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The Plantersville Cultural Center, home to The Village Group, preserves and promotes the history of the African American contribution to the rice culture and environmental/recreational opportunities of the area. Gullah culture includes storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming, and fishing traditions, as well as its own dialect exhibiting strong influence from West and Central African cultures.
The Village Group is a 17-year-strong 501c3 nonprofit honored by South Carolina’s Secretary of State for devoting 98.9% of its income to programs for hundreds of underserved and primarily African American youth annually in rural Georgetown County. Programs and offerings include the afterschool Plantersville Enrichment Academy and the Plantersville Summer Academy supported by the evidence-based BellXcel curriculum, Literacy Is for Everyone (LIFE), and the Culturally Sustaining STEM Institute.
The Village Group's annual fundraiser, the Tour de Plantersville, explores the only Scenic Byway in Georgetown County offering metric century 62-mile, 25-mile, and 12-mile ride options through the natural setting of Plantersville South Carolina. The ride is perfect for avid cyclists training for their next race or families wanting to share a healthy adventure together.
Member EventsSaturday Oct 28, 2023The 5th Annual Tour de Plantersville, sponsored by South Carolina's Hammock Coast, is a unique cycling event that brings people together to discover the only Scenic Byway in Georgetown Conty. Perfect for history buffs, seniors, youth, families and weekend warriors! The ride includes designated pre-Civil War landmarks and hosts a Cultural Festival with local delicacies, live music, and youth activities. This year, ride participants will receive newly crafted medals for each of the rides! Choose from: 12 mile ride 25 mile ride 62 mile ride The Tour de Plantersville supports The Village Group of Georgetown County, SC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Village Group strengthens the community by making positive changes in the lives of children. Contributions to the Village Group are tax deductible. Sponsorships are available. For additional info on The Village Group visit www.thevillagegroup.org For nightly accommodations in Georgetown or any of our famous beaches (Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet, or southern Garden City) on South Carolina's Hammock Coast, visit www.HammockCoastSC.com ...read more
Whom to Contact
- Ray FunnyeExecutive DirectorPhone: (843) 240-0534
Located 1/4 mile north of the Black River Bridge on 701 at the corner of 701 and Plantersville Road Georgetown SC
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