Mauldin Cultural Center and GHS Hillcrest Announce Community Health Partnership
Dr. Eric Bour (GHS) and Mayor Dennis Raines
MAULDIN, S.C. – In an effort to incorporate health and wellness into the Mauldin community, the Mauldin Cultural Center and Greenville Health System’s Hillcrest campus have announced a five-year partnership aimed at encouraging healthy activities in the daily lives of Mauldin residents.
As part of this partnership, GHS Hillcrest will sponsor the walking trail that surrounds the Mauldin Cultural Center. The walking trail offers visitors a way to incorporate daily wellness while enjoying public art and a veteran’s memorial. GHS Hillcrest will also offer a Kids Zone at the annual Mauldin BBQ cook-off, encouraging children and families to remain active during the event. Additionally, GHS Hillcrest will have use of the facility to host community health-related events, such as lunch and learns.
“The Mauldin Cultural Center exists to build our community on every level, not just in the arts. By partnering with GHS Hillcrest, we’re encouraging visitors to think about community wellness as a part of our future growth and development,” said Trey Eubanks, City Administrator.
This partnership also supports the Mauldin Cultural Center’s One Mauldin, One Vision campaign. The campaign focuses on several core improvements to the cultural center, including the creation of an innovation studio and a green room, upgrades to the outdoor amphitheater, and overall safety improvements to the building. To learn more about the campaign and its components, visit www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/onevision.
About the Mauldin Cultural Center:
The Mauldin Cultural Center is the product of community partners all with the vision of developing a community Cultural Center for the City of Mauldin on the grounds of the original Mauldin High School and later Mauldin Elementary School. The building was constructed in 1937 as a WPA Project and has since seen a few minor updates as the schools grew. In 2003, the City of Mauldin began the process of purchasing the 14 acre property as the first step toward creating a City Center. The facility is a city-owned property and is managed by the Office of Cultural Affairs.
Currently, the Mauldin Cultural Center hosts almost 30,000 people and over 1,000 events annually. Class, performances, exhibits, community meetings and private rentals are among the various offerings at the MCC. For more information, visit www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.