Making The Way For McDonald’s
Saluda’s landscape changed Tues., April 14, when the residence, known for years as the Bill McMullan House at the corner of Travis Avenue and North Jennings Street, was moved to make room for Saluda’s new McDonald’s.
The house, built in the late 1940’s, was moved by Forrest House Movers and the Saluda Police provided the escort down Travis, Greenwood Hwy., Firetower Road and onto Dalmation Lane, the house’s new location.
F.D. Riley and Sons began clearing the lot Monday.
75TH ANNIVERSARY - The Ridge Garden Club of Ridge Spring recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The members include (pictured above, left to right): Winifred James, Annie Lou Cromer, Louise Derrick, Faye Powell, Jean Gregory, Daisy Rutland, Betty Ann Cone, Grace Satcher, and Amy Derrick.
Ridge Spring Garden Club’s
75th Diamond Anniversary
On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Ridge Garden Club celebrated their 75th Diamond Anniversary at the Ridge Spring Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Thirty-six members and guests attended this 12:00 noon luncheon. The honored guests for the affair were Yvonne Morris, S.C. Garden Club President; Betty Jackson, West Sand Hills Co-Director; and the Venerable Frederick C. Byrd of Newberry. Also present were Bonnie Sawyer, President of the Saluda Garden Club; Allene Able, representing the Pyracantha Garden Club of Saluda; and Shelby Jean Yonce, President of Green Thumb Garden Club of Ridge Spring.
The Fellowship Hall was beautifully decorated by club member Amy Derrick. Winifred James asked visitors and members to sign the guestbook.
The program began at 12 noon. President Jean Gregory welcomed everyone and introduced the guests. The Venerable Frederick C. Byrd read a lovely poem and gave the devotional.
The delicious meal was prepared and served by Phillip Mixson of Batesburg and was assisted by two fine young men, Jackson Parrish of Ridge Spring and his cousin J.C. Moreau of Canton, GA.
After the meal, Faye Powell gave an overview about the 75 tears of the club. Daisy Rutland read the club poem. Visitors were invited to view the pictures, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and the thick History Book of the club which contained minutes, lists of members, trips, and projects of 75 years. The Venerable Frederick C. Byrd dismissed the meeting with prayer.
Honorable mention is made of Converse Cone who designed the cover of the program and the clubs 75 year History Book. He also made the place cards and designed the invitation. The History Books were copied and given to each member of the club and to the Regional President. Betty Ann Cone was recognized as the longest serving member of the club (1951-2015). Other club members Louise Derrick, Annie Lou Cromer, and others had a busy day setting tables and serving as the clean-up crew.
Members spent many enjoyable hours planning and preparing for this big occasion - the 75th Diamond Anniversary.
Betty Ann Cone
Member of Ridge Garden Club