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Saluda Center completes landscape beautification project

Above and below: Views of the landscaping recently completed at the Saluda Center. The project was funded by a grant from the Saluda Community Fund. (photos by Gwen Ring)

In May 2010, the board of the Saluda Center announced the center had received a $5,500 grant from the Saluda Community Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation. The grant was to complete a landscaping and beautification project at the Saluda Center complex to include the main building, the old scout hut and the Thrifty Barn.
Saluda Center board president Judy Ward said, “We are grateful to receive these funds, proud of the project they are supporting and proud to be a part of this unique community.”
The board recently announced the project has been completed. The grading and landscaping was done by Colt Love, owner of Silver Creek Lawn and Landscape in Columbus.
An anonymous donor established the Saluda Community Fund, a competitive grant fund, in 2006 to celebrate Saluda and benefit Saluda organizations that are serving the residents of Saluda. The donor said Saluda is “the most unique place on the planet; there is a sense in people of being where they belong.”
The vision of the Polk County Community Foundation is to advance philanthropy and improve the quality of life for all citizens in Polk County and the surrounding area.
For more information about the Polk County Community Foundation, email foundation@polkccf.org, call 828-859-5314 or visit the foundation at 255 S. Trade St., Tryon.
– article submitted by the Saluda Center