2019 Keepsake ornament is back


If you didn't purchase the 2019 Sumter Keepsake ornament before it sold out, you are in luck. According to Sumter Volunteers Director Jo Anne Morris, the ornament was reordered and is now available. The gold-colored ornament ($15), presented in a black box, is a beautiful depiction of "Seven Swans," a 24-foot monument by Sumter's world-renowned artist Grainger McKoy of seven swans in flight that now soars over the Swan Lake-Iris Gardens main entrance along Liberty Street. The sculpture was commissioned by the City of Sumter, Friends of Swan Lake and local civic leaders and is McKoy's largest sculpture to date. The ornament also includes a small brochure with information on the history linked to the ornament. To purchase an ornament, call Morris at (803) 775-7423.