August 29, 2016
Ridge Spring News
The Harvest Festival will be Oct. 13-15
The next Harvest Festival meeting is Tues., Sept. 13, at 7 pm at the RS Library.
The Shoppes of Ridge Spring will be having their own After Labor Day Sale on Saturday September 10th. Come check us out. We will be ready with all sorts of goodies beginning at 9:30. Just come spend the day with our unique town!!!
Even though the Ridge Spring Farmers’ Market is slowing down, we had two new vendors and one we had not seen since June. Scuppernongs are here. Do come by and visit. This coming Saturday will be my last day selling peanuts. The lemonade stand will be closed too. Leonard Bell and others will still be coming probably through December. So check it out.
Mike Cook: I am seeking someone in the area who shelters stray animals. I have found two cats and a dog so far and was lucky to find a home pretty fast. I also have hubcaps at the shop. Maybe you can put out a message that if anyone is missing them they can come by the shop and see if we have it.
Beverly Grenier: Today was the first annual SC Police Family Fun Day. I put this together for all of the Law Enforcement and emergency personnel for all over the state to bridge the relationship between the officers and community they serve. We had over 1100 officers and their families attend with vendors. Proceeds went to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for vests for the K9s. Unfortunately my husband didn't get to attend. He was keeping Ridge Spring safe!
Danny O’Driscoll: I will be "on the road" for 10 out of 12 weeks starting next week with Atlanta. In September I'm in Atlanta, Aiken, Augusta, and then to Murrells Inlet. This time of year I'm very busy. I have lots of new work that can be viewed on my web site: www.dannyodriscoll.com
Callie Herlong, Principal Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School: September 8th there will be a RSM Elementary Fun Run on September 8th as a PTO fundraiser.
Pastor Key: Helpful Hands Ministries founders Day Celebration. Sunday September 11th 1pm. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Dr James Abraham. Pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church Graniteville S.C... All are welcome.
The Young Adult Ministry of Ridge Hill Baptist Church announces A Family Fun Day and Community Cookout on the grounds of the Ridge Hill Baptist Church in Ridge Spring on Saturday, September 17 from 11 am-3 pm.
The Art Center of Ridge Spring will offer a stained glass class Thursday evenings starting soon. If you are interested in this class, please let us know because the instructor will only take six people per class. Each person will make a large sun catcher.
Please call for more information and to register for the class.
Please call for more information and to register for the class.
Fall Dip N' Splash- "First Glimpse of Fall" on Thursday, September 8th from 6-8. Pumpkins can be personalized if desired. Ages 12 & up, cost $30 includes 16 x 20 and all supplies. Contact Joanne Crouch @ (803)685-5577 or by email joanne.crouch26@gmai
l.com or join event on Facebook
Rob Lewis: What is Ridge Baptist Association?
Ridge Baptist Association is a group of 23 Southern Baptist Churches that cover part of Lexington, Aiken, Edgefield, and all of Saluda counties. Our average church runs 100 or less in size with the exception of Saluda and Batesburg 1st Baptist. We have contemporary, blended, and traditional styles of worship. Our goal is that we try to do what one church cannot do by themselves. We have been in existence in our local area for the last 130 years. We are part of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), a Christian denomination based in the largest Protestant body in the United States, with nearly 16 million members as of 2012.
Each church is self- autonomous and controls its own business, vision and direction of the local church. We all have a belief standard that we adhere to and it is comprised in a booklet called “The Baptist Faith and Message.” Instead of each church supporting missionaries, on an individual basis, we pool our monies together to support 2 groups of missionaries (foreign and home) missionaries. This allows our missionaries to work full-time without worrying about raising their support. We support 4,000 missionaries around the world.
Our local Disaster Relief teams just sent 2 tractor trailers loaded with water to Louisiana to assist with the flood victims. Next month we will have our brand new disaster relief mobile unit - combo washer/dryer and shower trailer ready for the next disaster. We also were involved in the Columbia, SC floods.
Our next local project is the Fall Festival held at 7 p.m. on October 31st at the “Monetta Walking Track”. Last year we had 1,200 people come to our event and are looking for more this year. Our next big project will be having teams from our local churches going to Brooklyn, NY in July 2017. This is (OJT) “On-the-Job Training” while we are on the mission field.
