Monthly Archives: December 2012

So Long, 2012…

For additional information on area holiday schedules, please see: The City of Sumter Sumter County Palmetto Tennis Center Sumter County Museum Sumter County Gallery of Art Swan Lake Visitors Center Government offices will also be closed on New Year’s Day, … Continue reading

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A Family Christmas

Sumter recently celebrated our own version of Christmas past with two enjoyable events, “Carolina Backcountry Christmas” at the Sumter County Museum and “Old-Fashioned Christmas” on Main Street. But what were the holidays really like, back when Sumter was Sumterville and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

As the 2012 Poinsettia Festival winds down, with families and friends making final preparations for another season of joy, Sumter has enjoyed some quality entertainment and lovely attractions.  But remember that Christmas is not over yet—please check our Calendar of … Continue reading

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Don’t Gain a Pound This Christmas–Gain a Competitive Edge Instead!

For  many people, it starts at Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Eve…the urge to raise one’s hands and back away from the scale…very slowly.  On average, Americans claim to gain three to five pounds during this season of celebration.  … Continue reading

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Uniquely Sumter…Because It’s Not Quite the Last Minute Yet!

There are so many things that make this time of year different than any other.  Just about all of them are wonderful—lights, festivities, delicious treats, good music and good cheer…  And then there is the greeting that I receive when … Continue reading

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O, Little Town of…Sumter?

There are two things we can count on every December at the Swan Lake Visitors Center: The phones will ring off the hook with people asking about the Fantasy of Lights, and The phones will ring off the hook with … Continue reading

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