Cedar Grove Ruritan Club
Serving Our Community Since 1951

Building Use

PO Box 22
6116 Efland-Cedar Grove Rd
Cedar Grove NC 27231





Chartered in 1951, sponsored by the Oak Grove Ruritan Club.  In 1981 the CG Ruritan sponsored the Efland Ruritan Club.

One of six clubs in Zone 7 of the Rocky Mount- Durham Ruritan District of North Carolina.  Other clubs in our district are Bahama, Bethel Hill, Efland, Mt. Sylvan, and  Rougemont. 

Charter Members of the
Cedar Grove Ruritan

J.R. Allen J.R. McDade
W.M. Allen J.C. McDade Jr 
B.G. Anderson T.H. McKee
R.M. Anderson Bryce Nuse
W.H. Anderson J.D. Oliver
R.W. Ashley W.L. Phelps
J.C. Burton  C.B. (Bunn) Pope
Glenn Caruthers R.H. Pope
W.G. Caruthers R.R. Pope
J.S. Compton Charlie B. Pope Jr
R.C. Compton C.T. Roberts
E.F. Cude D. Rountree
J.E. Hawkins J.T. Rountree
R.D. Hughes G.M. Song
G.L. Kenndy L.E. Stewart
G.F. Liner J.W. Tolar
Gordon Liner C.N. Tungston
C.W. Long D.L. (Bo) Wells
Jack Long Ollie Wilkerson
D.R. McDade B.H. Wilson
John C. McDade Harold C. Wright
Names in blue, denotes current member.


Presidents of the Cedar Grove Ruritan

Buck Curtis 2018, 2017
Ryan Miller 2016, 2015, 2008, 2007
Kenny Slater 2014, 2013, 2004, 2003
Ross Jacobson 2012, 2011
Sam Hobgood 2010, 2009
Kenny Ray 2006, 2005
Doug Hargrave 2002, 2001, 2000, 1985, 1984
Bob Greer 1999, 1998, 1983
Monroe Knight 1997, 1996, 1995, 1979
Sam Hobgood 1994, 1993
James Horner 1992, 1991
Doug Pope 1990, 1989
Abbott Lloyd 1988, 1977
William "Bill" Ray 1987, 1978
Russell Ward 1986
Don Williams 1982
Oscar Compton 1981
Frank McDade Jr. 1980
Bill Breeze 1976
Hoylt Wright 1975
Larry Rogers 1974
Larry Poole 1973
Bill Roberts 1972
Donald Pope 1971
Billy Walker 1970
Robert Nichols 1969
Donald Roberts 1967
L.J. Rogers Jr. 1966
Melvin Wright 1965
James Parker 1964
Howard Compton 1963
Oscar Compton 1962
Gordon Liner 1961
Tom Pope 1960
Cooper Compton 1959
Glenn Caruthers 1958
Bunn Pope 1956
Jule Allen 1957
R.D. Hughes 1955
Charles Langston 1954, 1953
Wilfred Phelps 1952, 1951

A Few Highlights from 2010

Our building was donated to:

         Cub Pack #438 Blue & Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby (2 events).
         The Cedar Grove Methodist Harvest Festival.
         Cedar Grove Fire Department fundraiser dinner
         Cedar Grove Fire Department Christmas party.
         David Russell Music Benefit for the 4-H Hummingbirds.
         Veterans Celebration by 4-H Hummingbirds, Ruritans and American Legion.
         Aycock School Reunion
         A Hunting Safety Seminar hosted by the NC DNR was held for six days.
         A fundraiser for Share, Inc., to benefit animal rescue.

Ruritan Events 

         Golf Tournament luncheon.
         Ruritan Raffle.
         Orange County Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet.
         Two Ruritan Fundraiser Breakfasts, which included one BBQ cooker raffle.


A Few Highlights from 2008

37th Annual Horse and Mule Show
Saturday, October 4th
Pictures from last year's event

Kenneth Wells Benefit Dinner
We raised over $9,600 for Kenneth Wells, with the benefit dinner this year.  Special thanks to  Hugh Wells, Sharon Bennet, Elaine Johnson, Virginia Boland, Mike Griffin, Dwight Oakley, Sam Hobgood, Kenny Slater, Troy Rountree, CGRC members, Eno Presbyterian Church, Cedar Grove Methodist Church and other community members for planning and making the event possible.

The Tate Fire Benefit Dinner
Thank you to everyone for making the benefit dinner a huge success, we raised over $11,000.  Thank you from the Cedar Grove Ruritan Club to everyone that supported the fundraiser and the following folks for helping with manpower;
Mt. Zion Church
Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Walnut Grove Methodist Church
Cedar Grove United Methodist Church
Cedar Grove Community
Foust Fuel - donated the propane for the event

The Tate family had a home fire just before Christmas, which damaged and destroyed nearly everything.  They were able to save a few sentimental items but not much else.  All proceeds went to the Tate Family.  Pictured are Mike Griffin, Ryan Miller, Joyce and Bill Tate.

A Few Highlights from 2007

CGRC 2007 Rewards

Our building and grounds remain one of our greatest contributions to our community.  Our main building was used 112 days including club-donated events.  Donated use included:

  1. Cub Pack #438 Blue & Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby

  2. Cedar Grove Methodist Harvest Festival and Relay-for Life Spaghetti Dinner

  3. Aycock School Reunion

  4. Cedar Grove Fire Department Fundraiser Breakfast

  5. Orange High School Band Fundraiser

  6. 4-H Hummingbirds Talent Show Fundraiser

  7. David Russell 4-H Hummingbird Benefit Concert

  8. Ruritan District Meeting

  9. Co-sponsoring "Picking and Grinning" which are most Mondays of the year

Fields and Grounds have been used by:

  1. We rent our soccer fields to the Euroclydon Homeschool Soccer teams and the baseball field to two local USAAA teams for spring and summer practice.

  2. We held the Second Annual Russell Wagoner Memorial Softball Tournament at the baseball/softball field.  (donated)

  3. The gym was rented this past year to the Euroclydon Homeschool basketball teams and Zion Christian Academy.

  4. We rent the gym to young adult group on Sunday afternoons, and older adult group on Wednesday evening and on an ad hoc basis for various practices with various local teams.

  5. The gym was used by the United Methodist Church Harvest Festival.

Donated over $2000 to other organizations including:

  1. American Cancer Society (Relay for Life)

  2. Jr. Livestock Show (4-H and FFA)

  3. 4H Hummingbirds

CGRC Scholarship Fund paid out $3000 in scholarships this year.


Copyright 2011 Cedar Grove Ruritan Club, updated April, 2018