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  • New Amphitheater to be named after Daning

  • Aug 17 2022

“Meet me at the Daning” will soon become a familiar phrase for Goose Creek residents.

The City’s new amphitheater will be named after S.C. Rep. Joe Daning, whose longtime service both in the House of Representatives and as a Goose Creek City Council Member helped shape the state’s eighth-largest City in ways big and small.

Rep. Daning, who is retiring from the SC House in January, was honored Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Goose Creek.

In a celebration attended by a host of regional leaders, including U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib announced the naming of the amphitheater after presenting Rep. Daning with Goose Creek’s first Key to the City for his lifetime of service. 

The amphitheater will be constructed on the Goose Creek Municipal Center Campus, near the existing Recreation Complex and the lake behind City Hall. The new facility will include an outside basketball court, a food truck area, restrooms and additional parking.

Mayor Habib called the amphitheater a gamechanger for the City, and praised the man for whom it will be named.

“I’ve known Joe Daning for 40 years,” the Mayor said. “He is a true public servant who has spent his entire public life serving Goose Creek. There could not be a more worthy recipient of the Key to the City than Joe, and I am proud that the amphitheater will forever bear his name.”

The total cost of the amphitheater is approximately $4 million. Rep. Daning played an instrumental role in securing $1.5 million in State funding for the project, the remainder of which is being paid for by ARPA funds. The City unveiled the first look at the project during the Aug. 16 celebration.

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