An old plantation is now an area where people from all cultures and backgrounds are invited to gather.
RESORA, formally known as Cypress Pond Plantation, had its grand opening event to the public Saturday on Old Pretoria Road. The events were designed to bring about healing and a strong sense of community as guests were called to fellowship.
The multicultural celebration continued with readings from the plantation era, cultural art displays and dancers. There was also food from different cultures.
"We want for it to be a place for everyone," RESORA Vice President of Development of New Communities Shirley Sherrod said. "That's why today you'll find Native Americans doing a blessing, Hispanics, Whites, Africans, Blacks."
This old plantation that was once home to slaves will now be a healing retreat, resort and agricultural educational center for all.