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Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights


Fantasy of Lights

horseshoeBeginning on December 1st every year at 6 p.m., one of the largest lighted displays in South Carolina will illuminate the world famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens! The Opening Ceremony is celebrating the 25th annual Fantasy of Lights and the 33rd Anniversary of the Floating Christmas Tree! The world famous 150 acre Swan Lake-Iris Gardens will illuminate with more than a million lights and 150 lighted figures!

Annual Report for the County


Dear Fellow Citizens:

Members of Sumter County Council and I are indeed pleased to present this report to you with the desire that it will provide a birds eye view of how your County Government is organized, the services it renders, and some of the plans we have for the future. Local governments are faced with numerous challenges and mandates that they must confront which impact citizens now and in the years ahead. As a leader in local initiatives for many years, Sumter County Government is now, and will continue to be, prepared to meet the tasks before it in an ingenious and gallant approach.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Sumter County Council will sponsor its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2012, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Courthouse. The following schools will perform during this event:

Elementary School
Millwood (Stoddard)
Willow (Hodge)
Cherryvale (Palmer)
Wilder (Bettinger)
Lemira (Harris)

Middle School
Furman Middle (Beck)

High School
Lakewood/Crestwood (Johnson/Horton)

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting: Community Development


Sumter County CDC's mission is to promote education, economic, housing, cultural and social endeavors in low-to-moderate income communities of Sumter County; and to create safe vibrant, self-sustaining communities by fostering an environment for effective community through leadership, skills training, counseling and creative initiatives.

Harvest Moon Ball


Celebration of Life Gala.     The Sumter County Recreation & Parks and Sumter Senior Services will be sponsoring a Harvest Moon Ball on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm  for the senior citizens of Sumter County. 

The Ball will be held at the North Hope Center located at 904 North Main Street.  

Entertainment will be provided by Mr. Terrence Lonon. 


From the Administrator

Happy Holidays! New!


Happy Holidays!

During this season of holiday spirit, I hope you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends.  Wishing everyone in the Sumter community much happiness and good health.

On behalf of the dedicated County employees of Sumter County, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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