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Carolyn Craig - Sandy Ridge News

Come on out to Octoberfest at Oak Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, October 1. Covered dish supper begins at 6 pm and special singing will be at 7 pm.

Children’s Fall/Winter Consignment Sale returns to Sandy Ridge Community Center on Friday, October 6 from 9 to 6 pm and Saturday, October 7 from 8 to 1 pm. For additional information, contact Sharon Gordon Murphy t 613-1839.

It’s stew time! Delta UMC Annual UMW Stew will be Saturday, October 7. Stew will be ready by 11 am for $6.00/qt. Come early and place your order because it’s gone before you know it.

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Last Minute and Swift Creek to Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 6 pm. Concessions and 50/50 raffle will be available.

The 2017 Annual Ridgefest will be Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. Sponsored by local businesses and hosted by Sandy Ridge Ruritans and NE Stokes Fire Dept., this is a free community event with free stew, drink and dessert for everyone. There will be vendors, crafts, car show and lots more, including entertainment by Roger Wells.

On Saturday, October 21, Delta UMC will have a “Cruise In” beginning at 10 am. Hot dogs and barbeque will be for sale and lots of door prizes to give away (everyone gets a ticket). There is no registration necessary; just bring your car and “cruise in” or sit and enjoy those cruisin’.

Also, on Saturday, October 21, from 2 – 6 pm, Riverside Baptist Church will have a Fish Fry at the American Legion with Gerald Alley frying up the catfish. Plates will be $8 and will include catfish, slaw, hushpuppies and a drink. There will be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music by God Can (a young gospel group from Patrick County), The Fitzgerald Family, Harvey Hawks and Johnny Manuel & Friends.

A lot is happening on the 21st as Hilltop Baptist Church (Beasley School Rd.) will have a community stew at 12 noon. Rev. Mark Lawless invites all to attend.

The Ruritan’s Pumpkin Patch returns on the grounds of the fire department, and sales will be on the honor system.

Sympathy is extended to friends and family of the following:

Bonnie Williams Hicks Gilbert who passed away on Thursday, September 7 at the age of 68.

Kenneth Wayne Wilmoth who passed away on Saturday, September 23 at the age of 60.

Steve Chaney who passed away on Monday, September 25.

Please keep Lena Priddy in your thoughts and prayers. She has recently been hospitalized, but is now home recuperating.


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—Theodore Roosevelt


Baked Bean Casserole

1 ½ lbs. ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, cleaned and chopped

(2) 15 – 16 oz. cans pork and beans

½ cup barbeque sauce

½ cup ketchup

2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp. soy sauce

4 tbsp. brown sugar

6 – 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef, onion and bell pepper; drain. Add pork and beans and everything except bacon. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with bacon and cover dish with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Let casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315 if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News