Cedar Mountain News


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 3:57pm

Cedar Mountain Historical Calendars

The 2021 calendars are for sale at Whistlestop, Creekside, the Cedar Mountain Cafe, and the Hiker and the Hound for a donation of $15. Stop in and get yours now before they run out.

The Cedar Mountain History 2021 calendars will also be available for purchase at the Spaghetti Supper drive-thru on Oct. 10.

Spaghetti Supper

The Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary is having a baked spaghetti supper drive-thru fundraiser at the Cedar Mountain Community Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. The menu will be baked spaghetti, salad, bread and a cookie. The suggested donation is $10.

It was necessary to do the drive-thru at the community center, so as not to block any doors at the fire station.

Lucas Chest Compression System

The proceeds of the spaghetti drive-thru will go toward the purchase of a LUCAS Chest Compression System for the Cedar Mountain Fire-Rescue Department. This device delivers high-quality chest compressions for extended periods of time. The device will be used to help save those who suffer a heart attack known as a Code Blue. When a heart attack occurs in a remote location it is nearly impossible to perform adequate CPR while a person is being carried over a trail. This device will give consistent compressions under any conditions and increase the chance of survival.

We hope to have one of these machines available for viewing and a demonstration at the drive-thru. The Lucas device costs about $15,000, so any donation you would like to make toward its purchase would be welcomed.

Free Food

A full week of free food from Transylvania School Nutrition Services will be available for pick up on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all Transylvania Schools cafeteria sites for children 18 and under. Davison River students will pick up at Pisgah Elementary. Each food bundle will contain five days of breakfast and lunch items, along with a hot meal. If Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is not convenient for your family, visit http://www.tcsmeals.com for a list of locations and contact information. You may also email [email protected] for further assistance. TCS School Nutrition Services is on Facebook.

Blood Drives

A blood drive will be held on Oct. 17. There will also be a blood drive on Dec. 19. Blood drives are held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountains Fire Department. Those whose lives have been saved by your donations thank you.

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf

League results for Sept. 21: Nineteen players competed on the front nine, counting strokes from tee to green. Winner: Nancy Waclawek, with 17. Low Net: Sandy Eidson, with 26. Low gross: Peggy Baldwin, with 34.

Cedar Mountain Community Center

If you have an event or meeting scheduled or need to schedule one, please check with Caroline Chambers regarding reservations. Her number is (828) 290-9662 or you can email [email protected]

Come see our beautiful new pavilion, with picnic tables for your enjoyment.

Christine’s Corner

By Christine Pace

The weather is changing, with much cooler mornings this past week. We’ve been waking up to the 40s, but with temps rising to the mid-60s, the days have been wonderful; and no rain! Some nearby residents are decorating for fall as I write this and when you read this in the newspaper fall will indeed be here.

This past Saturday members of Rocky Hill Baptist Church gathered at two parking lots in DuPont State Recreational Forest handing out water and snacks and good will.

On Sunday evening the pastor of Rocky Hill Church, Dr. Leland Holland, showed the last of eight episodes in the inspiring movie “The Chosen,” season 1. I have never enjoyed a movie more. The cast, sets, costumes and script brought the Bible to life. Leland is considering showing the whole movie again in a two-day spread (the movie is seven to eights hours long). If you are interested in watching this, let Leland know by calling Rocky Hill Baptist Church at (828) 862-5611, or let me know and I’ll pass it along. Email [email protected]

Schools are still in session in Transylvania County as we keep COVID-19 under pretty good control. I see folks wearing masks everywhere. I don’t “go” as often as I used to, and I suppose many others don’t either? I waited in line 45 minutes this past week though for my flu shot. Hopefully, all the mask-wearing and washing of hands will diminish the flu outbreaks greatly this year.

Keeping my distance, I popped into the Blackburn’s farm while in town. Phyllis is who reminded me to get my flu shot. And, of course, I couldn’t leave without getting some fresh-laid eggs and vine-ripened tomatoes. I saw some beautiful woodwork by Ed Blackburn, which got me itching to get back home to my arts and craft room. Ah, but first the flu shot. I was surprised at the wait. Seems every other person coming in the store was asking to get a flu shot.

Did you get your flu shot? Do you have any news? Please let Linda Young or me know. And, please, stay safe.

Around The House

By Linda Young

My husband and I had a tradition of going to the apple orchards every fall, and I have continued that tradition. My neighbor, Candy Gray, and I visited Granddads orchard in Hendersonville Monday and had a great time. Candy had “orders” from friends to buy apples for them and meticulously hand-picked the best ones from a bin. I usually get a Hubbard Squash, (they make the best “pumpkin” pie), but I found the perfect size squash at Whistlestop last week. Instead, I got some homemade cherry jam and a piece of their homemade apple pie. It was so good that I thought about going back and getting a whole pie. The line for the bakery was long, so I nixed that. I can make my own pie.

I wasn’t finished with summer yet and here it is fall already. I finally had to turn my furnace on. Fall and spring are my favorite seasons. I like seeing the trees don their colorful “plumage” and then drop their leaves in preparation for winter. Then I look forward to seeing the first green hue as they come to life again in the spring. I’d like to skip winter altogether, but without it there would be no spring.

Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments are encouraged and welcome. We’d like to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Photos are welcome as well.

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