Tops in State

Named Top State Ducks Unlimited Chapter

  The Saluda County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited was recognized at the South Carolina Ducks Unlimited State Awards Gala on July 14, 2018, in Charleston, SC.
  The Saluda County Chapter was awarded the 2017 Top Chapter in South Carolina and the 2017 National Chapter of Excellence.
   The Saluda County Chapter would like to thank all of the DU volunteers as well as all of the dedicated sponsors. If you are interested in joining Ducks Unlimited please contact a committee member, or look us up on Facebook.
  Pictured left to right; Allison Quattlebaum, Jesse Quattlebaum, Tanner Quattlebaum, Brandon Padgett, Hailey Padgett, and Ethan Forrest.

Meets Famous Sound Engineer

  Marvin Bernstein (left), 103, of Saluda had a great evening Thurs., July 19.
  Bob Heil, “Heil Sound,” (right) was a speaker at the Dutch Fork- Little Mountain Amateur Radio Club. He became a Ham operater at age 15 and said his love of Ham radio, the knowledge he gained from being a Ham operator and the different people that came into his life through Ham radio led him into his career as a sound engineer. 
  He toured with The Grateful Dead, The Who, Jeff Beck & Joe Walsh to name a few. His company Heil Sound supplies sound equipment for many of today’s artists including Carrie Underwood.
  He was invited to exhibit at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. If you visit Hall of Fame,  and you get to the Heil Sound room, the sign mentions Ham Radio, per Mr. Heil’s request.

Harvest Festival 2018 Update

  The Harvest Festival planning is in fifth gear heading down the stretch.   We have a NEW website ( for everyone to visit and find the necessary participation forms and sponsorship/advertising information. We would like to thank all of the sponsors that have contributed so far and want to remind all of the businesses that we can only fund the Harvest Festival with their sponsorship dollars. The top sponsor will be the parade grand marshal this year and will have a prominent spot on our website and booklet. 
  Ridge Spring Harvest Festivalwww.ridgespringharvestfestival.comCome celebrate the harvest at Ridge Springs 34th Annual Harvest Festival. Ridge Spring is a small town located in the heart of what locals call The Ridge Region of South Carolina.
  We have at least six BBQ teams signed up for the BBQ Battle for the Ridge. The top four BBQ cook teams at the top of the points standings will be at our competition this year! There will be a ceremony for the former BBQ King of Ridge Spring where their flag will be lowered, folded and presented to the team during the awards.
  Top prize this year... $1000, a trophy and the team’s flag flown above the town for a year! Spaces are limited and there are early sign up incentives for teams to save money.
  The Miss Harvest Festival Beauty Pageant is making it’s return to prime time September 22nd. For more information please check our website and the pageant will have it’s own Facebook page coming soon.
  See y’all at the Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 13th!