Trolley Talk

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Provided The “Good Eats” tour Aug. 8.

Word of mouth, they say, is the best advertisement. And that’s good because The Sweet Tea Trolley Tours have just gotten some rave reviews about last month’s events.

Jan Hursey, executive director of DREAM, which helms these tours, shared some recent excerpts from Facebook. In addition there were comments made personally to committee members. The assessments about the tour guides refer to Perrin Conrad, Barbara Hill and Tim Lowry.

“Very memorable and so much fun. We all loved our time with the guide and the Storied Summerville Trolley Tour. Thank you for a wonderful time!”

The Good Eats Tours garnered these plaudits: “Had a blast! Would recommend this for anyone. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.”

“This was the best tour I’ve ever been on — fun and exciting. Can’t say enough about the food. ...Thank you Summerville DREAM for a great tourist adventure.”

And a spokesperson for a group of neighbors who made the tour together said, “My friends and I enjoyed it and I believe we will all be back with other friends in the future! Good food, great ice tea, and many interesting facts learned!”

A new stop got verbal ovations from several attendees.

This was at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. John Scott guiding tourists through that church’s history while dressed in Colonial costume.

That’s the past. The future is looking good too, as there are some exciting and different plans in the works for new tours.

These haven’t been confirmed yet, and for the present will be known as surprise destinations.

Tours scheduled for the rest of this month are Good Eats Tours on Friday, Aug. 15, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, there will be three tours: Storied Summerville at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the #Drinktheville tour, from 4:00- 6 p.m.

The latter was very successful during the inaugural run last month. It’s planned that upcoming tours will also have water and recorded music on board.

In addition there are to be name tags, a Trivia game with prizes to be enjoyed during travel times between bars and/or restaurants. Plus, there is to be even more mixology at some stops.

Those on the inaugural tour enjoyed learning about the business owners, interacting among themselves and learning about the drinks.

To reserve seats for any of these tours, go to www.lowcounrylooptrolley.com and click on Summerville Tours.

You can also contact DREAM at www.summervilledream.org, or the DREAM office at 821-7260.

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