Beech Community

This is a list of the winning groups from the 8th Annual Beech Mountain Community Club Golf Tournament, which was held at the Sugar Mountain Golf Course on July 27.

First place went to the team of Barry Crawford, Dee Dee Rominger, Gary Rominger, and Jacob Willis. Second place went to the team of Tommy Greene, Chris Greene, Curtis Jones, and Doug Matheson. Third place went to the team of Steven Pennell, Rick Pennell, Brad Estep, and Kenny Hicks. Cindy Riley and Randy Childress were the winners of the longest drive contest. Arville Ward, Larry Carpenter, Danny Boone, Gary Rominger, and Barry Crawford were winners of the closest to the pin contest. Congratulations to all of the winners.

The Beech Mountain Community Club would also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our sign sponsors: Attorney Gerald McKinney, Travis Turbyfill of Farm Bureau Insurance, Elk River Realty, Beverly Guy Accounting Inc., A+ Realty, A&S Plumbing, Ed Storey Construction, Fred’s General Mercantile, Creekside Electronics, Mountain Lumber Company, Real Estate Broker Tracy Simms, Buchanan Real Estate, Jones Carpet and Furniture, and Eagles Nest Realty. We would also like to thank all of the businesses who donated prizes for this event. We would also like to thank Sugar Mountain Golf Course for allowing us to host this event on their beautiful golf course. Our golf tournament was a great success, and we look forward to having it again next year.

The Beech Mountain Buckeye Recreation Center will be continuing their popular guided hikes for August. On Thursday, Aug. 15, they will be hiking the Lower Pond Creek Trail. This hike will begin at the public parking lot, across from the town hall, and will depart promptly at 10 a.m. Make sure to bring water, and wear appropriate footwear. For more information, please contact the Buckeye Recreation Center at (828) 387-3003.

The Beech Mountain Community Club will be having its monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The Avery County Shrine Club will have its monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Sissy’s Country House Restaurant in Elk Park.

The Beech Mountain Community Center will be hosting its nest fish fry at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. We will be serving both fish and chicken with all the fixings, including fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, and a dessert and drink. A fish plate is only $10, and a chicken plate is only $8. Come out and enjoy a great meal at a reasonable price.

Beech Valley Baptist Church will be having a movie night for the youth in our community every fourth Sunday night, starting at 4 p.m. Food will be served after the movie.

If you are interested in playing music, especially classic rock and roll and country music, and would be interested in performing at local community events, call Darrell Johnson at (828) 898-2094 or (828) 592-1818.

The Fall Creek Fire Department is on the lookout for new members. This is the perfect opportunity to help make a difference in our community. If you interested in becoming a volunteer, call Chief Jeremy Hayes or Captain Matthew Stansberry at (828) 898-8112, or send out an email to fallcreekvfd@skybest.com. Come by on Monday nights and pay us a visit to see what is going on at the Fall Creek Fire Department.

The Beech Mountain Community Club is on the lookout for new members. This is the perfect opportunity to help make a difference in our community. If you interested in becoming a volunteer, call Betty Lou Stansberry at (828) 297-1549, Kelley McGuire at (828) 898-5876 or Cathy Trivett at (828) 898-9299, or just come out to one of monthly business meetings.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Jerry Church, Meta McGuire, Matt Russell, David Dugger, and my good friend Jamie Shell a very happy birthday.

If you are interested in sharing positive historical and/or human interest stories, call me at (828) 898-4299, or send me an email at jrjones416@yahoo.com. Any pictures would be welcomed and greatly appreciated. I will be more than happy to include any events, announcements, birthdays or anniversaries that you would like to see in this article as well. If you are interested in reserving the community center for an event, call Betty Lou Stansberry at (828) 297-1549, Kelley McGuire at (828) 898-5876 or Cathy Trivett at (828) 898-9299.

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 especially ask that you keep Rachel Jones, Faye Mayberry, Lowell Church, Betty Lou Stansberry, Pauline Crawford, Frankie Crawford, Sondra Parlier, Mary Aldridge, Dennis Church, Wilma Storey, Beulah and Katie Trivett, Wendell Phillips, Charlie Coffey, Betty Norris, Bernice Mitchell, Linda Clawson, Jack Storie, Joanne Coffey, Ted Harmon, Ruth McCloud, Edith and Ford Jones, and David Mayberry in your thoughts and prayers as well.

I hope you all have a great week, and may God bless you.

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