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


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to make a donation & view our on-demand Ghostwalk stories!!!

The Junior Service League of Summerville is proud to present the 2020 Virtual Ghostwalk!

Our event will look a little different this year in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, but as they say, the show must go on!

This year’s Ghostwalk event will be an on-demand, self-led tour that will run from October 17th thru October 31st.

Instead of hearing the stories live as in past years, we will be recording videos of our Ghostwalk stories for tour-goers to watch virtually either while checking out our Scarecrows on the Square displays or in the comfort of your home! Our hopes are to make it easy for everyone to participate and feel safe and comfortable while doing so.

Instead of selling tickets, having game vendors, or concessions, we are asking for donations of $5, $10, or $20 to help support the JSL School Supply Fund, which benefits the Dorchester District 2 and Dorchester District 4 schools.  Donations will be accepted on our website beginning on October 17th thru October 31st. After making your donation, guests will receive an automated email confirmation with the link to the watch videos!

Thank you to our 2020 Virtual Ghostwalk Video Sponsors!!!


Thank you and we hope you will join us for the 2020 Virtual Ghostwalk! 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 Hutchinson Square any time between December 6-18 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 6th. Vote for your favorite display(s) for just .25 cents each at the following locations: Guerin’s Pharmacy,  Cuppa Manna Cafe, Simple Treasures, or Wine & Tapas Bar.

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, click here for info and the registration form or email

Grab your Christmas pajamas and join the Junior Service League of Summerville as we host Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for our 4th annual PJs With Santa!

The fun takes place in Hutchinson Square on 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.

Tickets include a visit with Santa and a viewing of the Polar Express!  A highly encouraged donation of $5 per person is requested to help support the JSL School Supply Fund for DD2 & DD4.  Everyone attending must have a ticket.

Tickets will sell out fast due to COVID and we have a max capacity of 200 people so get your tickets early!  BUY  YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY!!


Prepackaged baked sale goods and a hot cocoa bar will be available for purchase. 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