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May 2017

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The Liberty Leader

Free Community Paper By The Community And For The Community

Serving Liberty, Staley, Snow Camp, Julian, Climax, Ramseur & Franklinville

Free Monthly Newspaper Events Calendar May 12 Spring Festival pg 7 13 Shredding Day pg10 19 Film Outdoor pg 5 19 Relay for Life pg 6 20 Tour De Lions pg 11 20 Mayfest pg 12 20 Lil Johns pg 25 20 Dog Show pg 119 20 Strawberry Fest. pg 22 23 Cub Scouts pg 16 28 Memorial Servies pg 15 Future Dates 13 Spring Fling pg 30 June 9 Craft Fair pg 11 June 10 Tractor Pull pg 8 July8th 4th festival pg 5 Calendar On Our Website

Next Edition June 2nd Deadline May 26th

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Kidd's Drive Inn - 50- Years Strong

Kidd's Drive Inn and Buster Kidd owner made its 50 year of business on Monday May 1st. It was supported by all the locals this day by them wearing special shirts the the waitress pulled together as a surprise. Even the owner, Buster Kidd, has as special work coat made with the logo on the back. In today's times it is hard to see a business make a mark this long. Before Buster owned the establishment it was known by many as Muzzie's Drive Inn. This is a place that young to the young of heart old timers make a regular meal at. Buster has done a great job keeping this establishment going throughout the years and it is still going strong. This is more than just a restaurant, it is a landmark of Liberty, it is a place of gatherings, its a staple of a great meal at a great price, it is a legend. As you can see from the picture , he has a great staff around him. Price As Right may have the Bob Barker Beauties, well they can not hold a candle to the Buster Kidd's Beauties. One thing that make this place so great, that most of the times before you can sit down, they staff already have your drink sitting there waiting for you. Now that is more than just a service. The best way to share this great place is to share some of the comments of the day I have passed on comments made from the community. Tom Meacham local realtor shared, "TODAY is 50th anniversary of Kidd's Drive in!!!....everyone who has purchased an "underage" beer, had a combo dog, told a big lie, or remember Beef Allred or had indigestion there should wish Buster a Happy Anniversary.....and go get a hamburger steak plate with grilled onions tonight....I just enjoyed a replica of my very first meal , a scrambled egg & sausage on hamburger bun with heavy mustard and Texas Pete....(first meal did not include a beer though)....LONG LIVE KIDD'S DRIVE IN!!!" Sandy Bryant shared, "Best place n liberty to eat..we moved to Texas for a while and the food here doesn't come close to Buster's food..we sure miss you Kidd's Drive Inn." Lisa Brewer shared, " Happy Anniversary Buster, me and my brother and sister were raised up on Kidd’s cheese dogs and burgers and we still love it !!!!!" Crystal Eastwood shared, "I remember many a run up there when I was younger and working tobacco with my Uncle. The highlight of my day was to drive his old farm truck to pick up lunch. Best hotdogs EVER!!! They made all that hard and dirty work worth it!! Happy Anniversary!!! May God Bless you with many more!" Debbie Doby shared, " Buster Kidd you are unique in the longevity of your stay! I am sure the drive inn holds many great memories and probably some sad times too! You have fed the mouths of many, but have been the social backbone of Liberty! I hear many tales about people who worked there or people who spent countless hours there for the need of human contact. Your business is not just a hamburger joint, you hold the heart of the town right there. I hope you have your first dollar as so many have told me and I hope you enjoy many more! So from all of us to little ole you THANKS! I think I'm a pretty good cook but Shane White told me one time I was almost as good as Buster Kidd! I guess you are my goal post, so let's flip the burgers and praise another day!" Edward Martin, "Congrats to buster the town would be lost without him running the social hot spot in Liberty ,also wondering if those great looking t-shirts are for sale." Matt Allred, " Fond memories even as a child. I remember we'd stop in after any visit to Loflin's for a visitation (yummy all the way burgers & dogs always made sad days better). Mom never allowed us as kids to go in so she'd honk the horn and they'd come take the order thru the car window. My brother also worked there for a while. When I die someone please put an all the way burger in my coffin before they close it." Judy York, " Always @ KIDD's after the kids finished any ball games or practice .. so loud at times couldn't hear yourself think but everyone had a great time...Like being at Home."

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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405 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC 27298 3 Supreme Carwashes for $25 ($36 Value)

Give your mom the gift of a clean car this Mother’s Day with a Splash Carwash Gift Certificate

Come by May 13th from 10am-5pm or June 17th 10am-5pm to get your Gift Certificate. They will also be sold by Carol at Awesome Finds at a discount.


STALEY, NC 27298

(336)622-2004 (336)451-1954


Free Estimates - Insured References Upon Request I will always give you an honest days work!

Community Area Ride Service


A local non-profit organization based in Liberty. We offer transportation for residents of Liberty or Staley or folks that have a 622-Telephone exchange to medical facilities, social services or nursing homes.

Call Dispatcher At 336-622-5774 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Nathan Adams

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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A Pleasant Garden Lions Club Safety Town Day Pleasant Garden – The Town of Pleasant Garden is hosting a Pleasant Garden Lions Club sponsored Safety Town Day for school age children, 5 to 6 year olds on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a fun, educational and safe environment to learn about important safety situations. This is a free event for the first 100 registered participants. For more information or to register please call or email Ms. Barbara Thompson with PG Lions Club at 336- 339-6943 or Safety Town of Pleasant Garden
 Location: Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Open at 8:30 am with snacks and lunch provided.

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Mulch sale May 20th 8:00-4:00 Cobles’s Sandrock 5833 Foster Store Rd. Liberty, NC. (336)565-4750

ANY Size Truck Only $10 South Eastern Karate Association Serving Liberty for Nearly 25 Years Starting New Students Any Time Ages 5 to Adult No hidden fees or contracts required $45 per month (family discount available) 114 West Swannanoa Ave. Liberty NC (3rd floor)

Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do Call 919-548-5689 for information Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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At Wildflower Journey, we believe every girl deserves the opportunity to experience the connection between nature and self-growth. We provide that connection through a nature-based program designed to boost self-confidence and self awareness. Join us for a “Day in Nature”

Have fun taking plant/nature walks, scavenger hunts, jewelry making, campfire songs and dance. Our Wildflower Girls experience all the wonders of nature.

