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Polk County Community Foundation Grant Awarded

Oct 22nd, 2013

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Landrum Family Fall Harvest Celebration

Sep 1st, 2013

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Donations Needed for Our Troops Overseas

Jul 2nd, 2013

The local Blue Star Mothers have asked for donations of items to send to our troops serving overseas.
Drop off locations include:
State Farm
City Hall
American Designs
Carolina Antiques & More
Elaine's Attic
Fire Department

Please click the full article for a pdf with information about what is and is not recommended or allowed to be sent to our soldiers serving overseas.

City Council Agenda - May 14, 2013

Apr 30th, 2013

I. Invocation
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Financial Statement

IV. Old Business
a. A request from Tryon to share their billboard.

V. New Business
a. There will be a General Election on 11/5/13. Filing begins on July 5th at noon and will close on August 7th.
b. A resolution temporarily closing portions of Coleman St. and N. Trade Ave. for a LABA July 4th event.
c. A Proclamation declaring May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
d. A request from the Landrum Qilters for funds to expand the Foothills Quilt Trail, and requesting the selection of a Council Member to judge the Landrum Quilt Show, June 13th - 15th.

VI. Reports
a. Police Department
b. Fire Department
c. Rescue Squad.
d. Ordinance Enforcement
e. City Web Site.
f. Landrum Area Business Association

VII. Executive Session
a. Sunday Alcohol Sales update.

VIII. Adjourn

The 2013 Landrum Quilt Show sponsored by the Landrum Quilters

Apr 22nd, 2013

The Landrum Quilt Show will be held from June 13th to 15th at Landrum Middle School on 104 Redland Road in Landrum, SC.
The hours of the Show will be from 10am to 5pm on June 13th & 14th, and from 10am to 4pm on June 15th. Admission is $4.00.
For more information, visit:

Boots & Badges Blood Drive in Landrum

Feb 19th, 2013

Come Out to Donate Blood And Save a Life.

The Blood Mobile will be in Landrum on February 27th from 10 am to 5 pm, and will be located at the intersection of E. Rutherford Street (HWY 14) and N. Trade Avenue. Donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Gowensville Fall Festival

Nov 5th, 2012

The Gowensville Fall Festival will be held from 8am to 2pm on November 10th at the Gowensville Community Center. The Center is located at 14186 Highway 11 near the intersection with Highway 14. Events include a tractor show, bake sale, craft and antique booths, and plenty of food. There will be special events for children throughout the day. There will drawings for a quilt and gas grill.

For more information visit:

Junior League of Spartanburg Announces Santa's Shoppe 2012

Oct 31st, 2012

The public is invited to start their Holiday shopping with the Junior League of Spartanburg's 24th Annual Santas Shoppe, November 8-11 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg.

The kick off event will be Santa's Soiree on November 8th which is a cocktail event with local food, shopping, live and silent auctions, and live music. Tickets are $40/person, $75/couple and the event begins at 7pm.

Shopping begins on November 9th thru the 11th from 9am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Ladies Night will be on November 9th from 5:30pm to 8pm. This event will include food and wine with tickets $15 at the door.

Proceeds from Santa's Shoppe benefit local JLS community projects. For more information, contact the League office at 864 583-5842.

Three Quilt Blocks Up in Landrum

Sep 20th, 2012

Quilt Blocks #2 & #3 have been installed in the city of Landrum. Each block is linked in some way to the building where it hangs. The Courthouse Steps quilt block was selected for Landrum City Hall at 100 N. Shamrock Avenue.
The Jacob's Ladder quilt block was selected for the Landrum Fire Department headquarters at 200 N. Trade Avenue. These blocks were installed by a crew with a bucket truck from JB Trees/JB Scapes who assisted city workers in hanging the 4 foot by 4 foot blocks.

The first quilt block installed as part of the Foothills Quilt Trail is Cardinal Heritage, which hangs above the gym at Landrum Middle School at 104 Redland Road.

More quilt blocks are currently in production and will be installed in the near future.
For more information you can contact Ellen Henderson at 864 895-0908.

Yard Debris Pick-up will begin on October 10th

Sep 11th, 2012

Yard debris pick-up will be available at no cost to Landrum City residents from October 10th 2012 through April 24, 2013 subject to the following guidelines:

1) Pick-up can occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.

2) You will need to call our office the week prior to each pick-up at 457-3000 requesting this service so we can schedule you.

3) We will pick up bagged leaves and tree/shrub branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 5 feet long.

4) Yard debris must be placed at the curb in your front yard no later than 8 AM the day of pick-up.

Thank you

Community Bulletin Board

Aug 22nd, 2012

Available: goat cheese, raw goat milk, and eggs --contact Cecilia England at 864 457-3269 or visit the Landrum Farmers' Market on Saturday, 7 am - 10 am thru September.

Southside Smokehouse is looking for local produce for new menu items. Now has vegetarian dishes, more salads, and sandwiches. Contact Sarah McClure at 864 457-4581 or 864 237-0049.

Wanted: figs. I will be glad to come and pick them. Call Judith at 864 457-5357.

Wanted: pecans to gather. Do you have a tree with plenty of nuts? Give me a call, Judith at 457-5357.

Tryon Running Club's 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Jog for the Hungry

Aug 13th, 2012

The Tryon Running Club will hold their 3rd annual Jingle Bell Jog on December 15th. The Club is dedicated to inspiring health and fitness in our community. Their 5K race is not timed and all prizes are donated and given out at the end by a random drawing. An important part of this run involves the collection of food for the hungry in our community.
For more information, contact Kathryn Gillie at 864 457-4121.

