Sheffield-Calahaln: Center BBQ brings the community together

Published 1:33 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Brian Dyson and Allen Groce on Oct. 21; Loften Hill on Oct. 22; Linda Dyson on Oct. 23; and Vicki Groce on Oct. 26. Anniversary wishes on Oct. 20 to Luke and Candace Reeves.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Anyone interested in being a firefighter and serving the community, please see Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD by coming by the department or calling 336-492-5791.

Thank you to all who came out to the Center BBQ this past Saturday.  It was a great turnout.  Your support was greatly appreciated.  Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped, for we could never have done it without you. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you at the next BBQ. My thanks to Jenny Lanier Ely for the article and photos.

Shorty Bowles was surprised on Thursday at the BoTyme Jam with a birthday party celebrating his 80th birthday. Lanna Pace and Julia Pilcher headed up the party planning.  The folks at the jam brought a lot of food to include: fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, slaw, macaroni salad, rolls, and a large assortment of desserts in addition to the birthday cake. Everyone wishes Shorty a very Happy Birthday. My thanks to Lanna and Julia for coordinating this surprise and for the photos.

If you like to play music or just enjoy listening and dancing, check out the Meatlocker Jam on Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and/or BoTyme each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The BoTyme Jam will be closed Thursday, Oct. 19.  For more information and location of these jams, contact me via Facebook or email.

New Union’s next and final Hotdog Saturday for 2023 will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  There will also be some baked goods and RADA cutlery for sale.  The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads. Hope to see you there.

New Union welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week.  A Blessing Box is ready for those in need.  Kids Power Hour is each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ijames Baptist Church’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Ijames is collecting non-perishable items for a Blessing Box on the church grounds.  Anyone in need may take what they can use. Ijames TeamKid for ages 3 years to 5th grade and the Youth Group, ages 6th-12th grade will meet each Sunday from 5-6 p.m.  Adult Bible Study will be Sunday evenings at 5 on the topic “Counter Culture.” Everyone is invited.  Ijames Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 will meet Sundays from 4:30-5 p.m.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. Choir practice is each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The fall chili and soup cookout will be Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.  There will also be hotdogs, desserts, s’mores, singing around a bonfire, and fellowship.  There will be some candy for the children. On Nov. 12, there will be Thankfulness meal following the 11 a.m. worship service, honoring Pastor Neil Taylor and family, who is serving as pastor, for Pastor Appreciation Month.

Chester Reeves of Chester’s Quilts will have a sale of quilts and throws Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. He has a new selection pieced and quilted by him. The sale is at 247 Turkeyfoot Road.  Call 336-492-5837.    

The Connor Lambert Band played to a full house Friday evening at MawMaw’s Restaurant. Local talent performs each Friday evening from 6-8.

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, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, 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.  Our sincere condolences to the families of Timothy Dale Pearce and Elizabeth Foster.

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