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Help support the homeless in our community Saturday June 25th from 11 am – 2pm. Cedar Mountain House (assisted living) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Haven of Transylvania County. There will be two meal options for $7.00 each with $5.00 going to support the Haven. You’ll have a choice of homemade lasagna with Caesar salad, garlic bread and brownie or Swedish meatballs in a mushroom sauce with creamed spinach, brown rice and cheesecake. Please call Holly Long at 828-884-9510 by Wednesday June 22nd to reserve your meals. Cedar Mountain House is located at 11 Sherwood Ridge Road at the intersection of Greenville Hwy (276) and Sherwood Ridge Road.

TALENT SHOW! Sign up now to show your talent at the July community meeting! There is a variety already but still room for you. Call Christine Pace at (828)885-2103 or email her at There are some new performers this year and, hopefully, we will have some old favorites too. Come out and cheer for your favorites! The community meeting is always the second Monday of each month, and you are encouraged to bring a covered-dish to share by 6:15pm so we can eat at 6:30.


Both the Cedar Mountain Community Center and Whistlestop Produce are collecting Cans for the Community. Pet food is also needed along with pantry items such as cereal, sugar & flour. Bottled foods such as ketchup, mayonnaise etc. are also welcomed. Foods slightly past their “sell by” dates are acceptable. Look for the big blue tubs at both sites.

MCGAHA CHAPEL SINGING Last Sunday about 50 folks gathered at the McGaha Chapel to sing "100-Year-Old Songs That Your Grandparents Used to Sing ", led by singers Beth Owings, Patty Stahl, Suzanne Lawson and Barbara Stone, with introductions & narration by Charles Burden. The songs were from the mid to late 1800's. The photo above shows the group singing "Scotland's Burning". The McGaha Chapel was built in 1872 and is now a part of the Transylvania Historical Society.

CREEKSIDE AFTER FIVE Looking for some entertainment and fellowship right here in Cedar Mountain? The group "Blown Glass", featuring Howie Johnstone, will be performing this Saturday starting at 6pm. Bring your chair, a cooler and your neighbor and enjoy the outdoor festivities by the creek!

PERFORMING THIS SUNDAY AT ROCKY HILL Everyone is welcome to attend the production, "Behold the Man" by a cast of 40 from the Aversboro Baptist Church (Garner, NC), at Rocky Hill Baptist Church on Hwy. 276 in Cedar Mountain. The production of music, drama and mixed media will be performed this Sunday evening, June 26th at 6pm. For more information please call Dr. Leland Holland, pastor of Rocky Hill at (828)862-5611

ROCKY HILL GOES "SUBMERGED" JULY 24TH Rocky Hill Baptist Church has a fantastic vacation bible school. Patty Stahl and gang are already preparing for this year's VBS which will starts of Sunday afternoon July 24th and ends Thursday the 28th. This year's program is called "Submerged" and will have an underwater theme.

HEATH FAMILY REUNION JULY 10TH Everyone from the "Heath" family is invited to attend a family reunion on Sunday July 10th, at the air-conditioned Family Life Center here in Cedar Mountain. Bring a covered-dish to share and join us at 1:00 PM. Joe and Christine Pace will be there, as Joe's mother was a Heath before she married. There are a slew from this area; Patty Stahl (Clyde), Beth Owings (Clint), Rosemary Lee Carter to name a few. These are daughters of Dorothy "Dot" Pace Lee. Buddy and Virgil Heath from Brevard may be in attendance too. Tommy Taylor will be up at his mountain home "Sun River" all the way from Florence, SC and we hope to see Rev. Ralph Lee (Tammy) from Ridgeland, SC; Charlotte Lee Jones (Barry) from Greenville, SC, and Diane Lee Hemphill (Rev. Tony) from Edisto Beach! Feel free to contact me (Christine) for more information at (828)885-2103 or


On June 28th Bill Thomas will present a program called “Sherwood Forest: It’s Geological Place in Western North Carolina.” This program is scheduled for 7pm on June 28th at the Robin Hood Barn. Socializing and light refreshments will follow the program. There will be other programs on July 5th, 12th 19th and 26th as well as August 2 and 23rd.


Low Putts, Back 9 - Lin Kolb - 14; Low Net - Linda Wehler - 24; Low Gross - Vicky Anthony.


MY RECENT TRIP TO CHEROKEE After five fun & fact-filled days at Cherokee, NC I sure was happy to get home to my sweet hubby, and our pets. After doing a couple loads of laundry, cleaning the house again, and packing away all my gourd tools I was ready for another vacation!

The "Gourd Gathering at Cherokee"(NC) offered over 100 classes, plus had a "Creation Station" where anyone could use the various tools & supplies used in the art of the gourd to see what they prefer. There was a souvenir-gourd booth with ink dyes that turned out to be extremely popular, and a gourd hat booth for picture taking! In the evenings we enjoyed bingo, a name-badge contest, a silent auction and on Sunday morning we did a cannonball-gourd "swap". There is so much to do! If you are interested in attending next year, or want to look at what was offered this year please visit the web site at:

Be sure to mark your calendar for the third week in August: the 18th, 19th & 20th this year for our 6th annual "Mountain Gourd Gathering" which is held right here in Cedar Mountain! The web site for this is: Classes offered are posted now and you can sign up for those you want! Or just come by in August and take a look. There will be vendors selling art supplies and one with clean undecorated gourds as well. This event is held in the Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill church on Hwy. 276.

By the way, there is a monthly gourd meeting in Greer, SC the second Saturday of each month, with a great class offered each month for little or no money. If you are interested in attending please call (828) 885-2103. You can car-pool with one of us from the area.


Saturday I bravely went where no one of my age and lack of stamina should have gone. I recently joined the WNC Photography Club and was anxious to participate in one of the Meet-ups. Carver’s Gap at Roan Mtn. was the destination. Little did I know what this entailed and I only lasted, at most, a ½ mile. It was all up hill. When I decided enough was enough my club members said that what I had done so far was the easy part. I headed downhill.

I still managed to get some good photos there and on the way home. Hopefully our next adventure will be a little less “elevated”.

What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear about it if you would like to share. All news for next week must be received by Monday evening in order to be published in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times

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