Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Billings Hill Baptist Church will have a Good Friday Communion service on Friday at 6:30 p.m. There will be preaching by Curtis Ponder, Anthony Morgan and Pastor Brett Graham.

The Austin Ballpark is still signing up players. Morning sign-ups will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Night sign-ups will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. They are also looking for volunteers for the summer. You can find more information on their Facebook page at Austin Ballpark.

White Rock United Methodist Church in Thurmond will have Port-A-Pit BBQ chicken on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Plates are $9 and will include a half chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. Half chickens are available for $6.

The Austin Fire Department is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt on Saturday. There will be food and drinks at noon, and the egg hunt will begin at 1:30 p.m. for four age groups. There will be a prize basket drawing for each age group and a raffle for a Giant Easter Basket. Don’t forget to bring a basket to put your eggs in.

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service on Sunday at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.

Old Roaring River Baptist Church will have Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. There will be no Sunday school, and worship service will be at 10 a.m. The offering on Easter Sunday will go to the Cemetery Fund for cemetery upkeep and mowing.

Christian Home Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. From 8:30 to 9:15, there will be The Kids Eggstravaganza and worship service will be at 9:30 a.m.

Traphill Baptist Church Helping Hands Ministry is having a food drive on April 7 from 9 a.m to noon for the food bank ministry. All food donations will be greatly appreciated. Please drop any food donations at the White House where the food give away is held each month. Someone will help with unloading any food you bring. If you need someone to pick up your food, please let Pastor Mike know. His number is 336-984-1898. The ministry has a food give-away the third Saturday morning each month.

Faith Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will have revival April 8-11. On April 8, service begins at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday service begins at 7:30 p.m. Bud Wishon will be the guest speaker with special singing each night. Pastor James Hall invites everyone.

The Class of 1967 of North Wilkes High School will be having a reunion to commemorate 51 years since graduating on April 21 at 4 p.m. at the Brushy Mountain Smokehouse. If you were a member of this class, pass the word on to any classmates you’ve kept in touch with. If you’re on Facebook, join our page at North Wilkes High School Class of 1967. Let me know if you’re planning on coming so we can plan accordingly.

Happy birthday wishes go to Angela Spicer Ratledge, Matt Watson and Shirley Holloway on March 26; Bradley Hutchinson, Deana Jo Walsh, Charlotte Sloan and Carrie Baker on March 27; Karen Shumate and Anthony Jennings on March 28; Teresa Jennings on March 29; Patsy Triplett and Mark Daye on March 30; and Brenda Triplett on April 1.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Donnie and Lisa Mastin, who celebrate their anniversary on March 30.

Traphill had a low temperature of 33.2 degrees on March 23 and a high temperature of 62.4 degrees on March 19. There was about 2 inches of snow and 2.5 inches of rain during the week of March 19-25.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune