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Cedar Mountain News for Thursday Nov 26th 2020




Consider joining Sherwood Forest Friends for 2021! We are a 501c3 organization and have enjoyed partnering with Cedar Mountain in activities in the past. We hope that next year we can gather in person and get back to our mission: preserving the culture of this area and conserving land and keeping it undeveloped. Looking ahead, we want to promote the importance of Dark Skies, sponsor a Hike ’n Bike event and offer sessions with a variety of speakers and entertainers. Send a check for $50, $100 or $250 to Sherwood Forest Friends, Box 212, Cedar Mountain, 28718. A For the holidays, a gift membership is perfect for someone who values the natural world, or someone who has everything else! CHRISTMAS CANTATA SCHEDULED The choir of Rocky Hill Baptist Church is practicing this year's Christmas cantata, under the direction of choir leader Lenoir Bishop, and is going very well. The date the cantata will be performed to the public is December 20th AT 6p. This cantata will be a blessing to all who hear it. For more information please call the pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, at (828) 862-5611. BLOOD DRIVE The next blood drive will be on December 19th. Blood drives are held between 8:30a and 12:30p at the Cedar Mountains Fire Dept. Those whose lives have been saved by your donations thank you. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels of Brevard is currently surveying the need for lunch-time weekday meal deliveries in the Cedar Mountain community. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please contact Meals on Wheels via email at by December 15, 2020, or visit their website at: Meals on Wheels of Brevard has been delivering meals since 1978. All meals are prepared at the Transylvania Regional Hospital under the supervision of a registered dietitian. Meals are low in fat & sodium and satisfy 1/3 of the daily nutritional requirements, and meet standards for cardiac & diabetic nutrition. Fees are arranged on a sliding scale; inability to pay will not disqualify anyone from receiving meals. Please contact Meals on Wheels if you are interested in receiving these lunches, or if you would like to volunteer to help. STUDIO276 CHRISTMAS MARKET Studio276 in Cedar Mountain is presenting a Christmas Market on December 12th from 11 - 2pm. Some of the participating businesses will be Dog Hair Designs, home décor, Sonne Studios, jewelry/watches, Faith Farm Designs, an arts and crafts studio, Hiker & the Hound, an outdoor equipment Store, and Cedar Mtn Moonshine, founded by Wes Dearbaugh, aka Papa Moonshine. Other Cedar Mtn businesses and organizations are getting into the spirit too! There will be booths full of holiday goodies and you and your family can have your pictures taken with the Appalachian Santa. Want to be a part of the holiday magic? Email Sarah Dearbaugh at CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CENTER If you have an event or meeting scheduled or need to schedule one, please check with Caroline Chambers regarding reservations. Her number is 828-290-9662 or you can email us at Our beautiful new pavilion has picnic tables for your enjoyment. It’s a great spot to sit and watch Tennis, basketball, or Pickleball players on the sports court as well.


A NEW "TAYLOR" IS BORN Thomas Perry Taylor (Tommy) and Pauline Turner Taylor, of Effingham, SC and "summer people" at "Sunriver" in Cedar Mountain, NC are happy to announce the birth of their third grandchild, Devon Perry Taylor, born November 13,2020 in Florence, SC to Justin Perry Taylor and Alison Wheeler Taylor. Devon weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21.5" long.He has a cute nose like his mother, and favors his dad, with thick black hair like his great granddad, Perry E. Taylor, and has what his granddad used to have: sweet fingers and toes like his great, great granddad, James Perry Taylor and his great, great, great granddad James Paschal Taylor, the "Father of the Peach" of Greer, SC. Devon's dad Justin was born August 30th, the same birthday as baby Devon's great, great, great, great granddad, Wesley Perry Taylor! Wesley fought in the Civil War. Baby Devon's great, great, great grandmother, Rosa Heath Taylor was born in Cedar Mountain and loved to fish in the river. All these and their spouses are in heaven with Jesus Christ, their Savior, who died and arose for us. Devon's grandmother, Pauline, is sad that she will not be able to hold him for several months because she fell and broke her shoulder going to work on November 19 at the entrance to Taylor Garden and Gift Shop. She will not be making Christmas decorations for now. She needed a rest. Imagining what the future may hold for my new grandson, Devon has long fingers and could possibly play violin like his dad with Florence Symphony Orchestra, or piano like his great, great, granddad Horace Thomas Turner of Effingham, SC, or his great grandmother, Mary Turner Taylor of Sunriver, or his Aunt, Amy Carolyn Taylor of Florence with her English husband, Edward. Devon's Aunt Lauren Taylor Wilkie of Sunriver plays harp and violin and her husband Don from Australia plays violin. Maybe we will have a string quartet someday. Maybe Devon will sing like his dad, or his great grandad, or like Granny, or great Aunt Frenchie Taylor Moser of Florence, SC or his Aunt Leah Taylor Jones of Largo, Florida. Maybe he will preach like his uncle Brad Jones formerly of Cedar Mountain (son of Alvin & Barbara Jones), and his granddad (Tommy Taylor), and great grandad, both associate pastors of Parkland Church of Florence, and his uncle Alton Taylor, former Pastor of Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain. Children are indeed "a gift from the Lord" (Psalm 127:3-5) and they are a "living legacy." We can hardly wait to bring Devon to Cedar Mountain to play with his first cousins, Pauline Rose Wells of Florence and Wyatt Hamilton Wilkie of Sunriver. His other grandparents, David and Suzette Wheeler of Florence are "beside themselves" with joy like the Taylor's! We recently celebrated an outdoor family reunion with the Taylor's and Heath's in Cedar Mountain at Sunriver, by the river, on October 22. We had beautiful weather and a great turnout! Lots of memories are made at Sunriver in beautiful Cedar Mountain, NC. Submitted by Tommy Taylor AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Young I finally have a new computer. I picked up about 1:30 at Staples in Hendersonville. I treated myself to lunch at the Golden Corral before that. So good. The computer I borrowed doesn't even have WORD so I am having to compose directly in an email only rather than an attached document. I miss all the extra stuff my computer had. I just hope the Computer Tech Squad can get something off my fried hard drive. All my photos, all my documents and all my email contacts are on there. Please ask the powers that be to rescue my stuff. Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments are encouraged and welcome. We’d like to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Photos are welcome as well. Please email your news, photos or any questions to by Monday evening.


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