Tuesday, March 27, 2012

King Chamber is Hopping Into Spring

The King Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second of what we hope becomes a long line of local shopping events this Friday evening. They are asking everyone to come uptown and Hop Into Spring. You will find a list of vendors and special that they are offering below. I intend to eat dinner and spend a wonderful evening strolling the sidewalks and stores in King with friends and neighbors. I hope to see you there!

King Shopping Center

ABBA’S Family Thrift Store Sales all over the store

Tradewinds Consignment & Jewelry 15% off all new SPRING JEWELRY

South Main Street

King Lawn & Garden Special promotional prices all over the store and 0% interest for 48 months on qualified purchases

Talley’s Flower Shop Open until 8:00 pm -10% off purchases of $50 or more.

Downtown King

Coffee,Tea & Me Buy one large beverage, get a second for half price

Dalton’s Crossing Draw an egg from the basket for an “eggstra” discount of 10%-15% or 20%. Door prizes and live music to celebrate the grand opening

Gentry’s Store 15% off purchases of $30.00 or more

King Chamber of Commerce Receive a free reusable shopping bag. Downtown King
Vendors in the office: Melissa Neal-Scentsy wickless candles, Bunny Powell-jewelry,
King Moravian Preschool

King Public Library (open 4:00-7:00 pm) Free coupon book for the night’s shopping, Friends of the Library Rummage and Book Sale and the Library’s new website.

King Moravian Preschool Coupon for a 10% discount on the registration fee and first month’s tuition. They will be located in the King Chamber of Commerce office

Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio Coupon for one free class the week of April 23-28 (a $6.00-$8.00 value) and enter a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate for Dance Day Camp.

Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse Coupon for $5 off a purchase of $35 in plants at their Spring Open House on Saturday, April 14. Mitchell’s will park their truck in the lot beside Mickey & Co. to sell wrapped Easter flowers including lilies, mums, geraniums and azaleas.

Nothing Ordinary Unique Gifts- 10% off one item.

Stokes Family YMCA-Corn hole competition –located beside Mickey & Co

Terry’s Furniture & Firearms Low prices every day.

Time 2 Play (inflatable attractions) will offer a free soda with each paid admission. They are located behind Mickey & Co.

Weiner Meister two hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5.50

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Local Farmer Opportunity

If you are a farmer in Stokes County or the surrounding area and are looking for a way to expand your market, Lowes Foods will be providing information on how to sell to their company. See information below for more details.

February 9, 2012

Dear Valued North Carolina Farmer:

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Marketing group is hosting Grower Information Sessions with key personnel from the Lowes Foods grocery chain and (MDI) Merchants Distributor being on-hand to provide information direct to North Carolina Growers. The first session is scheduled for February 29th. Growers from counties within close proximity to each session are invited to attend.

The Farmer meetings will be geared towards those farmers/growers that are interested in selling to Lowes Foods and MDI. Topics to be addressed are guidelines that Lowes and MDI require for you, as a farmer, selling to their stores. Lowes Foods Executive Director of Produce and MDI’s Director of Produce will be on hand to address the criteria they require. Examples Include: Liability insurance, Gap Certification, etc. Please do not allow any of these guidelines to keep you from the meeting, as we have designed these meetings to be informative as to these topics. Marketing Horticulture Specialist from our staff will be giving a presentation on how to become Gap Certified and other grower type information. There will be a question and answer session, and possible one-on-one sessions, if time permits. Lunch will be provided by the “Got to be NC” Goodness Grows Program.

Sessions are planned throughout the state covering specific counties at each. Meetings will be held from (9:00am – 3:00pm - Registration beginning at 8:30am) with lunch provided.

• March 28th. Winston Salem Meeting
BB&T Ballpark – Womble Carlyle Room
951 Ballpark Way
Winston Salem, NC 27101 (336) 714-2287
From the West: Merge onto I-40 E. Merge onto I-40 E/US 421 S via exit 188 toward Winston-Salem. Take Broad St. exit. Turn right onto Broad St. and then make a quick left into ballpark entrance.
From the East: Merge onto I-40 W toward US-421 N/Winston-Salem. Merge onto US 421 N. Merge onto I-40W/US-421 N via exit 206 toward Kernersville/Winston-Salem Downtown. Take Peters Creek Parkway exit, Exit 5A. Turn right onto Peters Creek Parkway. Turn right onto Brookstown Ave., then take an immediate right onto Green St.