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Cedar Mountain News for July 15, 2021


The Monday night potluck was attended by as many as 100 guests and members. The next potluck will be on Monday, August 9th and will feature our “annual” auction. There will be a silent auction in the back room featuring the best items. There will be an open auction of other items in the main room. The auction categories are merchants, artwork (painting, photography, prints, etc.), food and baked goods, talents, lessons and services (house cleaning, yard work, golf or Pickleball lessons), furniture and decorative arts and crafts (woodwork, glass, lamps, handmade items, etc.). Funds will again be directed to scholarships.


Following the potluck Fire Chief Davey Summey of the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept. gave an excellent slideshow stressing the need for new extrication equipment for the extended community. The slide show depicted the use of the Jaws of Life and other equipment needed to remove victims from crashed vehicles and other situations. The equipment they now use is very old and heavy. Parts are hard to find and some need fabrication. The current equipment requires hydraulics and the “hoses” are limited in length. The hydraulic hoses too often are too short to reach the vehicle. The modern equipment is powered by heavy-duty lithium batteries and is light enough in weight to be carried to off-road sites.

CMFRD Auxiliary member, Cindy Meffert, demonstrates how much lighter and easier to handle the new equipment would be. The old equipment takes two strong men to lift and use it.


This year’s flea market will be held on Friday, August 20th from 5 pm – 7 pm and Saturday, August 21st from 8 am – 11:00 am at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. If you’ve collected a lot of stuff during the pandemic and want it out of the house, now is the time. Interested parties should contact Linda Young at or call 877-5407 for details and table reservations. If there is no answer, please leave a message. Many tables have already been reserved so make your table reservations now while they last. Tables or spaces are $10 each. All proceeds from table/space rental benefit the community center. Donations are encouraged and welcome.


Welcome to the 2021 Summer Series - Things Are Looking Up! This year we have a great selection of speakers to lead us onward and upward. The season begins August 7th at 7 pm with Summer Series veteran Caroline McIntyre (Rachel Carson) as she brings to life the courageous story of Mary Draper Ingles' escape from Shawnee slavery. During the Perseid Meteor Shower, two meteorite experts from NASA and Rice University in Houston, will tell us what secrets these visitors from space hold. A Perseid skywatch is also scheduled. Closing out the season will be Michael Castelaz, Ph.D. with a program about celestial discovery. Will mankind ever live on Mars? All events are FREE and begin at 7:00 PM at the Robin Hood Barn. Donations welcome.


is announcing the return of their Flea Market to be held in the Robin Hood Barn on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 From 9 AM to 3 PM. Save the date for an exciting event featuring many categories of items for your home, garden, or personal purchase. We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors from near and far! Proceeds benefit many organizations throughout Transylvania County. Maria Berin


Rocky Hill Baptist Churches Vacation Bible School begins this Sunday, July 18th with a Slip ‘n Slide at 5:00 pm. The Cedar Mountain Fire Department assists with this each year and it is a big hit with the children! Following the slip ‘n slide a hot dog supper is provided to the whole family. Please bring a towel and a change of clothes. Patty Stahl, director of Rocky Hill’s VBS, invites all children ages 4(pre-school) through 8th grade to attend Sunday through Tuesday. VBS on Monday & Tuesday will be from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bible lessons, song & dance, crafts, recreation, food and even a zip line are offered to all children! You may call Patty for more information at: (828)885-2498. Hope to see you there!


The Red Cross Blood Drive has been moved up a week, to Saturday, August 21st. So now you can come to the Cedar Mountain Fire Department to give blood then drop by the community flea market at the Cedar Mountain Community Center to shop! If you want to rent a table ($10 ea.) call Linda Young at (828)877-5407; hurry, please!

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

LIBRARY I am happy to see our fantastic Transylvania County Library is back to full-time hours of operation! Even use of their computers is no longer restricted to just 30 minutes. You may call them at: (828)884-3151. The Library is having an Adult Reading Program and a Youth Reading Program among other happenings. They are planning a Friends of the Library book sale that begins on Saturday, October 9th; call Kelly at (828)884-1830 if you’d like to volunteer to help.

The “Ukulele Circle” is back now, with all skill levels meeting in the Rogow Room on the 2nd Thursdays of the month; 5:30 pm for basics, and 6-7 pm for music. Also, you may check out an Outdoor Game from the library, to play for a week! These include horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, ring toss, giant Jenga, outdoor dice, Kubb, ladder toss, go find it, and rollers.


The annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” will be celebrating its 10th year in Cedar Mountain, from October 14-16th at the Family Life Center. Everyone’s invited to drop in and be amazed at all that can be done with the hard-shelled gourd! I am the host of this event and invite you to contact me at or by phone at (828) 885-2103. Classes are now posted and if you’d like to see them and/or sign up please visit the website at:


Results July 12: The game was par 4's on the back nine. Winner: Nancy Waclawek with 14. Low gross: Carol Mitchell with 32. Low net: Diane Garvey with 19.


We have wanted to go to Creekside Market for the open-air free concert on Saturday nights for a long time. We finally made it last Saturday. The concert featured legendary local singer, Wayne Bishop, on the guitar. He was accompanied by two other talented musicians whose names I didn’t get. The weather was absolutely perfect. We (antiques) decided to head for home at the break but really enjoyed it.


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