( ^ ;;x . Laurence Benapapers Inc. P.O. Box 1015 Puquay Varlna, N. C. 27506 Thursday, May 19, 1983, Volume 31, Number 20 Mem her of the NCPA 25* _ ■ —. -__■■■ ■■ ... -.— ■■ .. ■.■■i.ii .■■■» At old site of Black Mountain College Gray Eagle and Friends to sponsor Spring Festival of Music and Dance A Spring Festival of folk dance and traditional music will be held on the site of the historic Black Mountain College (now Camp Rockmont) on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. TTiis will be the first annual celebration to be sponsored by Gray Eagle and Friends, a creative co-op based on Cherry Street in Black Mountain. Because the Black Mountain area has long been noted for its music and the arts, the group felt that the festival would be a way of perpetuating this heritage. Musicians who have per formed in Black Mountain were invited to come back and share their consider able talent at this festival. The audience, which will be limited to 2,000 by ticket sales, will enjoy five groups who will perform and play for the dances. The music of Norman and Nancy Blake, Trapezoid, Kevin Burke and Michael O’Domhnaill, Hie Red Clay Ramblers, and Touchstone will be heard. While people will come from all over the Southeast to take part in the two day festival, ticket sales have been heaviest in Pennsylvania. Out-of-state sales out-number local ones three to one. Ix>cal folk artist David Holt will serve as the master of ceremonies and Fred Park will be the dance caller. Tent camping will be permitted, but there will not be recreational vehicle or truck camping facilities available. Food will be provided by the Stone Soup Restaurant of Asheville. Crafters will also attend the festival. Among them wiH be Tom Fellenbaum of Black Mountain, Bo Ball Kites of Asheville, Nick Blanton of Williams burg, Va., and Maggie and Freeman Jones of Etowah. Dances that will be performed are Southern squares, circle dances, con tras and couple dances. In case of rain, all of the festivities will be held in the gym. Gray Eagle and Friends is a non profit, tax-exempt organization founded in *1981. Its purpose is to encourage, support and develop programs that will enhance the community’s knowledge and ap preciation of music and the arts. For additional information, or tickets, call 704-669-2456. ... .__ _ I SISSS V<**? <*$H| Trapezoid The Reel Clqy Ramblers .s;. ;: .. . j School Band and Choral Concert to be Sunday A spring Music Festival will be held in the Owen High School auditorium on Sunday. May 22, at 2 p.m. Perform ances will be given by band and choral groups from Owen High School, Black Mountain Middle School and Swan nanoa Middle School. The Owen Band will play a Gospel medley and “Elvira.” The Intermediate Band, composed of seventh and eighth graders from both middle schools, will play “The Best of George M. Cohen” and “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” The Beginning Band, made up of sixth graders from both middle schools, will play Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The Owen Ensemble will sing a Beatles medley. The Owen Advanced Owen High School Band in rehearsed Chorus will sing “Take a Chance on Me.” The Black Mountain Middle School Chorus will sing selections they performed at the Caro winds competi tion. The Swannanoa Middle School Chorus will sing “Brighten My Soul with Sunshine” an another song they performed in the Carowinds competi tion. The concert bands will be under the direction of Judy Henson Sturgill. The choral groups will be directed by Dale Whittington. The Owen High School Band will also give a concert at the Swannanoa Middle School on Thursday; May 19. The public is invited to attend the concert on Sunday. Admission will be $1 for adults and $.50 for students. At Owen High School BTHB . —"—. •• WV ■ : -vW'SBBPR: >*K A two car collision happened at 9:12 a. m. at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Cragmont Roads near Black Mountain on Monday, May 16. A 1981 Dodge Omni driven by Karen Chase of Black Mountain was headed west towards Asheville on U.S. 70 when a 1979 Oldsmobile driven by Gloria Ballard of Black Mountain entered the highway from Cragmont Road. The Omni struck the Oldsmobile broadside, crushing the driver’s door. After the collision, the Oldsmobile was in the intersection headed east as seen in the photo. Rescue and fire units responded from Black Mountain and Riceville. Trooper J.B. Howard of the North Carolina Highway Patrol was the investigating officer. He praised the rescue personnel for their handling of the situation. Both women were transported to Memorial Mission Hospital where they were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Seniors tell of their plans for summer, schooling and careers With graduation for the Owen High School Class of 1983 less than two weeks away, the News decided to chat with a few of the seniors about their plans for the future. The five were asked about their plans for the summer, further schooling and careers. Then, just for fun, they were asked what they would like to have as their dream graduation gift if money were not an object. Can you guess what they said? Read on and see. Correction An error occurred in the cutline of the picture of Mary Garland and Keitha Matter using an automated teller in the May 12 edition of the Black Mountain News. Mrs. Garland is the manager of ♦he Asheville Federal Savings and l Loan, as indicated by the headline and article, not the Black Mountain Savings and Loan as stated in the cutline. The Editor apologizes for the error. m i w m w Wanda Grant has been taking busi ness courses at Owen. She has been taking part in the work release program through the Office Occupation classes. She has been getting on-the-job ex perience at Blue Ridge Electronics. She has been offered a permanent position there and will begin work as a secretary as soon as school is over. Wanda says that slie will miss seeing all her friends at Owen. She would like to receive money as graduation gifts. Allen Blizard will go to Appalachian this fall. He plans to transfer to Clemson’s Forestry program in a couple of years. This summer he hopes to work either at Ingle’s warehouse in the Valley or at Assembly Inn as a busboy. If he works at Montreat, he will get to do some landscaping work that would be in teresting to him. After careful consideration, he said that he would like a good 35 mm camera as a graduation gift. FYed Newton has not made up his mind whether or not he will attend Elon or Lees-McCrae, but he thinks he will probably major in business. He plans to spend the summer working as a busboy at Grosvenors Restaurant in Asheville. Fred thought and thought and thought about what he would like for an ideal graduation gift and finally decided on a cruise on a ship as similar to the Lnveboat as possible! Kim Hensley plans to work for awhile before attending A-B Tech to take courses in computer programming. When she is 21, she plans to go to Florida. Meanwhile, she’s working at the Deli at the Black Mountain Ingle’s. She said she wants a car...but she would settle for a trip to the Bahamas. ; & MnKOt Robin Kalogerakis is already woridng at Graphic Associates and at the Black Mountain Ingle’s as a cashier. She plans to go to school somewhere and study business, but she’s not sure where or when yet. She’ll continue to work for awhile first. Robin says that she would gladly settle for a trip to the Bahamas with Kim.

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