Paying in end for trying to save a buck

Published 9:40 am Friday, September 6, 2013


Saluda Tailgate Market continues at West Main Street public parking lot on Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fall produce is coming in to market now — jeweled colors encompass yellows, reds, oranges, emerald, rich amethysts; a visual feast. Many Saluda businesses are open later on Friday. Come enjoy the tailgate market, shop, eat and enjoy music in our charming little town.

Top of the Grade concerts – Sept. 12, 13 and 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McCreery Park.

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Women’s Club annual picnic on Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at McCreery Park.

Charlie Ward’s Pig-Out Memorial Barbecue is Sept. 14, 5–7 p.m. at McCreery Park.

If you’d like to volunteer or donate, contact Terry Baisden at 828- 749-3789; email

Saluda Community Land Trust meets at 3 p.m., Sept. 18 at the pavilion at McCreery Park. Enjoy Walks in the Woods on Sept. 8 and 22: gather at Saluda Library at 2 p.m. to carpool. SCLT, with the appreciated support of Polk County Community Foundation, will have goats munching kudzu at the Pearson Falls Road wastewater treatment plant. Keep up with all that SCLT does by visiting or calling 828-749-1560.

Contra dancing Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at the Party Place & Event Center.

There’s a great article about Saluda native Becky Shropshire, daughter of Martha and Allen (deceased) Ashley, in the September Saluda Lifestyles, compiled by realtor Cathy Jackson. You often see Becky with landscaping equipment or dogs. (

Happy 50th anniversary to Leon and Judy Morgan, who celebrated in August.

Happy September Birthday to Dale McEntire, Joni Rauschenbach, Sonya Monts, Linda Kaye Hayes, Carol Kenfield, Debbie Fisher, Leslie Jespersen, Linda Mintz, Sheila Billeter, Cary Pace, Ross Arrington, Hop Foster, Chuck Hearon, Alexia Timberlake and Clark Thompson.

Thank you, dear readers for reading this column. It’s my goal to make you feel as if you were enjoying a ‘Saluda Time’ visit on the porch swing and warmly welcome in our small town of Saluda whether you live here or not, are dreaming of being here or are visiting. Please feel free to contact me at; or 828-749-1153. You may also visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.