Officer of the Year

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR - The focus of the March American Legion Post 65 meeting was the presentation of the Law Enforcement Officer of The Year Certificate of Commendation presented to Sergeant Garry Hitt of the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Hitt addressed the Legionaries and Ladies Auxiliary with highlights of his career in law enforcement. Hipp stated “Protecting the Citizens of Saluda County was of most importance”. Other focuses included building and maintain relationships within the community; including schools, churches and businesses. “I also want to thank the Legionaries and veterans for their service to our country”, Hitt stated. The Award reads:  The American Legion Law Enforcement Certificate of Commendation Presented to Sergeant Garry Hitt of the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office.   This Commendation Awarded for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting Our Community, State and Nation. Presented by Saluda Post 65, Department of South Carolina, This 2nd Day of March 2017. Attest Tena M. Buffington, Adjutant and Alvin M. Butler, Commander. Pictured left to right: Commander Al Butler, Sergeant Garry Hitt, Saluda County Sheriff’s Office, WW II Veteran Bill Begemann and Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Lester.

GOD AND LIFE AWARD - The members of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church experienced an event that was unusual and heartwarming.  On February 19th, a father, a son, and a grandson stood together to celebrate being recipients of the Boy Scout award called God and Life.  William Younce, was the most recent recipient who is flanked by his dad, Lauren Younce, and his grandfather, Larry Younce.  There is a spread of  56 years between the presentations of the God and Life awards.  To earn this badge they had to agree to attend a six session lesson focusing on the study of Scripture and designing a service project that would benefit someone.  William, is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 31 and is now working on his Eagle award.  William’s dad is the troop’s Committee Chairman and Ansel Price is the Scout Master.

Celebrating Read Across America

  Saluda Primary School celebrated reading by participating in Read Across America Week  February 27 - March 3.  The students and staff participated in Dress up week with each day coordinating with a Dr. Seuss book .
  On Thursday, the school celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special cake, card and party in his honor.  The children enjoyed a day of reading, reinforcing that reading is fun and imaginations can soar in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” when reading a book!  Guest readers were invited to the classrooms to read their favorite book to the students.
  The students were even served green eggs and ham for lunch!
   On Friday, Saluda Primary School held a Book character parade with Saluda Elementary School.  Each teacher picked a book and had her class dress up as characters from that book.