Sandy Ridge News

Carolyn Craig - Sandy Ridge News
Check out the Pumpkin Patch at the fire department. Large pumpkins are $8, medium $5 and small are $3. - Courtesy photo
- Courtesy photo

Delta UMC will hold their Annual Stew & Bake Sale, Saturday, October 6. Stew will be ready by 11 am for $6/qt. To pre-order, call Shelvie Dodson at 871-2183.

Make plans to attend the 12th Annual “Ridge Fest” on Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 3 pm at Northeast Stokes Fire Dept. Hosted by the Sandy Ridge Ruritans, this a day of giving back to the community with free stew, drink and dessert. Also, there will be vendors, crafts, car show and much more. Entertainment will be provided by Roger Wells. Thanks to all the local businesses who are sponsoring this event. Vendors are welcome, and no application or fees apply. Bring your own table and chairs.

Northeast Stokes Volunteer Fire Dept. will be collecting items through October 13 for the flood victims in Columbus and Bladen Counties. No water is needed at this time; but, you may donate nonperishable food such as pop top canned goods, etc., cleaning products such as Clorox wipes, other disinfectant cleaners, brooms, mops, buckets, etc., paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper, hygiene products, baby food, baby products such as diaper and wipes and pet food. You may drop off goods at the station Monday – Friday from 9 to 12 noon. You may also bring items to the Ridgefest on October 13.

Sandy Ridge Community Building Annual Fundraiser is underway. Please see any committee member if you wish to purchase a ticket. A donation of $5 per ticket or 5 for $20 is greatly appreciated. Drawing for a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner and Carpet Cleaner including all attachments (valued at over $1,000) will be at the Ridge Fest on October 13. All proceeds will be used for upkeep and maintenance of the building, and you do not need to be present to win.

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Southern Gentlemen and By Grace on Saturday, October 13, at 6 pm at the Sandy Ridge Community Center.

Stoked 4 Christ Youth Rally is a super event for middle, high school and college students to attend. This is scheduled for Monday, October 22 from 7 – 8 pm in the Sandy Ridge School Gym. Matt Lindsey from Living Word Ministries, King, NC, will be the featured guest speaker.

Sandy Ridge PTA Fall Carnival will be Saturday, November 3rd from 11am-3pm. Mark your calendars!

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be Saturday, November 10, at Sandy Ridge Community Center from 9 to 1:30 pm. To make an appointment in advance, call Lena Priddy at 871-2529. There is an urgent need for blood and platelet donations since more than 170 blood drives were cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Check out their website if you are able to donate before November 10.

The Sandy Ridge Ruritans are selling Mrs. Pumpkin’s chicken pies, spaghetti and brownies. Contact Angie Watkins Joyce on Facebook or call 816- 5054 to place your order. You must pay at time of order or at Ridgefest on October 13.

Check out the Pumpkin Patch at the fire department. Large pumpkins are $8, medium $5 and small are $3. Honor system is in place; so, just place money in box provided.

Happy birthday to the following:

October 4 – Brian Shelton, Colton Willard

October 5 – Lisa Watson, Cathy Dodson, Marie Hall, Layn Wagoner

October 6 – Bonita Faye Shelton

October 7 – Linda Adkins, Melinda Lemons, Jake Harrell, Theresa Isbell

October 8 – Mildred Griffin

October 9 – Gary Hawkins, Claudia Raiford, Reid Raiford, Pam Hill-Martin, Kelly B. Woods, Shelia Wilson

October 10 – Seth James

Birthdays are on the Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club Community Birthday Calendar. If you are interested in ordering a 2019 calendar, contact any Ruritan member. They are a great Christmas gift.


“I learned to give not because I have much, but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.” Anonymous


Low Country Cookies

1 (16 oz.) box graham crackers

12 tbsp. (1 ½ sticks) butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

½ cup milk

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup or 3 ½ oz. can shredded coconut

Line 13 x 9 pan with whole graham crackers. Melt butter in saucepan and add sugar. Beat egg and milk together; add to butter mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add nuts, coconut and 1 cup graham cracker crumbs. Pour over crackers in pan. Cover with another layer of whole graham crackers. Prepare topping.


2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter

3 tbsp. milk

Beat all ingredients together and spread over top layer of crackers. Chill. Cut into squares.

I don’t know why these are called low country cookies; but, they are delicious! This recipe is from Paula Deen’s ‘The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook’.

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

Check out the Pumpkin Patch at the fire department. Large pumpkins are $8, medium $5 and small are $3. out the Pumpkin Patch at the fire department. Large pumpkins are $8, medium $5 and small are $3. Courtesy photo photo

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News