Saturday, April 29, 2017

Looking for a Job near Summerton, SC - Summer/Fall 2017

Summer/Fall 2017: Historic Summerton is a small town in rural South Carolina that has become known as a wonderful place to vacation, raise a family, run a business - or retire to, when all is said and done. The deep spiritual commitment and sound family values of its people are reflected in the many churches and close-knit residential communities in Summerton and the surrounding area on the shores of beautiful Lake Marion.

Are you looking for a job in Summerton, S.C., or the surrounding area? Unemployment has now dropped below 6%, but there are still quite a few jobs available nearby in Manning, Santee, Sumter, Orangeburg, etc. Check out the following links:
Summerton and Lake Marion are well known across the South for offering a wide range of outdoor recreational activities like camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, boating, and golfing to its many visitors. So, make sure you visit the Summerton SC: Nature & Outdoor Recreation web site.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lake Marion Artisan Gallery - April 2017 Featured Artist

Lake Marion Art Gallery is pleased to announce a month long exhibit by Bryan Hacker, owner of Wen Lily's Cafe and Gifts, located at 112 Main Street in Summerton, SC. A reception and an opportunity to meet the artist will be held April 8, from 2-4 PM at Lake Marion Artisans Art Gallery. Bryan is a multi-media artist exhibiting paintings, metal work and leather goods in this gallery exhibit.

Bryan Hacker is not only a local business owner, he is also a philanthropist dedicated to doing all he can to preserve the history of Summerton and to recovering as much of its former charm as possible by saving, refurbishing and renovating many of the downtown buildings. Sales of his art work will go to the non-profit foundation he has established to help spruce up downtown Summerton. In addition to painting downtown buildings, he has built planters for flowers and shrubs, and is now working on a grant to help the downtown area do further renovations. In addition, he is restoring a building at 210 Main Street which will house a museum dedicated to showcasing historic Summerton

Bryan says, "We are working hard so the future generations will be able to enjoy this beautiful area their parents and grandparents built and enjoyed." He believes that with the help of donors and the community at large, he can help the town better thrive and attract new, local businesses interested in relocating to a revitalized downtown Summerton. 

Come support Bryan's effort to really make a difference in Summerton. He has shown everyone that positive change can truly happen, one brush stroke at a time. Check out the exhibit of his art works on display at the Lake Marion Artisans' Gallery.

Links to Preserve Summerton's History

Bryan's Business

Lake Marion Artisans Gallery

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Town of Summerton Comprehensive Plan - Survey

The town of Summerton is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, as required by SC laws. The Comprehensive Plan is a document that describes the history, current state, and future vision for the community. It acts as a road map to guide future growth and development while also promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of the people living in our community. The town's Planning Commission is overseeing the process and hopes to submit a draft of the revised Comprehensive Plan to the Town Council by the end of April 2017. If you are interested in reading the current Comprehensive plan for the town, written back in 2013, you may request a copy by visiting Town Hall or calling 803-485-2525. 

The Comprehensive Plan for the town of Summerton should reflect the ideas and opinions of the community's residents. Every Summerton resident is invited to complete the Comprehensive Plan Survey. Your survey responses will be kept confidential. You have until March 10 to complete the survey. Again, please contact the Summerton Town Hall to obtain a copy of the survey. 

Survey Cover Sheet

* Also, check out a recent article published in the Summerton Weekly News entitled, "Long Range Plans and Strategies for Small Town Success".

Friday, February 24, 2017

America Boats Safety Course

On March 11, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will be presenting a one day introductory boating course, America Boats Safely. This fun and informative course is certified by the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Successful completion will award each participant the SC DNR Boaters Education Card. Many boat insurance companies offer discounts to holders of this card. The card also allows participants under 16 years of age to operate watercraft statewide.

Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Boat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation; Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating.

South Carolina is blessed with many lakes and rivers as well as coastal boating venues. Boating is an exciting family activity. Nationwide, only 15% of deaths from boating accidents occurred when the operator had participated in boating safety instruction. In 2015 South Carolina ranked 7th out of all 50 states for boating accidents and tied for 10th with number of boating fatalities.

Course costs are $20 for individuals and $25 for up to a family of 4 sharing materials. The course will meet 8:30 am to approximately 5:30 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017, on the USC Sumter campus in Room 108 of the Business Building at 200 Miller Road. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. For more information and reservations, contact Susan White (252) 571-2859 or email