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Keith Parker will talk about McGaha Chapel and the Community Around It at the chapel on Sunday, Sept. 10th from 2 – 3pm.

The September 11th meeting and potluck at the community center will feature Mike Elliott of Pisgah Pure Honey.

The program for the October 9th meeting at the community center will be presented by Patty and Charles Traveling Road Show. They will continue their “travels” following the historical old roads in Cedar Mountain.


As a service to the community, the Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting the annual Community Flea Market at the Cedar Mountain Community Center on Friday and Saturday Sept 15th and 16th. It was decided to open the flea market Friday night from 5:30 pm – 7:30pm. Set up will be from 3 – 5 pm on Friday. The flea market will be open again from 8 am – to noon on Saturday the 16th. A donation to the center per table or space is $10. If interested please contact Linda Young at 877-5407 or email

GOURD SHOW The 7th annual "Mountain Gourd Gathering" is behind us again and all are looking forward to next year's already, held the third week in August inside the big Family Life Center building. Christine Pace hosts this yearly gourd show, with Greenville, SC resident, author & teacher Marianne Barnes acting as co-host. The Palmetto Gourd Patch, of Greer/Greenville is co-sponsor along with Christine & Marianne. Pictured here is one student from South Carolina, Kay Lovingood, showing off her finished class project. The web site of the Mountain Gourd Gathering is (photo by local Betty Bessette)


Either way, both Deb Holland and Christine Pace's vehicles are sharing spaces side-by-side at Charlie's Tires building in Brevard right now, each awaiting parts to get them on the road again. It's funny, says Christine, that when my car broke down (the radiator blew) I ended up pulling over in the exact same spot where Deb had to pull over when her car broke down! It's not fun being without your mode of transportation. Hopefully by the time this edition comes out we'll both be happily in possession of our cars again.


Rocky Hill Baptist Church was full to the brim with members and visitors for their annual "Homecoming" this past Sunday. The Slick Fisher Boys from Lake Toxaway, with a very talented banjo picker from Pickens, SC were special guests and gave us an enjoyable "Bluegrass Homecoming"! Always the 4th Sunday in August, if you want more information on Rocky Hill's next homecoming please call the pastor Dr. Leland Holland at (828)862-5611.


Doug Pace has installed a new sculpture at Doghobble, home of Joe and Gloria Harris at Cedar Mountain. This wonderful piece of iron work needs a name. So if you know what this object was in another life and would like to submit guess and a name suggestion, send it along to Cedar Mountain News.The winner will gain fame as long as an iron object survives. A hint - it weighs a ton!

CHRISTINE'S CORNER It is difficult to realize right now, that my dear sweet husband Joe Earl Pace may not be at next year's homecoming at Rocky Hill Baptist church, where he is a life-long member and a faithful deacon. The prognosis by his cancer doctor, given us just this past Monday, is not good, with the new finding that he now has a third cancer and that his first is a rapidly-spreading variety. Though very weak, Joe was able to attend the homecoming this past Sunday at Rocky Hill! We both believe God is the greatest physician and that only He knows the future, and so we ask that those who believe as we do, and pray, that you include Joe in your prayers please. I thank you personally and from my heart.


August 28th Irish Low Ball - Front 9 - team of Vicky Anthony, Retha Lynch, Ida Smith and Sylvia Ronneburger - 69 Photos of our winners, attached. From Left to Right: Vicky Anthony, Retha Lynch, Sylvia Ronneburger, and Ida Smith.


Gavin Shiver spent his ninth birthday here in Cedar Mtn. He came up from Bainbridge GA with his Uncle and Aunt Curtis and Rose. They hiked explored waterfalls and even stayed for the total eclipse.


My BFF, Dnita is visiting for two weeks from Illinois and would like to move here. We are having a good time window shopping houses. She wants to get an idea of what she could afford. As luck would have it the ones she liked are pending for sale. The weather isn’t as warm as we’d like but at least we are high and dry and counting our blessings.

What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear what’s going on, if you would like to share. Please email your news to by 6 pm on Mondays for inclusion in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times.

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