Sheffield-Calahaln: Eddie Proctor recognized for starting music jam

Published 1:07 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Paul Beck on Jan. 27; Michael Swisher and Chastity Reeves on Jan. 28; Larry Gobble and Samantha Davis on Feb. 1. Happy anniversary to W.A. and Brenda Beck who will celebrate on Feb. 1. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

The New Union Men’s Group is selling tickets for one pound of barbecue.  Cost of $15 includes slaw, buns and dip. Pick up at New Union Church on Saturday, March 2.  For tickets and more information, contact 336-345-3672.

Last week, a jam session was held at Eddie’s Place (formerly Meatlocker), honoring Eddie Proctor, who started these sessions around 20 years ago.  His place has given many musicians and singers a chance to perform and has given a place for people to hear country, gospel and bluegrass music at no charge. We all love Eddie and thank him for all he’s done and continuing to do for this community.

Each Friday from 6-8 p.m. local talent is featured at MawMaw’s Restaurant on US 601 S., Mocksville.  This past Friday, Mona Jo and Friends played to a huge crowd. My thanks to Mona Jo for letting me sing a country song during her bluegrass show. Mona Jo Griffin is well-known in Davie County and her style of being so open to other singers and musicians, giving them a chance to perform, is greatly appreciated by all.

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, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford and Suzonne Stratton.  Our condolences to the Richard Davis family and the Linda Davis family.

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