The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Community Suppers Are Traditional Events


The cover of the Mathatasian Club cookbook.

Community suppers have long been popular events at the community centers throughout the county. Local residents get together for socials gatherings, benefits or fundraisers, and to share their favorite dishes. It's only natural that cookbooks filled with recipes from the community cooks developed from all these dinners.

In 1959, the Balsam Grove Community Development Club used the proceeds from the sale of their cook book to aid in the completion of The Albert Schweitzer Memorial Hospital. The hospital construction had begun in 1955 as a community project inspired by Dr. Gaine Cannon to...

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