Event Information


Friday, October 7, 2022


6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Poplar Springs Elementary School, King, NC


We are happy to announce that for 2022, BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass will be held in its traditional format, live and in person! This popular event is an annual fundraiser to benefit early literacy hosted by Stokes Partnership for Children. This year the event will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Poplar Springs Elementary School in King, NC. We are so excited to announce that the award-winning Lonesome River Band will be our headlining act, with None of the Above (NOTA) kicking off the show. Bring your dancing shoes!


You can look forward to not only some great foot stomping bluegrass, but good food and great entertainment, including our “World Famous” Silent Auction, Dessert Silent Auction, Heads and Tails Game, Slop Bucket Bidding, and Pig Pen Raffle.  Food will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features delicious barbecue from Dennis Ruff. Tickets are $35, which includes barbecue pork, roasted chicken, and all the fixings, drink, dessert, and entertainment.  Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


All proceeds from BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass are used to purchase new books and to fund early literacy programs for over 2,200 young children in Stokes County. Did you know strong early reading skills form the basis for learning in all subjects? Your donation will help to support early literacy programs such as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Reach Out and Read, the Child Care Resource and Referral Library, and books that are given away at multiple community events throughout the year. With proceeds from past BBQ for Books, we are working to install a professional Book Walk exhibit at King Central Park to be open sometime in 2022. We are optimistically looking forward to branching out to other parks in the future! If that is not enough, we have opened a new Little Free Library in our office parking lot! Come by and take a book and leave a book.


Follow us on Facebook as information is updated and to see some of the available auction items.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Stokes Partnership for Children office or Tuttle's Body Shop in King, at the Stokes County Arts Council in Danbury, or at Olde Mill Music in Mt. Airy. Tickets are also available through the Board and Staff members of Stokes Partnership for Children. 


Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wilson

Choice Sponsors


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Select Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors


Donald Mabe

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Cindy and Brad Tuttle

Friend Sponsors

Donna Boyles


Ronald Carroll

Boyles Millwork

Burroughs Funeral Home

Carolina Farm Credit 

Energy United

Fibrecrete Preservation Technologies

Forms and Supply

Little Italy

Magnolia Eye Care

Main Street Tire & Auto

Debbie Merritt

Bill and Deanne Moore

Anne Moser

Gretchen Parker

Gene Rees

Sharp Electronics Corporation

Slate Funeral Home

Southern Glo Skincare

Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership



Tammy Brown

Savannah Hodges

Otis McNeil

Betsy Maybry

Pine Hall Oil

Pat Rosendahl

Elaine Snow

Stormie Speaks Insurance

Trinity United Methodist Church, Circle #2

Ann Watts

Silent Auction Donors

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Oriental Trading


Mt. Olive Pickle Company


Anne Moser
UNC Athletics Dept.



The North Carolina Arboretum

Let's Roam, LLC

Kendra Scott

Haywood County Arts Council

The Habit Burger Grill

Carolina Ale House

NC Zoo Society

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Mystery Hill

Balsam Range

Darren Nicholson

Blue Ridge Music Center (Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation)

Crayola Experience, Orlando Fla.

Clay Revolution

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Aaron Gibbobs

Dalton’s Crossing

Village Tavern

Lisa Dillon

Shannon Cox

Dewey’s Bakery

Pat Messick

TW Garner Food Company


East Carolina Athletics

Hot Glass Alley

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

Arden Browder


Meadowlark Motel, Maggie Valley, NC

Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville, TN

None of the Above (NOTA)

Lowe’s Foods

Our State Magazine

Inside Out

Patricia Mull

Gentry Store

Gatewood Detailing

Yadkin Cultural Center

Stokes County Libraries

Advance Auto

Yadkin Valley Tea Trade

Mt. Airy Meat Center

Studio 131

Washington Park Barber & Shave

Laser's Edge

Wanda Craig

Five Winds Farm Bed & Barn

Just Plain Country

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Forsyth Tech Foundation

Stokes County Public Libraries

Dragonfly Farms

Staci Watkins

Stephanie Lackey

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Hampton House Art & Frame

Richwood LLC.

Angie Layne

Long family Farm

Cindy & Brad Tuttle

O'Reilly Auto Supply

TW Garner Foods

Joan Sherif

Willingham Theater

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