Saturday, June 24th Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Girls age 8-15

For more information or to register, contact Teana Kivett at Visit our facebook page at Wildflower Journey

CYO Apparel Create Your Own! We specialize in custom designs for any occasion or event! Reunions, Churches, Job Events, or anything for your everyday style. Contact Gerald Williams at 336-653-6675 OR Brittany Cheek at 336-254-2927 for any inquiries. Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM : CYO Apparel

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Tropica Tanning

112 W Swannanoa Ave (Downtown Liberty) Ph 336-622-9447

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Mark Your Calendar

Liberty July Celebration

Cecilia's Wig Shop & More 112 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty Ph 336-622-9447

July 8 Saturday 3pm to 10pm KIDS PARADE 2:45pm-3:15pm






We Also Clean And Service Wigs In House


Ken Creed

Siler City Film Debut

Landscape Management

Friday May 19 4pm to 10pm Public · Hosted by The Oasis, Siler City's Open Air Market 131 South Chatham Ave, Siler City, North Carolina 27344 Free Admission: Join us starting at 4PM with Laura Jane Vincent and her husband on drums as she sings her songs. 4-7PM Smokehouse Bistro, SilkHope Winery, High Country Kettle Corn, Sweet Southern Ice, and one of the most unique shopping experience. At 8 PM join us for the 2017 Siler City Documentary Debut, production of Anytown USA. This is a product of the continuing education course at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by veteran instructor and filmmaker Randy Benson. Anytown, USA, has once again spotlighted a small town in North Carolina, Siler City. Seating is first come bring your blanket or folding chair. In case of rain the debut will be at Peppercorn 138 N Chatham Ave.

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Services Included:

* Mowing


* Fertilize and Overseed

* *Pine Needles / Mulch

* Shrub Installation &

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium Set for May 19 at RCC to Focus on Prescribed Addiction Addiction to prescribed painkillers will be the topic of an upcoming symposium at Randolph Community College in May. The “2017 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium: The Prescribed Addiction” is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, May 19 in the JB and Claire Davis Corporate Training Center in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center at 413 Industrial Park Avenue. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered. Two keynote speakers, Dr. Emily Mullen and Dr. Shawn DaltonBethea, will discuss the growing issue, as well as alternatives to pain meds for managing chronic pain. Dr. Mullen is associate program director of the internal medicine residency program for Cone Health and assistant professor of medicine for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Dalton-Bethea has been a practicing medicine and rehabilitation specialist since January 2006. She is certified in pain medicine and board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The symposium will also feature a community panel of individuals who have personally dealt with addiction and relapse related to the use of prescribed pain medications. In addition, a brief overview will be given of the following upcoming classes at RCC: “Mental Health First Aid” and “Health & Wellness Coach.” Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the cost is only $20. Scholarships are available. Space is limited, so register early by calling 336-633-0268. Randolph Community College gratefully acknowledges the grant support of the Randolph Health Community Foundation. The Randolph Health Community Foundation is an endowment funding the health and wellness projects of community nonprofits.

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3rd Annual Antique Tractor Pull Saturday - June 10th 2pm -11pm 6348 Lineberry Road - Liberty

Hosted By Kimesville Community Fire & Rescue Admission $10 Adults - Children 12 & under Free All proceeds will go towards purchase of new turnout gear for firefighters

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Clearing out mattresses for a national distributor. Custom Built House 316 Barber Dr, Liberty 1450 Sq Ft - 3 BD - 2 BA , Open Floor Plan

CALL/TEXT336-392-0079 ****BLOWOUT MATTRESS SALE ******* While supplies last. First come first serve. DELIVERY AVAILABLE!!!!

Stamped Concrete, Covered Front Porch, Rear Deck - Vinyl Siding Brick Foundation - 30 Year Roof All Energy Efficient Windows & Doors

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Kids R Us Daycare Wishing all past, present, and future mothers a Happy Mother’s Day !


Additional Lots Available Green Acres Small Engine Parts & Service 2530 NC Hwy 49 N. Ramseur, NC 27316 (336) 622-0389

304 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC 27298

PH: (336) 622-3033

Spring is here! Come check out our line of dependable, easy to start Tanaka string trimmers. Now through May 31, receive a FREE container of

TruFuel with each purchase of any Tanaka trimmer!

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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May 2017 Lets Us GetYour House Ready f Let us help clean your gutters And get your house ready for holidays




K & K Parts

(on corner of Old 421 & Kinro Rd) We are your local Tractor Parts Dealer


We sell new aftermarket parts for most makes and model!


Coble's Pressure Washing

Come by or give Joe Kirkman A Call At 336-622-3086

May 13

New Picnic Shelter Reservation signs! Now if you rent a picnic shelter - your name and time will be listed on the sign to ensure people know when it is rented!

10am to 2pm

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Summer Enrichment Redefines My Success will provide transitional support to rising sixth and seventh grade students at Southeastern Randolph Middle School through a positive summer week designed to create enthusiasm for the upcoming school year through community engagement. Rising sixth and seventh grade students will be invited to participate in a summer experience offering academic and community engagement infused with team-building events, transition activities, student choice, and project based learning. The program will be offered for four separate four-day weeks, following a similar structure each week. “Agriculture Monday” will be designed around neighboring Eastern Randolph High School’s award winning agriculture program. “Business Tuesday” will be held on the campus of Southeastern Randolph Middle School with a focus on community engagement and technology tools. “Health Sciences Wednesday” will be another off-site day, allowing exploration of many avenues to access health science fields. “Community Engagement Thursday” will offer students the unique opportunity to delve deeper in the area of their choice (agriculture, business, or health sciences), spending a day exploring their own community at a deeper level from a targeted perspective including three interactive stops throughout the day. The final day will culminate with presentations from students in a gallery walk format that will allow parents to observe the projects students completed throughout the week. The camp experience will run 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Transportation to all activities during the day will be provided. Additionally, morning and afternoon door-to-door transportation will be provided for specific geographic zones throughout the four-week experience. Students will be provided a lunch and snack each day. The camp fee is $25 for the entire week. This fee is refundable upon successful completion of the entire week of camp. Scholarships are available upon request. Applications are available in the front o f fi c e a t S E R M S a n d o n l i n e a t Contact Jeff Minton, Assistant Principal at SERMS at or 336.824.6700.

