County Line: Breakfast with Santa a hit at Clarksbury

Published 8:36 am Thursday, December 9, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

County Line is definitely feeling the spirit of Christmas as there are many community events planned. The birth of Jesus Christ, the reason for the season, is most important.
Enjoy your evening Saturday, Dec. 11 by including our two local “drive-thru” nativities on your itinerary:
• Clarksbury United Methodist, NC 901, will have a drive-thru live “Nativity” from 5:30-8 p.m.; and
• Society Baptist, Garden Valley Road just off Society Road via US 64 West, invite everyone to join them from 6-7:30 p.m. as they “Journey to Bethlehem” re-enacting the events of that Holy Night when Jesus Christ was born. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as you drive thru.
Calvary Baptist will have no service Wednesday night, Dec. 15. Members are asked to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 for a Christmas service with gifts for residents at Rosewood Nursing Center in Harmony. The church also thanks everyone who supported their drive for clothes for Matthew 25 Ministries of Harmony. Chrissy Myers and Amanda Rogers took a truck load to the ministry. Also, church members are reminded that Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will be taken through Sunday, Dec. 26.
Piney Grove AME Zion will celebrate Advent with special programs throughout December. Church members will meet at the church no later than 4:30 p.m. for a trip to the Tanglewood “Festival of Lights” this Saturday. The group will leave the church at 4:45 p.m.
Upcoming events: Christmas celebration at Piney Grove AME Zion Sunday, Dec. 19; Christmas cantata at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, followed by fellowship & snacks at Calvary Baptist; Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, followed by fellowship, snacks, & treats at Society Baptist; and “Children’s Christmas Program” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Clarksbury United Methodist followed by fellowship & visit with Santa.
Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Safriet Hayes, who died Wednesday of last week at home. The second of four children, she was born in 1927 in Davie County to the late Martin “Mart” and Lizzie Seamon Safriet of County Line. She was reared on Smith Road at Ridge Road until her family moved to a farm on Campground Road around 1935. She attended Society Baptist with her family and attended Cool Spring High School. In 1948 she married fellow County Liner Charles Hayes, who died in 1982; the couple made their home in Statesville and reared son Chuck and daughter Dawn. A member of Chapter 214 of the Eastern Star and the Statesville Business and Professional Women’s Club, Mary worked for Southern Bell and later retired from Uniglass Industries in 1991. She enjoyed traveling, homemaking, and spending time with her children and their families. A service celebrating her life was held last Tuesday morning in the chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville; a private burial was held at Iredell Memorial Gardens.
Our community sends get-well wishes to Mildred Cartner Beck, who has been at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Abbey Cartner’s delayed surgery was successful and she is recuperating at home. Betty G. Richardson and Alice C. Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Mildred, Abbey, Betty, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s support and blessings upon the family of Mary as they deeply miss her presence in their lives. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the pandemic. As of last Monday, our state daily positive test rate has decreased to 7.7 percent. With the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday season, let’s all keep our guard up and continue to decrease that rate.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email