The Pageland Garden Club’s (PGC) upcoming Taste of Pageland is the organization’s largest fundraiser. The PGC uses proceeds from this annual event to embellish the town and make it appealing as you enter within the town limits.
No matter what direction you come into the town, from the North, the South, the East, or the West, you will see a beautifully maintained Welcome to Pageland sign greeting you and welcoming you to the our small, but fast growing, community. Garden club members take pride in these signs and work hard to keep them attractive for local residents and visitors.
You can see large flower pots throughout the downtown area. Members of the club are assigned pots that they are responsible for watering and keeping lively. The flower pots are refreshed with seasonal flowers. You may see a member of the club pulling out weeds or watering the plants as you drive or walk through McGregor or N. Pearl streets.
The PGC Courtyard, located on North Pearl St., has a variety of flowers and plants. It has a three-tier water fountain in the midst of it, adding an extra attraction to it. The club recently added a second bench to enhance the appearance of its Courtyard. It is an ideal place to take pictures for Easter, proms, graduations, holidays and other special occasions.
The club sponsors the Christmas Home Decorating contest each December. Winners in the four categories, Best Overall, Best Door, Children’s Choice, and Spirit of Christmas are awarded with signs posted in their yards and pictures posted in the Pageland Progressive Journal.
The club sponsors a “Yard of the Month” and a special area as a “Highlight of the Month.”
The PGC also participates in projects and activities sponsored by the town and Chamber of Commerce.
The club held a bake sale Sept. 30, 2021 to help with repairing the town clock. It raised over $2,000, which it donated to the Chamber to help restore the clock.
As in the past, the PGC is looking forward to the support of the community for this year’s Taste of Pageland, which will be held Saturday, April 30, at the home of Kenny and Wanda Douglas, 23630 Hwy. 9, Mt. Croghan, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.
“Honoring our Veterans” is the theme for the event, with red, white and blue being the official colors.
The event will also feature a special memorial for Sally Kohler, who passed March 22, 2021. Kohler was a charter member of the PGC and a former president of the organization.
Like each year, guests will enjoy elegant flowers, luscious foods and live entertainment as they mingle among each other.
Music will be provided again this year by Three Peace, a local band out of Cheraw. Three Peace entertains with a variety of music, including classic rock and Motown.
There will be approximately 25 vendors, including many of those who have been featured at past TOP events and a few new ones.
Tickets for the TOP are $30 each. They are on sale at Gwen’s Salon of Beauty, Joyce’s Beauty Salon, the Pageland Antique Mall, New Creations Embroidery and Gifts, Rivers Graphics, the Knick Knack Shack, and the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can also be purchased from members of the Garden Club.
No tickets will be sold at the gate during the night of the event. Only guests with tickets and those who are 21 years old and older will be admitted.
Signs will be posted for parking. The elderly and people with special will be provided transportation by golf carts to the site of the event.
The TOP was not held the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robbin Usher is currently president of the local Garden Club. Gail Leaird served as president of the club for the previous three years.