Thanks to everyone who volunteered for Clean-Up Day at Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, August 5. Jimmy Ellington and Junior Hall worked tirelessly in the heat to dig up the dirt in front of the building so that compost (donated by S & N Greenhouse and Mike Farmer) and pine needles (donated by S & S Lawn Care) could be put down. Inside the building, Lena Priddy was putting curtains on rods to be hung and Kaye Isbell and Deborah Ellington were cleaning all those white chairs. Two of my grandchildren, Tianna Corum and Ethan Chaney, showed up to help out as well. Thank you Pam at Red Top for donating the biscuits, Kaye Isbell for the coffee and Mike Lackey for the orange juice. Also, Dereck Shelton of S & S Lawn Care sent two of his workers to mow the grass. We’re not finished, but we got a good start.
The blood drive held at Lawsonville was a success on Saturday, the 5th. The goal was 34 units, and 35 units were donated. Good job!
Debbie Chaney reported that the fundraiser for Steve Chaney that was held on August 5th went very well. About $5,500 was raised to go towards his medical bills. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Steve!
Madeline Watkins is still at LifeBrite in Danbury. Please say a prayer for her and her family.
I called Randy Cook for an update on True Light Baptist Church. He said, “It’s going really well. We are having to replace the old heating and air units. So, everything is at a standstill while plans are being drawn up for all the duct work. I still do not have a projected date for our first service, but will keep you posted.”
Plan to attend as Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys and None of the Above to Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, August 12 at 6 pm. As always, we will have concessions (homemade ice cream) and 50/50 raffle. Two fantastic groups = an evening of great entertainment.
The 2017 Community Tent Revival will begin Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm – Friday, August 18. Pastor John Dorsey will be speaking and there will be special singing by The Butcher Family, By Grace and several others. Location is 1869 NC Hwy. 770, Sandy Ridge.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
TRIED AND TASTED RECIPE
Oven-Baked Country Fries
2 egg whites
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ tsp. onion salt
1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp paprika
¼ tsp pepper
3 medium unpeeled baking potatoes (1 lb.)
In a shallow bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. Dip potatoes into egg whites, then coat with crumb mixture. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Spray wedges evenly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes or until golden brown.
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