Gina McLaurin arrived early from McColl to attend the Mill Farm Reunion on Aug. 31.
She wanted to find a nice shaded spot to sit and fellowship.
Born on Bostic Street, she said the Mill Farm has always been a community that stuck together and thought the reunion was nice.
“I have seen a lot of people I haven’t seen in years,” she said. “People have come home from New York and different places.”
The Mill Farm Reunion was created by a group of 8-10 people who grew up in the area and wanted to give everyone a chance to fellowship and reminisce during Labor Day weekend and more than 200 people attended.
One thing that stuck out for McLaurin from her childhood was that if the older people saw you doing wrong, they would punish you.
“Then when you got home, you got another punishment,” she said. “Nowadays, you can’t say anything to people’s kids. Back then, everyone looked out for everybody.”
Asiya Jones, a member of the Mill Farm Committee Reunion, said the goal was to provide the history of the Mill Farm, which is an area in West Bennettsville.