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South of the Border- A Schafer Family Tradition

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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Scanned from the Dillon Herald Centennial Edition
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South of the Border is in its 60th year of business in Hamer, South Carolina, but its roots in Dillon County extend much deeper. The Schafer family has been an integral part of the community since the 1870’s, not only as residents but as business owners and employers. The Dillon Herald recently published their Centennial Edition and included an article about the Schafer family history, the origins of South of the Border and Schafer Distributing.

The Schafer Company originally began as a dry goods store, and then evolved into a distributorship for Miller Beer throughout most of the major cities in South Carolina. South of the Border began as a beer depot to sell alcohol to “dry” Robeson County in North Carolina, and has evolved into a 300 acre tourist attraction. Each year millions of hungry, curious and weary travelers take advantage of the shops, restaurants, hotel and amusements. Tens of millions of dollars flow into the local economy from taxes, jobs, charitable donations and related spending.

Enjoy this article, courtesy of the Dillon Herald, and learn more about America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction~ South of the Border.

The Border Foundation, Pedro Helping Our community

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009


South of the Border has dedicated itself to the hospitality of our many guests for years. Striving to extend that hospitality to those in need, we started The Border Foundation, a non-profit organization providing and overseeing funds to many charities.

The Border Foundation donates monies annually to both local & regional charities. Organizations like The American Red Cross, local Fire Departments and programs dedicated to helping families who are victims of domestic abuse receive aid.

We understand that our business thrives only if there are healthy & happy families thriving as well.

Here are some of the charities The Border Foundation Supports: