One of the sweetest days we celebrate is Mother’s Day, with its cherished memories of her who protected and guided our childhood.
Standing steadfast in calm or storm, casting their light far into the night, are those havens of safety, the lighthouses. Their beams were the hearts of those at sea for to them they are guiding lights, beacons of safety.
Are not mothers similar to these lighthouses? They stand steadfast in the home in fair and stormy weather. The same love that guided our childish footsteps still serves as a beacon for our later years. No matter where our paths may lead s, mother’s light, even though she may has been called Home, still shines brightly in our hearts and beckons us to safety.
Our mothers will never be forgotten; their memory will linger after all else has faded. We humbly thank her and all mothers for being our beacon lights through all the storms and calms of life.
Happy Mother’s Day and God bless each of you.
As I am finishing my column, I turned television on Channel 8 at 7 p.m. and I get Pastor K Evans of First Baptist Church, King. I enjoyed his message and if you have never heard him on television you can heard him each Monday. He spoke on singing a new song and told of some of our old songs, which I love. He closed by saying Jesus is coming again. He asked that we read one Psalm each day, listen to Christian music, pray for your neighbors for five days, pray for missionaries, and get ready for Jesus to come back.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, for gifts for Mom, Mitchell’s has a large variety of plants or a gift certificate. For all of your plant needs, shop Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse, Dalton Street, King.
Chestnut Ruritan Club – is scouting our community for gently used or new children and teen clothing, to help outfit the children of Stokes County. Drop off Dates & Locations: Stokes Family YMCA – April 18th – May 19th Capella Church (Flat Shoals Road) April 24th – May 15th Quaker Gap Baptist Church (Flat Shoals Road) April 24th – May 15th Poplar Springs Church of Christ (Hwy 66) April 24th – May 15th.
Trinity United Methodist Church – Hello Garden Enthusiasts! This year’s community garden at Trinity UMC is being used as a project of the Girl Scout Troop, #41655. There will be a few garden boxes available to individuals outside the troop and church. Please call Linda Lane, 830-4020, for more info.
King Of Spades Garden Club will have their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 608 S. Main Street, King. The sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Large patio pot drawing at 12 noon. $1.00 per ticket. Plan to come to this great plant sale on Saturday, May 14.
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 raffle will be held at the regular meeting of the Lions Club on May 24, 2016.
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.
Saturday, May 7, the Wildcats Gridiron Club will host their 2nd Annual Wildcat Gridiron Golf Tournament at Pilot Knob Park Country Club,. Registration begins at noon. $200 per team (4 players per team). Please contact Dewey Maynard at email@example.com to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.
Insight Human Services Wanda Roberson at 336-287-2717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CenterPoint Human Services and Insight Human Services are sponsoring FUNday on Friday, May 13 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Central Park in King. Inflatables, corn hole , balloon art, face painting, Bingo, inf, games and fellowship along with a hot dog lunch, popcorn and snow cones will all be available… and it’s all FREE!!!
King Public Library – Teen Book Club, May 5, 5:00-7:45 pm. Title Waves Poetry Club, May 5, 6:00 pm. Preschool Nighttime Storytime, May 5, 6:00 pm. Have your pressure cooker gage tested, May 9, 3:00-5:00 pm. Common Threads Quilt Group, May 9, 6:00 pm. Visit www.nwrl.org for more!
Woodmen Life – Kids love Woodmen Life Summer Camp. Join us June 26-July 1/July 10-15. Look us up on facebook – “WoodmenLife West NC RC Cliff Payne Youth Camp” or for more information call Cecelia Di Carlo at 347-598-3210.
Serve with whipped cream on top!
2 Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mixes
16 ounces softened cream cheese
2 cups sugar
1 to 2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
2 or 3 lbs. strawberries washed and sliced
Strawberry glaze – you can buy it in jars, box mixes or make it using cornstarch
Whipped Cream for topping
Preheat oven to 375.
Prepare the cookie mixes with the butter and egg as the directions on the bags say to. Spread in a Texas sheet cake pan (like 10×15 I think) to make the crust. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Mix softened cream cheese and sugar with hand mixer until well blended. Then fold in the whipped cream or cool whip. When cookie crust is done and slightly cooled spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
Then mix strawberries with glaze of your choice (or even just mix strawberries with sugar and let sit overnight in fridge and they would work) and pour the mixture over the top and chill for about four hours or more.
Serve with whipped cream on top!
Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines
Waiting for this creamy Strawberry Cake to cool and set in the fridge may seem like pure torture. But we assure you, it’s worth it!
1 package Signature Strawberry Cake Mix
Approximately 10oz. of sweetened, frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
1 (3.4 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
1 cup milk
3 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 13”x 9” pan.
For cake, prepare, bake and cool according to package directions.
Poke holes 1” apart in top of cake using handle from wooden spoon.
Puree thawed strawberries with juice in blender. Spoon evenly over top of cake allowing mixture to soak into holes.
For topping, prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 1 cup milk. Fold whipped topping into pudding mixture. Spread over cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Send me your favorite strawberry recipe.
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-813-6231.