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Going on Faith 2012 Conference preview

Courtesy Rock Hill/York County CVB

Rock Hill/York County has announced that the sightseeing portion of the Going On Faith Conference will be a mystery tour. Will you be taken back in time to a Revolutionary War farm to experience life there from the 1760s to the early 19th century or will you be immersed in the culture of Ye Iswa?

Ye Iswa means “people of the river.” The Catawbas are South Carolina’s only federally recognized Native American tribe. Its members enjoy sharing their culture and heritage through song, dance, drumming, storytelling and potterymaking, a tradition that has survived more than 4,500 years.

Will you be on the coach that will allow you to experience a legacy’s crusade that all started in a dairy barn? It’s one you’ll recognize instantly as one of Christianity’s great 20th-century stories. It all depends on the coach you choose. Regardless of your afternoon adventure, you are sure to discover new reasons to bring your crew back to Rock Hill and York County.

“We are so looking forward to hosting this prestigious group of faith-based travel planners in our city,” said Rebekah Ardis, meeting/convention sales manager for the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our area has a long-standing connection with faith-based travelers who enjoy our outdoor opportunities, our Revolutionary War history, our small-town charm and our Southern cuisine.”

A Dynamic Dine-Around Awaits
It’s going to be a hot time in the Old Town at the upcoming Going On Faith Conference. Old Town Rock Hill is a destination in itself. The 30 historic structures in the neighborhood give visitors the feel of going back to a simpler time.

Delegates will have their choice of numerous restaurants there, from Southern comfort food to lighter, more contemporary fare. The Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau has even arranged for some old-time gospel and Southern contemporary entertainment, so delegates can look forward to a memorable evening.

“All our returning delegates know how this conference has taken on a distinctive feel all its own,” said conference vice president Teresa Burton. “The Going On Faith Conference is relaxed and comfortable, a perfect summer meeting for those who are building their faith-based travel programs. This evening dine-around in Old Town Rock Hill will fit in wonderfully with our conference’s familiar feel.”

Do you have questions about the upcoming conference? Send an email to Teresa Burton at