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CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR 8-10-23

INDIAN DINNER FUNDRAISER AT CANTEEN.

Vegetarian/vegan/Gluten free options are available From Friday, Aug 11 at 5 pm and until further notice. All items are freshly made from scratch from fresh ingredients to offer the best nutrition and taste. A Simple Meal is $18 and Full Platter is $35. You may dine in or take out. For take-out, please bring your own containers as it is a zero waste event (4 containers for simple meals and 9 for full platter). Walk-ins are welcome. We recommend pre-ordering from the Canteen to reserve your plate. More details at the Canteen Website. Proceeds from August will benefit the Terra Nova Center a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Thank you for your support.


FAITH MEMORIAL CHAPEL

This Sunday, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes The Reverend Jim Stephenson. Jim currently serves as Assistant Pastor at Mt. Calvary Presbyterian Church in Roebuck, South Carolina. Selections of music this Sunday will be provided by Wendy Curtis-Fowler. Wendy is currently the music director of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, SC.


EASTATOE

The Eastatoe Community Center is having a vendor fair, a BBQ Cook-off, BINGO, and a Back 2 School supplies event Saturday, August 12th starting at 8:00 a.m. with the barbecue cook-off. The vendor Fair starts at 9:00 a.m., food judging at 4:30 p.m., dinner served at 5:00 p.m., and bingo at 6:00 p.m. We will be accepting school supply donations from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Drop boxes for school supplies will be at Henderson's Greenhouse and Jarrett's IGA in Rosman for your convenience. Come out for some good food and to support the kids as they go back to school. The community center is raising funds for electrical work and bathroom renovations


CEDAR MTN POT LUCK AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On Monday, August 14 there will be a 70th Anniversary Celebration. Patty Stahl’s and Beth Owings’s presentation on the history of the Cedar Mountain Community Center will follow the potluck. Items for the potluck need to be on the serving tables by 6:15 pm for serving at 6:30 pm. See you then. All are welcome.



THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE CEDAR MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY CENTER

By Patty Stahl

In August of 1952, a gathering of Cedar Mountain residents met to discuss the formation of the Cedar Mountain Community Club and the construction of a building for community events. The Cedar Mountain School building, located on the hill above and between today’s Giving Tree Cabinets business and the Rocky Hill Baptist cemetery, had been dismantled. The children were now riding the bus to school in Brevard. The Cedar Mountain schoolhouse had been the meeting place for social events, voting, and programs. There was no place for these events and the women of the Home Demonstration Club in Cedar Mountain led in the push to establish the club.

The Greenville News edition of November 1953 describes this initial meeting held at the large rock which is now a feature of the outdoor dining patio at the Cedar Mountain Café. “It was at

approximately this same time last August that the meeting under the trees was held. As one person in the Community remarked, ‘It was similar to our forefathers when they had problems to settle and no suitable place for a meeting.’ Lights were rigged up, benches and chairs were borrowed and an open meeting was held to discuss what steps forward should be made toward the actual construction of Cedar Mountain’s Community Center. In the property adjacent to where their Community Center is going up today (1953), the interested citizens plotted their course. Officers were elected, a committee was named to contact State College Extension specialists for advice on the building, and one of the most important steps was also decided – to form a non-profit corporation, Cedar Mountain Community Center, Inc.” The land for the building was donated by Boyce and Helen Bishop. Fundraising commenced. The women of the Home Demonstration Club, an organization of the NC State Cooperative Extension Service, sold

local produce, baked goods, flowers, and crafts twice a week in the summer at the empty store building which is still a part of the Cedar Mountain Café. Two highly successful dinners were held in the dining room at YWCA Camp Burgiss Glen and a “Center Party” was held in the Lodge at Caesar’s Head. Mrs. R. W. Arrington arranged this event where summer residents, tourists, locals, and other invited guests all dressed in hillbilly style. Several hundred dollars were raised for the Community Center building as attendees enjoyed refreshments, contests, dancing, and prizes. This celebration illustrates the bond that existed between the Caesar’s Head residents and the summer and year-round residents of Cedar Mountain. Photographs from this party and many others taken during the seventy years of the Community Center’s existence will be shared at the Monday, August 14 meeting at the Cedar Mountain Community Center potluck meal and program. Please join us as we remember the people, programs, celebrations, educational events and changes in our wonderful community from 1953 until today.


