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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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Sumter Iris Festival Celebrating 74 Years

Put on your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and prepare to experience one of the most exciting Sumter Iris Festivals held to date!  The festival, held every Memorial Day weekend and now in its 74th year of celebration, will highlight … Continue reading

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I Triple-DAY Dare You!

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a pop quiz here, so get ready!  Today’s consists of just one question, so I expect everyone to do well:  “Who was Jean Shepherd?” I can almost hear phones beeping and the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

The Fantasy of Lights display is nearly completed, the Visitors Center tree has been decorated, and members of our staff will soon begin motoring toward their holiday destinations, whether across town or across state lines.  As we prepare to enter … Continue reading

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So, Where’s the Fire?

Every holiday season since 1994, Sumter Volunteers has presented to the community an annual keepsake ornament depicting a beloved symbol or landmark of Sumter.  These beautifully crafted pieces have included scenes of the Sumter County Courthouse, Memorial Park, and the … Continue reading

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Mysterious and Spooky (Or Not): Halloween Fun for 2013

I love to play dress-up.  Even now, in what I refer to as the “late winter of my youth,” I have so much fun planning a costume, spending a ridiculous amount of time getting dressed, and then enjoying the reactions.  … Continue reading

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