Scrumptious Summerville 2013 Kitchen Tour
SUMMERVILLE, S.C., – The Eleventh Annual Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour, to benefit Children In Crisis, Inc., has been scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2013. The Kitchen Tour is a unique delight for the senses as patrons tour grand homes, cottages and gardens in Summerville and sample gourmet treats prepared by premiere Lowcountry chefs. Local musicians are scheduled to perform in each home or garden and area florists will grace the interior décor with floral arrangements. The event is held rain or shine and the homes may be toured from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here starting July 1st.
This year the Kitchen Tour will feature fourteen beautiful homes, cottages and gardens along Salisbury Drive, Marion Avenue and President Circle in Summerville. They are the homes of :
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alexander - 98 President Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Hungerford - 101 President Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Black - 105 President Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Seth Woolwine - 108 President Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Todd Beson - 113 President Circle
Dr. & Mrs. Peter Fortkort - 115 President Circle
Ms. Diane Bagwell - 116 President Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Harrison - 117 President Circle
Dr. & Mrs. James McClary Jr. - 124 President Circle
Dr. & Mrs. James McClary Sr. - 126 President Circle
Dr. & Mrs. Ray Hayes - 216 Marion Avenue
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Moore - 230 Marion Avenue
Dr. & Mrs. Ray Hayes - 246 Marion Avenue
Mr. & Mrs. Everett Knight - 147 Linwood Lane
This year the route is very historic as the homes have been built on the old Pine Forest Inn property. The Pine Forest Inn opened in 1891, and was owned and managed by F. W. and George A. Wagener. It was promoted as a place for the physically ill and those needing rest and relaxation.
The large parlor room was filled with over 100 chairs, and was called the Rocking Chair Room. The beautiful, polished floors were of local pine. There were 150 sleeping apartments and five rental cottages. The inn had its own power plant, telegraph office and long distance telephone service. Entertainment included an orchestra, three bowling alleys, shuffle board, billiard and pool tables, and 130 golf links (today, Corey Woods), and a stable of 50 horses. President Roosevelt stayed at Pine Forest in 1902. President Roosevelt and President Taft were several times guests at the Inn and President Circle honors the two Presidents with President Circle. Most of the homes on the tour are located within President Circle.
The inn thrived as a popular resort for many years, but began to decline during World War I. In 1939, Thomas Salisbury bought the Pine Forest Inn. It was at a time when tourists were starting to go to Florida and the golden age of Summerville was coming to a close. Mr. Salisbury tried many different things to keep the Inn afloat. He even tried the “Summerville Adventure School.” But alas, in the 1940s, the Pine Forest Inn was torn down. Thomas Salisbury had the building taken apart board by board so people could not say he had burned it down for the insurance money, which was a common practice of that day.
“Every year, we see the need for our services to the children of our community growing. It truly speaks volumes that so many people step up to the plate and support this amazing event,” added Kitchen Tour Chair Marlena Myers.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available starting at $300. Individuals and businesses may also inquire about sponsorships via our website by clicking on the "Kitchen Tour " selection in the Popular Now section. Event sponsors will receive an invitation to the Sponsor’s Gala on Friday, October 4, 2013 to be held at the Dorchester Shrine Club as well as tickets to the Kitchen Tour. A portion of the sponsorship price is tax deductible. All MC, Visa and Discover credit cards are accepted.