Sumter County Museum to offer several book signings


EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly.

Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 testing sites. Contact SWRTA from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at (803) 934-0396.

The Sumter County Museum will offer the following: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, free talk and book signing with Susan Cushman for the novel "John and Mary Margaret" and copies of the book will be available for purchase; 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17, a special themed book signing for "The Forgotten Kingdom" with Signe Pike, $20 for members and $25 for general public, signed paperback copy of the book included in ticket price and the first book in the series will also be available for purchase; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, free book signing and reception with Dianna Rostad with hardback copies of her book "You Belong Here Now" available for purchase; and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, book signing and reception for Kristin Harmel for her latest novel "The Forest of Vanishing Stars," $30 for members and $35 for general public, signed copy of the book included in ticket price. Visit or call (803) 775-0908. The museum is located at 122 N. Washington.

The 23rd Annual Black Cowboy Festival will be held Friday-Saturday, July 30-31, at Greenfield Farm, 4585 Spencer Road, Rembert. Featuring competitive rodeo events, demonstrations, music, line dancing, trail rides, entertainers, horseback rides, wagon rides, artifacts and food vendors, the festival is sure to provide adventure and fun for all attendees. For camper package or information, call (803) 499-9658. Visit for schedule information. To purchase tickets, visit

The Annual Barbecue Cook-Off Benefiting the BSA of America will be held Friday-Saturday, Aug. 20-21, at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, 700 W. Liberty St. Wing ding will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday with barbecue tasting and competition being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (803) 406-2177, visit or email