Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of recent deaths: Cleo H. Lemons, 03/05/2016; Jocelyn G. (Joy) Hartmann, 09/02/1938-03/06/2016; Lewis Alfred Holland, 03/09/1917-03/05/2016; Noland Bowen, 09/03/1949-03/04/2016; Lt. Colonel James Wesley Jones, 09/08/1929-03/12/2016; Edith (June) Austin, 09/16/1944-03/08/2016.
A special prayer goes to Edith Keiger and family on the death of her brother, Lt. Colonel James Wesley Jones; to Lloyd Ginns and family on the death of his sister, Marilyn on 03/13/2016 and to Don Holland and family on the death of his father, Lewis Alfred Holland.
Hugh Wallace Kiser left us on Sunday, March 15, 2015 and his funeral was on March 18, 2015. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Quaker Gap Baptist Church – Pine Needle Sales – Quaker Gap Baptist Church’s Annual Pine Needle Sale is about to begin! Help encourage local missions by supporting this annual fundraising project that supports special mission projects throughout the year. The pine needles are $5/bale, and may be picked up at Quaker Gap Baptist Church (2265 Flat Shoals Road., King) Saturday March 19, from 8 a.m. -12 noon.
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 pm 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 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 email@example.com
King Rotary Club – The Rotary Club of King invites the community to its annual pancake supper on Friday, March 25, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Stokes YMCA. For only $6, guests can enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal of pancakes and sausage. Children under the age of six eat free. Proceeds from the evening will be used to benefit adults and children through a donation to the “Y.”
Hospice & Palliative CareCenter – Join us to learn about the Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1 p.m. at the King Senior Center located at 107 White Road in King. Pre-register by calling 336-768-6157, ext. 1622. Please bring photo ID and your family members are encouraged to attend.
Monthly Veterans Coffee Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Town and Country Grille located at 627 South Main Street in King. For more information call 336-331-1309.
Saturday May 7th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.
Easter services at Quaker Gap Baptist Church are Sunday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., Easter Musical – “Open Up the Heaven;” Good Friday, March 25, 6:00 p.m., Good Friday Meal; 7:00 p.m., .Good Friday Service; Sunday, March 27, 7:00 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service, (picnic shelter); 7:30 a.m., Fellowship Breakfast, (Fellowship Hall); 9:15 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Easter Morning Worship Service.
Easter services at Trinity United Methodist Church are March 24 at 7 p.m., “Holy Thursday” Service; March 25, 8 p.m., “Good Friday Service”; Sunday, March 27, Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. “I have seen the risen Christ, Jesus, our Lord”; Breakfast afterwards; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. and Second Service of Easter, 10:30 a.m. “Resurrection Life: Living with Great Expectation”.
Check out this list of Easter Egg stuffers that aren’t candy and see if some of these will work for you:
Money – dollars are good but coins are better! The coins make a fun sound inside those plastic eggs and my kids get so excited!
Gift Certificates – maybe for McDonald’s or your local frozen yogurt shop
Cheerios – Who doesn’t love cheerios?
Trail Mix – healthy and filling!
Stickers – get the kind that come on a roll and tear off – easy!
Seed packets – it is Spring after all!
Socks – cute Easter socks fit in the larger eggs and are fun for the kids.
Raisins, craisins– sweet and don’t require any sort of refrigeration.
Finger Puppets – make your own or buy some.
Party size play doh – You can find these in the party section or near the rest of the Play-doh.
Fish crackers – one of my boys’ all-time favorite snacks.
Tattoos – gives the kids something to do.
Erasers – I picked up some cute Easter erasers at Dollar Tree.
Grapes – cool, sweet, and yummy!
Bouncy Balls – sure to get a smile!
Gum (make sure age appropriate) – a treat for the older kids.
Race cars – Matchbox or Hot Wheels fit inside eggs.
Clips/rubber bands for girls – some pretty clips and/or rubber bands are a perfect Easter surprise.
Marbles – (make sure age appropriate) – just don’t lose these on your lawn. Your lawn mower will NOT thank you!
Chapsticks/lip gloss – for that perfect Easter smile!
Nail Polish – again, make sure age appropriate
Rubber bugs, reptiles, and spiders
Bath fizzles – change the color of the water in the tub
What else can you think of?
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-813-6231.