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July 4th fireworks

July 4th Events around Rock Hill 2018

Independence Day is upon us again, with another year of fantastic events in and around Rock Hill. For a day and a half, area residents will be able to enjoy July 4th fun for the whole family. Grab a Coke and come along! Red, White & Boom! As usual, Rock Hill gets the party started […]

1950s 50th anniversary

Rock Hill Coke in the 1950s

The life of the Coca-Cola Company in general and the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company specifically grew in important ways in the 1950s. Television Sponsorship On Thanksgiving Day in 1950, Edgar Bergen and his sidekick, Charlie McCarthy, appeared on the first live television network show sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company. Many famous celebrities were to […]

1940s soldiers

Rock Hill Coke in the 1940s, part 2

Another Mauldin Family Tragedy Another decade brought a new trial for the Mauldin Family in the 1940s. Once more the family had to depend on their faith to sustain them through the tragedy. Tragedy struck the family when their daughter, Mary Mauldin Zimmerman, died from complications during pregnancy. Mary had married Edgar Rowe Zimmerman, Jr. […]

1940s Coca-Cola ad

Rock Hill Coke in the 1940s, part 1

Progress for the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company that continued throughout the 1930s pushed into the new decade even stronger. A New Building Makes the Newspaper During the 1940s the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company grew enough that the company would move into a new plant facility. May 16, 1941 and June 24, 1941 articles in […]

1930s Rock Hill Coke Truck

Rock Hill Coca-Cola in the 1930s, part 2

The 1930s were a busy time for the Coca-Cola Company. The company continued to grow and to develop its products and marketing images. You can read about those changes here. While the Coca-Cola Company developed nationally and even internationally, so too did the Mauldin family in Rock Hill (and other beautiful areas of South Carolina). […]

decoupage Coke bottle

Decoupage Coke Bottle

Summer is right around the corner, and soon enough all the kids in York County and Rock Hill will be let loose from classes. The freedom of summer break can soon give way to rank boredom, though, so all those kids are going to need something to do to occupy their warm weather hours. Rock […]

strawberry pie

Super Easy Strawberry Pie with Sprite

The strawberries keep rolling in around Rock Hill this season, giving fruit-lovers a great opportunity to make a super easy and delicious strawberry pie. This no bake strawberry pie takes only a few ingredients, including Sprite, and will be just the right bright, fresh dessert for your next backyard cookout. Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 […]

W. M. Mauldin with 1930s cart

Rock Hill Coca-Cola in the 1930s, part 1

New Packaging and an Icon Appears Robert Woodruff’s genius and innovative marketing made it easier for people to drink Coca-Cola. Under his leadership the six-pack carton was developed. This made it easier for the housewife to buy the drink, take it home and serve to family and guests. Ad campaigns would reflect the hospitality of […]

May 2018 events

May 2018 Events in Rock Hill

After all the great events during April’s Come See Me Festival, some folks might need a breather from all the fun. In true Rock Hill spirit, though, the good times just keep coming. May 2018 is chock full of performances, festivals, fruit, food and fun. Here are some of the event highlights for May 2018. […]

peach cobbler

Easy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler with Sprite

Camping season has arrived to Rock Hill and with it, the need for some excellent camp food. One of the big challenges for any camp cook is managing supplies. Everyone wants good food, but lugging a fully stocked kitchen to a campsite just isn’t feasible. That’s why so many smart camp cooks have learned to […]