Our hearts are grieved and broken for the loss of a member of the Black Sheep Family. Deavin “CoCo” Bentley passed away Oct. 1. She had been sick for several months and had not worked with us in all that time. She will be greatly missed and will always be thought of fondly. She had worked tirelessly for many years at Hemphill Community Center and was a part of the founding team of Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery. Gone from our midst but forever in our hearts.
In an effort to have some sense of normalcy in this crazy time we are in, this coming Friday night we will resume Friday Nite Supper Club. The bakery will be open so purchase your supper and enjoy it outside. Marcus Riley and Jeff Kennedy from across the mountain in Virginia Will be picking outside from 6 to 8 p.m. Open mic is from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. We ask that you wear a mask and bring a chair. Please social distance and respect the space of others.
There is an increase in COVID-19 cases in our community so we want to be “wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove”. Please be mindful of these things. You are invited to listen in your car or bring a pop-up tent for your party. Oh and you might need a light jacket too as the coolness of the evenings has increased. Fall weather is upon us! If the weather gets too cool the musicians have the option to cancel. If they choose to cancel we will post it on Hemphill Community Center and Black Sheep Bakery Facebook pages at least two hours before the event.
We are so thankful for all the volunteers and to the Black Sheep (Evelyn, Mary, Savannah, and Steve) who work cheerfully, tirelessly, and efficiently keeping the dough rolled and rolling in.
Link State Systems, LLC, completed the installation on our campus WiFi. Using our “guest” login you can bring the children to do their schoolwork if you don’t have a good connection. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the children and see to them. The pavilion with its lights and fans will enable comfort and social distance. WiFi available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week. You are welcome!
“Because all our children are above average.” Garrison Keiller
We have felt compelled to shut down our dining room to indoor dining. Folks can now dine in our outdoor shelter spaces and still social distance. We will re-open the inside dining room later when we can be surer of health and wellbeing for all. So sorry for the inconvenience. Masks and social distancing required please. If you are experiencing a fever or other symptoms, please don’t get out and about. Be careful! The life you save may be your own.
Reminder…the Sacred Harp Singing, which is usually held at Southeast Community College (four shape), will take place once per month on the second Sunday of each month at Hemphill Community Center until the pandemic is over. Come join us and sing. It does the heart good.
The new pavilion provides us with a place for family gatherings and outside marketing of goods made or grown in our community can also happen on Saturday mornings. Please feel free to schedule outside events when you need to. We ask the scheduling to omit Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we want to encourage a neighborhood marketplace for cottage industry and entrepreneurial pursuits. We have a vision to boost the economy through tourism and cottage industry. Hopefully you will add us to your list of stops on Saturday mornings since the bakery is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous Facilitators Frankie Bentley and Evelyn Adkins have changed the location for the Hope Without Dope NA meetings that were scheduled two times weekly at Hemphill Community Center. The meetings will be held at Fishpond Lake each Sunday evening at 6 p.m.