2019 Legion Officers

LEGION MEETING - The June American Legion Post 65 meeting was held on Thursday, June 6,  the 75th anniversary of the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.  A date to commemorate  the start of the liberation of Nazi-occupied western Europe, known as D-Day.  Installation of new officers for 2019-2020 was carried out by District Commander Jim Thrailkill. Pictured left to right, front row:  John Hood, Commander, District Commander Jim Thrailkill, WW II era Veteran’s Bill Begemann, Infantry, Company G, 16th Infantry, 1st Division US Army and Wilbur Humpries, Sailor, Air Craft Carrier CV-15, USS  Randolph, US Navy; Past Commander Al Butler. Second row: Bob Horne, Ben Ward, Keith Lester and Tena Buffington. Back Row:  William Holecek, Bob Albert.




DAR AWARDS - L to R:  Sara Potts Sears, Kaleb Simp-kins, Kenzie Morse & Jon Donwen


Old 96 District Chapter, DAR 2018
American History Essay Awards

  By Judith Dancy Duncan, Past Regent

  The Old 96 District Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Saluda County Historical Society Museum to recognize the 2018 American History Essay winners.  
 Sara Potts Sears, Past American History Chair, introduced the students who read their essays. The topics for this year’s essay contests were “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign” & “Comparing Technology: The Ships Columbus used Versus Ships of Today”.
  “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign” was the topic for Grades 5 – 8. The following students were American History Essay Winners: Kaleb Simpkins, 5th grade, Merriwether Elementary; Aiden Dale Reynolds Rogers, 6th grade, Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy; Addison Faust, 7th grade, Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy and Kahlen Paige Goldman, 8th grade, Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy.
  Kenzie Morse, 5th grade, Hollywood Elementary School received the South Carolina DAR State Award at the SC DAR State Conference in Greenville this past March. Kenzie’s essay was entered in the DAR National Essay contest.  
  The Christopher Columbus Essay contest is open to High School students in the 9th through 12th grades.  “Comparing Technology: The Ships Columbus used Versus Ships of Today” was the title of the essay. Jon Donwen, 9th grade, Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy was the winner.
  The Old 96 District Chapter DAR commends all the students for their efforts.



Summer Classes At The
Art Center Of Ridge Spring

  July 15-6:30-8:30—Wacky Teapot class-Kim Ruff, instructor $35 includes all supplies and firing. Ages 13 & up. To register, contact Joanne at Joanne.crouch26@ gmail.com at the Art Center of Ridge Spring on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2.
  August 3-12-3 pm—Basic Quilting with Mackenzie Barfield, instructor $35 includes most supplies including cloth and batting. Students will learn techniques inc. but not limited to knot blurring, hiding loose ends, shisinko, boro and trapunto. Pre-register is a MUST. To register, contact Joanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Art Center of Ridge Spring on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2.
  KID’S CLASS (6-12 yrs old) Saturday, June 29 from 1:30-3:30–Seashell make & take for kids 6-12. Joanne Crouch, instructor. Each student will make a wooden plaque with a one-of-a-kind design made from seashells. To register, contact Joanne at Joanne.crouch26@ gmail.com at the Art Center of Ridge Spring on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2. Class limit: 12
  KID’S CLASS(6-12 yrs old) Saturday, July 20 from 2-4-Gourd Birdhouse, Joanne Crouch, Instructor. Students will create a gourd birdhouse using acrylic paint to create an original piece of art. Cost $25. To register, contact Joanne at Joanne.crouch26@ gmail.com at the Art Center of Ridge Spring on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2. Class limit: 12