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Historical Pleasant Grove School to host fish fry


Pleasant Grove School holds a special place in history as the first public school for African-American students in Clarendon County. Established in 1933, the school served the community until its closure in 1953 due to the South Carolina equalization program. However, the newly established Pleasant Grove Restoration Project Committee has been working tirelessly on the building since February 2023, and we can confidently say that it is well on its way to being restored to its former glory.

I have some exciting news to share with you. The Pleasant Grove Restoration Committee is thrilled to extend a personal invitation to you for our upcoming annual Fish Fry event. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 12 Noon to 5 pm. You can join us at the school campus located at 1021 Joe Maria Road, Alcolu, SC 29001.

We are excited to announce that this year’s event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, share their stories, and support a great cause. We are committed to restoring the school building to its former glory, and all proceeds from the event will go towards this noble cause.

So, why not join us and make a difference? You can contribute to our cause while enjoying our delicious fish fry and other refreshments.

For more detailed information about the event, please visit our official webpage at hpgschool.org or send us an email at hpgschool12@gmail.com. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.