CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
COMING UP AT CMFRD
Pancake Breakfast in March on Saturday the 18th.
Memorial Day BBQ Fundraiser on May 27th.
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CEDAR MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
8725 Cascade Lake Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8 Appointments Remaining as of 1-25-23
The next blood drive is Sat, Apr 15, 2023, | 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sign up site for both https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
Don’t forget that the Cedar Mountain Community Center is hosting a Crockpot Cook-off this Saturday, February 4th with sampling starting at 5:30 pm. Contestants need to 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.
ROCKY HILL CHURCH
Rocky Hill Baptist Church is located at 10811 Hwy. 276-S, just 3/10 mile past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. This Sunday, February 5th, there will be a celebration of Communion followed by a covered-dish lunch next door in the Family Life Center. All are welcome!
The pastor of Rocky Hill is Dr. Leland Holland, who can be reached by calling the church at (828)862-5611
OYSTER ROAST AND VEGAN LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND FUNDRAISER RESULTS!
The Cedar Mountain Canteen and Whistlestop Market held a fundraiser on January 22, 2023, for a community fundraiser! This fundraiser for the Cedar Mountain Community Center and the Cedar Mountain Fire\Rescue Dept. raised $900. Whistlestop and the Canteen split the money between the two entities. Thanks to all who made these donations possible.
CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace.
GROUNDS FOR CELEBRATION:
It’s that time of year again when we discover how much more winter we can expect; Groundhog Day is Thursday, February 2nd. Spring will arrive officially on March 20th which is 46 days from Groundhog Day.
Tradition in Transylvania County is to celebrate Groundhog Day terming it instead as “White Squirrel Day”.
This year everyone is invited to meet at the Railroad Depot on Railroad Avenue in Brevard at 10:00 am to meet Brevard’s official White Squirrel ambassador “Pisgah Penny”. She will not only predict the weather for the next 6 weeks but will also predict the winner of the Super Bowl! WSQL radio will be broadcasting live, with radio personality Don DeBiase acting as Master of Ceremony. Brevard Mayor Maureen Copelof will officially proclaim this day as “White Squirrel Day”.
Railroad Avenue is located in the area behind the Food Lion.
OUR HELPFUL LIBRARY;
We have one of the best libraries in the state, I believe! Not only the spacious beauty, abundance of literature, and availability on (2) late nights, the staff is always helpful & extremely knowledgeable. There is so much more at our library than some would expect. An example is the opportunity to bring your child or grandchild to the library on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday afternoon where they can read to a calm canine companion, from 4:00-5:00pm.
Every month I post local’s birthdays and wedding anniversaries in this column, and am open to any other “celebration” you have! If you or someone you know has a February celebration please email the name & date at firstname.lastname@example.org
11 MONTHS REMAIN
As we say farewell to January - already - let’s welcome February, knowing the warmer weather, spring-blooming flowers & trees, and outdoor activities is just around the corner. I look forward to seeing you out and about!
AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young
In view of the terrible weather that is happening around us and the suffering that goes with it, we should feel very lucky that we have missed most of it. (I hope Mother Nature doesn’t see this or she may bring down her wrath upon us.) My crocuses are poking up green stems like fingers reaching for the sun. They are ready to bloom and I am ready to enjoy them. My daffodils are several inches high as well. Ours bloom later than the lower elevations so we get to enjoy the spring show a bit longer. I always breathe a sigh of relief when I see the earth come back to life and watch for the trees to grow greener day by day. Spring is my favorite time of year when the earth awakens and the scent of blooming flowers fill the air. I also love Fall when the leaves celebrate the end of Summer by rewarding us with a beautiful array of color, the aroma of drying leaves that accompany a walk in the woods, and then carpet the ground to frolic in. We can also see homes and areas that are screened by leafy trees. Now that I don’t do all the drying, I’ve discovered things along the roadside I never knew were there.
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