101-Year-Old SC Hash And Politics Event Canceled In 2019

Aug 11, 2019

YORK, S.C. — A 101-year-old farming and fellowship tradition won't continue this year in rural South Carolina and may be over for good.

The annual Hopewell Day event has been held each year since 1917 in York County, South Carolina. It's traditionally held at the old Hopewell School.
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The Herald of Rock Hill reports the annual Hopewell Day where people in western York County gather to eat beef hash and listen to gospel music and political speeches won't take place in 2019.

Hopewell Day was celebrated the third Wednesday in August after many farmers finished their harvests.

But organizer Melvin Howell says attendance is dwindling and they don't have enough volunteers because of school starting back.

Other organizers say they will discuss moving the event to the weekend if it is held in 2020.

Hash is made from beef, onions, butter and salt.