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Originally published: 2012-11-01 16:24:38
Last modified: 2012-11-01 16:24:38

Beech Mountain Community news 11.1.12

Jason Jones / (news@averyjournal.com)

This past Saturday, Oct. 27, Beech Mountain Community Club held its annual Harvest Festival with great success. Everyone who came out to the Harvest Festival had a great time. Cecil Harmon was our first-place winner in our raffle drawing, winning the top prize of $100. Velma Gragg was our second-place winner and won a handmade rug. Joan Parlier was our third-place winner, taking home two handmade Indian dolls. Brooke Shomaker and Katie McGuire were the winners of our costume contest, while Doug and Linda Mast won the Ugly Man and Pretty Woman contest. Kyle Laws was the winner of the basketball throw, and Tonya Surgeon was the winner of the candy count. 

Joan Parlier, who has been dealing with a serious illness, made two pies to be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Beech Mountain Community Club. Gary Guy was the winner of both pies. 

A special thanks to everyone who came out to support both the Harvest Festival and Beech Mountain Community Club, as well as to all of the volunteers, especially Joan Parlier, for their hard work in making this year’s Harvest Festival such a success. 

Beech Mountain Community Club is having its annual Senior Citizens’ Thanksgiving Dinner and Veterans’ Celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. This event has become a tradition at the community center, and is always a highly anticipated event. This year’s menu will be turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, slaw, rolls and lots of homemade desserts. As always, this meal is free to all the seniors in our community over the age of 60, and for all of our veterans in our community. Volunteers are needed to assist in cooking, serving and delivering meals to homebound seniors. For more information, call Beech Mountain Community Center at (828) 898-5051 and leave a message. Come out and join us for a wonderful, home-cooked meal. 

Now that autumn is here, it is a great time to take part in some of the fun and exciting activities going on at Beech Mountain Community Center. Beech Mountain Community Club offers craft classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday. Some of the craft-learning opportunities include quilting, sewing, making handbags and rug hooking. Canning and jelly and jam making classes are also available. Everyone who is participating is encouraged to bring a covered dish. 

The community center gym is open for walking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and our lending library and community closet is open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights. Jewelry making classes are available beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights, with crocheting and rug-hooking classes are  available at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Line dancing classes are available at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. 

We also have many new clothing and household items in our community closet. Come on out, and enjoy everything that Beech Mountain Community Center has to offer.

Beech Mountain Community Club needs volunteers for its lending library, children’s library, craft center and community closet. For more information, call Beech Mountain Community Club at (828) 898-5051. Any donations made to our libraries or community closet would be greatly appreciated.

To reserve the community center for an event, or if you have any events, announcements, birthdays or anniversaries that you would like to see in this article, call (828) 898-4299. 

Please remember to keep those who are sick, as well as those who are going through a difficult time, in your thoughts and prayers. 

I hope that everyone has a great week, and may God bless you.