

The site also includes a business spotlight.

Right now, it’s Davis Neon, which makes steel and plastic commercial signs for Ford, GM and Honda motor companies.

Those visiting the site may click on administration, economic development, town services, parks and recreation, events, news and community links for more information about Heath Springs.

Flags, banners market town

The Web site isn’t the only new marketing measure for the town.

Heath Springs officials are also working with See Lancaster to develop a logo for the town.

At a previous meeting, council members discussed banners for the town’s street lamps and a town flag that will fly at Town Hall.

The logo on the 30 banners and flags will include a magnolia on a blue background. Residents will be able to buy town flags to fly at their homes.

“I’m sure a lot of people would like a Heath Springs flag,” Taylor said at the council’s February meeting.

Taylor said the magnolia is an unofficial symbol of the town.

From the Elgin area into Heath Springs, there are about 12 mature magnolia trees.

“I think the magnolia is appropriate,” Taylor said. “It’s deep South, and we’re deep South. But we’re not so deep South that we’ve got moss hanging from the trees.”

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151