BJ’s Shoes and Boots, 104 Dalton Road, downtown King, is having a Liquidation Sale, storewide. The store will be open 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. All sales final.
Friday, Nov. 30 — 7 p.m. – City of King will hold a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at King Central Park. The West Stokes High School Band will begin playing Christmas music at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be in the Spainhour Cabin to visit and take pictures with children (please bring your own camera). Light refreshments and a chicken stew will be served free of charge.
Saturday, Dec. 1 — 2 p.m. — Annual Christmas Parade in downtown King. The Stokes County Arts Council will sponsor the 2012 King Christmas Parade. The theme is “Let It Snow.” Applications may be found online at stokesarts.org or one may request an application by contacting the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159. Shannon Smith with Fox 8 News will be the grand marshal for this year’s parade. Rain date for the parade is Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 2 — 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse located at 1088 W. Dalton Rd. in King is hosting a National Poinsettia Display. They are growing over 8,000 poinsettias with 80 different kinds. Come see an amazing greenhouse full of red, white, burgundy, jingle bells, and a mixture of these. Some even have double blooms. Come vote on your favorites and get into the Christmas spirit. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. The event is free. There will be poinsettias available for purchase that can be custom wrapped with a hand tied bow. Call Judy for more info at 336-983-4107 or visit www.mitchellsnursery.com.
Sunday, Dec. 2 — 6 p.m. — “Sharing CHRISTmas” at West Stokes High School, located at 1400 Priddy Road in King. A free concert will be held featuring Taylor Vaden and Katelyn & Derek. Donations will be accepted to provide Christmas gifts for local families. This event is sponsored by West Stokes Fellowship of Christian Students and T. Music Promotions. For further information, please call West Stokes High School at 336-983-2099.
Sunday, Dec. 2 — 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Celebrate the Season at Dalton’s Crossing, 102 E. Dalton Road, King. Come enjoy downtown shopping at its best. Find something for yourself or a gift for someone special on your list. Register for gift cards from Dalton’s Crossing and Tim Bruce Art Gallery. While shopping, enjoy music provided by Julie Morgan (2-4 p.m.) and other festivities. For more information, please check out their website, www.daltonscrossing.com, or call 336-985-5464.
Thursday, Dec. 6 — 6 p.m. — Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Walnut Cove will host a Memorial Tree Ceremony and Reception for Families at Recreation Acres Community Building located at 107 White Road in King. The Hospice Memorial Tree is decorated with ornaments lovingly crafted and assembled by Hospice volunteers. Each ornament bears the name of a Hospice & Palliative CareCenter patient who died during the past year. You and your family are cordially invited to join them for a ceremony honoring those loved ones who were served by the Walnut Cove office. Please free to bring a picture or memento of your loved one. For further information, please call 336-591-1124.
Friday, Dec. 7 — 5-9 p.m. — Downtown Shopping Night. The King Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a special Christmas Shopping Night. Store owners are encouraged to observe the extended hours and offer some special product or discount. The Chamber has space for vendors inside our office for the evening for $15. Other businesses may have additional spaces to rent as well. Please contact the Chamber for further information or rental space at the Chamber at 336-983-9308. A registration form is attached to Monday Minute for the shopping night. Please fill it out and drop the form by the Chamber office at 124 South Main Street or you may fax it to 336-983-9526. Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 3.
SWEET POTATO COBBLER
2 ½ cup water
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup margarine
Cinnamon to taste
1 box yellow cake mix
2 to 3 sweet potatoes
Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes and place in a 9”x 13” baking dish. Add water, sugar, and spoon half of melted margarine. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Sprinkle dry cake mix over mixture. Spoon 1/2 cup melted margarine over cake mix. Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes. If top is not browned, turn broil on for seconds to get top brown.
ICE BOX COOKIES
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick margarine
One-half cup shortening
3 and one half cups sifted plain flour
2 tsp soda
One half tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Cream butter and shortening (at room temperature) with sugar. Add eggs, add salt when sifting the flour. Combine the sugar mixture with flour. Add flavoring and nuts last. Mix with hands and make into two long rolls. Wrap in wax paper and chill in refrigerator until wanted. Cut thin and cook at 375 degrees just long enough to brown.
HINT: Make roll and place on wax paper and hold wax paper (using two sheets of paper so it won’t tear) on each side and roll until smooth.
These cookies will keep in the refrigerator for a long time and can be baked when you have a hot oven.