PPG holds Christmas Drop-In


To honor those who have supported it

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Refreshments and socializing were all part of the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In at the Piedmont Physic Garden. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The figurines representing The Three Wise Men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem were part of the decorations on display at the Piedmont Physic Garden during its Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event and enjoyed refreshments, socializing, and, of course, the Christmas decorations.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This table full of refreshments greeted those who attended the Piedmont Physic Garden Christmas Drop-In on Dec. 1. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This Christmas tree was part of the Christmas decorations that adorned the Piedmont Physic Garden during the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.


UNION — Christmas is a time for giving and the Piedmont Physic Garden recently gave back to those who have given so much to support it.

The Piedmont Physic Garden held a Christmas Drop-In on Dec. 1 to, in the words of PPG Board Member Toccoa “Coie” Switzer, “thank the people who volunteered and helped the garden over the past year.”

Switzer said the evening was a success, drawing more than 50 people who enjoyed refreshments, socializing, and the Christmas decorations that adorned the house.

This was the first Christmas Drop-In the PPG has held and Switzer said it is hoped that another will be held next year.

The Piedmont Physic Garden

Located on four contiguous lots stretching from 301 E. South Street to 217 S. Mountain St. in Union, the Piedmont Physic Garden is inspired by the Chelsea Physic Garden, a small botanical garden located in London, England. Plans are for the garden to eventually include an apothecary garden that will feature plants with historical medicinal uses, many of them native to the Piedmont as well as the southern Appalachian corridor. In the long-term, the properties will be converted into a campus that will house several ornamental garden areas, and the existing homes used for housing interns and visiting faculty.

The lots for the Piedmont Physic Garden were donated by the families of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer and the Honorable and Mrs. Jack Flynn. PPG Founder Toccoa W. Switzer said that is it hoped that the garden will become a resource for the community as well as a tourism destination that is pleasing to the spirit.

PPG is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is horticultural and environmental education for children, teens and adults in Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Refreshments and socializing were all part of the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In at the Piedmont Physic Garden. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_PPGIMG_0014.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Refreshments and socializing were all part of the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In at the Piedmont Physic Garden. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The figurines representing The Three Wise Men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem were part of the decorations on display at the Piedmont Physic Garden during its Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event and enjoyed refreshments, socializing, and, of course, the Christmas decorations.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_PPGIMG_0002.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The figurines representing The Three Wise Men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem were part of the decorations on display at the Piedmont Physic Garden during its Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. The drop-in was held to honor those who have volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year. More than 50 people attended the event and enjoyed refreshments, socializing, and, of course, the Christmas decorations.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This table full of refreshments greeted those who attended the Piedmont Physic Garden Christmas Drop-In on Dec. 1. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_PPGIMG_0003.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This table full of refreshments greeted those who attended the Piedmont Physic Garden Christmas Drop-In on Dec. 1. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.

Charles Warner | The Union Times
This Christmas tree was part of the Christmas decorations that adorned the Piedmont Physic Garden during the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_PPGIMG_0001.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times
This Christmas tree was part of the Christmas decorations that adorned the Piedmont Physic Garden during the Dec. 1 Christmas Drop-In. More than 50 people attended the event which was designed to honor those who volunteered and supported the PPG over the past year.
To honor those who have supported it

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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