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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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Let Your Fun Flow

Wow…2014 has certainly gotten off to a busy start, and here we are, already at the end of January—have I mentioned before that I don’t know where the time goes? Much of our staff time since the holidays has been spent … 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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Uncommon Patriotism Honored through Sumter’s Memorial Day Festivities

This holiday weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer season as the Sumter community honors Memorial Day.  Family friendly events will pay tribute to all the dedicated members of the American military who sacrifice their lives in the name … 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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