10 am to 2pm or until Truck Is Full

Free eyebrow wax with shampoo, cut, and style

Sponsored By Local Accountants Hosted By Liberty Chamber Of Commerce Location To Be Announced Save The Date Fee Is By Donation

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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Grays Chapel Lions Club

18th Annual

Sat, May 20 8:30am

Tour de Lions Bike Ride

13, 22, 40, & 62 mile routes

Rural scenic routes! Great door prizes!

location Providence Grove High School

Janet P Hill Broker, GRI

Homes-Land-Rental-Mini Storage Call us For All Your Real Estate Needs 255 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

Jessica H Foster Broker

5555 Mack Lineberry road

Climax, NC 27233

430 N Greensboro Street Liberty, NC 27298 Phone: 336-795-0052 Open: M-F 9 AM to 6 PM SAT. 9 AM to 1 PM

Kennedy’s Landscaping Zackary Kennedy

$10 $10 Food Bring in this Coupon to Lion Gift Receive $10 store credit on Over the Counter items forCard each New or Transferred prescription

(336) 500-2187

Receive $10 Food Card For Transferring (not valid withLion other offers. Gift Other restrictions may apply) (can be used for up to 5 new or transferred prescriptions) Your Whole Medication Profile of At Least 4

Mowing/ Weedeating Leaf Removal Spraying Ect.


You are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Craft Festival at JULIAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (2105 NC 62 East, Julian) on June 10 on the grounds of the Julian UMC. No admission is charged, however a donation of non-perishable food for the Food Pantry would be greatly appreciated. FREE HOT DOGS with trimmings, chips, and drinks will be available. This event is the church’s “thank you” to the community for the tremendous support given to the Food Pantry and other programs of the church. Spaces (approx. 12’x12’) for craft vendors are available for $10.00. Bring your own tent, tables, shelving, chairs, etc. *Set up can begin at 7:30 am. (No yard-sale type items please) It’s to be a day of FUN so bring a smile, energy, and an expectation to buy some great gifts, fresh veggies, and baked goods. For the early comers, coffee, OJ, sausage biscuits will be for sale. Plans are being made now. It’s time to reserve a space by calling/emailing Mary Welker, 336-685-4476 (

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Liberty Hardware Get your Mother’s Day gifts here we have birdbaths, bird feeders, and hummingbird feeders and more.

PH: (336) 622-4701 130 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC 27298

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MC: DJ Spintaneous

10:30- 11:30 Tanner’s Revenge

12:00- 1:00 The Minority

2nd Annual

Sponsors Koopman Dairies 2 Sisters Café Liberty Tax Beverly Rose Designs Shaw Accounting Awesome Finds Liberty Leader Newspaper DJ Spintaneous New Life Ministry Liberty Public Library Paul Bruchon Lawn Care Cub Scout Pack 502 Garrett's Flower Shop Quik Chek RC Computers

Celebrate Liberty

MayFest Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm Family Friendly Event Historic Downtown Liberty Kidzone, Vendors, Food & Drinks, Music Liberty- A Great Place To Shop! For Vendor Applications/ Sponsorship Opportunities call 336-622-6223 or visit

1:15- 2:15 Aprille & Jerry Miller Rock ’n’ Roll

2:30- 4:00 Stained Glass Canoe

4:30- 6:00 The Wild Streak Band Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery 5546 NC Hwy 49, Liberty

Save The Honey Bees

PH 622-3720

Wild Bird Supplies, Candles, Soaps, Wooden Cutting Boards and Much More.Custom Made Barn Quilts Bee Keeping Supplies - Local Hone Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5 Closed Sun & Mon

SUPPLY & GROCERY New Summer Hours Effective April 15th, 2017 Mon-Fri 6am-9pm Sat 7am-9pm Sun 12pm- 5pm 4508 NC Hwy 49N, Liberty

Phone 336-622-1531 Visit our new web page @

FREE Seminar May 10th, 1-4pm.

Mother’s Day Sale Saturday May 13th! All mother’s come by on Sunday May 14th for a free scoop of ice-cream

Liberty Town Hall

May 21st concealed weapons class~ starts at 1:00pm LAKE JUNO PARK IS everything is included ~ even lunch $100 cost Topic: A business plan can be the most CLOSED INDEFINITELY. Call : (336)622-1531 to sign up Nathanael Greene Elementary Commemorative important tool a small business owner has. George (Junior) Jenkins, Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid Brick Fundraiser plan for financing and long-term success. Muck Boots arriving soon!!!! Jr. has health issues and This seminar teaches you the important Mens (work, hunting boots), women, children size notourhave the money components of a business plan and helps We are excited does to announce 2017 engraved brick fundraiser at available in a variety of color and styles you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Greenefor maintenance orsuch repairs. Nathanael Elementary. Our school has a long and rich history in Discover how a business plan is used by the Southeast Community and has seen so many faces come and go. Order a He would like the thank potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of Hoop Cheese, Pinto Beans, Raw Peanuts, brick to honor a current or former student, recognize a everyone for the manyGraduation, Country writing a plan and steps for making the Ham, Old Fashion Candy, Conrad remember teacher, advertise your business, etc. process easy. This seminar is designed for a loved one oryears of continued and Hinkle and Delaney’s Pimento Cheese new and established business owners. Your engraved brick will be placed on our new Memorial Walkway leading support. George A Jenkins, Guest Speaker: Ed Ormsby. to the flagpole in front of the campus. Not only will your brick become a Homeland Creamery Milk and Ice Cream Jr. Terry Caviness POA We Now Offer 90% Octane non Ethanol Gas permanent part of Nathanael Greene, it will help our PTA to provide much

How to Write a Business Plan

needed supplies for our Teachers and Students. Thank you for your support! Gas

4x8 Brick……… $50 8x8 Paver……… $75

Nathanael Greene Elementary Commemorative

James Little, MD 1008 NC-62, Climax, NC

Order forms are available in the front office and can be downloaded from the Nathanael Greene school website at

Brick Fundraiser We are excited to announce our 2017 engraved brick fundraiser at Nathanael Greene Elementary. Our school has such a long and rich history in the Southeast Community and has seen so many faces come and go. Order a brick to honor a current or former student, recognize a Graduation, remember a loved one or teacher, advertise your business, etc. Your engraved brick will be placed on our new Memorial Walkway leading to the flagpole in front of the campus. Not only will your brick become a permanent part of Nathanael Greene, it will help our PTA to provide much needed supplies for our Teachers and Students. Thank you for your support!

