The Richland County Appearance Commission will be giving Appearance Awards to recognize the beautification, landscaping, and revitalization efforts of Richland County citizens, community-based organizations and businesses. This program emphasizes the importance of beautification through public and citizen investment. The Hampton Inn® - Downtown Columbia has won the Richland County Appearance Counts Award. There will be an award presentation held in the Richland County Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 21, 2003. In addition, an "Appearance Counts" sign will be placed at all the winning locations. Tony Tam, General Manager.