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The Cedar Mountain Community Center, 10635 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC, is hosting a Handcrafted Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. A wonderful assortment of handcrafted items by skilled local artisans will be available for purchase. Christmas is just around the corner! Come and enjoy all of our local businesses and everything that Cedar Mountain has to offer! We look forward to seeing everyone. Email

for more information.


Our annual Thanksgiving dinner will be on Monday, November 13th. This is always a festive evening enjoying fabulous food, friends, and neighbors. Ham and turkey will be furnished by the center. Please have your favorite Thanksgiving treats, bread dressing, casseroles, cakes, salad, etc. on the serving tables by 6:15 pm. Serving will begin at 6:30 p.m. It will be good to see ya’ll.


We had a great turnout for the 3rd annual Cedar Mountain Trunk or Treat at Cedar Mountain Moonshine on Sunday! Happy kids lined up at the trunks to see the decorations, pet the dogs in costumes, and pick out their treats! Once properly sugared up, DJ Ellz and Disco Pete kept the Halloween spirit rockin’ with some spooky tunes for all of the dancers…even the “less talented” ones that aliens threatened to remove from the dance floor! Ha!

Congratulations to Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue and Auxiliary for winning 1st place for “Best Trunk” at the Cedar Mountain Trunk or Treat on Sunday! Cedar Mountain Café and Whistlestop Market tied for 2nd place and DuPont Yurts took a prize for close 3rd. There was some tough competition, and all of the trunkers put a lot of effort into creating their Halloween-themed trunks. Turned out to be a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to come together and engage with the community.

Thank you to Cedar Mountain Rescue + Auxiliary, Cedar Mountain Café, Whistlestop Market, Connestee Falls Realty, DuPont Bike Retreat, DuPont Yurts, Hiker and the Hound, Transylvania Taekwondo, Cedar Mountain Community Center, Rocky Hill Baptist Church, and several friends of the community who trunked with us! Thanks Nancy & Carol! Outpost and the Canteen were with us in spirit as we all were hosting themed events for mountain-wide fun!

Lastly, a big thank you to the volunteers who helped control the parking and traffic for the Trunk or Treat event and the Outpost costume bicycle parade! Their time is greatly appreciated to allow us a safe, family-friendly event!


On October 26th, Sarah Dearbaugh of Studio 276 led the painting of a community memorial mural at the Canteen. We are creating a space for the community to share memories of their loved ones, share the grief they experience in general. The space is in the front of the building and will include a flower garden and a little library where members of the community can leave a thought in a book in the library, plant a flower, leave a stone… The window in the area will house the community memorial created on Thursday. The mural is a flower garden that will always be in bloom. During the growing season, flowers will be planted to join the painting. The continued creation of this space will involve additional community events and all are welcome to join. We are grateful to our neighbors for creating a space such as this. Sarah created a video of the gathering. You can see it here: Community Memorial Mural painting was so precious - Cedar Mountain Canteen


I’ve been traveling too of late; nothing like Linda & Richard though. Last week I traveled to Griffin, Georgia and spent 3 days at the Georgia Gourd Society’s annual show. It was their 25th year! I taught a few Make ‘n Take classes on Saturday then an afternoon class on Sunday, creating my “Mountain Shore Birds”.

The Georgia Gourd Society is a large group of gourd art enthusiasts who “welcome everyone with a big Southern hug”. It’s my absolute favorite show! In the attached photo is a very talented member of the Georgia Gourd Society: Lawrence Wood. Here he’s standing beside his competition gourd which won the top honor: “People’s Choice”! The competition was huge in number making this win even greater. Congratulations Lawrence! I wish you would all follow me down to this annual event next year so you could “see” all the things that can be created from the hard-shell gourd. And so you could meet the hundred or more wonderful members of the group!

You’ll see some of my gourd ornaments at the Cedar Mountain Arts & Craft show this Saturday inside the community center: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are 20 artists signed up to show their wares!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Fall came all too fast for me and I wasn’t ready for the low temps either. I surveyed my outdoor plants before the frost and decided to bring in a potted geranium. It is loaded with buds and red blossoms. Maybe I’ll have a photo next week.

My honey and I were shopping for some nice new wall plates for our new bath area and were looking at some attractive brushed nickel ones. Maybe it was how we were dressed but an associate came by and let us know the plastic ones were further down the aisle. Uh?

The next project is a new roof and gutters. The “old” roof wasn’t properly done and the decking was rotting around the edges and chimney. On or about Nov 17 we will have a new shingled roof with new leaf-proof gutters to follow. The metal roof had no “slide guards”. When we had heavy snow a few years ago the heavy snow slid off and not only pulled off a gutter but tore the satellite disk off the roof leaving holes. The satellite dish got a new home in the yard. Hope we have better luck with shingles. The old chimney is being eliminated as well.

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