Upcoming Events
"The Gathering"

"The Gathering 2018"

September 13-16

At the end of Robert Castles Rd.
Prosperity, SC

For the umteenth year in a row, sweeps from SC, NC, and around the southeast and beyond, will ‘gather’ on Lake Murray S.C to learn, share, and relax. ‘The Gathering’ has become an annual S.C. Chimney Sweep Guild event historically hosted by late SCCSG member, Herb Fulmer (Clean Sweep Chimney Sweep). Designed to follow in the wake of the famous ‘Connemara’ get-togethers in North Augusta, SC hosted by the late "Lucky Dale" Meisinger, these sweep gatherings were started in the mid 1980’s and went into this century even after his death. Sweeps would come from all over to trade sooty war stories, and to learn about new and advanced techniques in chimney maintenance and repair technology.  Clean Sweep of Prosperity is proudly carrying on the tradition of hosting this event in Herb Fulmer’s honor.
 

THURSDAY 

All day Set-up
Lunch:  Sandwiches
Dinner:  Smoked Roasts a la Cory Shafer
 
 
FRIDAY
7:30 am Safety Class/Continental Breakfast* with Bob (Gunny) Preising and Blume
 
8:30-11:30 Annual Herb Fulmer Stump Shoot
 
12:00 NOON(ish) Lunch:  Deli Lunch*
 
1:00 pm – 5:00 A) Fireplace Face with Chris Prior
B) Gas Safety Works with Bob Wise
 
6:00 pm Supper:  Fish Fry*
 
7:30 pm    AUCTION
 
 
SATURDAY
8:00 am BIG COUNTRY BREAKFAST*
 
9:00-11:45 A) Fireplace Face with Chris Prior
B) TBA with Matt Ellis  (Copperfield)
 
12:00 NOON(ish) Lunch:  BBQ*
 
1:00 pm SCCSG Membership Meeting
 
1pm(-ish)– 5 pm(ish) A) Fireplace Face with Chris Prior
 
6:00 pm Supper:  Low Country Boil*
 
Dark:thirty  FIREWORKS
 
 
SUNDAY
Wake-up til Noon-ish   Tear-down
 
Breakfast:  This ‘n’ That*
 
Lunch:  Grab ‘n’ Go*
 
*(all meals are subject to change based on availability)


These ‘Gatherings’ have always been an event any sweep wanting to expand their professional and personal awareness should attend. Not only do the planned seminars offer a sweep new and insightful venues but much can be learned by just hanging out with one’s peers. The late and still great sweep Pete Luter is quoted as saying it all, “ It don’t get any better than this.”

Onsite tent camping is available. RV space on the island is VERY limited.  Call for details (864-682-5422).  Accommodations for tents and RV’s are also available at Dreher Island State Park (803-364-4152) and Lake Murray Vacation Rentals (803-798-8559).  Cabins are available at River Winds Landing (803-364-0036).  There are a variety of Hotels in Newberry, SC.
There is no cover charge/registration fee for this event, however, donations to help pay for the food expense can be made to the SCCSG and/or feel free to purchase liberally at our Annual Benefit Auction mentioned earlier.
Please let Renee know (864-682-5422) if you are planning to come, when you plan to arrive, and how many will be in your party so that we can get a bead on the head count for meals.

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The South Carolina Chimney Sweep Guild is an association of chimney service professionals. We promote chimney safety programs for the public while helping to promote our member companies as the best local resource to care for your home safety needs.

We promote training programs and educational seminars for our members, helping assure they meet the industry's highest professional standards.