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Last updated 4/22/2020 at 4:05pm

Lake Toxaway Supports Seneca, S.C.

Seneca, S.C., was hit by a tornado on the evening of April 12. Lake Toxaway residents Joe and Gay Owen have close ties to the community and have been in contact with their friends in Seneca. The community is in great need of food for their food bank, and with all the additional first responders working to clean up, there is a greater need for food and water. The Lake Toxaway community has stepped up to support their neighbors to the south and donated a huge amount of goods that were delivered by Joe and Gaynelle. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Especially now when we are all having difficult times, it is amazing to see everyone come forth with such generous gifts to others who need it more.

Toxaway “Call A Senior” Program

During this most difficult time it is hard to know what to do for the seniors in our community. It may be the most simple task that could work the best – picking up the phone and making a call or dropping a card in the mail. Possibly have a child make a card. Try to call your elderly family members or neighbors on a regular basis. Think about putting a card in the mail just to say hello. If you happen to have a phone book, try calling an older friend to make sure they are doing well. The Lake Toxaway community is known for its community spirit. Now it the time to shine.

Playground Closed

It is with great regret the Lake Toxaway Community Center board has made the decision to close the playground until further notice.

Walking On The Track

When the weather is nice it is good to see families out walking on the quarter-mile track at Lake Toxaway. It’s a great place to get your exercise during your time at home. Remember to practice your social distancing while you are walking on the track.

Grab-and-Go Lunch

There will be lunch delivery again from 12:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. at the Lake Toxaway Community Center. Contact School Nutrition Services at (828) 884-6173 if you need additional information.

Recipe Of The Week: Banana Crumb Muffins

By Christy Denney

Yield: 10 muffins



•1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon baking soda

•1 teaspoon baking powder

•1/2 teaspoon salt

•3 bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)

•3/4 cup white sugar

•1 egg, lightly beaten

•1/3 cup butter, melted

•1 teaspoon vanilla

•1 teaspoon cinnamon

•1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


•1/2 cup packed brown sugar

•1/4 cup all-purpose flour

•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•2 tablespoons butter


•Preheat oven to 375 degrees F lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

•In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

•For the crumb topping: In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles wet sand. You can use your hands too to incorporate the mixture. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

•Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Recipe notes: Source: adapted from Allrecipes (Doubled topping)

Building Rental

Lake Toxaway Building rental is closed until further notice. For more information, call Pam Owen at (828) 553-0373.

To rent the Quebec Community Center, contact Ann Hendrix at 862-4974

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