Alice’s Hometown Adventures:

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Walking through Rock Hill, SC with Alice will inspire you and your family to create your very own adventures!


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Lisa Bzowski



Lisa Bzowski is a mother to an imaginative and brave toddler. She enjoys small town vacations, visiting parks and historical sights, and finding locally written children’s books to share with her daughter. Lisa created this story to inspire families to visit new places and let children lead the way through their very own adventures. Lisa lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband, daughter, and two rescue animals.

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                       Photo by: Nikki Turchich

Katya Engalichev



Katya Engalichev is a 2020 graduate of Winthrop University. Originally from New Hampshire, she treasured her years in South Carolina and hopes to always maintain a connection to Rock Hill.

Katya now works in psychiatric care and volunteers as an EMT, but is always excited by an opportunity to create art — especially when it involves animals. The characterization of the dog in this book was inspired by her family’s German Shepard, Tachka.

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Locations Depicted in Alice’s Adventure

Winthrop  University 

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university with an historical campus located in the heart of downtown Rock Hill.

Farmers Market

The Rock Hill Farmers Market is a convenient way to purchase local produce, meats, baked items, and more. Great way to start a Saturday morning!

Fountain Park

Fountain Park is a welcoming sight as you arrive in downtown Rock Hill. You will find it a perfect spot for children to run around. The fountain is quite a sight!

First presbyterian

First Presbyterian is a historic church, build in 1894, located in the heart of Downtown Rock Hill. The church is host to many community events.

Books on main

Books on Main is a non-profit bookstore operated by the Friends of the York County Library. All proceeds benefit the library.

Gettys Art Center

Gettys Art Center is a collaborative arts building filled with beautiful work by many local artists. Be sure to stop in the Rock Hill Pottery Center!

Glencairn Garden

Glencairn Garden is a beautiful place to enjoy an afternoon picnic. Check out the landscaping and fountains found throughout the park.

Rock Hill, SC

Downtown Rock Hill offers a variety of unique restaurants, a vibrant art scene, live music, street festivals, and plenty of history.






Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, Comporium Communications, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts