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Carolyn Craig - Sandy Ridge News

I do apologize for the error about Delta’s Family Olympic Day. This is scheduled for Sunday, August 20 beginning at 4:30 p. m. at Delta UMC. There will be games and ice cream, and everyone is invited to attend. On Sunday, August 28, there will be a birthday party for everyone’s birthday for 2016 following the Sunday morning service.

Don’t forget about Riverside Baptist Church’s community potluck on Saturday, August 20 from 6 – 8 p. m. Bring your favorite dish and stop by for some wonderful fellowship.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Willa Von Wood whose sister, Mildred Adams Fulcher, passed away on August 12.

Sandy Ridge Music Association wishes to thank Junior Hall for all his help this past Saturday at our monthly bluegrass event. He put up tables, set out all the chairs and mowed the yard as well. The band members of Last Minute helped to put the tables back out and take everything out of the building. Also, thank you to Leon “Hop” Cassady of Stay Connected Ministries who came and videoed the singing. He then provides this video at no cost to those that are unable to get out and attend events going on in our communities. Remember to come out the second Saturday of every month to hear some wonderful bluegrass and gospel music.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the community tent event beginning Sunday, August 21 through Friday, August 26. Services will begin nightly at 7:30. Many thanks to Randy Cook for moderating this event, and Marie Martin for allowing the use of her land. John Pittman of Boonville will be the featured speaker. Location is Hwy. 770 about 2 miles on left before you get to Buffalo Road.

There is several class reunions scheduled for September. North Stokes Class of 1971 will have their 45th class reunion on Saturday, September 24 at Doug Stanley Farm from 6:00 until 10:00 p. m. For more information, contact Barbara Hylton Hazelwood at 276-694-6874. North Stokes 60’s Reunion will be September 23 and 24. For further information, contact Don George at P. O. Box 1336, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041.

If you are interested in setting up as a vendor or wish to provide entertainment for the annual Ridgefest on October 18, please contact Cody Finch at 871-3881. There is no charge for vendors to set up.

Danbury Public Library is in the process of printing the community cookbook. You may purchase in advance for $10.00. Drop by the library and pick up an order form, or call the library at 593-2419, and they will fill it out for you.


If you attend Oak Ridge Baptist Church, you will see this lady in attendance. Also, if you enjoy listening and dancing to bluegrass music, you will probably see her there as well. Barbara Spencer was born at her family’s home in Lawsonville on April 22 to Bert and Hester Doss Wood. She has a brother, David Wood, who resides in Lawsonville and a sister, Brenda Flippen of Sandy Ridge. Her brother, Odell, has passed away. She attended Sandy Ridge Elementary and High School. However, she was married at the age of 16 and did not graduate. “I got married and raised my family, and in 1986 I went back to school for my diploma”, she said. She met her husband, Ray, of 38 years at a basketball game at Sandy Ridge. He passed away in 1995 from lung cancer. They have 4 children; and that includes her son, Donnie, and her daughters Cindy Ziglar, Tammy Smith and Melissa Gilley. She has seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Barbara was employed by Burlington Industries for 36 years and has been with Helen’s Florist for the past 18 years. She is a member of the Social Committee at Oak Ridge Baptist Church which she attends. She is also Secretary/Treasurer for the Sandy Ridge Music Association. She enjoys sewing and used to make all of her children’s clothing when they were little. She has her family over every Sunday night, and I know they enjoy the chocolate ice cream she makes for them. Her favorite vacation spot is the beach as well as the mountains. She has traveled a lot, but has never been to California. “Maybe one day”, she said.

I asked her who was her greatest inspiration in life, and she said my Mama. “She was a wonderful little lady and lived 95 ½ years.” I also asked her if she could do anything over differently, would she. She said, “Not really. I got married and had my family. If I made a change, everything would change. My family means the world to me.”

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


“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” –Zig Ziglar


Barbecued Spareribs

2 – 3 lbs. country style ribs

14 oz. bottle ketchup

12 to 14 oz. cola

Boil ribs in water for 20 – 30 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cool water. Place in a crockpot. Combine ketchup and cola (makes a delicious barbecue sauce). Pour over ribs. Cook on high 5 – 6 hours, uncovered. Baste occasionally. Spareribs can also be cooked in oven. Prepare same as for crockpot; place in a covered dish and bake at 325 degrees for 3 – 4 hours.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315, or e-mail, if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News

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