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The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be holding a Silent Auction on Monday August 8th. We have already collected some great items from businesses, local people and from Brevard. The silent auction will open at 6pm and you will be able to browse available items, place your bid, and then go enjoy a potluck supper with the community. Don't forget to circle back and see if someone else has bid on your favorite items! There will also be a short open auction at the end. The funds raised will go toward the scholarship fund.

Please have your dish to share for the potluck on the serving tables by 6:15 pm so we can begin eating promptly at 6:30 pm.

Bidding will close at 7pm and while dessert is served, the auction committee will coordinate who has won each item. They will notify the winners and will be able to take payment in cash, credit, or check on the spot.


There will be no on-line bidding for the silent auction on our website as previously announced. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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 free 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 Dr. Jim Wooten. Jim is currently serving as the Interim Pastor at Greenville’s Earle Street Baptist Church, where he previously served as Senior Pastor from 1987 – 2008. Maggie Ramirez will provide wonderful selections of music.


Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League results for Aug. 1: Yes, it was raining. Yes, 11 women showed up to play golf anyway. Seven persevered and finished nine holes. The game was Shamble Scramble played on the back nine. The winners: Diane Garvey, Sue Wojcik and Mel Kassab.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


Many, many prayers were said for the pastor of Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Dr. Leland Holland, as he underwent open heart quadruple bypass surgery last Tuesday evening. The hospital staff at Mission Hospital in Asheville did an excellent job, and Leland is already home recuperating. Friends & family are helping him and his wife Deb in any way needed, plus Leland has home healthcare. Pastor Leland appreciates all the prayers and welcomes them still during his road to recovery!


Pictured here is the Vacation Bible School class of the First Baptist Church of Mauldin, SC. I was invited to talk at their arts & crafts class last Tuesday and enjoyed a warm reception. Several are planning to visit the Mountain Gourd Gathering here on August 12th or 13th via their church bus.

This is the first time I’ve ever known of a VBS class for senior citizens! Pastor Bill Voorhes took this picture, and is the leader of the senior’s class. Pastor Bill lived in Brevard many years, and was the head of the Transylvania Baptist Association. During his tenure he filled in several times at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, for Reverend Alton Taylor. Though retired now, and living in Mauldin, he has not slowed down!


Another month is here already, and next week I’ll post birthdays & anniversaries that will be celebrated this month. Please send me yours by Monday, August 8th via email at: or call my home number: (828)885-2103 Thank you!


In 1989 I first met Becky McDaris while attending church services at Rocky Hill Baptist Church here in Cedar Mountain. Soft spoken and always smiling, she was one of the first to greet new visitors to the church, or to the Cedar Mountain Community Center.

In the 1990’s Becky helped Gail Smith in the church nursery when there were extra hands needed, and was instrumental in having a speaker added to the nursery so workers could hear pastor Alton Taylor’s 11:00 am messages. Later, she typed them up, made several copies to give folks who couldn’t be there, and put each sermon in a folder in Pastor Taylor’s office. When Alton Taylor died 20 year’s later there were several boxes full of his neatly typed sermons!

In the summer of 1990 Becky handed me a cassette tape recording of the song “His Kind Of Love”, and asked if I would consider singing it at our church Homecoming in August. She said it was “just right” for me. And so I took it home, practiced it a hundred times, and stood behind the pulpit at homecoming to sing my very first solo. Unfortunately I “listened” too closely to the words of the song, and started crying less than one-half way through. My dear husband, Joe Earl Pace, rushed to my side and actually finished it with me! I will never forget that. My Joe and Becky both worked at DuPont then. Now maybe they’re both singing together in Heaven.

Becky’s last few year’s attending Rocky Hill church were a big help to Gail in that Becky would help in the nursery every Sunday. They formed a sisterly bond and, when Becky could no longer drive up the mountain to attend church here their bond remained strong. Becky called Gail Smith every day of the week until her health made it too difficult. She wouldn’t burden others with her troubles; always encouraging to all. That was our Becky: kind, giving, loving, strong & full of foresight. She is truly missed.

Becky was very involved in the community. Here are a few of her responsibilities;

Cedar Mountain News Reporter in the Late 1960s, Sunday school teacher at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Cedar Mountain Community Center Scrapbook Committee member, director and writer of Christmas Programs at the community center, nursery department teacher at Rocky Hill and was employed at Brevard Elementary School in the after school program. She also completed an early childhood degree after her retirement from DuPont.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

I’ve been preparing to put up a big sign to indicate where our driveway is because delivery trucks have trouble finding it. The house faces the street but the main driveway is on the upper level on the side street. They recently delivered boxes to the basement door again so I had to do something. While we were gone my neighbor heard one swearing when he saw the sign on the garage door saying NO DELIVERIES with instructions to deliver on front porch. Early in the summer I found a heavy metal sign buried in the leaves under the trees that said “ROAD CLOSED”. It had been there since 1988 most likely. It now has a second life. I love to recycle stuff like this and have another sign in the basement to fix and put by the intersection.

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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