Summer, S.C. (Wollo) – Known as the city of Gamcock, Summer is home to about 40,000 inhabitants.
Last weekend, residents marched on the city’s 80th Iris Festival after a two-year hiatus.
“It’s a wonderful place to live and retire. The people are beautiful. The area is beautiful,” said resident Crystal Turner. “People here care for each other.
Turner, who retired eight years ago, found Summer a great place to live and start a new business. Rosie Lorraine makes products such as soap and the like.
“The way I create all the ingredients in my product is because you think you can eat it, you can put it in your skin and hair.” “All the ingredients are all natural. I get a lot of good feedback and support for what we do here in Sumer.
Regularly selling products in the American Legion or Summer Farmers Market, Turner was at Lake Iris Gardens this weekend.
“We are the only eight Swan species in the United States. They can come here at any time. We are open 365 days a year,” said Shelley Kille, Summer City Tourism Director.
She says the best time to visit the gardens is on the weekends.
“We are very popular in Japan iris this year. We have more than 100 species of iris around the garden,” said Kille. “We are very popular in Japan iris. They are in full bloom in the spring and that is why we are planning the festival this weekend.
The 80th Iris Festival offers vendors, parades, car shows, free boat rides, children’s entertainment and more. Kiley also says that you will find many friendly people.
“Summer is a very sedentary community. It is very diverse, ”said the director of tourism. “You can come here and meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. You never know who you are going to meet or live with. That’s what makes me great. I enjoy meeting a lot of people, getting to know them and getting to know them. “
In addition to great people, Summer also has a nice downtown. It has an Opera House celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.