Beef and Cattle Industry
|Visitors and Friends, in behalf of the Steering Committee and all participants who helped to make this event possible, I bring you a hardy welcome from the "Mooing Family". We hope that your day with us will be most enjoyable. It is our pleasure to have you with us and to have you share in this annual event. Whatever needs may develop, we trust that we have anticipated them and hope that we may be able to accommodate those needs. If you need assistance for any reason, please inform a committee member or any local official of citizen. We will do everything possible to make you comfortable and to help you enjoy this day - and that's no bull!
-- Walter J. Davis, 1987 Harvest Festival Chairman
The old Ridge Spring Gymnatorium became the Civic Center. The Harvest Festival Variety Show on October 22, 1987, was the first activity planned for the renovated facility. A dedication service was held that evening. The Civic Center Renovation Committee consisted of Chairman Brian Derrick, Shelby Yonce, Richard Elders, James Broadnax, Carolyn Boatwright, Sherry Carson, Ernest Coleman, and Wallace Rodgers.
A new Ridge Spring Cookbook, "Festival Recipes", was on sale in the Welcome Center. Jan Rutland, Vonnie Rutland, Sherry Carson and Gertude Howard gathered the recipes and compiled the book. The Saluda County Cattlemen's Association had a fine cow for everyone to guess its weight, with a prize for the winner.
Dawn Smith, Miss South Carolina 1986, spoke and sang after the noontime activities. Mr. Jan Kennerly, President of the Saluda County Cattlemen's Association spoke later in the afternoon.
Part of the proceeds were used to make additional improvements to the interior of the Civic Center.