Please show your support for Relay for Life of Stokes County which will be held Friday, May 11, from 6 pm to midnight at South Stokes High School. For further information on the relay or how to dedicate a luminaria, contact Donna Mitchell at 871-2321.
Sandy Ridge Music Association is pleased to welcome Destination Bluegrass Band to Sandy Ridge Community Center. Music will begin at 6 pm on Saturday, May 12 with concessions and 50/50 raffle available. Band members are: Keith Souther, Brad Johnson, Brad Wood, Randy Willard and Boyd Hulin. Their hometown is Mocksville, NC and most of the group have been playing from a young age. Check out their Facebook page and listen to some of their music. Don’t miss this awesome evening of entertainment!
The Sandy Ridge Community Center Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 pm. The committee would like to invite anyone who may be interested in becoming a board member to attend.
Capella Church of Christ will host a pancake breakfast, free to the public, on Saturday, May 19, from 8 to 10 am. This will be held at Sandy Ridge Community Center at 5061 NC Hwy. 704 E.
Smith Chapel Baptist Church invites all to attend Friends and Family Day on Sunday, May 20, at the 11 am morning worship service.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the benefit for Dillon Priddy, a kindergarten student at Sandy Ridge Elementary, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The benefit spaghetti supper will be Saturday, May 26, from 4 to 7 pm at the school cafeteria. Plates will be $8 for adult and $5 for kids 12 and under. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. For more information, or to donate, contact Angie Joyce at 816-5054 or Tessa Joyce at 413-6686. All proceeds will go directly to Dillon Priddy and his family. Team Dillon t-shirts are on sale now in adult sizes S-3X and youth sizes S-XL. Adult sizes are $15 and children sizes are $10. See Angie Joyce or Tessa Joyce to order. Order and money is due by Friday, May 11th.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you. —Louisa May Alcott
TRIED AND TASTED RECIPE
Easy Hot Fudge Cake
1 box (2-layer) chocolate cake mix
1 stick margarine (1/2 cup)
2 cups sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup milk
Bake cake as directed in 13 x 9 x 2 pan. (I used a Bundt cake pan.) Poke holes in cake and set aside. If using Bundt pan, poke holes in cake after you invert onto serving plate. Meanwhile, make icing: Combine margarine and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until melted; stir in dry cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil and boil exactly one minute from time boiling starts. Pour over cake. Cool. I had icing left over. So, I saved and served over vanilla ice cream on the side.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day. If your Mama is living, go see her if you can. If that’s not possible, call her. I sure do miss my Mama. Many times, I have said to myself, I wish she were here because I really need to talk to her. She was my best friend; and, this Sunday I will wear a white carnation in remembrance of the best Mama anyone could ever have. Betty Lee Viars Fitzgerald – 02/02/37 – 02/19/06
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