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Habitat for Humanity, 115-117 East Dalton Road, King, and 336-985-3211 – Rummage Sale is rescheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to the Labor Day Weekend.

King Public Library – September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. The NWRL Traveling Photography Show is Here! Stop by the King Public Library today to see the wonderful entries we have on display. Tales for Grown-ups. As part of the Heart of NC Storytelling Festival, the King Public Library will host storyteller, Terri Ingalls on Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. We hope that you will come out and enjoy a tale or two.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road, King will host their annual bazaar, Saturday November 14, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast items, sausage and country ham biscuits, fried apple pies and sugar cake. Other items available include chicken pies, baked and canned goods, crafts and Christmas items. Tickets will be available for a quilt to be given away. For more information, contact the church office at (336) 983-5405.

The King Chamber of Commerce is accepting KingFest applications and sponsors for KingFest. Please call the office at 336-983-9308 for more information.

Leonard Howard Goff, 91, of Mt. Vernon, NY died Wednesday, September 3, 2015 at Calvary Hospital. Originally from King, NC, he was born in Stokes County, April 14, 1924, the eldest of four children of LaDoskie Ella Venable and Clifford Goff. He was in the US Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot, achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He qualified on both P-51 Mustang and B-17 Aircraft. After the war ended, he returned to Greensboro and worked for Burlington Industries, married and had two daughters. Later transferred to NYC office, then back to Greensboro-Pleasants Garden, traveled around country after first marriage ended, returned back to NYC office, where he met and married Eleanor Rose Bagnasco, lived in Pleasants Garden, moved back to NY and purchased a home in Mount Vernon where he has lived for 54 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, sister, Catherine Reams, three grandchildren and three great grand children, nieces and nephews and several cousins in the King area. Leon’s grandparents were James (Jim) and Susan Beasley Venable and Roscoe Gray and Nannie Roberta Meadows Goff and his deceased sisters were Ann Hodgen and Nancy DeSanto.

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

We extend thoughts and prayers to the families of deceased love ones recently passed: Doyle Ray Cromer, 2/11/1933-9/1/2015; A. Reid Hudgins, 11/9/1948-8/30/2015; Zane Gregory Snider, 8/7/1996-9/6/2015; Leonard Howard Goff, 4/14/1924-9/21/2015.

If you’re looking for an evening of enjoyment, go to the Pinnacle Drum Circle meeting each Sunday through October 10. Location is two hours before sunset at 1095 Surry Line Road beside Pinnacle School. The drum circle is a celebration of Mother Earth. The event is free, open to drummers, dancers, and listeners. You may bring your drums or some extra ones are available to use. Bring a chair and refreshments but no alcohol. “We are also drumming at the Stokes County Fair on Wednesday the 16th from 7-9 at the grand stand stage,” said Trish Badgett. “Also on FRIDAY the 18th we will be drumming in Mount Airy at The Carlos Jones Park on the corner of Main and Oak Street,” said Trish.

The Rev. Leonard Fairley, superintendent of the North Carolina Conference Capital District, will be guest speaker at Trinity United Methodist Church, King, and revival on September 20-23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. He has been selected by the conference delegation to the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences as their nominee to be elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church. Come join us at these services.

Stokes Family YMCA, SAVE THE DATE, 16th Annual King of the Hill 5K/10K. September 12, 2015. Races begin at 7:30 a.m. Register online at or at the Stokes Family YMCA. For more info call 985-9622. New Feature this year: Chip Timing provided by Go! Sports. 5K Run/Walk: $25, $30 (Race Day). 10K Run: $30 , $35(Race Day). Benefiting LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

The 65th Stokes County Agricultural Fair is September 15-19, 2015. Please note that exhibits will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday. The EXHIBIT HALL will be open to exhibitors only on Monday. . Bring your Baked Goods, Canned Foods, Home Furnishings, Sewing, Fine Arts, Adult Crafts. Youth Craft, Flowers, Youth Divisions, 5-12, 13-high school, Horticulture and Field Crops, Farm and Home Exhibits, Youth, Stokes County Extension and Community Association Exhibits, Livestock, Poultry, Rabbits and Pigeons, Bees and Honey, The Horse Parade of Breeds, Senior Citizens’ Fun Festival, and Fried Apple Pie Contest and enter to win. Good luck to everyone.

Senior Citizens Day will be Friday, September 18, and the fun festival for Senior Citizens will begin at Senior Citizens Lower Level at 10 a.m

The gates and midway will open on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and continue with the same hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The gates will open on Saturday at 12 noon.

King Rotary Club – Get Your Ticket Now! The Rotary Club of King is preparing for their annual cash giveaway drawing which is the primary fundraiser supporting the club’s scholarships and service projects. The drawing will be held at West Stokes High School on Thursday, September 10 and the ticket price of $100 includes 2 meals. A $5,000 grand prize, along with other cash prizes will be given away during the evening. The meal begins at 6:00 p.m. and the giveaway will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available from Deanne Moore at 336-972-4670 or they may be purchased from any Rotary Club member.

King Moravian Preschool is having a Consignment Sale. Drop off will be Wednesday, September 23 from 7-9, & Thursday, September 24 from 9-11. Sale is Friday, September 25 from 9-1 & 3-7. Saturday, September 26 from 8-12. If you want to consign contact Tina Pratt at or 983-4003.

Cannon & Company LLP, 219 Moore Road, King – CLIENT APPRECIATION SHREDDING DAY Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Are you overwhelmed with old files and documents? ONLY PAPER – NO BATTERIES, DISKS, UBS DRIVES, OR TAPES. If you have any questions, please call Trina at 336-983-5985.

Canella Church of Christ – FREE HEALTH FAIR, Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Sponsored by: Canella Church of Christ, Sauratown Fire Department

Chestnut Grove Ruritans Free Cholesterol and Glucose screenings Many health information booths. For more information call Canella Church of Christ at 994-2901

The South Stokes Church of Christ will be holding their annual Gospel Meeting from September 17-20. This year’s speaker is Don Blackwell, who is the director of the Gospel Broadcasting Network and has appeared in several “The Truth About …” series videos. The theme of this year’s meeting is Eternal Truths/Contemporary Problems. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday evenings, and at 9:30 am, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 336.969.5498 or check out our website at

Fun Day is September 25, 2015 at King Central Park 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Building Community. Free Food, Free Entertainment, and Free Activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact: Wanda Roberson, 336-287-2717 or; Leona Williams at 336-714-9131 or

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

• 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin

• 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

• 3 large eggs

• 1 1/2 cups sugar

• 1 tsp. cinnamon

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 1 box yellow cake mix

• 1 cup pecans, chopped

• 1 cup butter, melted

• Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. (I used my mixer for this step.) Pour into a greased 13×9 baking dish.

Run cake mix through a sifter to get lumps out and sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle melted butter over pecans. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Serve chilled (or warm). Top with a dollop of whipped topping.

Sweet Potato Casserole

5 medium yams, or sweet potatoes

2 cups sugar

1 tsp salt

4 eggs, beaten

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place each potato on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender about 45 minutes. Test with a knife inserted in a potato, it should offer no resistance.

Once potatoes are done, peel the potatoes and place in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, blend until well incorporated. Pour into a medium baking dish.

Now for the Crunch/Topping:

2 cups brown sugar

2/3 cup flour

2 cups pecans, chopped

2/3 cup melted butter

Mix together in a medium bowl, top on top of the yam mixture. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes.!

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

Peggy Wall

King News

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