Cherryville Eagle 6-17-21

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Volume 115 • Issue 24


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Cherryville Farmer’s Market’s first two weeks a success There is still room for it to grow larger though by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

A good sized crowd came out on Monday, May 31, to Cherryville’s Veteran’s Corner, across from the American Legion Post 100 building on Pink St., to pay tribute and honor the many brave men and women who served in the military and gave their lives for the cause of freedom. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Honoring those who served

Memorial Day wreath placed at Veteran’s Corner Seeing the wreath, passersby will always remember and never forget, the sacrifices made by our military men and women by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

On Monday, May 31, 2021, a memorial wreath was placed at Cherryville’s Veteran’s Corner to honor the sacrifices of all of those members of the military who served and gave their all for their country – sometimes to the last full measure. After the service it was moved across the street to the

corner of the Post 100 American Legion Building’s property whereon sits a granite marker with all the names of those brave men and women who died in America’s wars. Done every year, according to Post 100 Legion Commander Michael Robinson, the placing of the wreath is, as he noted, “…our way of showing that we care about them and their families and that we have not, nor will we ever forget them and their sacrifices for our great country!” Robinson took a moment to introduce the speakers and presenters, namely former 82nd Airborne soldier, the Rev. Doug Nab, pastor of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, See WREATH, Page 9

Cherryville Little Theater to hold new play auditions by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Cherryville Little Theatre’s Sarah Fox Sandoval said recently she is proud to announce upcoming auditions at the end of June for the play, “Anne of Green Gables”. Sandoval said, via a media release, that “…with COVID restrictions and trying to juggle everyone’s calendar, we just got things approved and ready to go very recently! After over a year with no theatre we are

finally ready to open back up with a classic!” “Anne” is described as a “…classic tale of a plucky girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets in 1905 Prince Edward Island, Canada.” Said Sandoval, “This straight play – meaning it isn’t a musical – and has roles for people ages 16 and up. It is written by Jody Johnston Davidson and produced by a special arrangement from Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., of Denver Colorado.” Ms. Sandoval noted the play’s auditions are June 26, 27, and 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and the rehearsals are to be held from July, through August, up until See CLT, Page 2

Cherryville Farmer’s Market manager Mary Beth Tackett said she is, overall, pleased with how the first two weeks of the 2021 Market have gone. In the past rain and inclement weather had negative impacts on the markets but folks still came out. Then along came the coronavirus pandemic and things took a nasty turn for the worse and the state shut down all markets and mercantile interactions of similar types and formats. However, the good news, See MARKET, Page 10

The McSwains, Wesley (right) and his nephew, Gavin, at the Thursday, June 2, Cherryville Farmer’s Market. This was their first foray into the world of selling at small markets such as this one. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville Area Ministries has new lighting, ceiling tiles installed Director Curry said the total cost for the work was $42,354.14 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Things look brighter these days inside of Cherryville Area Ministries as a result of generous giving and donations that helped get new lighting fixtures and ceiling work done. The reason for the work needing to be done had to do with their ceiling collapsing due to water damage from water getting between the roof and the ceiling. Simply put, the work “had to get done,” said Ministries Director Sherry Curry, who added that through a very generous $15,000 grant from the Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation, along with a $5,000 indoor grant CAM applied for through the City of Cherryville’s Chamber of Commerce, the work did indeed get done. That job took from April 12, 2021, when they closed for work to begin, until May 7, 2021, when it was completed so the store could open back up on May 10. Said Ms. Curry, “We applied for the indoor grant through the City of Cherryville Chamber of Commerce and were approved for $5,000 to go to this project, and the rest of the money needed to get the project completed was given to us through churches, individuals and businesses.”

The interior of the Cherryville Area Ministries store looks much brighter thanks to new lighting and a new ceiling. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville Area Ministries Director Sherry Curry (center; fourth from left) and her hard-working crew: left to right are Diane Beebe, Lisa Hill, Jenny Smith, Curry, Liz Guiton, and Erline Howard. Absent from the photo was Barbara Decker, who was manning the office phone, taking an important call from a customer. Curry noted the total cost for the construction and lighting installations was $ 42,354.14. As for the grant. Curry

noted, “We applied for the grant back before COVID hit and were approved during COVID, making it harder for us to meet the

deadline to have the project done. We usually are able to get projects done through our regular See CAM, Page 10

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