(reg, non ethanol, off road fuel, diesel) Nathanael Greene Elementary School 2717 NC Hwy 62 East Liberty NC, 27298 (336) 685-5000 *Fundraiser will run from April 21st- June 9th, 2017*

4x8 Brick……… $50 336-404-9791 Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell

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DENTISTRY Edward Scott DDS - Erin Scott DDS Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry “Emergencies Seen Same Day”

Located in the Forest Oaks Community 336-674-2497 or 336-674-6936 5439 Liberty Rd, Greensboro 336-944-4248 - Residence Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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RC Computers

Computer Sales * Service * Upgrades * Networking Residential & Commercial Nothing Too Big Or Too Small 126 W Swannanoa Ave (Downtown Liberty) Ph 336-795-0118

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Virus Removal Custom Built & Used Computer Sales

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Memorial Day Service

Sunday May 28, 2017 Sermon: ‘The Power Of Remembrance’ 11:00am - With Lunch To Follow. All Are Welcome! Be Our Guest, and Stay For Lunch. 6809 Kimesville Rd. On The Corner of Smithwood & Kimesville Roads Phone: 336.339.2879

Liberty Veterans Memorial Breaks Ground Sat April 29 at 10am there was more than just yard sales and antiques events going on. This day the ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens that will be located between the Liberty Farmer Market and the Liberty Police department. The event had several spectators from locals,veterans and news media. The ceremony was ran by the president of the LVMG Cleve Caviness. Pastor Randy Hand of Freedom Family Church open in an invocation. The National Anthem was sung by Wendy Caviness and done an outstanding job. The Randolph County Color Guard posted the colors. This always is a delight to see. Several comments where made by some special guest which included, Filmore York (Mayor of Town Of Liberty), Rick Gunn (NC Senate Dist. 24), Davis Shore (Dept Commander of American Legion OF NC) and Allen McNeil (NC House District 78). Cleve Caviness asked all veterans to be recognized. The Ground Breaking was done by several of the Board of Directors of the LVMG and the special guest. The board of directors include, Cleve Caviness (President), Kathy Ibsen (Vice President), Terry Caviness (Sec/Treasurer), Cary McMasters, Ritchie York, Robin Caviness and Caylea Strickland. As it was stated this is just the start of many more things to come. Please be on the lookout for future fundraiser events so the veterans and their families can enjoy a memorial for years to come.

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Don’t forget to make reservations for mother’s day

Heating & Cooling Service Switch & Save Today Free Tank Transfer & Inspection Home Heating Deliveries Propane Fuel Oil Kerosene Gasoline Hwy Diesel Farm Equip Off Road Equip.

Strawberries U-Pick or Pre-Picked Spring Time Special

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Call to Check Picking Conditions (919) 742-5102 Like Us On Facebook 936 Kildee Church Rd Ramseur, NC 27316

New Service Technician On Duty Service & Repairs For: HVAC, Gas Logs, FireplacesPropane Wall Heaters, Water HeaterRinni, Nav

Thank You

To All Of Our Customers

432 S Greensboro St, Liberty

327 Drama Rd, Snow Camp Ph 336-376-6991 Locally Owned & Operated By Bryan & Melodee Wilson Hours Thu, Fri 4:30 to 8:30 Specials Friday and Saturday Nights 4:00 to 5:30 Thu- Fri Sat 11:00 to 8:30/ Sun Noon to 8:00

Millstone Catering Snow Camp, NC Private Parties Welcome

Full Catering Service Check Out Millstone Catering Facebook Here For Your Parties & Catering


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We are having our annual Donation Only Supper rd

TUESDAY, MAY 23 2017 6pm @ Liberty First United Methodist Church And we would like to invite you to attend! Come enjoy: Baked Spaghetti Salad Many different Desserts

With your Local Liberty Scouts! (take-with-you plates will also be provided for those who can’t stick around)

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1951

Bethany United Methodist Church Annual Memorial Day Service May 21 - 11am Music Provided by "The

Director's Trio" Covered Dish Dinner in the fellowship hall following the service.

(336)622-4393 Ask For Jimmy Email Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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I Don’t Want to Die Looking Good by Warren Dixon

EARTH VISIONS Therapeutic Massage - Medical Massage

Specific Massage It is your turn to be pain free. Get Your Life Back Phone 336-622-1844 Novella Kennedy, LMBT NC Lic 4586 National Certification You could be HERE right now!

Feel well again! Call for your appointment.

5264 York Martin Rd, Liberty, NC www, Earth Visions offers:

Group Exercise Programs Group Outdoor Education

Personal Coaching

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Call EARTH VISIONS to Learn More: 622-1844

Movement, Balance and Strength It's more than just Exercise M W F: 6am or 8am T Th 6pm

