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We are pleased to announce that all items at the Cedar Mountain Community Center silent and live auction were sold. Thanks to all those who contributed items. Your generosity made the auction such a huge success. And a big thanks to those who bought every item. Our scholarship fund was well supplemented.


This year, we are exploring the influence of the Scots-Irish migration on Appalachian culture through stories, demonstrations, and music. This Series is dedicated to the memory of Greg Allikas, the moving force behind the event.

The first of four programs will take place on Saturday, August 13. Finding Your Way Home; Stories of True-Life Adventures & Mountain Roots will be offered by Connie Regan-Blake, one of America’s most celebrated storytellers. She has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states, 18 countries, and 6 continents, she brings the wisdom, humor, and drama of stories to main stage concert halls, libraries, and into the corporate world.

This free program will start at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 13th at the Robin Hood Barn. Beverages will be sold beginning at 6:30 PM. Copies of Regan-Blake’s stories will be on sale after the recital.


Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary is hosting the next blood on Saturday August 27th at the fire station from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Red Cross now. Make your appointment at


On Saturday, Sept 3rd the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary will be serving a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the fire station from 8 am to 11 am. We will have pancakes including blueberry and maple syrups, fruit salad and sausage for your dining pleasure. Donations will be gladly accepted and will benefit the fire department.


Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes folks of all denominations to our services, held on Sundays at 11:00 AM. We meet only in the summer and have no membership roll, so you won’t feel like a guest. Each Sunday, we have clergy from different churches that visit us to lead the service and we are blessed to also have great music to accompany the great message! This Sunday, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes The Reverend Elizabeth Roles. The Rev. Elizabeth Roles was called to serve as the rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in January 2021.

Kaitlyn Applewhite will provide wonderful selections of music.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


A big Happy Birthday to Barbara Jones who came into this world on August 1st., Little Camryn Mae, born one year ago on August 2nd, is the first grandchild for Bob & Margie Smith. Happy 1st birthday! Hilda Riddick celebrated another birthday on the 3rd. Lifelong resident Randy Pace gained another year on August 7th, as did his cousin Debbie Pace Bracken. Hilda’s husband John Riddick was born on the 8th, just five day’s after his wife’s birthday. Walker Crosby celebrates his birthday on the 10th. Lovely Isabella, daughter of Scott & Jennifer Russell, will be celebrated on the 11th. Chef Don Hayes will probably let wife, Jeanne, bake him a cake for his birthday on the 13th! Metal sculptor Chuck Guffey can build his self a 30’ tall cake if he wants for his birthday on the 15th. David Brown and Cassie Neal share the same birth date: August 19th! Robin Bishop will gain a year on August 23rd. Danielle Youngwolf (Linda Young’s daughter, August 24th, Sara Raines will add another year of cuteness on August 27th. And Margie Rackley will be celebrated on the 30th. Happy birthday to all!


Carl & Charleen Galloway were married on August 14th. Walker & Pam Crosby were wed August 21st, the same wedding date as Lee & Lorrie Smith. Wayne & Robin Bishop were married August 31st; same date as Jeff & Kathy Ambrose. Congrats & best wishes to all!

If you have a “celebration” to announce please contact Christine Pace at (828) 885-2103 or HOMECOMING AUGUST 28th Everyone is welcome & invited to “Homecoming” at Rocky Hill Baptist Church on Sunday August 28th. Homecoming begins at 10:30 and will be followed by a covered-dish lunch in the Family Life Center next door. Please leave your dish there prior to services. The choir will have special music as will the popular Bishop Brothers; Lenoir, Wayne & Myron and other visitors. Dr. Oliver “Butch” Skerrett will bring a special message for Homecoming. MOUNTAIN GOURD GATHERING

Everyone is invited to our 10th annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” held this Thursday, August 11th, from 1:00-4:00pm and Friday & Saturday(Aug. 12 & 13) from 8:30am to 4:30pm inside the Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church. You can view the classes and activities at: but it’s better to just stop by! Christine Pace is host and can be reached at (828)885-2103 or (828)556-5238


Sherwood Forest Ladies golf league results for Aug. 8: On a hot and humid morning, 17 women showed up for a game of Low Handicap/Low Net played on the front nine. Winner: Diane Garvey. Low gross: Peggy Baldwin. Our season ends Oct. 10, so there are just a few more weeks of play. Come out and join us on Mondays. Sign in at 8:30 am; shotgun start at 9 am.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

I finally completed and installed the new address sign. If delivery people miss it now it isn’t because I didn’t try. I have one more sign to do that will go at the intersection. Hopefully no one will have trouble finding us again.

Writing the Cedar Mountain News has unexpected benefits. I previously mentioned our difficulty in getting plumbers to call us back. (They still haven’t). Our neighbor called to say he had plumbers doing some work for him and that he would send them over when they were done plumbing his new bathroom. It turned out that this plumber is one I have used several times in the past. He remembered every job he had done for me. I didn’t try calling him because I was told he had retired from plumbing. He said he did take a break for about 6 months but soon resumed his business. So apparently I had called him during that interlude. In short, he and his partner are coming next Monday to replace all our water pipes. Yippee!

Post note: Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. We are here to make sure you know what is going on in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the area. Please send all photos and/or news and announcements to 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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