Couriering Clemmons: This week in 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 2001 — 20 years ago:

A celebration was held on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Breckinridge Club on South Peacehaven Road for the 95th birthday of Clemmons resident Ethel Brewer. The hostesses were Carolyn Rajacich and Michael Tesh, and her sister Helen Isaacs. About 60 friends and relatives were in attendance and were served birthday cake, punch, swirls, nuts, dips and veggies.

Five Clemmons Middle School students recently took part in the 16th Annual Middle School Honors Chorus. The students were Heather Nelson, Clay Walker, Greg Holt, Brian Phelps and Katie Mebane. Frances Weaver is the chorus teacher at the school. The students performed at the Stevens Center along with middle school students from all over the state.

Ten days is a long time to mull over a defeat. But that’s how long the West Forsyth boys varsity basketball team had to wait after losing its season opener to North Forsyth. Anxious to return to action, the Titans blasted East Forsyth on Tuesday and avenged its loss to North to improve to 2-1. Chris Paul and Tim Crews headlined the win. Paul pumped in 20 points while Crews posted a double-double that included 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Tim and Natalie Dillard of Clemmons announced the birth of their second daughter, Ashlyn Ruth Dillard. She was born on Nov. 9 at Forsyth Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are William Johnson of Wilkes County and Lynn LeVann of Clemmons. Maternal great-grandfather is Roy Laandreth of Clemmons. Paternal grandparents are Dean and Barbaral Dillard of Farmington. Ashlyn has a sister, Madalyn Esther Dillard.

At its final meeting of the year, the Clemmons Civic Club members approved a $2,000 donation to kick-start a fund by the Clemmons Fire Department to restore the original Clemmons fire truck.  The truck was recently acquired and the department plans to use the truck in its preschool and elementary fire education program. Clemmons Fire Chief Jerry Brooks was on hand to recognize the club for its role in establishing and supporting the department over the years.

Becca Simmons and Greg Reece won two events each to help the West Forsyth boys and girls swim teams to capture season-opening meets against Mount Tabor and Reynolds. In the girls competition, Simmons took first in the 500 free and the 100 breast. She also teamed with Ashley Clay, Madeline Parra and Carrie Kibler to win the 200 medley and 200 free relays. In the boys meet, Reece was first in the 50 free and 100 free. He was also part of West’s first place 200 free relay team.