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Track Your Adventure Number One: Swan Lake Iris Gardens

Wow…only one month after its initial launch, the Sumter CVB’s “Passport to Adventure” has already entered its second printing. We certainly hoped it would be successful, but this may have been beyond what anyone dreamed! Now, summer’s here, and the … Continue reading

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Get Your Passport to Adventure!

Looking for things to do in Sumter just got a lot easier! The Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau has worked in collaboration with 22 area attractions to produce a new initiative, “Track Your Adventure,” a campaign that has already begun … Continue reading

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The Iris Festival: Experiencing the beauty of Sumter, South Carolina

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” My friend gave me the magnet when my eldest daughter, Lauren, left for college. She was the first to go, but with three more kids at home, I had my hands full … Continue reading

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Sumter Entertainment: Effortless Family Fun in Central South Carolina!

“10 cents?” asked my eleven-year-old in utter disbelief. It’s always hard explaining to our kids how much things used to cost back in the “good old days,” but for some reason, they had an especially difficult time digesting the fact … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.” ~Langston Hughes La Primavera! After one of the longest, strangest winters most of us can remember, it appears that spring is finally here. … Continue reading

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2013 Sumter Iris Festival This Week!

As I look out my office window on Monday afternoon, it’s 77 degrees and raining—after having already rained all weekend.  But although it might be inconvenient for people, Swan Lake’s famous Japanese iris gardens are loving it!  Iris ensata thrive … 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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