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The 67th Stokes County Agricultural Fair will be September 12-16 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 436 South Main Street, King. Exhibits will be accepted on Monday, September 11 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Midway not open on Monday night. Gates and midway open on Tuesday, September 12 at 4 p.m. Remember the cake sale will be on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Daily Admission & Fee Information General Admission Adults (Includes Unlimited Rides) Tuesday – Saturday – $12 General Admission – (Without Rides) Tuesday – Saturday – $6 Senior Citizens (65 & above) (Friday Senior Day – Free) – $2 Students (through High School) Unlimited Rides All Week – $10 Kiddie Rides – Every Day – $8 Parking (Collected by and contributed to King Fire Department) – $2

Nightly Entertainment, Midway Provided by B & K Carnivals, Old McNally’s Pig Racing, Bingo – in Pavilion, Camel and Pony Rides, Mechanical Bull Riding (fee), Special Events

Per Lynn Spouse, Assistant Manager of the fair, Tuesday, September 12, the Stokes County Ag Fair will be having Car Load Night, Cost is $35.00 per vehicle, maximum up to 6 people. Regular admission applies to others. General admission is 6.00 for walk arounds (all week), 10.00 students (all week), Kiddie Rides 8.00 every day.

Fried Apple Pie Contest at the Fair – Bring to American Legion Building on Saturday, September 16 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. EXHIBITOR MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Judging will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. RULES, REGULATION AND INFORMATION. Smitty’s Apples has been serving fried apple pies for many years. Now, it is your turn to serve him your favorite, family heirloom fried apple pie.

Crust: 40 points, Filling. 40 points, Appearance, 20 point, Contest Specific Rules: All pies must be FRIED. Any type of apple may be used, but the type of apple must be specified in the recipe. No dried apples are to be used. Crust must be made from scratch and must be included with recipe. Recipe must be typed on an 8 1/2” by 11” sheet of paper. Name, address and phone number must be either printed or typed on the back of the recipe and should be submitted with entry.

Bring eight (8) fried apple pies. Premiums: 1st, $300; 2nd, $100; 3rd, $75; 4th, , $25. The 2016 first place winner is not eligible to compete in 2017. Sponsored by Smitty’s Apples, Pfafftown, NC

After stewing a chicken, cool in broth before cutting into chunks; it will have twice the flavor.

Do not despair if you over salt gravy. Stir in some instant mashed potatoes to repair the damage. Just add a little more liquid in order to offset the thickening.

I had a nice letter from Frances Spainhour Hill, thanks Frances for the following information. “Becky Spainhour Wall turned 94 on August 19, 2017. I, Frances S.Hill gave her a birthday lunch with 22 guests at my home. Robert Spainhour was the oldest one present. He will be 96 September 23. Our one and favorite aunt was here. Aunt Ona Ruth Garner is 91. We all sat around and told old stories and we sang, or we tried to sing and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. I fixed a good old country lunch with chicken and dumplings, barbecue and all the good fresh vegetables. We also had chocolate and coconut pies. Everyone had a great time. I hope God will bless her to let her birthday keep coming and I am around to say happy birthday. Thank God for the family and friends. Sweet blessing to all. Frances Spainhour Hill.”

To freeze meatballs, place them on a cookie sheet until frozen. Place them in plastic bags. They will stay separated so that you may remove as many as you want.

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.

Icing will remain where you put it if you sprinkle cake with powdered sugar first.

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

Quote of the Day – There just isn’t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.

Tin coffee cans makes excellent freezer containers for cookies.

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

Good Potato Yeast Rolls

By Frances S. Hill

2 pkgs Rapidrise Instant yeast

1 1/4 cups warm milk,

½ cup potatoe water

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup mashed potatoes

1 ½ tsp salt

2/3 cup oil

3 large eggs

5 to 6 cups bread flour, may take more or less.

Mix sugar and yeast in ½ cup warm potatoes water, set aside. In large bowl mix milk, potatoes water, oil, eggs and salt. Then add yeast mixture and flour to this. Turn out on table and kneed for 12 to 15 minutes. Dough should be smooth and have a snap crackle pot. Then place into a greased large bowl, turn dough over and let rise one hour. Punch down, let rise 25 minutes more or longer. This makes better rolls. Punch down, let rise 10 more minutes. Then grease a big baking sheet, pinch out rolls. Try to get them smooth. Place on baking sheet, let rise about 20 minutes or until double in size. Bake in a pre heated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let get golden brown. Take out, brush with melted butter. A roll that cooks right will spring back when mashed down. Good luck, if they don’t turn out like you want them to, don’t give up, keep trying, they will, you can see you can make good rolls.

Easy Cobbler

In dish, put one (1) pint of sweetened fruit and juice. Cover with strips of bread.

Mix together:

½ cup sugar

1 egg, well beaten

½ stick butter melted

2 Tbsp. flour

Pour over bread and bake at 350 degrees until brown. (To add more fruit, add more mix to the top.)

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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