Pamplico group hopes old school renovation will benefit community

PAMPLICO, SC (WBTW) – It’s a building that is steeped in history. But these days, it’s an old school that’s really falling into a state of disrepair.

But now a group is looking to turn it into a resource for families.

Cynthia Parks attended the community awareness fun day at the old Hannah Pamplico Elementary School Saturday afternoon.

“I went to first grade through the twelfth grade here. It’s been a good feeling,” said Parks.

It was a good feeling of sentimental value for many who worked and attended school there.

“I use to be here many, many years ago in the fourth grade,” mentioned Dr. Gloria Clark.

Gloria Clark was in attendance Saturday afternoon too. She  is making sure that the structure’s rich history will not be forgotten.

“I’m just so grateful that today that I own this facility, where I went to school at in the fourth grade. We did it for the community of Pamplico and the surrounding areas,” Clark added.

Reverend Timothy Lucas is the president of the Pamplico Community Development Group. He says some of the initial estimates of what it will take to restore the building calls for three to five million dollars.

“We’re going to do that by soliciting state government for grants, federal government for grants as well as some individual donors, some Pamplico alumni, even folks who went to this school because it is a historic place,” said Lucas.

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