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King Outreach Ministries needs Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets and quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans and small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or

First Baptist Church, King is hosting the Hoppers in concert on Sunday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. There is no admission fee. A love offering will be received. Call 336-983-5252 for more information.

An announcement from Suzan Garner, King Senior Center Director, King, phone 336 983-0751,

“I am working on a directory which services offered in the area that are often asked about by senior adults. If your agency has a directory, could you please send me a copy? If it is available in WORD that would even better. Then I do not have to reinvent the wheel!”

Also the King Senior Center has two health related classes on schedule, Chi Kung (Monday 10am) and Tai Chi for Arthritis (Friday 2pm). They would like to have a trained person to come and do blood pressure checks before and after the class

On Sunday, April 17 the Stokes County Historical Society will proudly host a program about an early Stokes County family’s historic journey. “Spaenhauers: From Switzerland to North Carolina” will be presented by Verna Spainhour Brewer, President of the Muttenz (Spainhour) Descendants, at 2:00 p.m. in the King Public Library located at 101 W. Pilot View Drive, King,. The program will include a side trip to the historic Spainhour Cabin which was built in 1774 by

Johann and Anna Volck Spaenhauer. This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments served.

Stokes County Special Olympics will be held at West Stokes High School football field April 22, 2016 (rain date April 29). Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Games starting at 10:00. Public is encouraged to come out and support these awesome athletes.

The King Lions Club is holding a firearm raffle for the Spring 2016. Tickets are being sold by Lions Club members for $20 each or 6 for $100. The firearms presented by Betty’s Country Grocery include: Mossberg 500 12 ga pump shotgun, Henry H001 Lever action 22 rifle, Ruger LC9s 9mm Pistol, Savage Axis Muddy Girl Rifle, and Glock 43 9mm Pistol. The raffle will be held at the regular meeting of the Lions Club on May 24, for tickets.

The American Legion Post 290 has wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for residents needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.

Trinity United Methodist Church – Community Fellowship Meal at 6 p.m. every second Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road in King. The meal is Free. Call 336-983-5405 for more information.

King Public Library – We are now taking donations of gently used books and household items for our upcoming Spring Book & Rummage Sale to be held April 7th, 8th, & 9th.

American Red Cross will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Dalton Road, King on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy R at 671-0151 or Peggy L. at 416-2786. Walk-ins welcome.

Saturday, May 7, the Wildcats Gridiron Club will host their 2nd Annual Wildcat Gridiron Golf Tournament at Pilot Knob Park Country Club, 450 Club House Drive, Pilot Mountain. Registration begins at noon. $200 per team (4 players per team). Several contests held on day of event. Sponsors and players needed! Please contact Dewey Maynard at to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.


This 7-Up Cake is delicious and the pineapple topping just makes it even better! You could use any frosting you like on this cake but we enjoyed the pineapple along with the lemon flavor.

1 lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines 16.5 ounce Lemon Supreme Signature Cake Mix)

1 (3.4 ounce) Jello Instant Lemon Pudding

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups 7-up or any lemon lime drink

3/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients and mix well with mixer. Spray 2 (8 inch) cake pans and divide batter. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary. Let cool and frost with your favorite frosting or the pineapple filling recipe below. Enjoy!

Pineapple Filling for 7-Up Cake

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups coconut

Mix pineapple, butter, sugar, eggs and flour together. Cook on medium heat until thickens. (I bring this to a low boil, turn down and cook about five minutes stirring often). Remove and add coconut. Let cool and spread between cooled cake layers and on top of cake.

Note: This cake should be refrigerated.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

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