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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

So…have you ever wondered why God created kudzu? It’s annoying, it’s irritating and everyone in Stokes County knows it’s plentiful. Now, kudzu finally has a purpose. Local Stokes County artist, Pamela Buchanan, uses this unending vine to produce beautifully hand crafted, one of a kind baskets. She is scheduled to teach her specialized craft of kudzu basket making Saturday, August 18, at the Francisco Community Building. The class will begin at 9:00 am and should last about 3 hours. The cost is $45.00 which includes materials. If you’re interested in attending this class, please call Texie Jessup at 336-351-4142 or Kathy Blue at 336-351-3254. Also, check out Pamela Buchanan’s Facebook page called VineWorks. There, she showcases some of her creations using not only kudzu but other types of vines as well. She really has some impressive works!

Don’t forget to send in those tractor photos for our tractor photo contest which will be going on until September 1. Remember, this is any kind of tractor, new, old, peddle, large or small. We want those pictures! The top vote getters will highlight our tractor calendar for next year. The photo that gets the most votes will be on the cover. This will be voted on during our Farmfest scheduled for September 22 at the former Francisco School playground, now owned by Chestnut Street Investments, LLC. This tractor photo contest is open to people of all ages. The rules are that it MUST be a horizontal picture, either a 5 x 7 or 8 x 10. There is a $5 entry fee for each photo submitted. Please send your picture to OC of NW Stokes 7104 NC 89 Hwy W. Westfield, NC 27053.

Please keep Linda Williams and Kendall Harden in your prayers this week. Also, keep Vernon Tackett and his family in your prayers. Vernon’s mom just recently passed away. Please lift all these precious people and their families up in prayer.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News