After contacting Lynn E. Wilkes with the Red Cross regarding the Orlando tragedy, here are her thoughts:
Our hearts go out to all those who are affected by this tragic shooting in Orlando.
While we do not typically serve hospitals in the Orlando area, the American Red Cross is providing a small number of blood products to support Florida hospitals in response to the shooting. We stand ready to provide additional blood and blood products as needed.
o Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day to help save lives. In fact, right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations come in.
o Today’s tragedy illustrates that it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps during an emergency.
o We know that many people want to help. Eligible individuals can make an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
o The Red Cross is grateful for all donors who generously give blood throughout the country.
Please feel free to use any of these in the announcement. You can also include my contact information (below) if anyone is willing to sponsor a blood drive this summer. Below is also a list of upcoming drives in Stokes County if you want to include them. Hope this helps! Thanks!
Poplar Springs Church of Christ Blood Drive
Wed, June 15, 2016
2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brown Mountain Baptist Church Blood Drive
Friday, June 17, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church Blood Drive
Monday, June 27, 2016
2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church – King Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Stokes Family YMCA Blood Drive
Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lane and Iris Bennett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 4. A surprise anniversary dinner was hosted by their daughters and their families. The dinner was attended by approximately 60 family and friends from both side of their family, Bennett-Southern.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Dalton Road, King on Monday, June 27 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the following deceased members: Dot Lewis, 5/27/2016; Harvey Lee Millsaps, 6/14/1933-6/5/2016; Minnie Lou Newsom Speas, 7/14/1920-6/4/2016; William Franklin Badgett, 12/20/1928-6/5/2016; Arthur Jennings Nachand, 8/23/1930-6/8/2016; Susan Ferrel Southern, 8/13/1959-6/7/2016; Barton Wesley Keiger, 9/26/1951-6/8/2016; Tina Susanne Bass Davis, 6/8/2016; Christine Moss Sands, 5/16/1940-6/4/2016; Margaret Hunter Rominger, 11/1/1926-6/8/2016.
United Fund of Stokes County, 336-593-8904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – Is currently accepting applications for a “Special Project Grant”. Anyone who is in need of funding for a special project, should contact the United Fund of Stokes County to request an application. To be considered for the grant, the project must aim to improve the quality of life directly affecting Stokes County residents. The organization/project must also be non-profit. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2016.
Open House – The Stokes County Historical Society Museum of Regional History, located at 403 Main Street, Danbury, N.C. 27016, will be open from 2:00-5:00 on Sunday, June 26th. This historic 1850’s home of the Wilson Fulton family is beautifully appointed with period furniture and local items. New displays and new Saura Indian artifacts have recently been added. This event is free and open to the public. Guides will be on hand to answer questions. www.sc-hs.org
Rosemary – Very aromatic. Can be used fresh or dried. Season fish, stuffing, beef, lamb, poultry, onions, eggs, bread and potatoes. Great in dressing.
Sage – Use fresh or dried. The flowers are some times used in salads. May be used in tomato juice, fish, omelets, beef poultry, stuffing, cheese preads and breads.
(Canned for potato salad, chicken or tuna salads)
2 dozen cucumbers (chopped/diced )
12 onions chopped)
3 cups vinegar
3 cups white sugar
2 tsp. Mustard seeds
2 tbs. Ground ginger
1 tbs. black pepper
2 tbs. celery seeds
2 tbs. ground turmeric
Soak cucumbers and onions with 1/3 cup salt for 30 minutes. Drain. Bring vinegar, sugar and spices to boil. Put cucumbers and onions in and bring to a boil. Put in clean hot jars and seal.
CHILI SAUCE (Canned)
4 quarts tomatoes (Put tomatoes in clean sink or large pot, cover with boiling water, peel , core, and slice tomatoes.(about 24 large)
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped sweet red peppers (about 4 medium)
1 hot red pepper
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons mixed pickling spices
3 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon celery salt
1 Tablespoon mustard seed
2 ½ cups vinegar
Combine tomatoes, onions, sweet and hot peppers, sugar and salt. Cook gently, 45 minutes. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag, add to tomato mixture; cook until very thick about 45 minutes. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add vinegar and cook slowly until as thick as wanted. Remove spice bag. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner. Yield: about 6 pints.
Note, when cutting or seeding hot peppers wear rubber gloves to prevent hands from being burned.
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-813-6231.