Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast–and a Little Something Extra!

Since 1952, the United States has officially observed an annual National Day of Prayer.  But long before President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into existence, other Commanders-in-Chief and national leaders had similar ideas.  The first observance even pre-dated American … Continue reading

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Got Green? 2013 Truckload Sale to be Held This Saturday

Does anyone out there have a green thumb that I can borrow?  Or perhaps what I really need is a purple one, because most of my favorite flowers are purple, blue, or white. My Siberian irises have come into full bloom … Continue reading

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Celebrate Diversity!

Sumter has always been a place of cultural diversity.  In the US Census of 1850, five years after the town of Sumterville was incorporated, the population was divided about 60/40 between citizens of European origin and those of African descent.  … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Preparations Underway for Iris Festival 2013

If you’re a regular reader (and I hope you are!), you may have noticed that our blog postings have been a bit scarce lately.  First, please let me assure you that this is definitely a temporary situation.  Second, allow me … Continue reading

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