Tickets for the Farm to Table event are going fast.
“It looks like this will be the biggest one yet,” said Sumter Rotary Club past president Jeanie Crotts, who is helping organize the fourth annual event. “I think it’s going to be pretty good. We’ve had to turn vendors away because we were maxed out on space, so obviously the word is out.”
Slated for 6 p.m. on March 16 at the Sumter County Civic Center, local farmers get to show off their wares as the Sumter Rotary Club raises funds for several charities.
Founded in 1982, the Sumter Community Concert Band always draws an enthusiastic crowd to its free concerts. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the band will take the stage at Patriot Hall under the auspice of Conductor Jim Mills, a graduate of Edmunds High School.
An exhibit showcasing the batik work and oil paintings of Mary Edna Fraser at the Sumter County Gallery of Art has seen a steady flow of visitors since it opened on Feb. 23.
“Her oil painting is relatively recent, and this is the first time she’s exhibited her batiks with her paintings and it’s very successful,” said Gallery director Karen Watson. “She was really happy with this.”
Fraser is a Charleston-based artist who has photographed the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia from the vantage point of her family’s 1946 Ercoupe airplane.
Well I did it again, I talked about the nice weather with 800 temperatures in February and now it is mid- March with 400 and 500 temperatures. The Azalea blooms may not survive the next few weeks. We even had ‘snow’ one morning! We did not receive much accumulation but it sure was nice to see the big flakes falling.
Funded by a three-way partnership of Sumter County Government, the City of Sumter and the Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative, the Development Board’s mission is to increase per capita income by creating jobs and luring capital investment to our community.