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If you want to win friends and meet people, go to the funeral home. Now I know this sounds a bit macabre, but bear with me and it will all make sense, especially if you’ve been to a visitation at the funeral home lately.There is no other place in North Carolina, no other occasion going on in the state, where you can see so many old friends, acquaintances and long lost kinfolk. And you can meet new people in line at a visitation. This socializing at funeral homes has gone on as long as I can remember. When my grandmother died, I was appalled at how many of my cousins were running around playing like nothing had ever happened. At the time I thought you were supposed to be reverent, respectful or at least a little sad, at a visitation. Of course I was just a kid and didn’t know any better.You will notice that the older the deceased, the louder the crowd. If the death was sudden or if someone young dies, we are reverent. But if they are older, you’d think it was party time.We are all social animals. We all are in denial, too, about our mortality. So when we find ourselves in line, the grieving family and casket ahead of us, we do what comes naturally. We talk, we laugh, we joke, we tell about our surgeries. Talk about anything and anybody except the deceased. All this as we shake hands with the family. Toward the back of the line, things get worse.We can’t believe how long the line is. We got there ten minutes before the visitation started and people were already lined up outside. We wanted to go out and eat afterwards and it’s getting late. The lady in front of you is talking about her psoriasis. The guy behind you is talking about his cows. Someone wonders if the casket is open. Someone else comments on the flowers, or lack thereof. There’s a video going on somewhere. Wonder what’s that’s all about?The line is moving excruciatingly slow. Up ahead, someone is explaining his urinary tract infection to the grieving widow. Behind him, someone’s cell phone rings. A lady asks when the photo in the obituary was taken, 1949?This seems to be a trend, a photo of the deceased eighty-year-old when he was twenty. You look at the photo and think, “How sad she died so young”. Then you see that she was 94, which explains the pre-World War II hairdo. Lately I’ve seen some before and after shots. I like them better. They show that we all were actually young once. Someone almost always says, “I just saw him last week”, like if you saw him last week, he couldn’t be dead now. Someone else always wants to know how the family’s holding up. “As good as can be expected”. It’s always good to see everybody, but “not under these circumstances.”Some people come before the visitation starts and sign the register. Others come in during visitation and sign the register and leave. Some people come early and won’t leave until the family does. There are designated professional funeral-goers scattered throughout the funeral home. They are here and at every funeral, arriving early and staying late. They are the same ones you see entertaining the hardware clerk during a busy day, telling them about their bursitis. They need a life and find it among the dead. Some visitors are seen stuffing their suit pockets full of funeral home mints. The grandchildren of the deceased are getting some of the worst of it. Gray headed wrinkled cousins of the deceased are regaling them about kidney stones and complete strangers are trying to figure out whose children they are. Most are getting the pure life squeezed out of them by old ladies they don’t even know. Of course, if the casket is open, a few people are actually noticing the deceased. Most of them think the corpse looks, either better than ever, natural or asleep.Let me tell you right now, I don’t want to die looking good. I want to be on my last leg with nothing left. And I don’t want one of those smiling pictures in my obituary. I am not going to be happy about being there.I’d also like a slightly longer obituary than two paragraphs. I know the newspapers are charging now for anything longer than your name and age, but shouldn’t we say a little something about the deceased other than which funeral home he’s residing at? I’m leaving a sock full of quarters in the bottom of the chest of drawers just so Sandra can afford to mention the squirrels as part of my survivors. There are some people who refuse to go to funeral homes. There are some who don’t know what to say or who may not have known the deceased very well. This is no excuse not to come anyway, talk to some people you haven’t seen in awhile, mingle around and perhaps tell about your gall bladder surgery. You might even find time to give your condolences to the family.

Earth Visions will be holding the Journey to the Self class on Saturday morning 8am – noon. This is an opportunity to learn more about how we look at the world and by changing our perspectives we can change the way our life unfolds.

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New Bakery In Downtown Liberty Had the great pleasure of meeting Jennifer Davis the owner of the new establishment last week. I also got to meet the other boss, her son Billy Davis, which shared with me he was the real boss, chuckle chuckle. Jennifer and her husband Bill Davis decided to take her passion and hobby of baking into a real job. The business name is "Sweet Treats by Jen" and it is located at 116 W Swannanoa Ave (Downtown) Liberty. They are open everyday of the week except on Sunday's. They are still fine tuning the hours for the business. So are you wondering what all you can find at this great bakery. Well you can get things like, cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and more. To wash it down you have good cold milk, coffee, soft drinks and water. They also do custom birthday cookies to cakes. Want a special sheet cake or regular cake decorated, call them and give them a 24 hour notice. I asked her son Billy his favorite and his eyes sparkled and said the home made cinnamon rolls, but he came back with reply, also the chocolate chip cookies. So Jennifer gives he grandmother Linda Stanley from Snow Camp credit as she taught her the gift of good home cooked desserts. Jennifer herself is Snow Camp local and when she is not baking, she is working at Alamance Sheriff Office. So stop in and pick up some sweets while in the Liberty area.

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CHILDRENS PARADE Saturday, July 8 9 at 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM We need you to kick of our Liberty July Celebration Event Meet at the front entrance of LIberty Elem School and we will proceed around the block downtown.

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Everything goes... decorate yourself, moms bring the baby stroller, wagons, bikes, electric cars, decorate your pets.... anything goes... let see who has the best creative idea. Everyone gets some free juice box and icee after the event. We will also be giving away a few great prizes for certain categories. Spread the word..... We would love groups, boy scouts ,Karate, dancers, etc. ADULTS we need to come cheer on these folks as the parade around and kick off our event.


