Showers don’t stop spirit of Saluda

Published 5:09 pm Friday, May 24, 2013


Saluda Tailgate Market starts at 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the city parking lot off Main Street. Offerings include fresh vegetables, meat, fruit, honey, baked items, plants and much more. Many Saluda businesses are open later on Friday, so you can stop by after tailgate marketing for shopping, dining, and music.

Saluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All welcome; donations accepted.

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“Let’s Clean Up Saluda” day is planned for Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m. Volunteers, ages 12 and over, will meet at McCreery Park Pavilion.

Dr. Jerry Russell will host a Memorial Day Service on May 27 at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park.

At Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street, a community potluck and bingo will be May 27 at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. Don’t forget if you need meals delivered, or know someone who does, call Saluda Center and speak with Donna about the Meals on Wheels program, 828-749-9245.

Saluda Home and Garden Tour, June 1 from 1-5 p.m. Mark your calendars for a walking tour along an historic section of Saluda on Henderson Street. Eight homes will be open for touring and four others will feature either gardens, an art studio and in one, a rock and mineral museum. Saluda Historic Committee is sponsoring this tour to raise money for several projects. Tickets are available at Thompson’s Store, Heartwood Gallery, and Macon Bank; or at the First Baptist Church parking lot on the day of the tour.

Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) will have an open house at Twin Lakes on June 15, which will hopefully include a chance to swim.  Enjoy “Walks in the Woods” on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Meet at Saluda Library’s parking lot for carpooling. SCLT’s phone is 828-749-1560 (website:

Happy May Birthday to Amy Copeland, Corinne Gerwe, Mark Jackson, Cary Pace, Lisa Hipp, Trevor Young, Jemme Latell, Paul Marion, Joe Brown, Jesse Thomas, Margaret Sease and Lynn Cass.

Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! This time of year, I hope you feel like you’re out on my front porch swing with a cool glass of tea enjoying a peaceful moment. Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to contact me at; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at