FOX News to "Celebrate the Carolinas" by visiting Landrum on July 23rd.

Jul 9th, 2012

FOX News will "Celebrate the Carolinas" by visiting 10 cities in ten days, one of which will be Landrum. FOX News staff will be at the patio area of Foothills Amish Furniture on E. Rutherford Street from 5 to 9am broadcasting live. All business owners are invited to attend in an effort to promote our community. You may be selected for a live interview to promote your business. This is great advertising for Landrum businesses and will be seen by a very large television audience. Come out early and have some fun.

City receives grant from the Polk County Community Foundation for the Foothills Quilt Trail

Jun 14th, 2012

The City of Landrum and the Landrum Quilters have received a $5,000 grant from the Mary F. Kessler Fund at the Polk County Communicty Foundation for establishment of the Foothills Quilt Trail. A quilt trail is a series of exterior painted quilt blocks along a designated route in various locations, such as store fronts, barns, and gardens, ranging in size from 1 sq. foot to 8 sq. feet.
The Mary F. Kessler grant will be used to provide quilt blocks for O.P. Earle Elementary School, the Landrum Library, the Hospice Thrift Barn, and the Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity ReStore. More information on the Quilt Trail is listed below.

Landrum businesses and residents can now apply for a quilt block

Jun 14th, 2012

Landrum businesses and residents may now apply for a limited number of quilt blocks. Quilt blocks, received through the grant, must be hung on an exterior location within the City of Landrum, primarily on Highways 14, 176, and N. Trade Avenue, or on connecting streets where property is commercially zoned. The application process is now displayed on the Landrum Quilters web site which is located in the LINKS section of this web site. In some other 30 states, quilt trails have become popular destinations for tourists. The colorful blocks build a sense of community pride and reflect Landrum's quilting heritage. More information on the Quilt Trail is listed below.

City Council approves funding for the Foothills Quilt Trail

Jun 14th, 2012

In February the City Council approved funding to provide quilt blocks at the Landrum Fire Department, Landrum City Hall, Brookwood Park, and near the Landrum rail Depot. These blocks are currently being painted by the production team at the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Walhalla and should be hung later this summer. The first quilt block in the city was installed over the gym at Landrum Middle School in August 2011 as a gift from the Landrum Quilters. That block honors the spirit of cooperation between the quilters and the school which hosts the club's biennial quilt show. The Landrum Quilters are working with the city to select designs for the quilt blocks which will tie in local history to the selected designs. For more information regarding this project, contact Ellen Henderson at 864 895-0908.

Small business educational sessions to be offered by the Landrum Library

Apr 12th, 2012

There will be two educational sessions offered by the Landrum Library specifically prepared for small business owners or those interested in starting a small business.
On Tuesday April 24th, there will be a session regarding Small Business Planning.
On Tuesday May 8th, there will be a session regarding Financing Your Small Business.
Both sessions will be held at the Landrum Library which is located at 111 E. Asbury Drive. For more information, please contact the Library at (864) 457-2218.

Art in Bloom

Feb 21st, 2012

Art in Bloom, a Celebration of Artful Gardens, will be held in Tryon, North Carolina and Landrum, South Carolina. On May 12th there will be a Garden and Art Bazaar in downtown Landrum and downtown Tryon from 9am to 5pm. There will also be Tours of five area gardens. On May 13th there will be a reception, lecture, art & sculpture exhibit at the Tryon Fine Arts Center from 2 to 4pm. Come and celebrate spring in the Foothills. For more information, contact the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828 859-8322.

Get Ready for the Annual Landrum Christmas Parade and Stroll

Oct 25th, 2011

The City of Landrum annual Christmas Parade and Stroll will take place on December 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. If your civic group, church, club or organization is interested in being in the Landrum Christmas Parade, please contact Ms. Kathryn Gillie at 864 457-4121 to register.

After the parade visit Landrum's many locally owned shops to pick out those Christmas presents and visit one of our many restaurants for dinner. This is a popular event so come early to pick out a great location on the parade route.

The Landrum Halloween Stroll will be held on October 29th

Oct 6th, 2011

The Landrum Halloween Stroll be held in downtown Landrum from 5 pm to 7 pm. There will be a costume contest with prizes being awarded for the best costumes. The festivities on N. Trade Avenue will include: video games, face painting, live music, trunk or treat and game activities. Come and join in the fun!

Sweetheart Horse & Carriage Rides on October 14th, 6 to 8pm in downtown Landrum

Jun 29th, 2011

Carriage rides will be conducted where you can be a passenger in a horse drawn carriage for $7.50 per person. There will be a story-teller onboard who will inform riders of the history, both fact and fiction, of the City of Landrum. The pick-up/drop-off point will be on Rose Lane near the Foothills Amish Furniture Store , located at 106 E. Rutherford Street. Come and enjoy the ride and after visit one of Landrum's many locally owned shops and restaurants.

Landrum Recycling will be changed to Wednesdays beginning July 6th.

Jun 20th, 2011

Your recycled materials will be pick-up on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays beginning July 6th. Please leave out your filled recycle bin early in the morning. Don't have a recycle bin? Call the City of Landrum at 457-3000 and we will deliver one at no charge for our residential trash customers.

The City of Landrum receives grant from the Polk County Community Foundation to improve the Depot

Jun 6th, 2011

The City of Landrum has received a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation, Mary Kessler Fund, to assist in paying for the development of plans and specifications to rehabilitate the Landrum Railroad Depot. This is a very significant site in the City of Landrum because it is here where the City began back in 1880. The City plans a full upgrade of this historic site and the development of plans and specifications is the first step in this process. Once completed, the building will continue to be used a community meeting place for citizens and civic groups.