Our local office is located in Monetta, SC behind Bethel Baptist Church. If you need information on any of our local churches, please feel free to contact us. We have contemporary to traditional styles of worship. Our local line is 803.685.5524
RSM Elem (Rene Miller):
School pictures are set for Sept. 14. Smile!
A special thank you to the following for their generous donations to our school: Ridge Spring United Methodist Church, Oak Grove Church, New Beginnings Church, Ms. Jumelle Brooks, Ms. Margaret Nicholson, Pastor Blacks, Bill and Don Rifenbury, & Ms. Shirey. We appreciate your support!
We would like to extend a warm RSM welcome to our new faculty and staff: Candy Barnes, Clara Francis, Jasmine Gary, Leslie Lybrand, Kristin Boney, Hailee Carrigan, Candice McKee, Kathleen Taylor, Rebecca Freeman, Melody Carey-Hutto, Carson Holstein, Kim Austin, LaTraca Garvin, Tamala MimsHerrera, Ameet Bosmia, and Dollie Harris.
The beautiful sunflower sculpture outside RSM Elem was made by David Cianni. He has a studio in Aiken and makes sculptures from recycled metals. He also works on large commercial pieces as well as small chandeliers and garden sculptures for residents. He will be visiting our school in April.
RSME 5th Grade Walk/Jog Club for 5th graders will be starting Sept. 2 and will meet every Friday morning at 7:15 am in the gym. An information letter and permission slip will be sent home soon. Be on the lookout for this information. Hope to see you out walking!
Grandparents' Breakfast will be Sept. 8 and 9. On Sept. 8, those whose youngest grandchild with a last name beginning with A-M. On Sept. 9, those whose last names begin N-Z are slated for Friday the 9th. Invitations with details will be coming home. This is a perfect way to celebrate Grandparents’ Day which is Sept. 11.
Please save your Box Tops for Education and tabs off of soft drinks. Box tops are used to help purchase needed items for our school, and the tabs go to a community service project which helps sick children and their families stay at the Ronald McDonald House. You may send these to the Media Center and they will be distributed to the right person.
We will be collecting bottle caps for Coke Rewards again this year to raise money for PE. These can be caps from any Coca Cola product, Minute Made, PowerAde, or flaps from 12 or 24 packs of cans. Caps can be turned into Coach Shealy or Coach Bundrick.
Student summer reading program participants will be receiving a free ticket to the RSM vs. Williston football game which is Sept. 23. Way to go readers!
RSM Mid: We are collecting Box Tops for Education. They can be turned into the office. We collect them year round, but to make our fall cut-off for submission, they must be turned in before Oct. 28.
RSM High: The Trojans fought a tough game last Friday but came up short against the Saluda Tigers. This week, they will host the Whitmire Wolverines.
The cheerleaders put on a great pep rally for the Saluda game. It was exciting to be able to attend a pep rally after 5 years of being at some other school at the end of each day! The kids and teachers participated in games, chants, and dancing. The volleyball team and football team members were introduced. It took me back to the days when Coach Rodgers and I were coaching together (football, cheerleading). Seeing Coach Lipsey’s little girl at the pep rally reminded me when Mark would drive the Trojan bus to the elementary school and pick up Annalee (and sometimes Brenna) and come back to the pep rally. What precious memories!
The varsity volleyball team will open its season Tues., Aug. 30 with a home game. Coach Johnson has the Lady Trojans ready for action!
September 10: Shoppes of Ridge Spring Labor Day Sale
September 13: Harvest Festival meeting 7:00 library
September 17: A Family Fun Day and Community Cookout at Ridge Hill Baptist Church
Recycling Center Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-7; Saturday 7-7; Sunday 3-7
Closed Tuesday and Thursday
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30; Thurs 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm
Narcotics Anonymous: The Ridge Spring Library on Fridays 7-8 pm
1st Tuesday of the Month: AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
2nd Tuesday: Harvest Festival
3rd Thursday: FORS at Ridge Spring Library 5:00 pm