Valentine’s party in Saluda to benefit amphitheater

Published 4:23 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Saluda Small Town Main Street Promotions Team will host a Valentine’s Party on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Saluda Fire and Rescue Department located at 199 Walnut Drive off of Greenville Street in Saluda.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends or that special person and enjoy a night out with dinner and dancing.

Couples will be supporting the Saluda Small Town Main Street Amphitheater Fund that will be used to construct a new amphitheater at Top of the Grade at McCreery Park, as well as benefitting the Saluda Fire & Rescue Department.

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“After the success of the Top of the Grade concerts this past summer, it became evident that the old skate board park was an excellent venue for outdoor events. The Saluda Small Town Main Street Promotions Team came up with a conceptual design for a natural amphitheater fashioned after similar amphitheaters in the surrounding towns.

“The Saluda City Commissioners approved the conceptual plan, and now we need to raise the funds for the materials to start the project. The goal is to have it built by early May. The amphitheater can be used for all kinds of outdoor community events such as school plays, weddings and other city functions,” says organizer, Cathy Jackson.

Dine on a delicious meal of steak or chicken, baked potato, tossed green salad, rolls, drinks and dessert served from 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy listening or dancing to music from the 60s and Rock & Roll by the band, “R&R” with Rodney Gibson and Rick Gunderson from “Sound Investment.”

A photographer will be on hand to take your picture with someone you love in front of a Valentine’s Day backdrop.

Decadent desserts will include “Death by Chocolate,” red velvet cake, Valentine’s berry parfaits and a candy buffet to name just a few.

Saluda school children are making special Valentines for the occasion to decorate the Saluda Fire Department space where the party will take place.

To observe the tradition of Valentine’s of giving gifts, a long-stemmed red rose will be given to all the ladies present at the end of the party.

If Polk County schools or Saluda school close because of inclement weather, the rescheduled Valentine’s party date will be Friday, Feb. 21.

Purchase tickets at Cathy Jackson Realty or Historic Thompson’s Store or by calling Terry Baisden at 828-749-3789.

Those who would like to contribute to the Amphitheater Fund, write checks payable to City of Saluda (indicate for the Amphitheater Fund) and mail to 6 E. Main St., Saluda, N.C., 28773. For questions, please contact Terry Baisden at 828-749-3789, email or Judy Ward, 828-749-2321, email

– article submitted
by Cathy Jackson