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Couriering Clemmons — This week in 2011

Couriering this area this week in 2011 — 10 years ago:

Hurricane Irene’s blustery winds and threatening skies could not keep devoted fans of the pawpaw from attending the 4th annual North Carolina Pawpaw Festival on Saturday at Jack Warren Park in Lewisville. Pawpaw fans from as far away as Tennessee and Kentucky traveled to Lewisville to taste dishes made from the fruit, purchase saplings, and listen to presentations from local Pawpaw.

Garden Centers of America, a non-profit national association dedicated to independent garden centers, recently awarded L.A. Reynolds Garden Showcase its 2011 Garden Center of the Year honor. GCA’s board of directors presents the award annually to a garden center that exhibits innovation, progress, involvement in the industry and demonstrates best management practices. This year, members of the board were pleased to present the award to owners Ken and Mike Long during this year’s IGC Show in Chicago.

Kenneth and Shirley Pegram of Clemmons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 27, at a reception at The Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons. Their daughter, Sherri R. Pegram, also of Clemmons, hosted the event. The Pegrams were married Aug. 26, 1961. Mr. Pegram is retired from Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem and Mrs. Pegram is retired from Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem.

The Lewisville Masters won the 55’s division of the ASA Men’s Slow Pitch Softball National Championship this past weekend in Burlington. Members of the team included Tony Mathews, Eddie Lentz, Terry Woody, Rick Anderson, Robbie Jackson, Blaine Rydman, Jerry lawson, Jim Lyons, Ron Lanning, J.C. Church, J.D. Weber, Jim Johnson, Terry Spillman, Kent Leggett, Greg Hendrix, Mike Lauton, Robert Fulton and Steve Henson.

Happy golden anniversary to Dan and Helen Barrow of Lewisville, who were married 50 years ago on Aug. 26, 1961. Their children, Brad and Donna Barrow of Lewisville and Mary and Jarrod Karl of Charlotte, surprised the couple with a family dinner at Charlotte’s Greek Isles Restaurant and going to see the musical “Mamma Mia” on stage at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.

Robert DeLuca, a standout on the Western Forsyth American Legion Post 522 baseball team, recently received the Erik J. Walker Memorial Scholarship for his efforts on and off the field. In high school, DeLuca was a four year starter For Forsyth Country Day. He was a former Southwest Forsyth Little League all-star, spent two seasons playing for Western Forsyth. DeLuca is also an honor student who will be playing for the Washington and Lee University baseball team as a freshmen this fall.