Stone Mountain News

Wayne Overcash will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church within the boundaries of Stone Mountain State Park. Campers are encouraged to come as they are.

This year’s Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library theme is “Every Hero Has A Story.” On June 23, there will be a program presented by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at 11:30 a.m.

New books ready to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “The Dry Grass of August” by Anna Jean Mayhew (this year’s Wilkes Reads selection), “I’ve Got a Secret” by Lara Bergen, “Ride for your life” by Geronimo Stilton, “Goosebumps Most Wanted” by R.L. Stine, “I Survived the Nazi Invasion 1944” by Lauren Tarshis, “Cave Mice: The Stone of Fire” by Geronimo Stilton and “The Ways of the Samurai” by Geronimo Stilton.

The Friends of Traphill Branch Library will host an Open House/Farewell to librarian Ola Norman and welcome to the new librarian Brittney Barbour on Saturday. I am retiring after serving 20 years as the librarian. Go by the library that day to meet Brittney and wish me good luck in retirement.

There will be a bake sale and yard sale at Austin Community Center on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise funds for the BROC meal site.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church is having Vacation Bible School this week through Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Classes will be for all ages. Pastor Terry Foster invites everyone to attend.

The annual Eller reunion was held at Traphill Fire Department last Sunday with an attendance of 38. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon of good food and catching up on all the family news.

Happy birthday wishes go to Steve Phillips and Easton Grant Simmons on June 15; Margie Brown on June 16; Keith Hutchinson, Chad Johnson and Jurileen Davis on June 17; Jeannie Johnson, Seth Byrd and Bailey Ray on June 18; Faye Hutchinson on June 19; and Betty Ball, Makayla Brooke Wiles, Donald Watson and Clyde Billings on June 20.

Happy anniversary wishes go Jesse and Dale Kennedy, who celebrate their 46th anniversary on June 15; Sydney and Bobby Gambill, who celebrate their 47th anniversary on June 15; Jill and Chris Baker, who celebrate their anniversary on June 18; Kandi and Tony Wagoner, who celebrate their 16th anniversary on June 19; Richard and Linda Dillard, who celebrate their 22nd anniversary on June 19; and Michael and Angel Sidden, who celebrate their second anniversary on June 22.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

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