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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)

Matt Price Pitching Clinic


Join Gamecock record holder and member of the Baltimore Orioles organization, Matt Price on November 3, 2012 for a wonderful opportunity to enhance your pitching skills.

Basketball Registration Beginning


Registration for the 2012 basketball season begins on Oct 29, 2012, and ends on Nov 15, 2012.

Workouts and Pick Teams  will be on Nov 19, 2012 for 5&6, 7&8, and 15-17 Yr Olds

Workouts and Pick Teams  will be on Nov 20, 2012 for 9&10, 11&12, and 13&14 Yr Olds

The regular season will begin on Jan 2, 2012.


From the Administrator

Budget Season


May has approached and we have two months of number crunching to balance a $50 million budget for Sumter County Government operations.

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