Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lake Marion Artisans Book Signing by Vicki Wilkerson

The Lake Marion Artisan's is having a book signing next Saturday, May 6th, featuring the work of a local writer, Vicki Wilkerson.  Perhaps you have already read some of her novels.Vickie is a native of the Charleston area and currently lives in Historic Summerton.   
In her writings she loves to share her enchantment of the SC Lowcountry with her readers.  Vicki's novels are written with a true Southerner's heart and understanding where setting, atmosphere, food, and history are as essential as the stories about which she writes.

The author will be at the Gallery, 108 Main Street Street, Summerton, SC, on  May 6th from 2 - 4 pm.   Stop by and meet Vicki and join in the conversation of Southern fiction writing.  Refreshments will be served - the event is free and open to the public.

Come visit and support our local talent.

Vicki Wilkerson, Author

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