Good Hope Picnic

Good Hope Picnic Good Hope Picnic is the oldest African American event in the community of Lone Star, SC, founded in August 1915, celebrating the end of planting season.
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Good Hope Picnic, is the oldest African American celebration in the Lonestar Star Community held every 2nd Friday in August founded in 1915, a celebration of the end of the planting season and is held every year on the second Friday of August. Founders Thomas Lemon, Jerry Bodrick and Frank Bodrick Sr. wanted to provide local black farmers with a marketing outlet for their crops. Over the years, the picnic evolved into a fundraising and social occasion as well as a time to honor outstanding community members for their contributions to the area. Often compared to a huge reunion by organizers, the event draws folks from throughout South Carolina and even from other states. In 2010, the Good Hope Foundation dedicated a new permanent shelter for the picnic grounds funded by U.S. Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. A cornerstone honoring the late Timothy "Tim" Fowler, who served on the Good Hope Foundation, was placed at the site in 2011.

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Happy Birthday in Heaven Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

''Wonder recorded this to lobby for Dr. Martin Luther King's January 15 birthday to be an American national holiday. The third Monday in January is now Martin Luther King day in USA - a public holiday.

Stevie Wonder had a huge role in getting Martin Luther King day recognized as a national holiday in America. In 1986, Wonder told Rolling Stone: "I had a vision of the Martin Luther King birthday as a national holiday. I mean I saw that. I imagined it. I wrote about it because I imagined it and I saw it and I believed it. So I just kept that in my mind till it happened."

On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill. The holiday was first observed in 1986, but it took many more years before every state made it a full holiday complete with a paid day off for state workers. South Carolina was the last to do so, joining the other 49 states in 2000.''

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New Year begins, let us pray that it will be a year with New Peace, New Happiness and abundance of new friends, God bles...
01/01/2020

New Year begins, let us pray that it will be a year with New Peace, New Happiness and abundance of new friends, God bless you through out the New Year 2020.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

Wishing everyone a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!!
11/28/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!!

11/11/2019
On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to slee...
09/11/2019

On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
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104th Good Hope Picnic 2019
08/18/2019

104th Good Hope Picnic 2019

08/18/2019

Good Hope Picnic Foundation would like to thank everyone for another successful Good Hope Picnic and the following organizations/individuals for their continuing support see you for the 105th Good Hope Picnic August 14, 2020.

Fairy Chevrolet Cadillac
The Calhoun Times
The Times and Democrat
DJ Rickey Larrymore

Happy Friday only 3 more Friday’s before Good Hope Picnic August 9, 2019.
07/20/2019

Happy Friday only 3 more Friday’s before Good Hope Picnic August 9, 2019.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!
07/04/2019

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

Memorial Day is a time to honor, reflect, and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
05/27/2019

Memorial Day is a time to honor, reflect, and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Happy Sunday!!
04/28/2019

Happy Sunday!!

Have a blessed and Happy Easter !!
04/22/2019

Have a blessed and Happy Easter !!

Happy Monday!!
04/08/2019

Happy Monday!!

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Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year !!
01/01/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year !!

Good Hope Picnic Foundation wish you Happy Holidays, and best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness ...
12/18/2018

Good Hope Picnic Foundation wish you Happy Holidays, and best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness and spectacular success !!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Good Hope Picnic Foundation !!
11/23/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the Good Hope Picnic Foundation !!

11/11/2018
Happy Friday enjoy your weekend!!!
09/21/2018

Happy Friday enjoy your weekend!!!

09/11/2018
Happy Friday enjoy your long weekend❤️
08/31/2018

Happy Friday enjoy your long weekend❤️

Thanks for a successful 103 Good Hope Picnic see you next year to celebrate 104 years on August 9, 2019.
08/14/2018

Thanks for a successful 103 Good Hope Picnic see you next year to celebrate 104 years on August 9, 2019.

Celebrating 103 years of Good Hope Picnic
08/13/2018

Celebrating 103 years of Good Hope Picnic

Celebrating 103 years of Good Hope Picnic

Congratualtions to the Good Hope Picnic raffle winners 1st place $75, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25 (not pictured)
08/13/2018

Congratualtions to the Good Hope Picnic raffle winners 1st place $75, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25 (not pictured)

08/12/2018

Thanks for making the Good Hope Picnic a success see you next year at the 104 year celebration on August 9, 2019

08/12/2018

Good Hope Picnic Foundation would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their continued support of the Good Hope Picnic:
Fairey Chevrolet Cadillac
The Calhoun Times
The Times and Democratic
DJ Ricky Larrymore
Mr. MacArthur Bodrick
Mr. Paul McFadden
Mr. Jamie Gates
Mr. Laverne McFadden
Dextorrian Glover

Good Hope Picnic recognized 3 outstanding  community members for their contributions at the 103 year celebration on Frid...
08/11/2018

Good Hope Picnic recognized 3 outstanding community members for their contributions at the 103 year celebration on Friday August 10. Mrs. Idelle Bodrick-Blocker, Mr. John Bodrick, and Mrs. Willie Mae Brown.

08/10/2018
08/09/2018

Please join the members of Haynes Chapel AME Church in Lonestar for their annual friends and family day program on Sunday August 12, 2018 @2:00pm. Guest speaker Rev. Robert L. Morris of Rock Hill AME Church Vance, SC

Good Hope Picnic Foundation will be having it’s 1st Annual Raffle, if you would like to purchase a ticket  for your chan...
07/18/2018

Good Hope Picnic Foundation will be having it’s 1st Annual Raffle, if you would like to purchase a ticket for your chance to win a $75, $50 or $25 visa gift card please contact Bessie Rush at 803- 626-6500 or Albert Fowler at 910-650-8769. Drawing to be held Friday August 10, 2018 you do not have to be present to win.

07/15/2018

Please join the Good Hope Picnic Foundation celebrating 103 years of the Good Hope Picnic on Friday August 10, 2018!!

07/04/2018
Happy Monday, make it a awesome week💕
05/21/2018

Happy Monday, make it a awesome week💕

TGIF enjoy the weekend and your moments !!!
04/28/2018

TGIF enjoy the weekend and your moments !!!

Happy Monday make it a great week and continue to fill those pages to your story💕
04/23/2018

Happy Monday make it a great week and continue to fill those pages to your story💕

Happy Wednesday!!
04/18/2018

Happy Wednesday!!

On this day in 1968 civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis."Hatred paralyzes life; love release...
04/04/2018

On this day in 1968 civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis.
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it"

Have an awesome week!!
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Have an awesome week!!

Happy Resurrection Day !!
04/01/2018

Happy Resurrection Day !!

Happy Monday...did you know????
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Happy Monday...did you know????

Happy Monday!!
03/19/2018

Happy Monday!!

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This is your Monday afternoon reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything !!!

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