Sheffield-Calahaln: It was a great birthday weekend

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Alisa Allen on Sept. 29; Lucas Shoffner on Sept. 30; Delbert Ramsey on Oct. 1; Ricky Swisher on Oct. 2; Sandra Dyson on Oct. 4; and Jamie Powell, Chris Keller, Savannah Reeves and Edward Thutt on Oct. 5. Anniversary wishes to Mike and Suzonne Stratton on Oct. 3.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

The Sheffield-Calahaln VFD/s 20 Gun Bingo is Nov. 11. Tickets are $50 which includes 20 games plus the meal, only a few left. Call Gary Allen at 336-345-3672 or Mitch Masencup at 336-909-1422.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the hotdog fundraiser at New Union for Brent Gobble and Brian Jacobs. It was a blessing to help these two fine young men. Our next and final Hotdog Saturday will be Oct. 28.

Ijames Baptist Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 will meet Sundays from 4:30-5 p.m.

A dedication service was held at Community Covenant Church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Rowan Fay gave the opening prayer and shared memories of the early days of the church.  A slide presentation of the building progress was shared by Jon Fox and Rev. Keith Ledford. Special music was by the McIntire Family. It was good seeing Pastor and Judy Fay, who was instrumental in the beginning of Community Covenant. The church has come a long way from a year or so ago when they had the groundbreaking ceremony. Rev. Ledford invites everyone to services on Sunday at 10:45.

Liberty Wesleyan fall chili or soup cookout will be Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.  In addition to the chili and soup, there will be hotdogs, desserts, s’mores, singing around the bonfire, and fellowship.  There will also be candy for the children.  On Nov. 12, there will be a luncheon following the worship service.

The 1965 Class of Harmony High School held their reunion Sept. 23 at Sharpe’s Café in Statesville.  Even with sickness and bad weather, the turnout was excellent. Thanks to Donna Wallace for sharing a photo.

Mountain Blessings played to a large crowd on Friday evening at MawMaw’s Restaurant. Last Hour Bluegrass will perform this Friday.

Brenda Bailey celebrated her birthday beginning on Friday the 22nd.  Mel Jones and the Bag of Bones sang “Happy Birthday” to her on Friday afternoon. On Saturday evening, she attended the Jay White “Neil Diamond Tribute” at the Brock and was the winner of the drawing for a fall floral wreath. On Sunday, she was the honored guest at the home of Bob and Kathy Ellis for a birthday party of several friends. The guests were served a meal of chicken pie, green beans, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, chips and dips, and birthday cake made by Kathy.  It was a wonderful weekend and I thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes that made this year extra special.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Bob Ellis, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Betty Godbey, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford and Suzonne Stratton.

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