2020 has been tough on everyone. Festivals canceled, masks an everyday part of our ensemble. Since the Puddin’ Swamp Festival (and basically everything else) canceled, The Town of Turbeville came up with an idea. Last year the festival committee asked citizens to “adopt” a street light and decorate it. A canned good was the entry fee, which went towards a food drive.
Mayor Katherine Turbeville said it was a big success. “Everybody enjoyed the lamp posts so this year we decided we needed a little bit of cheer,” she said. “So we decided to do it again.” Anyone was invited to decorate the posts and many did. Churches, banks and businesses went all out with each one created with a different holiday theme. “I think people enjoy doing it,” said Turbeville who works in Kingstree. At time of this printing, half a dozen poles were brought to life with bright, colorful and creative decorations.