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May 2017 Portion of Bowman Dairy Road Closing for Bridge Replacement in Liberty N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to replace the existing Bowman Dairy Road bridge over a tributary of North Prong Stinking Quarter Creek, closing the roadway between Coble Church Road and N.C. 62 at the Guilford/Randolph County line.The roadway will close for work at midnight on Monday, April 24. The new bridge should be open by 11 p.m. on Monday, July 10.vMotorists can use Bowman Dairy Road, Coble Church Road and N.C. 62 in each direction to navigate This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges. “The again 64-year-old bridge remains safe but is in deteriorating condition and must be replaced,” said Division Seven Bridge P r o g r a m M a n a g e r Ti m P o w e r s . Transportation officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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 Adult's admission is $5 and excludes the train rides and inflatables due to weight limits. Does include 1 Popcorn and 1 drink with admission.
 We will also have food trucks available on site so no one has to go home hungry! Of course the strawberry patch will be open! Bring the family by to pick some strawberries and join in on the festivities. 
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6th Annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo Planned for Randolph CountyAsheboro, NC— The sixth annual Randolph County Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at Randolph Mall from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. The Expo will be free and open to the public. This event’s lead sponsors are Asheboro Lion’s Club, Hospice of Randolph County, 99.9 FM WZOO, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph Health, and Victorian Senior Care. FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Ridge Funeral Homes are gold sponsors of the expo. The Expo will provide an opportunity to enhance the health and wellness of baby boomers, senior citizens and caregivers by connecting them to local resources in their own community. This will be a free, one stop opportunity for individuals to learn about resources in the community at a fun and friendly event designed just for them. The event will offer blood pressure and blood sugar checks, spinal screenings, shoulder screenings, hearing screening and body fat analysis screenings. There will be numerous educational/informational booths as well as a fashion show by Christians United Outreach Center and entertainment by The Monarch Movers and Shakers Hand Bell Choir and the Randolph Senior Steppers. The Lions Club Vision Van will be on-site to perform vision screenings and to collect eye glasses. The 2016 Expo was a tremendous success with over 500 registered participants and over 50 vendors that provided educational information as well as health screenings and representatives from Asheboro Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Proceeds from this event are being returned to the community by supporting senior programs such as Randolph County Senior Adults Association Meals on Wheels program and Randolph Health’s Health at Home medical resource book. This sixth annual event is being organized by a collaborative of community partners including Bayada Home Health Care, Brookdale of Asheboro, Carillon Assisted Living, Community Home Care & Hospice, Cross Road Retirement Community, Healthy Randolph, Hospice of Randolph County, Randolph County Public Library, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph Health, Randolph Health Home Health, Randolph Health Staywell Senior Care, Victorian Senior Care and Warren Coble and Associates. For more information about the 2017 Expo, please call J a n e t H a r l e e a t 3 3 6 – 6 2 9 - 7 8 11 , e m a i l, or visit our Facebook page!

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Liberty Chamber of Commerce: May 2017 Newsletter
 By: Teresa Bruchon The Liberty Chamber of Commerce is moving right along this season, with more good things for the business community! Working off of the momentum that was generated from our Annual Chamber Banquet that was held in April, we have scheduled a full calendar of upcoming events. We have already scheduled and booked the Roost again for our 2018 Banquet! ***Save the Date *** February 24, 2018. The next Liberty Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be February 24, 2018!! Don’t Miss It! The Chamber’s April Business After- Hours, was held at the Farmer’s Market. It was hosted by the Liberty Rotary Club. The Rotary did an awesome job grilling hamburgers for all to enjoy. Robert Willkie shared information about the Rotary Club and the benefits of being involved. The Chamber is proud that we are collaborating with local civic organizations to help promote business in Liberty. The Liberty Chamber is honored to provide a limited amount of seating at the National Day of Prayer Service. This important event will be held on the lawn of the Depot (behind the Caboose) hosted by the Liberty Association of Churches on Thursday evening May 4th at 7:00pm. It will be an evening of encouragement and prayer. Please join us as we pray for our town, community, state and nation.***Rain venue will be at Freedom Family Church. The Liberty Chamber Spring Appreciation Luncheon will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Sandy Creek the 2017 “Church of the Year is hosting the Chamber Members Lunch on Wednesday May 10th @noon. This will be an informational lunch, including a community updated. Members will also receive their membership plaque with the new 2017 Chamber logo on it. This lunch is FREE to currently paid 2017 Chamber members only. RSVP Required. Thank you Sandy Creek for your hospitality! Saturday May 13th the Liberty Chamber is proud to announce the return of Shredding Day! From 10am-2pm or until the truck is full; whichever comes first. We are glad to once again offer this community service to our local businesses and residents. Bring any personal documents that you would like securely shredded. Please no notebooks, binders, binder clips, or large paper clips. Shedding Day is sponsored by area accountants. The on- site shredding will take place at the 100 Block of N Greensboro St. A reasonable donation to the Chamber of Commerce is requested for all shredding. Visit the Chamber Informational Booth at the May Fest in Downtown Liberty on Saturday May 20th. The Chamber’s May Business After Hours will be hosted by Fidelity Bank. On Tuesday May 23rd, meet and mingle with the fine ladies of Fidelity starting at 5:30 pm. Take this time to network and find out about the many services Fidelity has to offer. Please join us at their open house. Light refreshments will be served. As Always, Thank you for your Commitment, Investment and Involvement

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Taking Care Of All Your Service Needs Full service shop oil change new tires (East coast tires) all repairs any maintenance needs 185 S Greensboro St, Liberty Email Owner/Operator Brian Minnich

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Liberty School has adopted a new logo

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The Liberty Chamber’s April business after hours was hosted by the Liberty Rotary. Held at the farmer’s market here in liberty, it was a great time had by all. President Robert Wilkie s h a r e d information about the Rotary Club and what it does worldwide as well as for our local community. Member Chip Butler gave us the history of Rotary as an international club as well as the history of our local Liberty Club. Mayor Phil York and our Town manager Roy Lynch gave us information about how the Liberty Farmers market came to be including how it was funded and who volunteered their time to help build the shelters. Dinner was cooked and served by the members of the Rotary Club which consisted of delicious hamburgers with all the trimmings, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, and even cookies for dessert. It was a great time learning about our community club and socializing with each other. We are so proud to have such a wonderful organization right here in liberty and are very excited to be able to work with them in upcoming events! A big thank you to all of the Liberty Rotary Club members for all of their hard work to make such a wonderful Business After Hours for the Liberty Chamber.

