CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR THURSDAY 5-19-22
OPEN HOUSE The Center for Women recently moved from the rock house on Jordan Street in Brevard, to a larger building with ample parking, on Johnson Street (Brevard). They are hosting an Open House this Friday evening, May 20th, from 4-6pm.
FUNDRAISER FOR THE CENTER FOR WOMEN
Please start this Saturday, May 21st, with a visit to the Cedar Mountain Community Center where a benefit yard sale is being held to benefit the “Center for Women”. The sale starts at 7:00 am and lasts six hours, ending at 1:00 pm. Volunteers have been collecting tons of donated items for weeks, and will have them on display for all to see & purchase. No items are priced; instead your donation will be greatly appreciated for whatever treasures you find!
The volunteers would love to see everything gone at the end! Any one of them will be happy to tell you of the life-saving good works the Center for Women does, and all donations are greatly appreciated! Call Candy Gray for more information: (843) 991-2734.
The Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department Auxiliary will be serving their popular and tasty BBQ on Saturday May 28th from 11 am until 2 pm. Come early before the BBQ runs out. The suggested donation is $12.00 per plate or $15.00 per carton. Eat inside or take out. Thank you for your participation.
We want you to see what your previous donations have meant, so far, for the fire department and the community. We hope to have extrication equipment, paid for by your donations, on display. Saturday’s donations will go toward additional needed equipment.
SUMMER SING-ALONG OF 100-YEAR-OLD SONGS AT MCGAHA CHAPEL
Nothing could be finer. Come to the 100-Year-Old Songs Summer Sing-Along to welcome the summer season. Sing the songs your grandparents sang long ago, including lots of “rounds.” Our annual summer event is held at Historic McGaha Chapel (1872) on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 PM, after a two year COVID hiatus. Historic McGaha Chapel is located along Highway 276 South at Cedar Mountain, across from Sherwood Forest. Look for signs for parking, a shuttle service to the Chapel is provided for those who don’t wish to walk. The singing lasts for 45 minutes, then we retreat to a watermelon slicing on the grounds just outside the Chapel. Nothing could be finer, indeed!
ALL THINGS APPALACHIA SPEAKER SERIES
Program - Cedar Mountain, NC: A History of the Village and the Turnpike
Charles Burden, Doug Pace and Patty Stahl are scheduled to speak on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 at the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library.
The next blood drive at the Cedar Mountain FRD will be June 18th 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 https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.
FAITH MEMORIAL CHAPEL Faith Memorial Chapel is a beautiful open-sided chapel located on Stones Lake Road, off Hwy. 276 (Greenville Hwy.). Everyone is invited to their services.
The Chapel reopens for the season on Sunday, May 29th at 11:00 am. They hold weekly services through Labor Day weekend, with a different pastor/denomination each week. Schedules are available at Faith Memorial Chapel Sunday mornings.
Customarily, the pastor & choir of Rocky Hill Baptist Church, located here in Cedar Mountain, bring the first message of the season on this, the Memorial Day weekend. The pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, will bring his message and the Rocky Hill choir, lead by Lenoir Bishop, will bring a song or two. The organist will be Suzanne Lawson, also part of Rocky Hill’s music ministry.
NO GOOD TURN GOES UNPUNISHED - Nancy Cadora We have numerous bluebird nests around our home. For several years they have raised young in the hollow of a crabapple tree just outside my window. This morning the parents were screaming around the tree and I went outside to investigate. There was a king snake trying to get in the tree hollow. I tried to distract him with my cane but finally had to try and pull him out with my hand. I misjudged where his head was though, and he bit me on my right ring finger. I instinctively jerked when he bit and it tore the skin pretty badly leaving a bloody mess. I hated to give up but snakes have to eat too and I can’t stand guard 24/7. Lord knows I tried. I do enjoy the many birds that come to our feeders, seed, thistle and dried worms. I’m still at war with the squirrels (long tailed rats) but the hot pepper laced seed seems to deter them for a while. The Goldfinches are beautiful this year and I have an Indigo Bunting too.
CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace
I’ll miss the benefit BBQ at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department on Saturday, May 28th. I’m attending the AKC sanctioned Dog Show at the NC AG Center in Fletcher (across from the Asheville Airport). The BBQ is a great fund raiser for the fire department and I’m sorry I’ll miss it. My goodness my days are filled since spring has sprung!
As the “Gateway to DuPont” State Recreational Forest, Cedar Mountain’s traffic will increase many fold. Be careful, be safe, and have fun! I hope to see you here & there (I’ll be working at this Saturday’s Center for Women Yard Sale).
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AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young
On the way home from Sherwood Forest’s Spring Market Faire on Saturday my honey and I decided to drop in at the Cedar Mountain Outpost to sample The Blue Ghost Bubble cocktail that was concocted especially for Sherwood Forest Friends. We then went out to enjoy the band. Celtic music and song was performed by Thomas Huff and Gavin Winship. It just so happened that Gavin had treated us to an impromptu performance at the Cedar Mountain Fire BBQ last year. It was wonderful hearing him again. All tips were donated to the Cedar Mountain Fire Auxiliary.
My best friend and matron of honor at our wedding last September left this world for a better place last Thursday. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer soon after our wedding last September. We went to paramedic school together and Dnita and I soon became fast friends. She called me her North Carolina sister. It’s been over 40 years. I will miss her terribly.
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