Buncombe Creek: School is almost upon us


Here we are almost into August. Summer is coming to a close and I hear we have rain in the forecast for this week.

We definitely need some moisture as the birds are trying their best to take benefit from our sprinkling system to fluff their wings and hydrate.

I want to remind everyone that the Buncombe Creek Neighborhood Association is still selling their raffle tickets for the set of corn hole boards and bags that were handmade and donated by Ricky Bell. The raffle will end on August 18 so be sure to purchase your’s soon.

The marina store will be selling tickets at $2.00 each or three for $5.00. Just ask for D’Linda.

A huge Thank-you to Ricky. The entire proceeds will go toward improving Jurassic Park.

Has everyone noticed the improvements around the marina lately? Tom and Karen Wooten have been busy laying new road surfacing at the boat loading area and around the campground.

The Anchor ‘N has also installed a patio area for guests to dine out, if they wish.

On Sunday, July 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Randy Tatarevich band entertained the locals with good ole’ two-stepping Country music near the Buncombe Creek Marina.

Everyone who came out enjoyed the music and many got out there and danced.

Although donations were accepted, the 5-piece band really outdid themselves with the crowd applauding and hoping they will come back again.

The Buncombe Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. will host the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Election of Officers will be on the agenda, along with guest speakers Robert Chaney, Marshall County Emergency Management Director, and Donald Yow, newly elected Marshall County Sheriff, as well as Chris Duroy, the Marshall County Commissioner.

Please join our team to recognize some of their members for outstanding results this year. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Be sure to attend.

The Kingston School District will begin student onsite classes on August 6. The children who have elected to attend classes will continue as usual, with various sanitation criteria set up for the safety of the teachers as well as the students.

A virtual classroom environment is also scheduled for those who will stay and work from their homes. These are trying times and hopefully, as a vaccine comes out in the near future, our lives can somewhat go back to normalcy, as we know it. Stay safe and talk to you next week!