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Volume 15 Issue 5 May 2017 Liberty Leader Newspaper Kegs, Air Compressors, HondaThe Generator, R/R Jack, Cast Iron Wash Pot, Chicken Coop, Tillers, Pressure Washer, Edger, JD Gun Safe, Wind Mill, Dinner Bell, Hay Rake, Silver Coin, Traps, .22 Remington, Misc. Pottery, Scaffolding, Wood Splitter, Wrought Iron Fence, Drill Press, Lathe, Corn Planter, Horse Buggy, Backpack Blower, John Boat, Chain Saws, Mower, Fire Box, Household Items, Log Chains, Misc. Advertisement (Signs, Thermometers, Traffic, Tins, & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! (at the intersection of Hwy 421 & Hwy 64) Furniture: 919-742-2013 Hoosier Cabinet, Oak Ice Box, Oak Server, Step Back Cupboard, Farm Table, Pierced Tin Cabinet Wood ~ Over 175 + Vendors Cook Stove, Wood File Cabinet, Corner Cabinets Cedar Chest, Refrigerator, Quilt Cabinet, Rockers, ~ 30,000 sq. ft. Chest of Drawers, Hutch, Desk, Porch Table, Buffet, Chairs, Swing, Coffee Table, End Tables, Misc. ~ Plenty of Parking Cabinets, Wood Benches, Display Cabinets, 2 Leather Chairs, 2 Leather Stools & MUCH, OPEN 7MUCH Days MORE!!! Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 1 pm-6 pm

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Ramseur Community

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1-4pm. Ramseur Town Hall How to Start a Business Topic: Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Guest Speaker: Ed Ormsby.

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Ramseur Community Ed and Erik Christenbury Could Probably Move Mountains When the Patterson Cottage Museum committee got an offer of a millstone from the site of the old Garner Gristmill on Sandy Creek, they were told they’d have to find a way to move it. “We never thought of anyone else,” said chairman Warren Dixon. “Chrisco Machinery was our first and only thought. Ed and Erik Christenbury routinely move furniture machinery weighing tens of thousands of pounds. What would a millstone be to them?” Or, maybe two millstones. Jeanie Eastman, of Pinehurst, whose great-great grandfather Frank Garner ran the mill in the early 1900’s, owns the land today and offered the millstone to the Patterson Cottage in remembrance of the Garner family. Ruth Garner Brower, of Liberty, is a first cousin and remembers living there as a child. The last mill on the site was owned by the Garner family. Frank Garner purchased the mill in 1905 from Peter Freeman. When Garner was murdered in 1915, his son Larrance took over the mill. The dam, now breached, the mill race, part of the mill foundation and the 1890’s house, mostly fallen in, are all that remain. The tract was first owned by Thomas Hinshaw, born in Ireland in 1757, who, according to local lore, had a tub mill on the site. A tub mill was a simple operation similar to a turbine, ground grain very slowly and would have served a single family or two. When Thomas Hinshaw died in 1825, his son Enoch inherited the mill. Sometime before the Civil War he sold the land to Abner Coltrane a wealthy landowner with at least 21 slaves. Abner Coltrane built the mill and it’s his dam, mill race and foundation that remain today. In 1862 he sold what he called the “Black Hawk” Mill to Peter Freeman. Dixon and Ed Christenbury toured the mill site on Sandy Creek along with county historian Mac Whatley. Ed looked over the area a half mile off the road in the woods and assured everyone that he and his son Erik could retrieve the millstone for the Patterson Cottage. Everyone agreed that the mill site, with a mill race over 725 feet long, was one of the more interesting ones they’d ever seen. When Jeanie Eastman got word that Ed and Erik were going to move the millstone for the Patterson Cottage, she asked that they retrieve another stone, this one for her. The millstone that Eastman wanted had been pushed under the porch of the old house and used as a door step. The Patterson Cottage stone was farther down the hill in the woods at the mill foundation. The Christenburys agreed and in early April they took Erik’s tractor across Sandy Creek and as close to the house as they could get in the woods. With Warren Dixon snapping pictures and admittedly trying to stay out of the way, they cut their way in through the woods with their chainsaw to the front of the house. The millstone was lodged under the front porch between two trees, both of which had grown around the stone. After working with the tractor and trying to pry the stone out with no success, Ed and Erik decided they would have to cut down one of the trees. But the front of the house, all that was left standing, was leaning against the tree. Erik finally pushed the front of the house back off the tree with the front end loader of his Kubota tractor. Then the two cut down the tree and pushed it out of the way of the house. The stone was still lodged under the porch which didn’t seem to be as rotten as the rest of the house. But after two hours, the Christenbury’s tractor had lifted the stone out and the two were easing the tractor backwards down the hill, over the creek and back up a steep hill to their truck, over a quarter of a mile away. Coming back for the Patterson Cottage stone, Ed and Erik once again had to cut their way through the woods, this time to the mill foundation. This millstone is a buhr stone, a unique stone that historically was made in France. It consists of sixteen pieces of stone, each shaped differently and of different thicknesses. The stones all fit together to make a round, 48 inch diameter stone and were held together with a metal band. Plaster of Paris helped hold the stones secure and filled in the back. The finer buhr stones were used to grind wheat; the solid stones we are more used to in this area were mainly used to grind corn. Warren and Ed carried the stones up the slope to Erik’s tractor where they were loaded and tied down. Not quite as extensive an operation as the first one. When the stones were unloaded at Chrisco Machinery, Ed weighed the larger stone that was under the porch of the house. It weighed 1300 pounds. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Jeanie Eastman for her donation of the millstone,” said Dixon. “Eventually, we’ll place the buhr stone at the Patterson Cottage in honor of her and the Garner family. And we owe Ed and Erik for their diligence, hard work and love of history. Without them, I’m sure those two millstones would still be in the woods, probably forever.” More Patterson Cottage Gifts. Clint Lowe’s mother Karen was looking through some of Clint’s grandfather’s papers recently when she came across a large map of Liberty. The map, almost 2 X 3 feet, was labeled “This map was drawn by me from old map in files…of the Superior Court of Randolph County, April 1, 1939” and was signed “Lloyd Womble.” Clint posted the map on Facebook, drawing the attention of several members of the Patterson Cottage Committee. Clint was asked if the Patterson Cottage Museum could have a copy of the old map for its files. Instead, Clint generously donated the rare map in exchange for a photocopy of his own. Kevin Bowman graciously copied the map, reducing the copies to a manageable size. The map, thought to date from around 1918, shows one large “Depot Lot” between Depot Street and what is now Asheboro Street. Old 421, now Greensboro Street, did not exist. The street that runs past Liberty Elementary was known as Graham Street at the time. It was later named N. Fayetteville St. Part of what is now W. Dameron was Lilly St. when the map was made and N. Asheboro St. was known as Railroad St. Another gift to the Cottage was made by Helen Duncan Langley who donated a Boy Scout Eagle themed quilt to the museum. The beautiful quilt was made by her late sister Evelyn Duncan York in honor of Evelyn’s son James David York upon receiving his Eagle award in 1966. James David York passed away in 2005. Carol Wall of Awesome Finds donated the cookbook “Liberty’s Treasure of Personal Recipes” published by the Liberty Congregation Christian Church in 1952. Teresa Bruchon donated some greeting cards and other miscellaneous items once belonging to Mary York Saunders. Thanks to Clint, Karen,Kevin, Helen, Carol and Teresa, more of the history of the town has been preserved and can be enjoyed by all of Liberty’s citizens for years to come. So much of our history has been lost. The more we can save the more we can understand and appreciate those who have gone before us. The Patterson Cottage Museum will be open Saturday, May 20, from 11-2 and every third Saturday through the summer and fall. Stop by and see these and other Liberty treasures or call Warren Dixon at 336-622-2731 for a special tour.

