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Please plan to attend the Chamber 2013 Annual Awards Banquet on November 14 at 6:30 p.m. to honor this year’s winners. Banquet tickets are now on sale. Please call the Chamber office at 336-983-9308.


Congratulations To This Year’s 2013 Winners:


Business Leader of the Year — Charles Helsabeck


Retired Leader of the Year — Margaret Moore McClanahan


Duke Energy Citizenship Award — Friends of the King Library


Spirit of the Chamber Award — Bill Davis


Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. (rain or shine) — Join Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church for an all-you-can-eat meal. The cost is $10 per person. Call 336-983-9657 for more information.


Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse has grown mums that are beginning to bloom. They have different varieties that will start blooming from now through mid Oct. Also, fall vegetable plants are ready to plant. They have collards, broccoli, leaf lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, head lettuce, spinach, mesclun mix, cauliflower, swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, and Brussels sprouts. Fall is the time to plant trees and shrubs. Now is the time to make plans. Please call 336-336-983-4107 or email info@mnandg.com for more information.


The King Lions Club is now selling tickets for the gator raffle to be held on Oct. 24 at West Stokes High School. Tickets are $50 for two dinners the night of the drawing. For tickets, call Cathy Saunders at 983-8747 or stop by Helsabeck-Hall, King Liberty, or Slate Funeral Home to purchase a ticket.


October 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon — Free Vision and Glaucoma screening from ages six and up at Foothills Eye Care located at 215 Moore Rd. in King. This event is sponsored by the King Lions Club.


Nov. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. — Trinity United Methodist Church located at 725 W. Dalton Rd. in King will host a bazaar. Breakfast items available for purchase will include sausage and country ham biscuits, fried apple pies, and sugar cake. Chicken pies, baked and canned goods, crafts, and Christmas re-runs will be featured. Tickets will be available for a quilt to be given away at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the church office at 336-983-5405.


King’s Lion Club — Help a child read and learn, an adult succeed in his job or a senior adult maintain their independence. This will provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Care, Give, Recycle! Make a positive difference. Donate your usable eyeglasses and help someone see! Please bring any eyeglasses that you no longer use and drop them in the collection box in your community


Stokes Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Care — Did you know that, as a whole, the YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the United States? They partner with Stokes County Schools to offer before and after school care for the community. The structure of the YMCA before and after school program will develop your child through a curriculum that includes health and wellness, homework assistance, and physical activity in a safe and fun environment. Programs will be offered at the school your child attends or at the Y. Financial assistance is available. Contact Mandy McMahon at 336-985-9622 or m.mcmahon@ymcanwnc.org for more information.


Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Fall Bazaar at King Moravian Church hosted by the Women’s Fellowship, at 228 W. Dalton Rd. Start your Christmas shopping early! At the bazaar there will be baked and canned goods, chicken pies, produce, crafts, pottery, punched tin, pre-made gift baskets, and attic treasures. The Men’s Fellowship will also have Brunswick stew. Breakfast and lunch will be available.


Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Good Shepherd Fall Festival and Community Yard Sale located at 105 Good Shepherd Dr. There will be music, a 50-50 raffle, a hand-made quilt raffle, baked goods, and a silent auction. Spaces are available for rent at $15, or a space with a table for $25. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For additional information contact Bill D. at 336-983-6166 or Bob P at 336-969-9035.


King’s Lion Club — Help a child read and learn, an adult succeed in his job or a senior adult maintain their independence. This will provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Care, Give, Recycle! Make a positive difference. Donate your usable eyeglasses and help someone see!


King Public Library — Preschool Storytime every Tues. morning at 10:30 a.m. Children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities.


Thursday Morning Loop Group at the King Public Library — Do you love to knit or crochet? Join others who love the same to share ideas, tips, and techniques on the first and third Thurs. mornings of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your own yarn and needles.


Friends of the King Public Library Fall Book and Rummage Sale — Great savings at the annual fall fundraiser on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., October 10-12. Wonderful treasures and books galore with great prices. Donations of books and household goods are accepted.


Free movie night at the King Public Library — All are invited to enjoy a 2012 movie starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. The movie is rated PG and will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24. Please call the library at 336-983-3868 for the title and details.


Local Author, Cindy Holby has published 20 books under three different names — Cindy Holby, Kassy Tayler, and Colby Hodge. Cindy will share her experiences to kick-off National Novel Writing Month at the King Public Library on Tues. evening, Oct. 29, as Cindy shares a writer’s life.


Morning Movie Classic — Coffee and a movie on Oct. 30 from 10 to 11:45 a.m at the King Public Library. We’ll be featuring the classic movie where Doris Day and Rock Hudson share a telephone party line, which infuriates one while the other falls in love.


Need a Job? JobLink at the King Public Library Can Help — A JobLink site is provided at the library in the Gentry Technology Center through Forsyth Tech, the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. The JobLink operates three days a week: Mon. and Fri. from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An instructor will assist with preparing a resume, job searches, career planning, improving your interview skills, scholarships, and work keys. Personnel with the Workforce Investment Act services are available on Tues. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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