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Carolyn Craig - Sandy Ridge News

Lena Priddy of Oak Ridge Baptist Church wants to remind everyone of their Watch Night Service on Thursday, December 31 from 7:00 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. Special singing will be by The Tuckers of Madison. Everyone is welcome. I got an update from Donna Mitchell on the toy and food drive. With help from The Ruritan’s, Dollar General, the community and their church, they were able to assist 29 families and 64 children. The names were sent from The Salvation Army and social services. Every family received a box of food, and the wish list of every child was fulfilled. In addition, the children received stocking stuffers, a board game, some type of ball, socks and a Bible from the minister if they did not already have one. Thanks to everyone who assisted; and 64 children will be so very, very happy on Christmas morning.

Madeline Watkins of Delta United Methodist Church states they are having a Christmas Eve Drop-In from 4:00 p. m. until 5:00 p. m. They will have organ music and communion for anyone who wishes to participate.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Curlee Joyce who passed away December 15. Mr. Joyce was born in Stokes County and grew up in the Sandy Ridge area.

Please keep the family of Michael “Big Mike” Wilmoth in your thoughts and prayers. He passed away unexpectedly on December 14. He leaves behind a daughter, Kayleigh, who is seven years of age. If you would like to give a Christmas gift for her, please contact Jeremiah Deskins at 580-9672. He has several now, and will make sure they get to her by Christmas.

Margie Joyce has been in the hospital, but is now at home. Elizabeth Isbell had surgery on Monday, December 21. Ann Rhodes is in the hospital. If you know them, give them a call and wish them a speedy recovery.


Donald Ferguson was born and raised in Sandy Ridge. He is the son of the late Troy and Wilmoth Ferguson. He married Louise Satterfield before he was drafted into the Army where he served from 1960 until 1963. He served in Korea and was then stationed in Kansas. His daughter, Dawn Cardwell, lives in Mayodan, and he has two grandsons. Louise passed away December 2, 1998. Donald opened his store over 50 years ago. When Louise was alive, she made the best hot dogs at the store. I know everybody misses those hot dogs! Donald is a member of The Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church. I asked him if he could have dinner with anyone in the world, who it would be. He said, “my daughter; there is nothing like family.” I also asked him if there was anything about him that people would be surprised to know. He just laughed and said, “everybody has their secrets.” I think he is pretty much an open book. He said he used to go fishing a lot, but for the last 15 years, he just hangs out at his store.


Hope is a gift we give ourselves, and it remains when all else is gone. – Naomi Judd


Pizza Casserole

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 cup cooked macaroni (twist type)

1 (15 oz.) can pizza sauce

1 large pk. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 pk. Pepperoni slices

Mix ground beef, macaroni and pizza sauce together. Spread the above mixture in a 2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over this and arrange pepperoni slices over the cheese. Cover the cheese with the pepperoni. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

This is easy, and my grandkids love it!

Sugar Cake

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 stick butter, melted

2 cans crescent rolls (original)

Brown sugar and cinnamon

Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Take one can crescent rolls and line pan with dough. Mix cream cheese and sugar. Spread over dough. Spread second can of crescent rolls over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top. Melt butter and pour over top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

So delicious! Make this for your sweetie, or your kids. They will love it.

I want to wish everyone a merry, and safe, Christmas. Spend time with your family, and let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 341-8707 or e-mail if you have Sandy Ridge News.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News

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