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Thanks to everyone who came and gave blood at the American Red Cross blood drive at Trinity UM Church on Monday. We were pleased to have 91 participants during vacation season.

Blood drives are scheduled to be at the following locations in King during the next two weeks:

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.

A reminder to those giving blood, in case you should have low iron, eat or take a child’s iron pill before going to give blood.

Habitat for Humanity of Stokes 115-117 East Dalton Road, King, 336-985-3211 Will not be having their Rummage Sale this Saturday, July 2, 2016, it is re-scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 8 am – 2 pm.

King Outreach Ministry

Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets & quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans & small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, lamps, and lamp shades. For more information, please call 336-983-4357 or

Thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the following deceased members: Daniel Stephen Mikolay, 10/25/1994-6/22/2016; Conrad Lee Hunt, 2/4/1938-6/24/2016; Bethany Carol Byrd, 2/11/1992-6/21/2016; Irene Bennett Smith, 7/31/1926-6/24/2016; Caroline Elizabeth Wall, 1/24/1991-6/21/2016; Doris Alyene Lawson Lynch, 9/24/1934-6/22/2016; William Wayne Slate, 10/4/1925-6/24/2016; Juanita Kelley, 6/21/2016; Harvey Gray “Tincey” Meadows, 5/14/1924-6/22/2016

Summer Camp starts June 13th – August 26th (this is for any child that has completed kindergarten through 8th grade. Call for prices, more information and to register.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA, 336-985-9622 – SUMMER CAMP AT THE Y!!! Our first day of the “Best Summer Ever” will be June 13th. We want your child to experience the Y Summer Camp. You can sign up for as little as one week or the whole summer. Either way let your child make memories at the Y he/she will never forget! Sign up online at or stop by to sign up this weekend!

Every Friday Night, BINGO at American Legion Post 290, King. Early bird at 6:30 p.m. Come and have fun. United Fund of Stokes County, 336-593-8904 or email – 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.

When cooking greens, add a teaspoon of sugar to the water to help vegetables retain their fresh colors.

Pineapple Sheet Cake Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

MAKES: 24 servings



* 2 cups all-purpose flour

* 2 cups sugar

* 2 eggs

* 1 cup chopped nuts

* 2 tsps. baking soda

* 1/2 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

* 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained * CREAM CHEESE ICING:

* 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

* 1/2 cup butter, softened

* 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

* 1/2 cup chopped nuts

This moist, delicious cake is one of my favorite. The creamy dreamy frosting makes it special. Leave out the nuts for those nut free. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 325 degrees’ for 40 minutes.

Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries

makes approximately 8 servings Ingredients 3 zucchini (1 lb.) 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 packet Shake & Bake Coating Mix 1 small egg


Heat oven to 450ºF. Trim the zucchini -cut crosswise in half, then cut each piece into 1/4-inch sticks. Add cheese to coating mix in shaker bag; shake gently to combine. Whisk egg in medium bowl. Add zucchini; toss to coat. Use tongs to place 1/4 of the zucchini in shaker bag; close bag and shake to evenly coat. Spread onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Bake for 12 to 13 min. or until golden brown, turning the baking tray 180 degrees after 7 min to facilitate even baking.

Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler

2 1/2 C Fresh blackberries, washed 1 C Sugar 1 C Flour 2 tsp Baking powder 1/2 tspSalt 1 C Milk 1 Stick of unsalted butter, melted

Stir together just the berries and sugar in a large bowl and let it sit out for 25-30 minutes. This will coax out the juices of the blackberries so that they can be sweetened up by the sugar. After about 20 minutes, turn on the oven to about 375º and start preparing your batter.

Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk with a wooden spoon. Next, stir in the melted butter and hand-mix it until the ingredients are well incorporated and you have few clumps.

Put in a lightly greased baking dish, pour in the batter and smooth it out. Pour the macerated blackberries on top with all the sugar included and evenly distribute it over the batter.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how golden you prefer. Let it set up for a good 15 minutes so it will hold its shape. It will be bubbling quite hot, so be careful!

Serve warm or room temperature with warmed cream or fresh whipped cream. You can store this at room temperature with foil over it for 2-3 days.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

King News

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