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DOG WASH SATURDAY There will be a fund-raising Dog Wash on Saturday July 30th from 10am to 2pm at the White Squirrel Car Wash in Brevard. Joe & Chris Pace plan to take their big Golden Retriever "Burley" there.

AUCTION AT THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CENTER AUG. 8TH Look for that one special item you want to donate to the annual Auction at and for the Cedar Mountain Community Center which will be held on Monday August 8th. This is always great fun, and proceeds benefit the upkeep of our great community center. Come early if you are bringing an item to donate otherwise please have a covered dish in place by 6:15pm so we can eat together at 6:30pm.


All members, guests and other area residents are invited to attend a series of Tuesday night presentations about the natural and human history of the Sherwood Forest area. Remaining presentations include Tuesday August 2nd - Local Natural History Context of Sherwood Forest Little River Valley; Tuesday August 16th – The Dehon Era in Sherwood Forest – The Dream (1959 – 1990); and Tuesday August 23 – Sherwood Forest, Our Area Ecosystem and How it Came to be That Way. All presentations are at the Robin Hood Barn starting at 7pm followed by a social time with light refreshments

CMFRD BBQ Each year during the Mountain Gourd Gathering our Cedar Mountain Fire Department has a fund raising BBQ lunch and will do so again this year on Saturday August 20th. Our gourd students always order from them and all say it is delicious. For just $10 per plate you get a full meal and benefit the fire department at the same time.


There will also be a blood drive on Saturday August 20th at the fire department as well, beginning at 8:30am.

VBS Once again Vacation Bible School at Rocky Hill Baptist Church was a huge success. Many children and adults enjoyed the big slip 'n slide on opening day, with help from the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. The rest of the week was full of activities for the children that included a nightly rotation to crafts, music, play and eating. Commencement will be at the 11am service this Sunday at Rocky Hill church. For the second year, VBS had a great Zip Line. Elder Doug Pace was one of the first, and oldest, to go down it. Having his 3-year-old great grandson Atlas Davis there gave him encouragement. On kick-off day last Sunday there was a hot dog supper for all which was followed by roasting S'mores at the outside fire pit handled by Joe Pace. A crowd of kitchen workers made everything go smooth and no one went away hungry. Patty Stahl is coordinator, photographer and planner of the VBS each year and there are lots of helpers, including Rocky Hill's pastor, Dr. Leland Holland. So many come together in making this a wonderful and very meaningful event, and we appreciate all of you.

VISITORS With the annual Bill & Marguerite Bishop Family Reunion this past weekend theremwere many "Bishop" visitors in town, the farthest traveling all the way from San Antonio Texas. This is a very musical family with lots of singing and story-telling.

Visiting from Texas was Don & Jeanne Hayes daughter Noel and three of their children. Local WSQL DJ, Ea Dossey, is Noel's sister, so she and her son Brayden were at Rocky Hill church on Sunday with the family.

Joe & Christine Pace’s son Rev. Matthew Jones and his family came from Matthews, NC and spent last Saturday in Cedar Mountain. They came to "get away from the heat", and enjoyed a great time at High Falls in DuPont State Forest.

Visiting this week is Rev, Ralph Lee who preached a revival at a church in Green River. He stopped by Rocky Hill's VBS on his way back to his sister Beth Owings' house on Sunday evening and said hello to everyone still there.

MOUNTAIN GOURD GATHERING Coming up the third week in August will be the 6th annual "Mountain Gourd Gathering" which is held at the Family Life Center next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church. All are invited to come out Friday or Saturday between 9am - 4:30pm to see what can be done to the marvelous hard-shell gourd. There will be classes ongoing from Thursday afternoon, all day Friday and all day Saturday and if you wish to participate please sign up on the web at: Christine Pace is host of this annual Cedar Mountain event. She says "Don't get bored; do a gourd.”

HOMECOMING AT ROCKY HILL AUGUST 28TH The annual church "Homecoming" at Rocky Hill Baptist Church will begin at 10:30am on Sunday August 28th. Dr. Oliver (Butch) Skerret will be homecoming preacher and the new singing group "Issac's Well" will be the sponsored group. Myron Bishop is a member of this group. There will be many voices heard in song and remembrances and you are invited to join in that day as well. You may call the pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, with any questions, at (828)862-5611. Please bring a covered-dish to share for lunch. You are welcome to deliver it to the Family Life building prior to 10:30am and one of the kitchen workers will refrigerate it or put it in the warming bin as you request. The church will provide meat as well. Hope to see you there.


Four Putts, Front 9 - Team of Karen Gleasman, Rita Schiff & Diane Hodson; Low Net - Peggy Baldwin. Low Gross - Bev Putz.


Call Facility Events Coordinator, Deborah Perkins, at 828-885-7878 for information or reservations.


The bookmobile comes to the Cedar Mountain Community Center from 4-6 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Cedar Mountain Community website is The website has a wealth of information about Cedar Mountain; a list of businesses and attractions, a calendar of events for the area and much more.


I was down in the basement when I noticed a dark brown fluid splattered on the floor under my shop light. It smelled a bit like concentrated coffee and it seemed to be dripping from the edge of the light fixture. I blamed my “Spook” at first but quickly Googled the phenomena, discovered it was disintegrating ballast in the florescent light, was caustic and could cause a fire. Guess I was lucky to have noticed it when I did.

I managed to get the old light down to hanging by one chain but at least it won’t start a fire now. So it was off to Lowes for a new fixture.

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