SEE OFF COMMUNITY CENTER COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALE

There will be a community-wide yard sale at the See Off community center (2021 See Off Mountain Rd, Brevard, NC) on Saturday, August 19th from 8 am – 2 pm and Sunday 8-20 from 11 am to 2 pm. Sell, Shop, Eat, Have Fun. The entire community center will be full of great stuff. Something for everyone - bring your family & friends. Rent table(s) for $20 each (reservations required). Keep all your own sales proceeds. Set-up is Friday between 4 - 8 pm. A cashier will be available to collect for your sales. Coffee & Donuts and a Hot Dog lunch will be available (donations accepted for food.) There will be face painting for the kids while you shop. To reserve tables or questions and reservations contact Doug Poad at 828-883-5673 or email dapoad@comporium.net.


BLOOD DRIVE at CMFRD AUGUST 26TH

This blood drive will be Saturday, August 26 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Cedar Mountain FRD at the corner of Cascade Lake Rd and Greenville Hwy. The goal is 39 donations. Come be a part of our goal. Please sign up now at https://www.redcrossblood.org/.


SHERWOOD FOREST LADIES GOLF League results for Aug. 7.

Monday was sunny and breezy ahead of the afternoon storms. Twenty-six women played the front nine in a game of Shamble Scramble. The winning team was Peggy Baldwin, Marcia Bryant, Diane Hodson and Sara Skowron. Then, because it was the first Monday of the month, we gathered at the Cedar Mountain Outpost for food, beverages and chat time at two tables inside, where it was comfortably cool. Join us next Monday when we play the back nine with like-handicap players. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Play starts at 9 a.m. Here's some golf humor from Sandy Eidson, league secretary: To some golfers, the greatest handicap is the ability to add correctly. See you next Monday!


RENT THE CENTER

Looking for a place to hold a community event? Contact us to schedule your event or meeting. Call Caroline Chambers today at 828-290-9662. The Cedar Mountain Community Center hosts a variety of events for residents and visitors throughout the year. From monthly summer potluck dinners to cooking classes and special events, the Center is a great place to get to know and be a part of, the Cedar Mountain Community. Feel free to stop by and join the community for food, fun, and various events.


CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

3- DAY GOURD SHOW STARTS THURSDAY

On Thursday, August 10th the annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” begins at the Family Life Center next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Thursday hours are 1-5pm where several Make-N-Takes will be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate! Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th will be all-day events, including classes, raffles, etc. Friday and Saturday hours, for folks just wanting to drop by, are 9am to 4pm. Classes begin at 8am and finish by 5pm.

Thursday evening at 6pm the “gourd artists” meet at Twin Dragons in Brevard. This has been a tradition for the past 11 years. Friday evening this year we are starting something new for dinner with Wendy of Creekside Market & Back Porch Diner offering a Fish Fry! The Fish Fry is open to the public as well or you can order off the menu. Wayne Bishop will entertain us with his amazing singing during dinner.

Front Porch Gourds will be outside, in front. They offer their thick-shelled already-cleaned gourds to the public as well as the attending gourd artists. Also available for purchase are alcohol ink dyes and many other gourd-art related items. Christine Pace is the host along with Lisa Mohr. The phone number at the Family Life Center is (828)862-5611. Be sure to enter to win one of several huge raffle baskets that will be offered at our gourd event.


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Our handicap ramp needed refurbishing so all the shingle treads have been removed. Pressure washing was next but our pressure washer wouldn’t work. We borrowed one from a friend. It wasn’t the high pressure we were used to, but it did do the job. Now we need to pull nails and paint it before installing the donated shingles for treads. All the rain-soaked wood has put a halt to the project. In the meantime, we are cleaning and organizing the basement workshop. We are installing bead board in the newly redone main bath and need room to cut it to size. After going through a multitude of books with ugly wallpaper we decided to paint the walls instead. It will be October before we can have a new vanity installed. So that area remains a mess for now.


One more thing. Somehow the “H” key and “F8” key came off my laptop and I found them on the floor. My cat, Nozee, is a suspect. Jesse at 2nd Hand Gadgets tried to fix it but the “hinges” were broken. New keys are ordered but that will take a few days. Any idea how many times I used the letter “H” when doing this newsletter? I counted 24 in just the first two articles and gave up counting. Each “H” has to be carefully pressed in order to work. Whew.


POST NOTE:

The Cedar Mountain News is here to ensure you know what is happening in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the area. Thank you for reading it. Your input is welcomed and encouraged.


Please send all photos and/or news announcements to cedarmountainnews@gmail.com. Photos need to be close to 900 kb or better for publication in the news. The deadline for submissions is Monday night or early Tuesday.”

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