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OYSTER ROAST AND VEGAN LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND FUNDRAISER! Join the Cedar Mountain Canteen and Whistlestop Market on January 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm -3:00pm for a community fundraiser! This is a Fundraiser for Cedar Mountain Community Center and Cedar Mountain Fire\Rescue Dept.

All tips from the day will be split between the Community Center and CMFRD plus profits from the vegan low country boil and oyster roast! Tickets are limited! Please contact regarding tickets.

This is a zero-waste event. Please bring your own non-disposable place setting and beverage glass!


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting a Crockpot Cook-off on Saturday, February 4th with sampling starting at 5:30. Contestants should have your crock pots plugged in and ready to serve by 5:15 pm. Any dish that can be cooked in a crock-pot is acceptable, i.e. soups, chili, desserts, pot roast, BBQ, etc. A $5.00 donation is requested to receive a ticket to vote on your favorite crock-pot entry. Awards will be presented to the top 3 contestants. If you would like to bring a copy of your recipe or ingredients, we will display it with your entry.


The Community Center is for rent! The center has a capacity of 150 standing and seating for 100. There is a commercial-style kitchen too. Our center is the perfect place for your reception, party, family reunion, business meeting, or other activity. Get married outside and have your reception at the Center or use it as a dressing room for outdoor weddings. Make food in the commercial kitchen or have it catered by local professionals. To rent, email Caroline Chambers at or call her at 828-290-9662.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


BIRTHDAYS: No New Year’s babies to report here, so the first birthday I am reporting belongs to Tommy Taylor, whose birthday is Jan. 8th. Next, both James Taylor and Mary Kaye Dunbar were born on the 15th. James’ wife Joee Taylor was born on the 18th. Two Cedar Mountain residents share birthdays on January 19th: Joy Murr and Scott Russell. Terie Girolamo will gain a year on the 20th, followed by Linda Packer Young on the 22nd. January 23rd is Debbie Williams’ birthday. Two gentlemen will celebrate on Jan. 25th: Colton Rackley and Joe Barksdale. Ben Beeker will be celebrated on the 26th. There are three special birthdays on January 29th: Diane Lee Hemphill, Jim Dunlap, and Robert Lawson. Lastly, there are two birthdays on January 31st, the last day of the month. These belong to Shawn Raines and (my daughter) Carri Harris. Happy birthday to all!

ANNIVERSARIES: Three couples started the New Year with a wedding, each on a different year. Rick & Claire Skerrett married on the 1st day in January - year unknown. Tommy & Pauline Taylor also married on the 1st day of the New Year and are celebrating their 51st anniversary this year! And on Saturday one year ago Chase McKelvey & Cit were united in matrimony! Best wishes & congratulations to all!

Did I miss yours? If you celebrated or will celebrate a birthday or anniversary in January please send me (Christine) an email with your name and date(s), to: or you can call me at (828)885-2103

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Looking back.

We had a great time at the Cedar Mountain Canteen on New Year's Eve last year but decided to ring in the New Year with friends this time and actually watched the ball drop. My honey found some New Year party stuff and we blew little horns and made toasts to welcome in the New Year. We also ate a lot of excellent goodies.

On 1-6-22 I made mention that we went through a lot of papers that needed to be recycled and guess what? On 1-2-23 we did the same thing. I have a tendency to “save” things to check on or read “later” but it piles up and by the time I get around to reading it - it has expired or of no current use. What takes so long is reading some of it before throwing it in the recycle bin. It’s vicious cycle.

Now it’s time for New Years Resolutions. Please share (if you dare) if you have made one. Mine is the usual one. Get more exercise. My honey agrees.


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