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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

A huge number of family, friends and neighbors turned out for a surprise birthday party for Ertene Simmons on Saturday at the Francisco Community Building. Anna Dunkley attended the party and said there were lots of people and lots of food. Ertene, 80 years young, is such a blessing to our community and does not look nor act her age. Happy Birthday, Miss Ertene!

Don’t forget Summer Backyard Bingo Saturday, June 25, at the Francisco Community Building. Our Communities Group will be sponsoring this bingo event and all proceeds go back to the community building. Hot dogs will be ready at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm. The cost is $20 for 20 games. Please come out and support our community building!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. If your dad lives close by, give him a hug. If he doesn’t live close, give him a call. If he is in Heaven, like mine is, be thankful for all of the Father’s Days you spent with him. I know I am.

In memory of my Daddy, this was one of his favorite desserts, Peach Delight: Mix a box of Jiffy Cake mix according to the directions and pour in a 9”x13” pan. Bake as directed. Mix 1 package of vanilla instant pudding, 1 cup of cold milk and 1 cup of sour cream. Take a large can of sliced peaches and pour the juice over the cooled cake. Spread the pudding mixture over the cake then layer the peaches over the pudding. Spread a 8 oz. container of Cool Whip over peaches. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. This is such a good dessert to carry to church homecoming, family reunion or just to have on hand during a hot summer day.

Sylvia Burton is a resident of the Francisco community and can be reached at or 336-351-3216.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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