"Concern For Our Environment"
Renew - Recycle - Releaf
|Let me take this moment to welcome you to our 10th Annual Harvest Festival. We know by your presence you are concerned for our environment. We know where we want to go, and we are moving in that direction. We invite all of you to go along with us.
-- Grady Wise, 1991 Harvest Festival Chairman
On October 26, 1991, the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for the new gazebo were held at noon. Funds from the 1990 festival were used as the local match for a PARD grant to build the beautiful structure, now used as central stage for the festival. It was dedicated in honor of our mayor, David Sawyer, Jr. and bears a plaque stating such. The design and plans were drawn by John Burger. The gazebo committee consisted of Chairman Richard Elders, Vice Chairman John Burger, Secretary Shelby Yonce, Teresa Horne, Marge Patterson, Ernest Coleman, Wayne Fulmer and Leigh Major. Countless contributors and volunteers helped to see the project to completion.
The Ridge Spring Fire Department recaptured the Saluda County Firefighter Championship with record breaking times. The competition marked the first time any department had ever won all three events in the same year.
The Harvest Festival and the Town of Ridge Spring joined together to celebrate the opening of a centralized recycling center. The center was located at the rear of the Civic Center. By the weekend of the festival, the bins were set up for aluminum cans, newspapers and glass.
Part of the proceeds from this festival were used for the two scholarships, which were increased from $1200 to $1500.