New Recipe: Sandy Ridge News: Easter Bunny spotted in Sandy Ridge

				                                Donna Shumaker and her children pose with the Easter Bunny.

Donna Shumaker and her children pose with the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance in Sandy Ridge this past Saturday. He was spotted at Red Top Café, seen cruising down Amostown Road, Beasley School Road, Frank Joyce Road, Highway 704 past Pintos, Foothills store, the Shell station and The Ridge Restaurant. Lots of kiddos had their picture made and received some Easter candy in return. Natalie Rogers and Hallie Joyce won a special prize donated by the Ruritans.

Thank you to the Girl Scouts, who delivered Easter bags to the LifeBrite Nursing Home residents sponsored by Sandy Ridge Ruritans and Deeanna Biggs.

The Sandy Ridge Community Center will host a blood drive this Saturday at the community building from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you want to make an appointment, call Kaye at 336-871-8477.

There will be a benefit for the Community Center next Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy great music, concessions and more. Proceeds are for the upkeep and maintenance of the building.

The Community Center Committee will meet on April 20 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend and join in the discussion about our future plans.

Make plans for the Sandy Ridge Music Association Third Annual Bluegrass Open Jam on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Stanley Farm. The People Feeder Food Truck will be there, as well as Poppy’s Concessions with funnel cakes and popcorn, and Apple House Catering with homemade ice cream. Vendors who have committed are Lacey Llama Creations, Tammy Merritt of Fashion & Fun, Hilda Goins Baked Goods, Granny’s Dolls, Rhonda Price, Dee Biggs and Beth Ann Durham. Bring a chair and enjoy music all day or bring your instrument and join in the fun.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Christopher Michael Cowden, 45, who passed away on April 2.


“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lemon Cheesecake Squares

1½ cups flour

1 stick margarine

½ cup chopped pecans

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

12 oz. Cool Whip

1 can lemon pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust: Mix flour, margarine and nuts like pie crust and pat into bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then allow to cool. For the filling: Cream softened cream cheese, sugar and half of the Cool Whip. Spread over crust. Spread lemon pie filling. Spread remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate, then cut into squares.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 336-613-5315 with your Sandy Ridge news.

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