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Ramseur Community Families Save Big on Rising Food Costs Harmony Baptist Church of Ramseur has join forces with King Foods to bring quality food to families tables. After their program with One Harvest ended in December 2016 they reached out to King Foods. King Foods will be able to add North Carolina to their routes being in May 2017. Families are changing the way they shop, especially for groceries. With USDAidentified food deserts and rising food costs, King Foods has created an opportunity for families to purchase food for 40-60% less than they would pay at a local grocery store for similar items. Food is purchased in bulk and distributed across the United States with the help of local host sites. Each month a new menu is created with approximately 7 different box options of restaurant-quality food. The main Family Box comes with enough frozen meat and vegetables to last a family of four for about a week or a single person for a month. Convenience meals, bulk meat, kid’s boxes, fruit and holiday meal boxes are some of the specials that may be available each month, usually ranging from $24-$51. The food is not outdated or damaged. Anyone may purchase the food products at King Foods. There are no income requirements or order limits. Orders can be placed online at with debit/credit card, by phone at 877-409-3663, or by visiting Harmony Baptist Church on Monday May 8th, 2017 5:30 – 6:30pm Customers then pick their order up from Harmony Baptist Church on Saturday May 20, 2017. Cash, checks money orders, and EBT are accepted at Harmony Baptist Church. Harmony Baptist Church is located at 873 NC Hwy 22 South Ramseur, N.C. 27316. You may call us at 336-362-2593 for more information. Contact your local host site to inquire about making a donation for a family in need or call 877-409-3663 to learn more about becoming a host site in your community.

So What Is Kings Food Ministry

As you can see Harmony Baptist is now promoting Kings Food Ministry. So lets see what the new food program is about and how it helps everyone have on their food dollars. Kings Ministry is a nonprofit organization founded on the principles of Jesus Christ. Their Mission is to partner with churches, companies and civic-minded non-profits to provide families and individuals with affordable food and to make a difference in your community, one food box at a time. The family food budget is one of the largest costs in a household. Our food boxes offer a unique solution to cutting household costs without sacrificing food quality. So what about the food? Their high quality menu varies from month to month with a diverse range of food and meals. You may purchase as many units as you would like – be it one or ten – so the program can be tailored to your needs. The Smart Box is one of our offerings (pictured below) and is intended to feed a family of four for about a week. Our average food savings is between 40% and 60% of average grocery costs! For our King Foods $42 Smart Box: now compare this to Kroger @$88, Walmart @ $78 and Safeway @ $72. So how does this work? 1. Each month a new menu is published online and given to partner host sites itemizing each box available for purchase. 2. Order with payment is made online or at the local host site by the designated monthly deadline. 3. Box orders are then delivered to the local host site for distribution to its customers on a designated day each month called distribution day. This occurs on one Friday night or Saturday morning each month. So who is eligible? Everyone is eligible. King Foods affords families the opportunity to significantly reduce their grocery costs by purchasing restaurant quality food in bulk. Anyone can participate because there are no qualifications. What we like to say is "if you eat, you qualify!" So follow them at to see deadlines to order and where to pick. Numerous locations.


Local church spearheads "Black Light Egg Hunt" in Siler City Siler City, NC: On Thursday, April 13th, Chatham Charter School's PTSA partnered with Freedom Family Church to put on a ‘Black Light Easter Egg Hunt’ on the school's campus located off of Hamp Stone Road. An estimated 1,000 people turned out for an evening of fun, food, and games as volunteers from the church and various student organizations manned carnival-style game stations, blow-up bounce houses, and an Easter Bunny Photo Booth. Inside the school gym an array of black lights surrounded the entire room, making the eggs and Easter-themed decorations (painted by CCS art students) glow brightly. This provided a unique and exciting egg hunt experience for the hundreds of kids in attendance. Event admission and all activities were free and the PTSA sold food items to raise money for future projects."Everything turned out even better than expected!" exclaimed Ben Suggs, an FFC pastor and one of the organizers of the event. "We wanted to show the spirit and meaning of Easter in a new way and let the community know that we love them. We hopefully communicated that loud and clear.” The organizers weren’t the only ones impressed, as many attendees expressed their excitement and graditude for this free community event. “My kids had so much fun and everyone here was so nice!” one parent commented on their way out. Another student volunteer noticed “We’ve never had anything like quite like this at our school, and I’ve been here since kindergarten!” It was the vision of the event to provide a kick-off to the Easter holiday in a way that would add to and not compete with others in the area. Pictures from the hunt and photo booth were posted on the church’s social media accounts for families to download and keep.Chatham Charter’s PTSA has been hard at work raising funds for the school’s bus fleet and will hold a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, April 29th from 4-8pm at First Methodist Church (1101 W Raleigh St. in Siler City). Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased from any CCS student or at Pro-Kleen (601 E 3rd Street). About FFC: Freedom Family Church is a non-denominational congregation that began in Liberty in 2008. After years of growth and community involvement, the church expanded to Ramseur in 2016 with a group meeting at Ramseur Elementary School. FFC is currently planning to launch a Siler City location later in 2017. You can find out more at or @ffcsilercity on Facebook and Instagram.

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