PICKENS COUNTY — The headquarters at Table Rock State Park has a new fabric quilt and painted panel called A Walk in the Park.
The panel and quilt were made possible in part through a Pickens County ATAX Commission grant and a donation from Vicki Bauer Fletcher, executive director of Pendleton District Commission, in honor her husband Col. (Ret.) Nicholas Fletcher III, and Poll Knowland, manager of Table Rock State Park.
“Poll and Nick have deep roots in and a fierce love for ‘The Rock,’” Vicki Fletcher said. “Poll came with his family to Table Rock State Park in 1998, where he still serves as Park Manager.”
Thirty years earlier, in 1968, as a Clemson Parks and Recreation intern working at Table Rock, Fletcher lived on the Park grounds in Oolenoy Girls’ School with his first wife, Jean.
“We hope this quilt square will honor their service and dedication as well as the many men and women who have served at Table Rock throughout the years,” Vicki Fletcher said.
A Walk in the Park was originally designed and quilted by Gail Sexton with creative input from Poll Knowland, Una Welborn, Jeanette Moody and Chad Sexton. Gail Sexton donated the fabric quilt to the Park and it will be displayed inside Park Headquarters.
The painted quilt panel hangs at the entrance to the Park Headquarters Building. Table Rock State Park encompasses 3,000 acres and is located on S.C. 11 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina.
Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the park and visit www.uhqt.org for more information on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.