"The Pride of the Ridge"
We Salute Our Peach Growers!
|It is with great pride and honor that I welcome you on behalf of the citizens of Ridge Spring and the surrounding communities to the seventh annual Harvest Festival. This is not just a festival in honor of the harvest of crops, but also a festival for the harvest of you, the people. I hope your stay with us will harvest you a bounty of new friends, reaquaint you with some old friends, and make this a most enjoyable and entertaining day.
This event has been planned with your utmost safety and enjoyment in mind. However, if any problem should arise, our information booth is open to receive any complaints or suggestions that you may have. As you can see we really do want you to have a "peach" of a day.
-- L. Richard Elders, 1988 Harvest Festival Chairman
The Ridge Spring Fire Department dedicated a new pumper at the festival on October 22.
Joe Pinner, aka "Mr. Knozit", was the 1988 Grand Marshall in the annual parade.
Comments were given by the Honorable Leslie Tindal, the Commissioner of Agriculture.
The town received a beautification award from the South Carolina Greenhouse Growers' Association. This was also the first year of the Saluda County Firefighter's Competition.