Three to Get Ready

triathlonAlthough summer is far from over, now is the time to start taking action for participation in some of the Sumter community’s upcoming fall events.  For example, if you plan to participate in the Third Annual TriSumter Triathlon (October 19), not only is it time to register, it’s time to start training for real.  Although two and half months seems like a long time, any athlete can tell you that it flies quickly indeed when you’re working on establishing a new personal best!   Or, you can prepare for any (or all!) of the three remaining 5K races in the 2013 Sumter Series.

Dixie-YouthThings are seriously busy over at the Sumter County Recreation Department, where registration has started for fall cheerleading, tackle and flag football,  and fall soccer (through August 14), and for fall baseball and softball (through August 21).  It’s also time for classes and clinics for all ages at the Palmetto Tennis Center

And for something completely different—in case you may not feel athletically inclined SCCB-Performanceand prefer a chance to display your acting chops, the Sumter Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the classic Neil Simon comedy Lost in Yonkers, starting this weekend (August 3 [for boys up to age 18], 5 [men] and 6 [women]).  Or, you can make good on that long-held dream to try out for the Sumter Civic Chorale or the Sumter Community Concert Band.

Wherever your interests or talents may lie, fall is an exciting season for Sumter.  For more information on getting involved, please call the Swan Lake Visitors Center at (803) 436-2640 or check out our link to the City of Sumter’s “Organizations” listing at

Maybe it’s just the approach of the new school year, but doesn’t fall always feel like the right time for something new?  It seems that way to me, anyway.  And here’s wishing you the best as you get to work on yours!

by Colette Daniels

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