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Brother Noah Frye will hold a revival at Hilltop Baptist Church (Beasley School Road) beginning Sunday, July 8 through Thursday, July 12. Revival begins at 7 pm and everyone is welcome!

Sandy Ridge Music Association is pleased to welcome Last Minute and None of the Above to Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, July 14 beginning at 6:00 pm. Last Minute calls Westfield their home town. Last Minute is a bluegrass band performing a blend of traditional and modern music from different genres. All songs are played with traditional bluegrass instruments. Band members are: Jon Faries, Derek Freeman, Melissa Carter, Eddie Carter, Samuel Faries and Austin Simmons. None of the Above are from the Piedmont Triad Area of NC. They have been playing music in the triad area of North Carolina for over ten years. Working with traditional bluegrass instrumentation, the band has developed a unique sound that includes elements and material from a variety of styles. Band members are: Tim Sands – lead vocals and lead guitar, Jon Cornatzer – banjo, lead and harmony vocals, Tim Harrison – upright bass and harmony vocals, Lee Cecil on dobro and Dave Crawford – mandolin, lead and harmony vocals. Both these bands have performed for us before and they are fantastic. Tell a friend and come on out!

On Monday, July 16, the Methodist Women of Delta UMC (Day Lilies and the Nightingales) will meet at Red Top for dinner at 6:30 pm.

Riverside Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will begin Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 nightly. The theme for this year is ‘God’s Game Plan’. Tricia invites all ages to come and find out what God’s game plan is for their life. Isaiah Johnson, age 23, called the singing waiter, will be performing on Sunday, July 29 at 6 pm. Johnson, age 23, is a waiter at Cousin Gary’s Restaurant in Pilot Mountain. Isaiah said he has been singing all his life, and he has already recorded one CD, “Plantin’ Time”, and recently went to Nashville to record his second. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the following:

Jerry Oscar Manuel who passed away June 27 at the age of 71.

Teresa Lynn Best who passed away June 30 at the age of 58.

Thelma James Flynt who passed away July 5 at the age of 91.


“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself. ― Edmund Lee


Homemade Strawberry Lemonade – This will surely quench your thirst on a hot summer day.

1 ½ cup strawberries

Juice of 2 large lemons

½ cup Agave Nectar

2 ½ cups cold water

extra strawberries for garnish

In a blender, combine 1 ½ cup strawberries, juice of 2 lemons and agave nectar. Blend on high until smooth about 2 minutes. Pour into a pitcher and whisk together with the cold water. Refrigerate until chilled about an hour. This looks so refreshing served in a mason jar with ice and garnished with extra strawberries.

Agave nectar is a natural sweetener. You can substitute honey in equal amounts or sweeten to your taste with sugar.

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

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News