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Carolyn Craig - Sandy Ridge News

I invite everyone who reads this to come join the Sandy Ridge Music Association on Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p. m. at the Sandy Ridge Community Center for our monthly bluegrass singing. Appearing will be Heartstrings, Chords of Faith and The Fitzgerald Family. Heartstrings have never performed for us before; but they are wonderfully talented. One of the members, Jennifer Ayers-Barnard, is a Professor of Music at VA Western Community College and received her PhD in Music Education at UNCG at Greensboro. We will have a 50/50 raffle and concessions available. By request, dessert will be Caramel Apple Cake. Don’t miss this!

Madeline Watkins, spokesperson for Delta United Methodist Church, would like to invite everyone to their Homecoming on Sunday, May 15. Service will begin at 10 a. m. with special singing by Jonathan Bledsoe. Worship service will be at 11, and speaker will be Rev. Jim Martin, a former pastor. Lunch will follow in the fellowship building.

Rev. Jerry Manuel of Riverside Baptist Church would like everyone to mark their calendars and join them for revival beginning Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. and then Monday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Evangelist Randy Roberts will be speaking, and there will be special singing nightly.

Lena Priddy had a special visitor this past Friday. Her son, Junior and wife Janie, were visiting from Richmond, VA. They took her on a trip to Mabry’s Mill for Mother’s Day and then visited her home church, Oak Ridge Baptist, to view the 150th anniversary display. Lena says they have two tables full of wedding pictures, a cabinet with church memorabilia and a song book from 1928. Her son was actually married at Oak Ridge 52 years ago.

CITIZEN OF THE WEEK If you go to Capital Bank’s drive through window, you will probably see Angie Joyce. She has worked there since 2009, and is a Teller Coordinator.

Angie was born in 1976 at Morehead Hospital in Eden to Ricky and Debra Watkins. Her family lived on Anglin Mill Road until she was about 12 or 13 years old, and then moved to Stokes County. She has one brother, Marty. She graduated from North Stokes in 1994. She and husband, Chad has been married for twenty years. They have two children, Mattie and Sophie, who attend Sandy Ridge Elementary. Angie worked at The Ridge while attending college. She graduated from UNCG in 2002 with a BS in Accounting.

She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family, and is very involved in her church, Mayo Christian Church. She is Treasurer for Sandy Ridge Baseball, Treasurer for Sandy Ridge Ruritans and Assistant Troop Leader for the Sandy Ridge Girl Scouts. Her favorite vacation is Nags Head on the Outer Banks. But her dream vacation is a trip to Ireland. Angie was driving while I was asking her questions; so, her pet peeve of people of people who don’t use turn signals probably stemmed from that. I wonder

who was in front of her. And the last question I always ask everyone – who would you choose to have lunch with just one more time? She said, “my Mama.”

Thank you, Angie, for taking the time to let us get to know you better.


International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on the 12th day of May each year to mark the contributions nurses make to society. I love this quote I found about nurses.

“They may forget your name, but they will NEVER forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

1 18 ½ oz. pkg. Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix

1 12 oz. pkg. peanut butter chips or 24 miniature peanut butter cups

Line 24 regular muffin cups with paper cupcake liners. Prepare the brownie mix according to directions for cake like brownies. Fill cups ½ full with brownie batter. Place about 1 tbsp. peanut butter chips in the center of the batter, or press peanut butter cup into the batter in each muffin cup until the batter meets the top edge of the peanut butter cup. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until set. Remove and let cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight container. Delicious! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315, or e-mail at, if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News

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