Club Digest: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017



The Sumter Holiday House and Tea Christmas Tour is back this year with "A Very Southern Christmas." After not having the tour last year for the first time ever, the Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter has planned one of its best tours for this season, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Featured on the tour will be three homes rich in Sumter history: The Scarborough House at 425 N. Main St., The Downer home at 3435 U.S. 521 South, and the Brogdon Farm home at 4320 U.S. 521 South; and additionally, the Deprill home at 32 Frank Clarke St. and the home of Carmela Bryan and Michael Duffy at 422 Calhoun St. The Deprill home is always asked to be shown because of extraordinary decorating by the owner. The Bryan/Duffy home will be much anticipated, as it is like walking into a fabulous art gallery.

The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter is very excited about this year. The tea, which is open to all ticket holders, is a chance to really get the season off right with delicious refreshments and an opportunity to see the Garden Center decorated for Christmas.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door of each home, at the Garden Center at 842 West Liberty St. or by calling Julie Jameson, chairwoman for the tour, at (706) 338-0163.