MONTREAT ADULT SUMMER CLUB
Welcome to Montreat Adult Summer Club’s new website established to reach out to Montreaters in a different way since Covid 19 has led to the cancellation of our usual programs, picnic, and auction. In cooperation with the Presbyterian Heritage Center, we will be offering you opportunities to enjoy some interesting and informative programs, interviews, and events. Check out the new creative items at the PHC website as well.
2020 AT HOME
"WAY BACK WHEN" SUMMER CLUB 2006
A new video is now available for your stay-at-home enjoyment! Get out your popcorn for a most entertaining program, filmed in 2006, that includes Montreaters Gracie Nichols and Margaret Neale in 20s style bathing suits along with longtime Montreat resident Jim Crook in his 20s attire. Click on the black bar below. In case you missed the videos and Montreat Madness musical posted earlier, you can still watch them below.
WINDOWS ON THE WOMEN
Montreat Madness Musical : The 2011 “Windows on the Women” in Anderson Auditorium in honor of Montreat women over 100 years, 1911-2011, was written and directed by Dr. John L. Currie. You will see many performers that you know and some people who are no longer in our presence.
“From Normandy/D Day & Beyond”, filmed in 2006, features machine gunner Andy Andrews and the group who traveled with Andy to Normandy and other WWll battle sites where so many lives were lost in pursuit of freedom. Andy was Montreat’s first elected mayor and a frequent visitor to Summer Club with his homemade ice cream. Andy passed away at age 92 in 2016, but not before he did everything he could to inform as many people as possible about WWll in tribute to his friends and fellow soldiers who never got to come home from the war.
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PROGRAM #3 A PBS “MAN AND MOMENT” PROGRAM ON T. MOFFATT BURRISS
Attached is a PBS interview with T. Moffatt Burriss whose heroic service as a paratrooper in numerous battles, including Operation Market Garden, is detailed in his book, Strike and Hold. Captain Burriss has spent a lot of time in Montreat with his children who all have homes in Montreat. (John, Moffatt, Francis, & Louisa). He spoke about his many battle experiences at a Summer Club meeting in 2015. T. Moffatt Burriss passed away in 2019 at the age of 99.
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An informal fellowship time in the spring held at the home of Margo & Tyler Smith. Many bring snacks and often wear yellow at the drop-in gathering that is open to all.
PROGRAMS AND PICNIC
For many years, Summer Club has provided enriching and entertaining Wednesday afternoon programs in July for the enjoyment of the community with everyone welcome. The meetings have always been an ideal gathering place for new people to meet their neighbors as well as for summer residents to visit with year round residents. An annual August picnic concludes the summer activities.
MONTREAT MADNESS MUSICALS
Montreat Madness Musicals : Part of Montreat’s rich history that led to the return of the Madness in 2008, 2011, and 2014. The first one we are posting is the 2011 musical that celebrates the centennial of what was for many years the Montreat Woman’s Club that became the Montreat Adult Summer Club. “Windows on the Women” takes a musical look back at the involvement of Montreat women over the years.