Fall Festival

The Lakeview Community Civic Organization (LCCO) Fall Festival will be held today, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Guntersville Recreation Center.

For each canned good or non-perishable food item that a person brings, they will receive one free ticket up to four free tickets.

The Lakeview Community Civic Organization’s 2019 scholarship applications are now available. To request a copy, contact an LCCO board member by phone, in person, on Facebook (Lakeviewcco) or by email at Lakeviewcivic1@gmail.com. Please consider applying for the scholarship and get your applications in early. Deadline to submit an application is March 1.

St. Minor

The St. Minor Primitive Baptist Church clothing pantry will be open every first and third Monday from noon until 5 p.m.

Birthdays &

AnniversariesOctober 13-20

Oct. 14 — Ana-Neisha Morgan; Joria Steger

Oct. 15 — Shae Havis

October 16 — Brooke Clark; Blake Clark; Sandra Rhines; Opalis Watkins, Jr.; Kellie Faulks

Oct. 17 — Sadie Lee

Oct. 18 — Taygan Harris

Oct. 19 — Jackie Evans; Chrishon Hampton

Oct. 20 — Petrina Fennell

Traci’s Recipe Corner

By Traci Rhines

It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. It will be Halloween before we know it.

So, the next couple of weeks, I want to dedicate my recipes to some Halloween holiday fun! These Caramel Apple Pops have all of the flavor of a regular caramel apple but are much easier to eat and a lot less messy, making them perfect treats for the kiddos’ Halloween carnivals and parties.

Caramel Apple Pops

Ingredients

• Apples (I suggest green Granny Smith apples for flavor balance)

• Lollipop Sticks (white or wooden)

• Melting Chocolate

• Caramel

• Toppings, optional (such as white chocolate, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, nuts, candy sprinkles, marshmallows, etc.)

Instructions

1. Make sure you wash the apples before beginning.

2. Slice the apples in thick circles, approx. 1/2-3/4” thick (they should look like big ol’ apple cookies) and remove the seeds. Insert the stick into the bottom of the apple and pat the slices until dry. Note: You should get about 5-6 slices per apple.

3. Dip each apple slice in the melted chocolate until completely covered and place on a piece of wax paper to harden. I recommend allowing a little of the chocolate to adhere to the top of the stick where it goes into the apple. This will help hold the apple in place on the stick. Continue this process until all of your apples are covered in chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden. You can put them in the refrigerator to aid the hardening process, if necessary

4. Next, drizzle the caramel in streaks back and forth across the surface of the apple, creating zig-zagging lines of caramel across the surface. Add other toppings on top of your apple slices. For example, you may want to add peanuts on top of one or chocolate chips and marshmallows. You can even use melted white chocolate to create a beautiful color contrast.

5. Allow the caramel and toppings to harden onto the apple slices.

6. ENJOY!!!

Side Notes:

1. I do not recommend making these too far ahead of time. Make them on the day you plan to eat them. If you must make them the night prior, store them in the refrigerator on the wax paper until you are ready to use them.

2. DO NOT PUT HOT CARAMEL OVER THE HARDENED CHOCOLATE! It will cause the chocolate to melt. Allow your caramel to cool slightly but still remain warm enough to drizzle.

3. Do not skip patting the apple slices to dry them. If you skip this step they chocolate may not stick.

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