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Only a few more days until Sandy Ridge Music Association’s Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam. Come on out to The Stanley Farm at 1121 Steele Road on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 5 pm. Bring your chair and enjoy a day of endless bluegrass and gospel music. There will be something for the entire family such as food vendor and kid friendly activities. Some of the vendors who have confirmed their attendance are Candy Man Creations, Truly Free Jewelry by Heather, Joey’s Woodworking Treasures, Dixie Scents, Amicitia Soaps, Big D’s Woodcrafter, Shorty Scrappy Designs and page hop’r Creations. Bring your own instrument and join in the fun. Open to all; sit in and play or just listen. $5 donation appreciated and children 12 and under are free.

Riverside Baptist Church will have their annual Fish Fry on Saturday, April 14 at The American Legion from 2 to 6 pm. Gerald Alley will be in charge of the fish fryin’, and plates are only $8 for fish, hushpuppies, slaw and drink. Desserts will be sold separately. They always have awesome door prizes and the music lineup is as follows: 2:00 – By Grace, 3:00 Travis Frye & Blue Mountain w/Henry Mabe, 4:00 – Johnny Manuel and at 4:45 God Can will be singing.

Be a part of Relay for Life of Stokes County. The Survivor Dinner will be Thursday, April 12 at First Christian Church in King at 6 pm. Relay of Life will be held on Friday, May 11 from 6 pm to midnight at South Stokes High School. The Survivor Walk will begin at 6 pm. If you wish to dedicate a luminaria to a loved one who lost their fight against cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome it, go to Relay for Life of Stokes County or contact Donna Mitchell for more information at 871-2321.


“Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of money to be happy—in fact, the opposite.”. –Jean Vanier


Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

Tabitha, my daughter-in-law, fixed this last week for family night. It was delicious!!

1 pkg. of smoked sausage, sliced into rounds

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into ½” cubes

olive oil

fine sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

sweet paprika

dried thyme

1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking tray with several sheets of foil, and drizzle with a bit of oil. Spread the oil out over the pan. Set aside. Put the sausage rounds, onions and potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with a couple tbs. of olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, paprika and dried thyme. Toss together with your hands until everything is evenly distributed. Pour this out onto the baking tray, and spread it out as much as you can. Place into oven and roast for 45 min. to an hour, stirring every 15 min. or so, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn off the oven. Scatter the cheese over top of the cooked meat and potatoes. Pop back into the oven a few minutes to melt the cheese. Serve immediately. Option: If you don’t like the flavor of dried thyme, you may omit this from recipe.

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Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News