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Picturing The Past: Community Clubs: An Essential Part For Developing Communities


Last updated 4/22/2019 at 1:30pm

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Roadside clean-up in the See Off community included the removal of numerous old cars along roadways in 1973

As community clubs throughout the Transylvania County grew in the mid-20th century they worked to develop programs for all ages. Community dinners, holiday parties and other entertainments were common but they also sponsored clubs and educational programs for both youth and adults.

Many programs focused on improving the appearance of their communities through projects such as roadside cleanup, adding signage and landscaping. Members held fundraisers for a variety of projects. They built floats for the Christmas parades in Brevard and Rosman. The youth of Cedar Mountain made their commun...

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