Sandy Ridge Music Association’s Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam was very successful this past Saturday. We had a good turn-out in spite of the gusty wind that blew tents down and merchandise from vendor’s tables and made it difficult for musicians and singers to perform. Thanks to Doug Stanley for allowing us access to his beautiful farm. Thanks to committee members – Junior Hall, George Cutchins and Barbara Spencer. Many local Ruritans came and volunteered their help as well as Destiny Myers and Mackenzie Deskins with North Stokes Beta Club. This would not have been possible without their help! Thanks to Scott Brown for the great food, and the following for the use of their tents – Colonial Funeral Home, David Manuel, Jimmy Ellington and George Cutchins. I can’t wait until next year! Below are some comments from some attending:
“Absolutely a SUPER VENUE for the celebration/festival! Clean, easy access, plenty of parking close and even folks to haul you down on golf carts!! I’ll definitely be there next time. So much fun to play with great musicians and great vocalists!!” –Charlie Milliron
“Me and Katie Griffin had a great time. Katie had a great time jamming.” –Russell Thornton
“So glad I made it! Great time of fellowship! Enjoyed it immensely!” –Heather Berry Mabe
“Had a great time, George, thanks for the invite!” —Don Gann
“It was fun! Looking forward to next year!” –Duane Hicks
“I had a great time!!” —Paula Dellenback
“Great time with Hazy Ridge and Never Too Late Bluegrass Band!” — Brent Fain “The event blew my mind especially for first time. Great attendance. Everybody I spoke to were really enjoying it.” —Vince Myers
“We so enjoyed it all!! We shall be there next year!” —Tammy Warden Harris “I got to play mandolin in a little band with Sue Nester on stage at Stanley Farm in Sandy Ridge, NC today. Sue asked Heather Mabe to come up and sing with us. There I was standing right beside Heather on stage. Wow, this has to have been one of the coolest things that ever happened to me. I am so blessed.” –Harley Hendricks, Heather Berry Mabe with Harley Hendricks from Mason, WVA
Carolyn Manuel would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting Riverside Baptist Church’s Bi-Annual Fish Fry. She said it’s getting better every year. Thanks also to the musicians and singers who performed. They will have a special singing on Sunday, April 29, at 6 pm with Jerry Lankford performing. Please continue to pray for Trish Bullins who is still a patient at Forsyth Hospital.
The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, April 28 from 9 to 1:30. Please come and donate; and, bring a friend with you.
The UMW Nightingales of Delta UMC will have a Yard, Bake and Hot Dog Sale on Saturday, May 5 beginning at 7 am. They will also have “Thank You Jesus” magnets for sale. You are invited to join them for Homecoming on Sunday, May 20, following Sunday morning worship service. Thank you, Shelvie Dodson, for the info.
Please support Relay for Life of Stokes County which will be held Friday, May 11, from 6 pm to midnight at South Stokes High School. Contact Donna Mitchell at 871-2321 for further information about the relay or if you are interested in dedicating a luminaria.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315 if you have Sandy Ridge news.