Aug. 23 This Week in Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Lake Tomahawk duplicate bridge results

The Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain on Aug. 14. There were two winners. Coming in first for north-south were Helen Kraus and Elizabeth Lovejoy. Coming in first for east-west were Bill Abramson and Barbara Lilenfeld. The game is free every Tuesday night. Those interested in joining can email Ron Gibson at for information.

Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church hosts homecoming

The Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate 126 years with a homecoming service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. The service will include gospel music and dinner will follow the morning service. The public is invited. The church is located at 124 West College Street. For more information call 669-2221.

Celebrate 181 years with Tabernacle United Methodist Church 

Tabernacle United Methodist Church will celebrate 181 years of service with homecoming services beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. New minister Rev. Lisa Beth White will deliver the sermon and a picnic on the lawn will follow. The community is invited to the event. 

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Regional Seawind Championship coming to Lake Tomahawk

The Black Mountain Yacht Club will host the Region 3 Seawind Championship at Lake Tomahawk on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. Skippers from eight states are invited to attend this regatta, with the reigning national and regional champion already commited to attend. The public is invited to come out and cheer on our local skippers as they take on some of the best skippers in the country.

Fundraiser in honor of Pam Brown

The public is invited to a fundraiser for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry’s, Hope for Tomorrow project, in memory of Pam Brown. Some of Pam’s friends are hosting this fundraiser to remember their sweet friend who loved this community, people, and the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry.

Pam graduated from Owen High in 1974 and after graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne and Appalachian State, began her teaching career. She taught at Valley Springs Middle School for almost three decades before retiring. Upon retirement, she began working at Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry where she loved helping those in need. She loved serving others.

Pam also loved New York City where she went on several trips with friends, planning every detail. This fundraiser event consists of a NYC themed “Little Italy” dinner and a silent auction. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 5 pm at First Baptist Swannanoa. Suggested dinner donations are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, Sept. 14. Visit the website, to make reservations or donations and for more information.

Craft and bake sale for Broad River Volunteer Fire Department

The Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department will host its annual craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 44 Broad River VFD Rd., Black Mountain. To reserve a $10 table for selling crafts, please call Jeannette at (828) 329-3531 or Becky at (828) 388-0360.