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The next blood drive will be held at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept on Saturday, February 19th between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Appointments are recommended.

Please donate if you can. Blood banks are reportedly at a critical low point across Western North Carolina. Your donation is urgently needed. Please come and do your part to lessen the demand.

There will also be blood drives held on April 16th and June 14th.


On Saturday, March 12th there will be a pancake breakfast prepared by the auxiliary at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept. Serving will begin at 8 am. Donations gratefully accepted.


Chuck Owenby, a Republican Candidate for Transylvania County Sheriff, has a meet & greet scheduled at the Cedar Mountain Community Center on Saturday, March 12th from 2 pm to 4 pm.


To rent the center please contact us now before the wedding bookings start. Please send an email to with your proposed date as soon as possible. You may also apply online at

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


Lucia Gerdes of the Cedar Mountain Cafe celebrated a birthday on February 9th. Judy Patrick celebrated the next day, February 10th. Happy birthday, ladies!


Anyone age 60 or older is invited to enter the Land Of Waterfalls Senior Olympics! There are many areas to enter; arts, track, basketball, etc. You can pick up an application from Brenda Skeffington at Silvermont Mansion in Brevard, or from the Transylvania County Recreation Department located behind the Pisgah Forest Elementary School. Or go online to:

I would love to know who in Cedar Mountain may be entering this year, and what event(s), please. I’ll root for you! I may enter myself.

Let me know what you’re doing, at Thanks!


You can use my above email too, to get on the list for available classes at this year’s Mountain Gourd Gathering which will be held the second week in August in the Family Life Center next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Dates are Thursday thru Saturday, August 11, 12 & 13th. This will be our 10th year! The website is

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We are planning to put on an addition to our home to enlarge the kitchen, bathrooms, and great room Finding a place to stay for 2 or 3 months, that wouldn’t cost a fortune, and would allow us to bring our cats, was nigh on impossible. We hope that problem is now solved. We bought a small motor home that we can park on our property and plan to live there with the cats while the work is done. We had also hoped to make a trip along Rte 66 to California before too long and take the cats with us. The “boys” don’t like the cat carriers and loudly register their complaints all the way to the vet and back. We hope to acclimate them to the motor home by taking them on short trips before then without the carriers. (We will bring the carriers just in case. We also need a smallish 4WD vehicle that can be safely towed. Failing that we would need to pull a trailer with our SUV on it. We have decided to call the motor home The INFIRMARY, (with good reason).

Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments are encouraged and welcome. We’d love to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Photos are welcome as well. Please respond by Monday evening.


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