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Gwen Fields marks 80th birthday

September is gone and it’s hard to believe it is getting so close to the end of 2015.

The Campbells and others had their molasses stiroff on Saturday, and despite the rain a crowd came to work and watch. It looked good to see all the activity on the creek bank in front of Betty Campbell’s home.

Sunday, we attended the memorial for deceased members of the Dixon Memorial Church. After services many stayed for “dinner on the ground.”

A birthday party was held on Sunday for Gwen Fields. Many came out to her backyard to help her celebrate her 80th birthday and thankfully, the rain held off.

Gwen’s sister Jackie and her husband came in from North Carolina and so many neighbors were there. Cheryl, Todd and the family did a good job getting everything ready.

Just a reminder about the reunion for the George M. and Sally Adams descendants on Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. It will be at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall and all who were raised on Carbon Glow or are friends are welcome to attend.


Don’t forget about Blackey Days festival that starts Friday and the booths will open on Saturday. There will be lots of food, fellowship and fun, plus music. Come on out.

Our stir-off for molasses had to be moved from last Saturday to Monday. All the rain made it muddy at the cane mill, plus put us behind in getting it cut and ready.

A group of us who are working to form an artisan fellowship in Blackey for all artists in the entire area, attended the Brushy Fork Institute training. Wanda Whitehead, Timothy Hudson, Bonita Adams, Libby Smith and myself left on Tuesday and came back on Friday.

I hope to have a little more information ready before next week’s Eagle comes out.

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