Favorite thing: Saluda at the holidays

Published 6:49pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

Don’t forget to support the Saluda Library fundraiser: renowned artist Bill Jameson donated a lovely oil painting to be raffled off to benefit our library. The drawing will be held during the Hometown Christmas evening at the library.

Bring the kids for the Children’s Christmas Workshop at Saluda Fire Department on Greenville Street; it’s from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 15.

The second-annual Christmas Parade with everything from dogs, Santa, and firetrucks is Dec. 15, 3 p.m.

There’ll be a special holiday Saluda tailgate market, Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Main Street parking lot.

Saluda Center at 64 Greenville Street will have a reception for Jim Carson and his France-inspired paintings, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m.

Saluda Dog Society 2nd annual dog show will be Dec. 15 at the tennis courts at Saluda Elementary School. Registration starts at 1 p.m.; show at 2 p.m.

Generous spirits have started the Saluda Welcome Table every Tuesday: dinner is served for anyone who’d like to come enjoy companionship and connection from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Saluda United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The meal is free; donations appreciated; all welcome.

Jeanette Shackelford will play piano for an Advent recital at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon, Dec. 19 at noon. Wanda May will sing.

Saluda School’s PTSO needs donations of small gift items for their Christmas Bazaar: students can purchase gifts for family and friends. Drop donations at the school office before Dec. 19.

Please remember Autumn Care residents … many would appreciate a visit, a card or a kind gesture during the holidays. Autumn Care of Saluda is located at 501 Esseola Drive; for more information call 828-749-2261.

Happy December birthday to Judy Ward, Holly Wilkes, Theresa Wilkes, Perry Ellwood, Donnie Hunter, Jeff Bradley, Preston Mintz, Carolyn Morgan, Susan Casey and Cas Haskell.

Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a cup of hot tea with me, and small town life in a friendly little mountain town called Saluda. You can contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 749-1153, visit my website at bonniebardos.com for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.

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