Naomi Houston submits the news and event schedule for the Cranberrian Corporation.
Spring is here and it’s time to open up the doors and get ready for another season of events at the old Cranberry High School in Elk Park, NC.
Our first scheduled big event is the semi-annual children’s clothing consignment sale sponsored by Merry-Go-Round Consignment. This three day event will take place in the gymnasium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 29, 30 and 31. If you have children or grand-children (or you’re expecting to have) you don’t want to miss this sale! The selection and quality are excellent and so is the price!
The much anticipated opening of Thursday Night Bingo will be on April 5. Play will begin at 7pm. Plan to come early and enjoy food from the concession stand which will be opening at 6pm. For those who’ve been asking: Popcorn is back! Thanks to the generosity of one of our faithful bingo players we have a new popcorn maker!
On Easter weekend the Appalachian Spring Contra Dance series will be holding their first event of the season in the old gymnasium. The Dance series begins on Friday, April 6th and ends on Sunday afternoon, April 8th.
Elvis will be back on June 23rd for another concert. His last appearance at Cranberry was a huge success. More details on this event later.
There’s always a need for volunteers to help out in any capacity. Whether you’re interested in helping in the concession stand, want to donate your “green thumb” to planting and tending flower beds, can paint, drive a nail, or however you can lend a helping hand, it’s always welcome! Call Gaylard at 898-6128 or just come by and see how you can help. The Old Cranberry High School under the management of The Cranberrian Corporation (a 501-c3 corporation) was purchased by and belongs to anyone who attended the school or is descended from alumni of the school. That includes a lot of folks who live in and around the area. The buildings and grounds are made available for use to the community and are a wonderful benefit to have. Just think what would probably be sitting on that hillside if there had not been sufficient vision over 25 years ago to save the property! Now the old ball field is alive with games being played by our Little League teams and used by the school system. Many families take advantage of the facilities for their family reunions during the summer months. Birthday parties, wedding parties. Class reunions, the list goes on! This property belongs to all of us and it’s up to all of us to see that the legacy of our dear school continues!
One of those alumni who deserves a big “thank you” is Jerry Turbyfield. He has been working tirelessly over the winter months with wife, Doris, at his side (she also deserves a round of applause) restoring the Stokes Hughes Room in the Main Building. Work is almost completed and, when finished, there will only be one room on the first floor left for refinishing. Jerry also did the work on the old library room which was ready for use last summer.