Guests of all ages are invited out to our annual, Scarecrows on the Square!  Stop by any time October 9-24, 2020 to check out the creativity on display around Hutchinson Square in the heart of Summerville. Scarecrows are created by Businesses, Civic Groups, Individuals and Schools.  Remember to vote for your favorite Scarecrow! Votes are $0.25 each and will be collected at Guerin’s Pharmacy, Simple Treasures, Cuppa Manna Cafe, and Wine & Tapas Bar. Voting opens October 10th. Proceeds support JSL of Summerville’s School Supply Fund for Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4. If your school or group is interested in displaying a scarecrow, email The Junior Service League of Summerville’s annual Ghostwalk will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. All are invited to dress up in their best costumes and meet in Town Square for an evening of fall family fun! Ghostwalk features three guided tour options – G, PG, and PG-13 – to ensure a spooky time for guests of all ages. Advance tickets are $5 and $8 day-of-event. All tickets include access to all games and activities. Hayride tickets are sold separately for $4. The event is FREE for children 3 and under. 

Advanced tickets will be available for purchase starting October 1.
In addition to the guided tours, the event will feature entertainment, hayrides, carnival type game vendors and food truck vendors!

If you are interested in becoming a game vendor, sponsor or food vendor at our Ghostwalk event please email us at to receive additional information and application. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas on the Square continues to be one of Summerville’s best holiday events. Stop by 207 S Cedar Street any time between December 5-19 to check out the display of trees and vote for your favorite. Christmas trees are created by Civic Groups, Schools, Businesses, and Individuals. All are invited to check out the creativity displayed in the heart of Summerville. Remember to vote for your favorite tree! Voting opens on December 5th. Vote for your favorite display(s) for just .25 cents each at the following locations: Guerin’s Pharmacy  Cuppa Manna Cafe  Simple Treasures Proceeds from Christmas on the Square will support JSL of Summerville’s School Supply Fund for Dorchester School Districts 2 & 4. If your business, school or group is interested in displaying a tree, email

Grab your Christmas pajamas and join the Junior Service League of Summerville as we host Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for our second annual PJs With Santa! The fun takes place on Short Central December 5th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Children will have the opportunity to whisper their wishes to Santa while parents capture the moment with their cameras. Ticket includes a visit with Santa and craft station to write letters to the North Pole. Bake sale goodies available for purchase. $5 Per Child Prior to the Event $8 Per Child Day of the Event Questions regarding PJs may be sent to

*UPDATE* Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Derby Party has been cancelled.  We look forward to the 2021 Derby which will be held on May 1st.

As we celebrate our 32nd year, The Junior Service League of Summerville is pleased to announce our new signature fundraising event, The Derby Party. This annual event is planned for Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Gardens of Historic Linwood Inn.

This beautiful Victorian Estate tucked away in Downtown Summerville will be the perfect backdrop for this year’s Derby Party, which will feature live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, entertainment by Steve Simon & The New South Jazzmen, open bar, champagne raffle, silent and live auctions and Derby inspired cuisine. As is tradition, JSL Summerville will continue the presentation of the John Tupper Award in recognition of outstanding community service and involvement.

The proceeds from this highly anticipated event will go to support and fund grants for our partner civic organizations.  In 2019 those partners include: Doors to Freedom, Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center, Dorchester Habitat, Dorchester Museum, Dorchester PAWS, High School Injury Prevention Coalition, Katies Krops, Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc, Lowcountry Home of Hope, Meals on Wheels, Summerville Orchestra, Summerville YMCA, The Ark, The Flowertown Players, The Help, Vantage Point Foundation.

Questions regarding JSL Derby may be sent to

Thank you to the 2020 Derby Party Sponsors!

Taylor Charpia Real Estate 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Donehue
Germain Dermatology
Gulf Stream Construction
Innovative Resource Management
Jackson Pediatric Dentistry
Knight’s Companies
Lake Shore Global Solutions
Leviner Law Firm
Lowcountry Women’s Specialists
Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill
Southern Smiles

Deaton Dental
Roni Haskell, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Southern Coast
Jett’s Pizza
Live Oak Property Management
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pratt
Dr. and Mrs. Bob Randall
Tupper Family
Weeks & Irvine