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Balsam Grove News


September 19, 2019

Jam Session

There will be a jam session at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting with a chicken supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Come out for a good country cooked meal and then sit back and enjoy the music and fellowship.

Food Pantry

The food pantry at God’s Way on Tanasee Gap Road will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Be sure to come by if your family is in need of food.

71st Annual Gillespie Reunion

The 71st annual Gillespie Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Balsam Grove Community Center starting at 11:30 a.m. Bring a well-filled picnic basket, plus serving utensils, as well as a container of tea. Coffee will be available, plates, cups, eating utensils and ice will be provided. Come and encourage all of your family members to attend, so they may spend time getting to know their relatives and family history. Be sure to bring your camera and make some special memories of your own. You don’t know what you are missing by not attending.

Bread Of Life Food Truck

The Bread of Life food truck will be at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. They will have plate lunches that you can take home with you. This service is available to anyone in the community, so make plans to come out to the community center on Wednesdays and get your plate lunch to eat.


Heidi Danielle Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hall of Balsam Grove, became the bride of Matthew Hayden Garren on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Macedonia Baptist Church. We hope that they have a wonderful future as they start their next chapter in life.


Just a reminder, if you have donations for our yard sales, contact a community club officer to meet you at the community center to put it in the building. Items get ruined if they are just dropped at the door, and then we have to pay to have it hauled off. We appreciate your cooperation. Calls may be made to Bernice Powell at 884-6058 or Carol Gardner at 884-6497 or any other officer.


They have started a playgroup at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Melissa Pearl of Community Playgroups is heading this up. There will be different activities, crafts, snacks, etc., at no expense to the parents. For more information, email or call (828) 808-6638.

Silver Sneakers And Zumba

There have been some changes to the Tuesday exercise classes at Balsam Grove Community Center. From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be a balance, equality and stretch class. From 5:35 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. there will be a cardio/weight and bend toning class. The Zumba class will do circuit interval training from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and balance/gentle yoga from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are free with silver sneakers membership. There is a small charge for the others. Dr. Melissa McCall is the instructor. For more information, contact Bernice Powell at 884-6259.


Those celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Owen, Sept. 29. We wish them a happy anniversary. 


Those celebrating a birthday this week are Lucy Owen and Hazel Langford, Sept. 28; Tony Owen, Kim Hawkins and Eric Hartin, Sept. 29; Naomi P. Powell, Sept. 30; Cathi Brown, Oct. 1; Gwyn Warren, Oct. 2. We wish all of these a happy birthday. 

Rent The Community Center

If you would like to rent the Balsam Grove Community Center, call 884-6058 to book the date you want the building.

Senior Citizens Lunch

For all seniors 60 and older you may go to the Quebec Community Center Monday through Friday for lunch, games, fellowship and fun. If you would like to join them, call Pam McCall at 862-4466 for more information.

Quebec Community Club

The Quebec Community Club has made some changes to rent the building. For those wanting to rent the building, call Ann Hendrix at (828) 862-4974 and tell her when you want to rent the building and what for. It is also $50 per day to rent the building.


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