Dedicated to maintaining the pride and spirit of Ceres
Edition No. 1
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Hope everyone has enjoyed the super mild winter we are having. We had so little snow that it doesn’t seem like we have had a winter at all. Spring appears just around the corner. The gym has been used extensively over the course of winter by the Bland County Youth Leagues. It is great to see that all the hard work of many of the members of the association for the past several years has finally come together and has become such a wonderful asset to the people of our community. But, we must not stop here. We all have to keep working steadily into the future in order to keep our facilities up to the standards that we have set. So everyone, please always keep helping the association either financially or by recruiting new members to help.
Speaking of help, we have many projects slated for the new year. On March 31st, we are having an Applebee’s pancake breakfast. On April 14, we are having the cookout for the Bill Creggar scholarship fund we started a couple years back. On May 5, we are having Ceres Day with the annual Flea Market fundraiser, crafts, and food. So as you can see, we have much work ahead of us. Our summer BBQ’s and fundraisers are slated as well.
Many thanks are extended to our past president, Wade Hall, for his many tireless hours of service for our organization. He has left a huge pair of shoes to try to fill, but I feel sure he is not too far away, standing by waiting patiently to guide my steps.
Also, many thanks to all those who devote many hours of service to our organization on behalf of the folks from Ceres and surrounding areas.
We look forward to seeing you at our planned activities this year. Save the last page of this newsletter as a reminder of event dates.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE
On February 17th, the Association, in conjunction with the Bland BB&T and Central Methodist Church Relay for Life Teams, made $1,400 for the American Cancer Association. 127 guests were served a delicious spaghetti dinner. The price was by donation.
funds made by the various Relay for Life teams will be turned over to the
Cancer Association at the annual Relay for Life event on June 29th,
2012 in Bland. This all-night event is
truly heart warming. Hopefully, you can
April 14, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The annual Bill Creggar Cookout will be at
the Ceres Peery Center Gym. The menu will consist of Hamburgers and Hotdogs,
with all the trimmings, as well as Baked Beans, Chips, Homemade Desserts, and
Drinks. Price is by donation and all proceeds go to the Wm.
"Bill" Creggar Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded annually
To help with the Scholarship fund raising, the Ruritan Club has cancelled their weekly music jam for that night. However, all musicians are invited to play in the gym or outdoors, if the weather permits.
UPCOMING CERES DAY
(The following article appeared in the March 14th edition of the Bland County Messenger.)
CERES DAY WILL BE MAY 5
The Ceres Ruritan Club and the Ceres Alumni Association will join together on Saturday, May 5, to hold Ceres Day on the campus of the former high school.
Overwhelming requests have been received asking this event to be done again. Groups are already making plans for this event.
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with Nelson’s Café serving breakfast. There will be a yard sale, flea market and bake sale in the gym. A craft show will be held in the schoolhouse.
At 10 a.m., demonstrations and exhibits will begin with everything from local history to blacksmithing, weaving, crosscut sawing, antique farm machinery and many, many more. Lunch will be served in the schoolhouse by the Ruritan Club.
The museum will be open and a new event this year will be the cannery being open.
More details will follow later.
The breakfast menu will be sausage biscuits, gravy biscuits, coffee and drinks. The lunch menu will be brown beans, cornbread, side dishes, dessert and drinks or Brunswick stew. Stew may be available by the quart.
Reservations for flea market, crafters and exhibit space may be made by calling Evelyn Groseclose at 276.682.4231. 10’ X10’ indoor spaces are $10, outside spaces are $5, and the metal shed will be $30. Tables may be rented for $8 and $10.
The following deaths were reported since the last newsletter was published:
Harold Burton “Hap” Harner
Mary Clemons Smith
Eula Mae Neel Hume
Robert C. “Bubbie” Atkins
Ira Randolph Winesett
Max R. Harner
Irene Atkins Bruce
In memory of Catherine Davis Jefcoat
By Stephanie Nimmo and friends
By Bill and Doris Woodward
By Rita, Eric and Amy Roberts
By Paul and Kelly Curran
By Mary and Bruce Hollar and family
By Ben and Christine Jefcoat’s family
By John and Sue Jefcoat’s family
By Ray and Shirley Davis
In memory of Elmer and Vida Foglesong
By Faye and Wayne Sutherland
In memory of Ida Brown
Teachers and staff
In memory of Harold Burton “Hap” Harner
By Thomas L. and Kathy S. Harner
In memory of Terry Umbarger
By Sue Umbarger
In memory of Max R. Harner
By Vivian H. Cooper
In memory of O. Claude Davis on his birthday
By Charles and Billie Henley
The League had a successful year. We appreciate their donation of $300 to be applied toward the gym heating bill.
WIFI HOT SPOT NOW IN CERES
At the end of 2011, there were 151 paid CAA members and 94 currently paid for 2012. Dues are $25.00 for one year, and $100.00 for five years. Memberships are based on calendar year (January – December). Dues for 2012 may now be paid. Everyone is eligible to join. We appreciate your support.
The fitness room contains state-of-the-art exercise equipment and is available for use 24/7 at a minimum cost of $5.00 per month.
CAA 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Monthly Board Meetings
3rd Thursday – 7:00 PM
Except 3rd Saturday - Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
(Board of Directors may make changes)
Everyone is welcome to attend
Relay for Life Spaghetti Supper
Held on February 17, 2012
All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast
Applebee’s Restaurant, Wytheville
March 31, 2012 ~ 8:00 – 10:00 AM
$5.00 per person
Advance tickets or pay at the door
Wm. (Bill) Creggar Scholarship Cookout
April 14, 2012 starting at 5:00 PM
To raise funds for a scholarship to be awarded to a Bland High School senior.
Price: By donation
APRIL Quarterly Meeting
Moved to April 20, 2012
Starting at 6:00 PM
The meeting will be followed by Rook playing.
Bring finger foods.
Sponsored by CAA & Ruritan Club
May 5, 2012 starting at 8:00 AM
Crafters and exhibits start at 10:00 AM
Sausage Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast
Bean and Cornbread or Brunswick stew Lunch
Flea Market, Yard Sale and Bake
Crafts, Farm Equipment, Heritage Demos
And Lots More
Spaces indoor - $10 and outdoor - $5
Contact 276.683.4231 to reserve your space.
June 2, 2012 starting at 5:00 PM
PIG ROAST AND MUSIC
July 14, 2012 starting at 5:00 PM
CAA QUARTERLY MEETING AND PICNIC
Date and time to be announced
(Gym is booked for our normal date.)
HAMBURGER/HOT DOG COOKOUT
August 18, 2012 – starting at 5:00 PM
September 15, 2012 – starting at 5:00 PM
12th ANNUAL CERES HOMECOMING
Saturday, October 20, 2012
More details later.
ELECTION DAY NELSON’S CAFÉ
November 6, 2012
6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vote and have breakfast or lunch
TAKEOUT PORK ROAST
December date to be announced
Order your Christmas
Check the web site www.ceresva.org for other upcoming events as they are scheduled.
Ceres Alumni Association
Elmer Beardshall, Web Master
Monthly Board Meetings
7:00 PM on 3rd Thursday in each month except
quarterly meetings - 3rd Sat. of Jan, Apr., July, Oct.
Everyone is welcome
Open by appointment
Call 276 682-4587
Officers for 2012