Denmark City officials sworn in

The City of Denmark held an Installation Ceremony for Mayor and City Council members on April 15, 2009 on the campus of Denmark Technical College, in Denmark SC.

Councilmember Attorney Evert Comer, Jr. presided over the program. The posting of the Colors was conducted by the Denmark-Olar High School Jr. ROTC. Rev. Dr. Ira Johnson, Chaplain Voorhees College and Vicar St. Phillip’s Church gave the invocation.

Instrumental Music was provided by Mr. Edward R. Generett of Denmark.

Greetings were provided by Dr. James Waddell, President of Denmark Technical College, and former Mayor of Denmark, Carrie S. Simmons. “The city will be in good hands with Gerald E. Wright.

Attorney Evert Comer Jr. administered the oath of office to Mayor Dr. Gerald E. Wright and Councilmember Jake N. Bookard Sr. “This office isn’t by chance, but by choice, we do everything to improve the city of Denmark. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, you’re all a link in that chain, we need all of you to move the city forward,” Bookard said.

District 90 Representative Bakari T. Sellers administered the oath of office to council members Bonnie Love, and James Robinson. “We want to thank our citizens, we ask for your prayers, we want to be there for you, and you be there for us. If it weren’t for God, we wouldn’t be here, we will make a better road for Denmark,” Love said. Councilmember James Robinson stated, “I thank the citizens of Denmark who voted for me, I had an opportunity my first term to work with the little people, we’re going to get the youth involved in the community, I promise I will do a better job this time,” Robinson said.

Mayor Gerald E. Wright in his acceptance address spoke in a somber tone of the road ahead. “We’re going through some difficult and challenging times, we’re going to need your help,” Wright said. “I accept the challenge before me with a degree of apprehension and trepidation, our best chance to survive in these challenging times is to work together with a cooperative spirit,” Wright said. “There are basic services we must provide; we have a unique set of resources in Denmark. I would challenge anyone to find a town of this size with the resources we have. We are probably the smallest town in South Carolina with two colleges, we have resources that probably can’t be measured in economic terms, with God’s help and your cooperation, we will have the model town in the town of Denmark,” Wright said.