You’re invited to join fellow Hartsvillians and colleagues at The Center Theater, Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a sneak preview of PBS’ inspiring documentary 180 Days: Hartsville.
This documentary, which will premier in its entirety on PBS from 8-10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 17 (check local listings), takes a fresh look at the nation’s poverty and education challenges from this rural South Carolina town’s perspective. Although the headquarters of Sonoco, the majority of Hartsville residents hover on the poverty line with a median income of less than $30,000. More than half of the city’s students qualify for free and reduced-price school lunches. Yet Hartsville is fighting the odds—and winning—with an astonishing 92 percent graduation rate in their city.
The preview will show an edited :45 minute version of the two-hour documentary, followed by a panel session of some of the individuals featured in the film, including Sonoco’s Harris DeLoach, a major contributor to Hartsville’s success. Watch the PBS trailer here.