Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hazy Ridge Bluegrass and Southern Gentlemen on Saturday, September 9 beginning at 6 pm. This will be the first appearance by Hazy Ridge Bluegrass. Band members are: Vince Myers, Dawn Myers, Reagan Hudson, Duane Hicks, John Erwin, Bryan Bogenberger and one of very own from Sandy Ridge – George Cutchins on bass. Southern Gentlemen has performed several times in the past and band members are: Johnny Johnson, Bobby Whitlock, Steve Shivley and Burgess Hurd. Come on out for a wonderful evening of entertainment, good food and good fellowship. We need the support of the community; so, if you have never been to one of our bluegrass music events, now would be a good time!
Sandy Ridge Music Association will host their Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam at George Stanley Farm on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The local Ruritans are on board with us, and we are so excited to have their help in this endeavor. If you are interested in setting up a vendor/craft table, please contact Carolyn Craig, Barbara Spencer, Junior Hall, George Cutchins or any Ruritan. I will keep you updated as our plans progress.
Delta UMC Women’s Group will have a yard and bake sale on Saturday, September 9 beginning at 7 am. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be for sale at lunch time.
Stokes Partnership for Children is hosting BBQ for Books which is a literacy program that raises funds for early literacy initiatives for the county’s young children from birth to five years of age, including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Bluegrass music is woven into the fabric of Stokes County’s rich heritage; so, because of these two things, it only made sense to add a side of bluegrass to our event! The featured bands this year will be: Tommy Nichols & Harrison Ridge, Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys and GoodFellers. Bring your dancing shoes and come on out to Mt Olive Elementary School in King on October 6 from 5 until 9 pm. There will be a silent auction, bake sale and numerous games. BBQ plates are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Food by John Brown’s BBQ includes barbecue pork, fried chicken, two slaws, beans, drink and dessert. You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance if possible. You may call 985-2676 and give your information or mail check to P. O. Box 2319, King, NC 27021 and your ticket will be mailed to you.
Oak Ridge Baptist Church is getting ready for October Fest which will be held Saturday, October 7. This is a community stew and everyone is invited. Stew will be ready around 11 in the fellowship hall. And, there will be music!
Don’t forget to reserve your space by September 25 if you wish to set up a vendor table for the 2017 10th Annual Ridgefest which be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. E-mail Andrea Finch at firstname.lastname@example.org, text or call 669-0826.
Riverside Baptist Church will have a Fish Fry on Saturday, October 14 from 2 – 6 pm at The American Legion. Catfish plates will be $8 and will consist of catfish, slaw, hushpuppies and a drink. There will be music and a bake sale. You may purchase tickets in advance by calling Carolyn Manuel at 416-5785.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Music is very spiritual. It has the power to bring people together.” —Edgar Winter
TRIED AND TASTED RECIPE
Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. sage sausage
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced 2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. sliced pepperoni 1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 (12 oz.) can tomato paste 2 cups water 2 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. dried oregano
16 oz. lasagna noodles 16 oz. ricotta cheese 16 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large, heavy skillet, lightly brown ground beef, sausage, onion and garlic in the oil. Be sure to keep the meat chunky, not finely separated, while cooking. Drain and add pepperoni, tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, pepper and oregano. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Cook and drain lasagna noodles according to pkg. directions. In a 13” x 9” pan, spread 1 cup of the prepared sauce. Alternate layers of noodles, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, ending with sauce, mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315 if you have Sandy Ridge news.