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BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass is an annual fundraiser to benefit early literacy and other early childhood programs. This event has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years and has become a countywide favorite. Unfortunately, like so many other events, it was not held in 2020. For 2021, we will be taking a hybrid approach. We thought you would like to know two very important details: 


  1. On Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., we will be broadcasting live from Big Creek Lodge Restaurant, a part of Luna's Trail Farm and Event Center in Westfield, NC. This virtual event will feature the Stokes County (and neighbors) All-Star Band with award-winning singer-songwriters Laurelyn Dossett and Molly McGinn, old-time banjo extraordinaire Riley Baugus, and pedal steel virtuoso DaShawn Hickman.  Sheriff Joey Lemons, formerly with Terry Baucom's Dukes of Drive, will be our special guest artist!  According to Laurelyn, “The band is so excited to play for our friends and neighbors and support the Stokes Partnership for Children and BBQ for Books!” 

  2. We will hold an online auction event so that you can still enjoy what has been affectionately coined our World Famous Silent Auction. You will be able to participate beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and will end at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We want you to join us! Auction Link: https://BBQforBooks2021.ggo.bid


All proceeds from BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass are used to purchase new books, fund early literacy programs and support early childhood programs for over 2,200 young children in Stokes County. Opportunities for sponsorships are still available and donations are accepted. Thanks you for supporting early childhood in Stokes County!


Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors

Choice Sponsors


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Ty and Arden Browder

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Sheriff Joey Lemons
Stokes County Sheriff's Office

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Select Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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Friend Sponsors

Debbie's Staffing Services, Inc.

Stormie Speaks Insurance

Bill and Deanne Moore

Anne Moser

LTD Farm and Garden

Terri Fowler and John Elmore

Venable Brothers Well Construction

Burroughs Funeral Home, Inc. 

Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership

Slate Funeral Home

Chestnut Grove Ruritan

Ron Carroll

Ronnie and Melinda Mendenhall

Carroll Memorials, Inc.

LifeBrite Hospital 


Donna Boyles

Boyles Millwork


Lawsonville Ruritan Club

David Boyles

Cathy Saunders

Angela Snyder

King Masonic Lodge #722

Pat Rosendahl

Susan Hathcock & Greg Collins

Tammy Brown

Vickie Snow Hutcherson

Betty's Outdoor, Inc. 

Trinity UMC Circle #2

Joyce Triche

Lee Ann Golden

Cindy and Brad Tuttle