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The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Road, King on Monday, August 28 from 2 until 7 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy at 336-671-0151 or Peggy L at 336-416-2786 or email Trinity Church wants to thank the Christian Church for hosting the June 26 blood drive due to Trinity air condition was not working. They collected 70 units.

Become an American Red Cross blood donor and help save the lives of patients in need. Blood is urgently needed this summer.

American Legion, 436 South Main Street, King – The Return of the King City Powwow – Redhawk’s Gathering of Nations Powwow at American Legion Post 290 on August 25 – 27, 2017. Grand Entry: Fri: 7 pm, Sat 12 pm & 6:30 pm, Sun: 12:30 pm. Gates open 10 am Sat and Sun.

Habitat for Humanity Restore of Stokes County, 336-985-3211 is located at 115-117 East Dalton Road in King and is open Thursday and Friday, 11 am- 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Priddy Manor Assisted Living, Card Club every 2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m., come join us for fun card games and snacks. For more information contact Amy Wilhelm at 336-983-3068.

Rose Tara Senior Living & King Senior Center, Invite you to attend a special luncheon Overcoming Anxiety With Activities Featuring Dr. Guillermo Lesassier Thursday, August 17 (11:30 AM – 1 PM) King Senior Center, 107 White Road, ‘King. Dr. Guillermo Lesassier, a specialist in Alzheimer’s disease, with over 30 years’ experience. He will offer ways to use activities to calm your loved one with Alzheimer’s or related memory issues. Space is limited! RSVP to Rose Tara Senior Living by Aug. 11 by calling (336) 983-8929 or Emailing Jennifer at!

STOKES FAMILY YMCA, 18th Annual King of the Hill 5k/10k/Fun Run and Obstacle Course Saturday, September 16th Register online at or in person at the Y. All proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG® at the Stokes Family YMCA. NO JOINING FEE THROUGH AUGUST 15th! Bring in a new backpack and there is no joining fee. Backpack will be donated to King Outreach Ministry and you save up to $69.00. What are waiting for…Help your community and help yourself.

It is easier to thinly slice meat if it is partially frozen.

When frying meat, sprinkle paprika over it to turn it golden brown.

Little frogs in herb plants – Since I love flowers so well, I am the one volunteering to care for all the real flowers here at Carillon Assisted Living in Huntersville. We have different herbs planted and placed on the patio area tables with matching chairs. In one of the plants three little one inch frogs are making a home. My two friends and I get so excited when we spot them. I have taught the frogs to come out when I am watering plants. On dry days we get nervous and wonder where our small friends are. After some water they come out. Oh the joy that we get.

Another joy that we have this year, we planted two tomato plants in flower containers. Of course they did not produce large tomatoes, but were very good in sandwiches. Then one of our resident’s son-in-law went to the farmers market and brought back a large tomato to me. We were able to make more delicious sandwiches. I have proven to several residents that nothing is better than a good homemade tomato sandwich. We plant two more tomatoes plants Saturday so we would have some late tomatoes. It was exciting to see some residents who had never seen a tomato plant growing.

Don’t freeze cooked egg whites, they become tough.

The Stokes County Fair is just around the corner, it will be September 12-September 16, 2017. They will be accepting exhibit entries on Monday September 11, 2017 from 8am till 8pm.

The Stokes County Fair Books are now available on line at and at the following locations: American Legion Post 290 The following local libraries: King, Pilot Mountain, Danbury, Walnut Cove, & Rural Hall Stokes and Forsyth County Cooperative Extension offices King Town Hall Stokes News – King King Chamber of Commerce Local Businesses in King

To avoid toughened beans or corn, add salt midway through cooking.

If anyone has recipes you would like to share, please send them to me at Carillon Assisted Living, 250 Commerce Centre Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Cabbage Rolls

½ Cup Reg. Rice

1 lb. hamburger

1 small onion, chopped

1 or 2 celery stalks, chopped

1 cabbage head, steamed

1 lg.can tomato juice (42 oz.)

Mix and shape above mixture into balls. Wrap hamburger rolls into cabbage leaves. Place in crock pot. Pour tomatoes juice over cabbage. Cook 4 to 6 hours. Serve with cornbread.

Summer Squash Pizza

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice) You can use all zucchini or yellow squash for this grilled pizza. Serve one slice as an appetizer or two with a salad for a simple supper.


· 1 teaspoon olive oil

· 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

· 1/8 teaspoon salt

· 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

· 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into (1/4-inch-thick) slices

· 1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise into (1/4-inch-thick) slices

· Cooking spray

· 1 (12-inch) packaged pizza crust (such as Mama Mary’s)

· 2 plum tomatoes, cut into (1/8-inch-thick) slices

· 1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely grated pecorino Romano cheese

· 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

· 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano

How to Make It

Step 1 -Prepare grill.

Step 2 – Combine oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, zucchini slices, and yellow squash slices in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Place squash mixture on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until tender.

Step 3 – Reduce grill temperature to medium.

Step 4 – Lightly coat pizza crust with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Arrange zucchini and squash over crust. Arrange tomatoes over squash; sprinkle with pecorino Romano cheese. Grill 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from grill; sprinkle with basil and oregano

Icebox Pickles

These are so refreshing and healthy

6 cups sliced, unpeeled cucumbers 1 cup sliced red onion 1 cup sliced green bell pepper 1 Tablespoon celery seed…… 1 Tablespoon salt 2 cups white sugar 1 cup white vinegar Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or crock. Cover with water and refrigerate. You can eat them immediately, but I will tell you that the pickles are much, much tastier if you let them sit in the refrigerator for a few weeks. They will keep up to 3 months in the fridge.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

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