Trying to think of something proper for Memorial Day, I read this paragraph from AARP which tells it all.
“AARP commends the millions of veterans that have bravely served and sacrificed for our country,” said AARP Executive Vice President Steve Cone. “We also want to recognize the unsung heroes who are often overlooked: the parents and caregivers of our veterans, many of whom have made countless sacrifices to care for their loved ones as they return from war. AARP thanks our veterans and their families for their courage and we extend our appreciation for the men and women who selflessly defend our freedom.”
Our thanks go out to all the men and women who have so bravely served our country. Words cannot express our appreciation, so we’ll say thanks again and we love you.
The SaltTeens Youth Group of Quaker Gap Baptist Church will be having a Huge Yard Sale on Saturday, June 4, at the Quaker Gap Store (2172 Flat Shoals Rd.) at the corner of Flat Shoals and Mountain View Church Road. All proceeds of this Yard Sale will go towards their summer mission trips. They will be going to Charleston, SC the end of June and Nicaragua the end of July. Come on out and find some treasures as you help support their efforts.
Saturday, June 4, big yard sale at WSHS in cafeteria and outside from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m. People can donate items to be sold or they can rent a spot for $20 to sell their items. Call Teri Belanger at 336-403-5126 by June 3 if you need items to be picked up.
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.
Stokes Arts Council, 336-593-8159, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 – 20th at 7 pm, May 21st at 2 and 7 pm. at South Stokes High School Auditorium.
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.
King Public Library – Shop our Scholastic Book Fair May 20th- June 1st!! The Friends of the Library Raffle K140 Keurig Coffee Maker (and 96 k-cups) Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 Drawing June 1st Visit www.nwrl.org for more!
Stokes County Arts Council – Presents. ARTShine Original Show & Sale, Saturday, May 28, 2016,’ 3:00 – 6:30 pm at Luna’s Trail Farm & Event Center, 1155 Wilson Farm Road, Westfield. Call 336-593-8159 for tickets or visit www.StokesArts.org
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Red, White, Blue Berry Pie
Originally published as Red, White and Blue Berry Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p53
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons raspberry gelatin
1 pint fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
1 pint fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-3/4 cups whipped topping
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
Divide mixture in half. Stir blueberries and lemon juice into one portion; spread over crust. Chill until set. Gently fold raspberries into remaining gelatin mixture; cool to room temperature and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spread over blueberry layer. Chill until set, about 2 hours.
Carefully spread raspberry mixture over cream cheese layer. Chill for at least 4 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
STRAWBERRY FLUFF SALAD
1 (8 oz.) cool whip
1 pkg. frozen strawberries thawed
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (14 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 can cherry pie filling
Dump, stir and chill.
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-813-6231.