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CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR 1-25-24

CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CENTER

 

CEDAR MOUNTAIN COOK-OFF

The Cedar Mountain Crock Pot cook-off will be on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Anything that can be cooked in a crock pot is eligible, e.g., stew, soup, chili, desserts, etc.  Crock pots need to be on the table and ready to go by 5:15 PM.  Contact Ellen Meyer, at (239) 851-2767 ellenfmeyer@gmail.com if you have questions.  Good luck and good cooking." off on Feb 3.  There will be nice prizes for the winners.  A donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated.

 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Need something do on a cold rainy or snowy day or maybe you’re just bored? The Cedar Mountain Community Center is having our next Fireside Chat program on Wednesday, February 14, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  Bart Renner, of Transylvania County Cooperative Extension, will be giving a presentation regarding native plants and wildlife.  

 

CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE RESCUE FUNDRAISERS

The auxiliary has plans for Bingo on February 23rd, a pancake breakfast on March 16th, and a BBQ fundraiser on May 25th.  You don’t want to miss these so mark your calendar now.  Everyone is invited.  Details will follow in the coming weeks.

 

BLOOD DRIVE 2/17/24

Our next blood drive will be February 17 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department at Cascade Lake and Greenville Hwy.  Come give the gift of life.  Please sign up now with the Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/.  We had a great turnout last time.  Let’s do it again.

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

High school seniors, it is time to fill out College Scholarship applications. Guidance counselors at the schools are there to help, please contact them for assistance.  Cedar Mountain Community Center offers a scholarship to qualified Cedar Mountain Residents, but you have to apply for it through the school. Most of the applications are now open with others on the way. Parents and students, we will be posting links to the applications on the Cedar Mountain Community Center Web Page and our Facebook page.  The link is also on the Brevard High School Web Page.

 

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

This past Tuesday a group of 9 ladies gathered in Brevard to learn a new type of art, using gourds, double-sided tape, and lines of beads.  First, a simple design was outlined with a string of black beads as Jan shows with her owl.  The outline was then filled in with colored beads as shown in the dragonfly being held by its creator Marcia.  It was a great time; everyone’s gourd turned out fabulous!

 

The “Mountain Gourd Patch” began almost 6 months ago and has grown in membership each month.  There are so many things that can be done to & with the hard-shell gourd, so many shapes & sizes of gourds too!

 

Teaching Tuesday’s class was Marianne Barnes, author of 4 books, including “Weaving on Gourds” and “Embellishing Gourds”. Marianne will return to Brevard on February 20th to teach a class on wood-burning gourds, or Pyrography.

Our ‘patch is open to anyone interested in learning, or sharing, art that involves these wonderful gourds.  Depending on the size of each (monthly) class we will meet in Brevard or Cedar Mountain.  To get involved, or for more information, you can email Christine Pace (me!) at:  chris_p_artist@yahoo.com

 

 

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Is anyone else having difficulties with package deliveries?  Fed Ex has had a lot of complaints on Nextdoor, but apparently, UPS and the USPS are having problems as well.  We got a crushed box today that was originally sent by Amazon but destroyed by UPS.  I see all these semi wrecks on the roads because of the weather and wonder if our package was involved.   The contents of the package were missing several parts so apparently what they could find was scooped up and tossed in a UPS box. They had cut the label from the destroyed box and taped it to one of theirs.  I’ve also noticed big delays in deliveries from all sources.  It’s great to have items delivered to the door but a box that was left in the rain at the mailbox when delivery was to be at our door is disconcerting and it could have been stolen.  Many have had boxes stolen when left at mailboxes.

 

While home deliveries are great, I wonder if we are overwhelming the delivery services.

 

Note: All news must be sent to cedarmountainnews@gmail.com.  Photos need to be high resolution to ensure printability. The deadline for the CM News is Monday evening or early Tuesday morning unless otherwise notified.

 

Borrowing a statement by a “fellow” correspondent, Wendy Manner, for See Off News “This column is even better when we hear from you.” 

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