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Last updated 11/19/2020 at 10am

Yard Sale

There will be a yard sale at the Balsam Grove Community Center’s red building on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Please wear a mask. Everything will be half-price. No breakfast will be served. Proceeds to benefit the community center.

Bingo And Jam Session

There will not be any bingo or jam session at the Balsam Grove Community Center for the remainder of 2020. We miss everyone and hope that all of you stay well. Hopefully, we will open back up in March 2021.

God’s Way Food Pantry

We are no longer able to allow after hours pick-up. Food pantry is every other Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The next food pantry will be Nov. 28. Drive-through only. If you are sick or unable to come, call to have someone to pick it up for you. Blessings to David, Lydia and staff.

Community Club Meeting

The Balsam Grove Community Club will meet on Thursday, Dec. 7. Note the change of date. This is so we can join the WNC Communities Award Ceremony meeting via Zoom. A short business meeting will follow. We don’t know the time yet.


The Balsam Grove Community Club is suspending its scheduled Wi-Fi for student times until further notice. If any student needs access to Wi-Fi, they can still access it in the parking lot close to the brick building. Also, they can contact Carol Gardner at 884-6247 if they need to schedule a time during the school day or need more information.

Balsam Grove Playground

The Balsam Grove playground at the community center is open at this time. Just be sure to check for bees and practice safety by wearing a mask and social distancing and be sure to wash hands before entering the playground and after leaving the playground.


If you have donations for your yard sales, contact an officer of the community club to meet you at the community center to put it in the building. Items get ruined if they are just dropped off 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 [email protected] It’s lots of fun.

Upcoming Events

Wear a facemask and social distance if you plan to be out and about for yourself as well as for others. There are no community events taking place at this time due to the COVID-19.


Those celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Junior Galloway, Nov. 16, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bowers, Nov. 18. We wish all of them a happy anniversary.


Those celebrating a birthday this week are Wade Batson, Nov. 14; Benjamin Owen, Nov. 17; and Sherry Owen, Nov. 18. We wish all of them a happy birthday.

Rent The Community Center

For questions or information about the Balsam Grove Community Center, call 884-6058.

Quebec Community Center

For information about the Quebec Community Center, call Ann Hendrix at 862-4974 for more information.


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