Cherryville Eagle 4-14-21

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Volume 115 • Issue 15


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Chamber offering 2021 CFM sponsorship opportunities Many levels and opportunities offered by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The City of Cherryville plans downtown clean-up and beautification days for April 22-24. (photo provided)

Cherryville citizens and City staff work together in city clean-up beautification Cherryville citizens and City staff will work together April 22-24 to clean up and beautify the city. The threeday initiative kicks off on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. During the event, city staff will clean up common areas and Mayor H.L. Beam, III, and City Manager Jeff Cash are asking citizens to pitch in and clean up their properties. “We all love our beautiful hometown,” said Beam. “We want our staff and our citizens

to work together to help make it its best.” “We’ll have our city staff pick up refuse street side,” said Cash. Cash asked citizens to follow normal rules for bagging and cutting limbs to size. Public Works Director Brandon Abernathy said the city staff is preparing to give all public areas a thorough cleaning. “Our entire team will be out in force,” said Abernathy. See CLEAN-UP, Page 2

As we head into the spring and summer months, Chamber Director Mary Beth Tackett said recently they are reaching out for sponsors for the 2021 Cherryville Farmer’s Market. Tackett noted the market will be held weekly for six months of the year, beginning in May and running through October. Said Mrs. Tackett, via email, “The Cherryville Farmers’ Market, which created a thriving and ‘healthy’ local food market for the Cherryville area, was a huge success in its eight years of 2013-2020, both in enhancing local commerce and benefitting local consumers. The local economy was made stronger by creating a market for local family farmers to connect with area residents. In turn, our residents have benefited greatly from gaining easy access to healthier food, as well as, from simply having the comfort of know-

People wait patiently for Loyd Lewis, of Lewis Farms to get their produce picks ready for them after purchasing some of his fine fresh produce at the June 18, 2020 delayed opening of the Cherryville Farmer’s Market. (Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. Powell) ing where their food is being produced.” Tackett and Chamber officials and personnel said they are hoping many merchants and businesses will consider joining them as a sponsor and supporter of the very popular Cherryville Farmer’s Market (CFM). “Please take a look at the many opportunities your company has as part of one of Cherryville’s most positive programs ever!” she said as she referred to the following three sponsorship-level opportunities for 2021: The first are Corporate Level Sponsorships at

$1,500. This level the sponsor’s name and logo will be on all banners, posters, and signage (except billboards) as a Corporate Sponsor; their name and logo will be on all brochures and promotional materials as a Corporate Sponsor; they will have a listing on all press releases as a Corporate Sponsor; their name and logo will go on the Cherryville Farmers’ Market Facebook page as a Corporate Sponsor; their name and logo displayed at the market as a Corporate Sponsor; and on the promotional booth space at the market. The next level is that of

Market Level Sponsorships, which are $250. At that level, Tackett noted they would get their name on all banners, posters, and signage as a Market Sponsor; their name on all brochures and promotional materials as a Market Sponsor; a listing on all press releases as a Market Sponsor; their name on the Cherryville Farmers’ Market Facebook page as a Market Sponsor; and their name displayed at the market as a Market Sponsor. Lastly, she said there is the Health Care Provider See CHAMBER, Page 5

Tryon Resolves Chapter, NSDAR places signs in member’s yards Action promotes awareness of historical national society by DEBBIE BEAM Treasurer – Tryon Resolves Chapter Special to the Eagle

Signs have been cropping up around Cherryville over the past few months. They indicate that a resident of the house is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a national society composed of women who are descended from Patriots who aided the cause of Independence, either through military service or through civilian work. Portrayed in popular culture, the DAR has been featured in the popular television series, “Gilmore Girls” and mentioned in such Broadway musicals as “The Music Man” and “Rent”. While not mentioned by name, a DAR meeting is occurring in a pivotal scene in “The Help”. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – a national ser-

A couple of local (and loyal) customers meeting up at Pat’s Drive-In to have a bite to eat and just chat about the day’s goings-on. John Seagle (left) listens as his friend and American Legion Post 100 Chaplain Bob Freeman, takes a break from his lunch to share some Cherryville “town talk”. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Linda Ballard and Kay Turner man the Tryon Resolves NSDAR booth at the 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival. (photos provided) vice organization – is dedicated to the promotion of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Founded Oct. 11, 1890, with First Lady Caroline Harrison installed as the first President-General (national president), NSDAR was incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress. It is the largest genealogical society in the nation, with over 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. The number of members who have joined since the Society’s founding has surpassed one million. DAR, whose national motto is “God, Home, Country”, is dedicated to service, particularly in the areas of education, patriotism, and historic preservation. Cherryville has its own

DAR chapter. The Tryon Resolves Chapter, which is actively seeking members. It is named for the Tryon Resolves was a document declaring resistance to the abuses inflicted upon the American colonies by the British Crown. The Tryon Resolves was a document declaring resistance to the abuses inflicted upon the American colonies by the British Crown. Tryon County, named for the first royal governor of North Carolina, William Tryon, was formed in 1768 to organize the area in Western North Carolina between Mecklenburg County and Native American territory in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It included the following See TRYON, Page 4

Pat’s Drive-In, a Cherryville icon, opens lobby back up Booming business never really stopped; stayed steady throughout pandemic restrictions by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Like many Cherryville businesses, restaurateur Malcolm Parker, owner and operator of Pat’s Drive-In, located on W. Church St./Hwy. 150, said his restaurant business never really shut down totally due to the coronavirus pandemic. He noted they, like other restaurants in town, had to make necessary changes to

Pat’s Drive-In owner and operator, Malcolm Parker, jots down a “to-go” phone order. adhere to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive orders on how they could serve their clients, and how many could be in or at

their establishment, but they did, and they – like other Cherryville restaurants – held See PAT’S, Page 2

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