Relish time in sand piles

Published 11:34 am Friday, January 11, 2013


Get your tickets for fashion and to help animals! Typsy Gypsies Retail/Resale Shop and Joni Artisanal Wine and Beer is hosting a fun-filled fashion show featuring unique fashion finds from re-purposed clothing and more. Beverages and light refreshments will be served during the event and a raffle will be held. Proceeds benefit Foothills Animal Shelter. The event will be Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. at 171 East Main Street, Saluda (next to Wildflour Bakery).

The Saluda Welcome Table is held 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 though donations are appreciated.

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The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) and Oral History Committee meet Friday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Saluda Library.

Small Town Main Street will meet on Jan. 15, 9 a.m. at Saluda Library.

Saluda Center will have an introduction to holistic medicine with Nancy Shatto, NP from Saluda Medical Center on Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.

Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church first and third Wednesday of the month; next meeting is Jan. 16.

Saluda Single Women potluck dinner is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at Saluda Center. Bring your favorite covered dish to share.

Still need a calendar for the New Year ahead? 2013 Historical Saluda calendars are still available at Thompson’s Store and M.A. Pace Store; these are published by Saluda historian Charlene Pace and Bob Bailey.

Saluda History tidbit: Did you know Saluda was home to the first mountain apple festival? The last one was in 1939.

Happy January birthday to Foster Archer, Brandy Bradley, Alex Bardos, Carolyn Ashburn, Scott Kinard, Donna Bond, Greer Eargle, Wyatt Alan Pace, Irma Anderson, Paul Aaybe, Rich Rauschenbach and Phyllis Arrington.

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. Please send in your birthdays and event information. You can contact me at; or 828-749-1153, visit my website at for more writing and art or find me on facebook.