Oct. 25 This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge

The Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk on Oct. 16 and had a great time. Coming in first was the team of Dan McGaughey and Lynda Briggs. The team of Larry Pearlman and Marti Saltzman came in second and Ed Zawaki and Elizabeth Lovejoy finished in third. The game is free on Tuesday nights, and if you would like to join in, whether local or from out of town, email for information.

Donate 2 Educate at Owen High School

From Oct. 22- Nov.5, Owen High School is partnering with Goodwill for a school fundraiser an all are invited to help the school. Please place your unwanted items inside the Goodwill trailer located in the school parking lot 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The OHS PTSO will earn funds to support grants for teachers to attend professional development activities this school year.

The most needed items are clothing, accessories, linens, home decor, furniture, electronics. Mattresses, broken or stained items, TVs or building materials cannot be accepted. For more information, please contact the OHS front office at 686-3852.

Linus Project quilting group

This is a group of sewers and non- sewers who enjoy helping to make quilts and other items for children and adults at Mission Hospital and in the community. We focus on children’s quilts which are given out by the Regional Linus Project Group to children in crisis in the local area. However, we also pin quilts, sometimes sort donated fabric, stuff pillows, etc. - all for others who are in need. Do come join us.

We will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, on the lower level of the Lakeview Center for Active Aging at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain. No experience is necessary. Fabric has been donated and experienced quilters are available to teach and help out. There is no charge. A sewing machine is not needed unless you want to sew some pillowcases. Projects can be taken home to be finished. Call Sara Hill at 664-0974 for more information.

Breakfast fundraiser on Chapel Road

Homer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will hold a breakfast fundraiser from 7-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 202 Chapel Road in Black Mountain. Food options for the meal, which costs $6, will include biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, grits, sausage and bacon.

For deliveries contact Lisa at 713-5119. Proceeds will support the church's ladies auxiliary.

Howl-O-Ween Parade set for Oct. 27

The 16th Annual Howl-O-Ween Parade, which features pets and many of their owners dressed in costumes, will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event, which is sponsored by local businesses, will begin in Town Square.

The parade will be followed by a costume contest and all proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Animal Relief Fund.

And coming up...

Annual Turkey Dinner for Garren Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Garren Creek Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Turkey Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Everyone is welcome and donations are accepted. This event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary which supports the firefighters and rescue workers.

Please join us for good home-cooked food at the main station (10 Flat Creek Road, at the corner of Flat Creek and Chestnut Hill Road between Black Mountain and Fairview).

For more information, please call Elizabeth Simmonds at 669-2846 or 230-3986.

Annual Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue meeting

The Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Inc. Annual Corporate Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The meeting will be at the Broad River Community Center located at 44 Broad River VFD Rd, Black Mountain. The agenda items include annual financial review; auditor’s report; review the past year; plans for the Departments future and election of two board members.

All Broad River fire district tax payers are encouraged to attend, see your tax dollars working to provide emergency services to you, your property, and the community. Get an update on the planned substation on the north end of our fire district

Homer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church offers barbecue

Barbecue suppers will be available from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Homer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert.

All proceeds benefit the Homer's Chapel Gleaners Circle.