Jake’s annual skate party coming up

Maybe Kara’s not running against him, but Katrina Shealy is (again). Whoever runs, they won’t catch Jake Knotts napping. His particular brand of constituent service continues apace. It’s time for his annual skate party:

Sen. Jake Knotts to host 18th annual honor roll skate party

Lexington, SC – February 15, 2012 – Senator Jake Knotts today announced that his annual honor roll skate party will be held this Saturday (February 18, 2012).

An 18-year tradition in Senate District 23, Sen. Knotts sponsors a skate party each year for 23 elementary schools in Lexington School Districts 1-4.

Senator Knotts has made recognizing and rewarding academic excellence a tradition for 18 years in his Senate district. For students making the academic honor roll for this nine weeks, they’ll receive a personal skate party invitation from the Senator. It’s become something that students look forward to from the beginning of the school year – and such a tradition that many parents now remember their attendance at the skate party.

Between 300 and 400 students attend each year. Senator Knotts coordinates student and parent skate races, awarding prizes to winners and refreshments to all honorees.

The party takes place Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 9:00 am- noon, at Three Fountains Skating Rink, 2724 Emanuel Church Road in Lexington County.

Jake’s always taken a lot of pride in his skate party. And hey, it doesn’t hurt at the ballot box.