WhetherLent at auction and


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will hold a silent auction on Monday August 8th. We have already collected some great items from businesses, locals and Brevard. The silent auction will open at 6 p.m. and you can browse the available items, place your bid and then enjoy a potluck with the community. Don’t forget to go back and see if someone else has bid on your favorite items. There will also be a short open auction at the end. Funds raised will go to the scholarship fund.

Please have your potluck dish on the serving tables by 6:15 p.m. so we can start eating quickly at 6:30 p.m.

Bidding will end at 7 p.m. and while dessert is served, the bidding committee will coordinate who won each item. They will notify the winners and may collect payment in cash, credit or check on site.


There will be no online bidding for the silent auction on our website as previously announced. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Blood collect

Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary is holding the next blood on Saturday, August 27 at the fire station from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Red Cross now. Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.

pancake breakfast

On Saturday, September 3, the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary will serve a free pancake breakfast at the fire station from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will have pancakes including blueberry and maple syrups, fruit salad and sausages for your viewing pleasure. . Donations will be gladly accepted and will benefit the fire department.

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League results for August 1: Yes, it was raining. Yes, 11 women showed up to play golf anyway. Seven persevered and completed nine holes. The game was Shamble Scramble played on the back nine. The winners: Diane Garvey, Sue Wojcik and Mel Kassab.

Christine’s Corner by Christine Pace

Many, many prayers were said for the pastor of Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Dr Leland Holland, as he underwent open-heart quadruple bypass surgery last Tuesday evening. Hospital staff at Mission Hospital in Asheville have done a great job and Leland is already recovering at home. Friends and family help him and his wife, Deb, in any way necessary, and Leland has home health care. Pastor Leland appreciates all prayers and welcomes them again on his road to healing.

VBS seniors

Pictured is the Vacation Bible School class at First Baptist Church in Mauldin, South Carolina. I was invited to speak at their arts and crafts class last Tuesday and enjoyed a warm welcome. Several plan to visit the Mountain Gourd Gathering on August 12 and 13 via their church bus. This is the first time I know of a VBS course for seniors. Pastor Bill Voorhes took this photo and is the senior class leader. Pastor Bill lived in Brevard for many years and was the head of the Baptist Association of Transylvania. During his tenure, he held several positions at Rocky Hill Baptist Church for Reverend Alton Taylor. Although now retired and living in Mauldin, he hasn’t slowed down.

August Celebrations

Another month is already here, and next week I will post the birthdays and anniversaries that will be celebrated this month. Please send yours to me by Monday August 8 via email at: [email protected] or call my phone number: (828) 885-2103. Thanks.


Becky McDaris

In 1989, I first met Becky McDaris while attending church services at Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain. Soft-spoken and always smiling, she was one of the first to welcome new visitors to the church or Cedar Mountain community center.

In the 1990s, Becky helped Gail Smith in the church nursery when extra hands were needed and was instrumental in adding a loudspeaker to the nursery so workers could hear messages from 11 a.m. by Pastor Alton Taylor. She later typed them up, made several copies to give to people who couldn’t be there, and put each sermon in a folder in Pastor Taylor’s office. When Alton Taylor died 20 years later, there were several boxes full of his carefully typed sermons.

In the summer of 1990, Becky handed me a cassette recording of the song “His Kind Of Love” and asked if I would consider singing it at our Homecoming Church in August. She said it was ‘just right’ for me and so I took it home, practiced it a hundred times and stood behind the pulpit on the way home to sing my very first solo. Unfortunately, I “listened” to the lyrics of the song too carefully and started crying less than halfway through. My dear husband Joe Earl Pace rushed to my side and actually finished it with me. I will never forget that. Mon Joe and Becky both worked at DuPont at the time. Now maybe they’re both singing together in heaven.

Becky’s last years at Rocky Hill Church were a big help for Gail as Becky helped out in the nursery every Sunday. They formed a brotherly bond and when Becky could no longer climb the mountain to attend church here, their bond remained strong. Becky called Gail Smith every weekday until her health made it too difficult. She wouldn’t burden others with her problems; always encouraging for all. She was our Becky: kind, generous, loving, strong, and full of foresight. We really miss her.

Becky was very involved in the community. Here are some of her responsibilities: reporter for Cedar Mountain News in the late 1960s, Sunday school teacher at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, member of the Cedar Mountain Community Center scrapbook committee, director and writer of Christmas programs at the community center, teacher of the kindergarten department at Rocky Hill, and worked at Brevard Elementary School in the after-school program. She also earned an early childhood degree after retiring from DuPont.

Around the House by Linda Packer Young

I’m preparing to put up a big sign to show where our entrance is because the delivery trucks are having trouble finding it. The house faces the street but the main driveway is on the upper level on the side street. They recently delivered boxes to the basement door again, so I had to do something. While we were gone, my neighbor heard someone swear when he saw the sign on the garage door that said “NO DELIVERIES” with instructions for delivering on the porch. Early in the summer, I found a heavy metal sign buried in the leaves under the trees that said “ROAD CLOSED”. He had been there since 1988 most likely. It now has a second life. I love recycling stuff like this and having another sign in the basement to fix and put on the intersection.

Thanks for reading the Cedar Mountain News. We’re here to make sure you know what’s going on in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the area. Please send all photos and/or news and announcements to [email protected] Photos must be close to 900 kB or better to be published in the news. The deadline for submissions is Monday evening or early Tuesday.

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