July in Saluda: 49th Annual Coon Dog Day celebration arrivesPublished 2:17pm Friday, July 6, 2012
Right now, the new guy in my life is snoring at my feet as I write; he’s decided he likes it around here indeed. The first toy he played with was Pooh’s old teddy bear that Pooh had brought from his foster home years ago. Kind of fitting. We’ll share eye surgery stories together, sit on the front steps in the morning sun, and watch the bees drift — dogs don’t mind a simple life at all. So many four-legged friends are out there in the world, just needing a chance and home with love. They don’t ask much. Once again, I have made the promise that River will always think the world is a good place. And I’m a person of my word.
Speaking of dogs, come enjoy the the 49th annual Coon Dog Day celebration from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. on July 7: the parade starts at 11 a.m. There’s the fun 5K race in the morning, and entertainment all day long, plus lots of food and coon dogs to admire.
Congratulations to Genell Jespersen, Autumn Care’s Director of Nutritional Services. Her recipe was in the top-10 winners in a contest by Premier Healthcare Alliance.
Saluda School’s Cari Maneen is 2012 Teacher of the Year. We’re proud of our Saluda School!
At Saluda Center on Greenville Street, Kitsy Stratton and Cathie Fitzjohn are the featured artists for July. The Saluda Single Women potluck dinner is on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.; bring something delicious to share! On July 30 at 6 p.m. there’ll be a community potluck with bingo; bring your favorite dish and enjoy a fun evening.
The Saluda Tailgate Market is open Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the city parking lot off Main Street. Offerings include fresh vegetables, meat, fruit, honey, baked goodies, plants and much more.
Saluda sympathy goes to the families of Ray Brummett, Joseph Marley and Charlie Fears.
Happy July Birthday to Doris Marion, Debi Thomas, Linda Poole, Rheta Foster, Nancy Weinhagen, Tosh Miller, Lisa Obermiller, Kathy Thompson, Bill Jameson, Emily Rose Ford and Jeremy Ford.
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