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Last updated 5/15/2020 at 10:12am

Mother’s Day

Hope that all of our readers had a nice Mother’s Day even if we couldn’t go to church and be with them. Just be sure to keep in touch with all of your elder family members by phone during this time of the stay-at-home order and also after as they will still need to stay away from this terrible virus.

Balsam Grove Jam Session

The Balsam Grove Community Club will not be opening for Jam Sessions in May. This is because many of our attendees are among those considered to be vulnerable, either because of age or other factors. Also, we could not host these events in any way that would meet the building occupancy requirements during the phased-in-reopening. We are looking to being back in full swing when it’s safe for all of us. The playground will be opened when the public playgrounds are allowed to reopen. If you have any questions, call Bernice Powell at 884-6058 or Carol Gardner at 884-6247. We hope everyone is safe and healthy. We miss seeing all our neighbors and friends.

Balsam Grove Playground

We are closing the Balsam Grove Community Club playground until Gov. Cooper cancels our stay-at-home order. Playgrounds were included in the order, and we want to do all we can to keep our children safe. Like our mothers taught us, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Thanks for your cooperation.


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 884-6247 or any other officer.

Silver Sneakers On Zoom

Balsam Grove is using a Zoom class to continue our Silver Sneakers program. We have participants from Balsam Grove, Silversteen, Brevard, Detroit and Holden beach who meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for visiting and exercise. If you have Silver Sneakers, it’s free! If not, it costs $5 per session. All you need is a device that connects to the internet and the Zoom app. We’ll even help you figure out the technology if you need help. For more information, contact Melissa McCall at 577-3724 or at [email protected]


Those celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Bo McCall, May 15; and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Blake, May 19. We wish all of them a happy anniversary.


Those celebrating a birthday this week are Phillip Dietrich, May 14; Rachel Perry, May 15; Sandra G. McCall and Stacy Arant, May 16; Grace Griffin, May 17; Catherine Kitchen and Brittany Austin, May 18; Barbara Stephens, Annette Shipman and Gurlie Owen, May 19; and Candace McCall and Ronnie Leonard, May 20. We wish all of them a happy birthday.

Rent The Community Center

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

Quebec Community Center

Anyone wishing to rent the Quebec Community Center should call Ann Hendrix at 862-4974. If you are planning a family reunion this summer and haven’t booked the community center yet you need to call to make sure you get the date you want.


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