Summerville’s designation of Friendship Capital of The World seems to be a fitting title, due to the friendly climate and welcoming environment among the residents of the county. During the week of July 25-31 local citizens and businesses are encouraged to join together in celebrating friendship and peace. Activities and acts of kindness aimed at bringing all people together throughout the week will culminate with a Friendship Festival to be hosted in Dowdy Park.
The week leading up to the festival may be celebrated daily in a wide variety of ways. Summerville Main Street has put together a schedule of suggested activities that could make the Friendship Week a memorable and nice experience for all who choose to participate. A suggested schedule of activities is listed as follows:
Sunday, July 25 – Take A Walk With A Friend
Monday, July 26- “Buy A Friend A Cup Of Coffee” or Send Them Something Special
Tuesday, July 27 – “Thank You Being A Friend Day” (Writing Thank You Letters to Service Workers or Others) Summerville Main Street will set up with cards and pens on the East Washington Streetscape during 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. for those wishing to write Thank You Cards. Main Street will deliver cards to local businesses and local service workers at work.
Wednesday, July 28 – Take a Friend to Lunch Day
Thursday, July 29 – Go Shopping With a Friend Day
Friday, July 30 – International Day of Friendship – Phone A Friend
Saturday, July 31 – Friendship Festival in Dowdy Park
Highlighted during the Friendship Festival will be the raising the World’s Largest Flag of Friendship & Peace, live music, food vendors, crafts, children’s activities, demonstrations, a Community Sing-Along, and a “Sister Cities in Friendship Parade of Flags & Banners”.
It is with great hope that each individual would make a pledge to present our community to the state, nation, and world with a positive attitude and commitment to make the world a better place through friendship. Those participating in Friendship Week activities are invited to email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be highlighted on the City of Summerville Facebook page.