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Author to visit
National best selling author David Rosenfelt will be coming to The Sutherland in Wake Forest to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society.
Rosenfelt has written many national bestselling books including "Open and Shut," "Don't Tell a Soul" and "Lessons From Tara." His lead character is lawyer Andy Carpenter, but as readers know, the real star of all his books is his rescue dog, Golden Retriever, Tara.
Rosenfelt chose Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) to benefit from his book tour this July. The Franklin County Humane Society was selected as one of 10 of 130 who applied.
Founded in 2002, FCHS has relied solely over the years on the generosity of donors and the hard work of volunteers to save the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats in the area. It also subsidizes a low-cost spay and neuter program to help control the pet overpopulation crisis.
The author will be joining FCHS on Monday, July 27, for a night out at The Sutherland in Wake Forest. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts
Rosenfelt will speak about his life in Hollywood, being a writer, as well as his love for dogs and rescue. His latest books will be for sale and you can get them signed. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.fchsnc.org.

EDC election
The Franklin County Economic Development Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 9, in the Franklinton Town Hall Annex at 5 W. Mason St.
The main item of business will be the election of officers. Those nominated are Matthew Winslow for chairman; Mark McArn for vice chair and Keith Smith as secretary. Apparently, the slate of officers was picked by McArn and EDC Director Ronnie Goswick recently in a private meeting.
The EDC meeting will also include an economic development update from Ronnie Goswick and existing industry coordinator Richie Duncan.
The meeting is open to the public.

Walking tour
The Tar River Center for History and Culture at Louisburg College will host its regular Second Saturday walking tour of the Louisburg Historic District on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.
This free event will begin at the historic Franklin Male Academy building on Cedar Street. After a look at the building's museum-quality exhibit on the history of the academy, participants will explore the history and architecture of a portion of the Louisburg Historic District.
Copies of Tour Historic Louisburg, North Carolina, the center's new tour booklet, will be available. Participants may park near the academy.
For more information, contact Maury York at myork@louisburg.edu or at (919) 497-3252.

Library meeting
The Franklin County Library will hold a public forum at the Police/Fire Training Center on Johnson Street in Louisburg at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16
The public meeting is to discuss the possibility of building a new central library in Louisburg as well as what such a facility should offer. The meeting is open to the public.

Alert parade
The 14th Annual Alert Fourth of July Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, at 11 a.m. in Alert. Line-up starts at 10:30 a.m. This is a free event, no entry fees. There will be a hot dog sale starting at 11 a.m. at the Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Anyone interested in participating or needing more information can contact Melanie Bobbitt at (919) 853-6638 or (919) 497-6081.

County closings
Virtually all of Franklin County government will shut down Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Most county offices will also be closed on July 4.
The exception is convenience centers will be open July 3 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The landfill will be closed on Friday. All other offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, and the libraries will also be closed all day on Saturday, July 4.

Siren5 Cook-off
The first United Way of Franklin County Siren5 Cook-off planning session will be July 7 at the Bunn Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m. Any representative from a fire, police or rescue agency in Franklin County may attend to get more information on competing in the cook-off this year. The event will be in October and there will be slots for up to 12 teams. All proceeds from the event go back to the squads in prize money for the competition. Call 496-0937 for more information.

FC Market
Available now at the Franklin County Farmer's Market in Louisburg: tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, Red Russian kale, spring onions, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip greens, Irish potatoes, garden peas, okra, lettuce, Korean peppers, cucumbers, beets, hot peppers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers.
Plants: planted flowers (verbena and zinnia)
Specialties: Fresh eggs, pecans, lemon cucumbers, herbs, seasonings, zucchini bread, blueberry bread, jams, jellies.
The Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. and will close when sold out. On Saturday, the market opens at 8 a.m.

Line Dance classes
The Advanced Line Dance Class, held at the Louisburg Senior Center, will take a break for the month of July. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6:15 p.m. The Beginner Line Dance classes will resume on Tuesday, July 14, at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call the Senior Center at (919) 496-1131.

Alumni meeting
Franklin County Training School/Riverside Alumni will meet Saturday, July 11, at 4 p.m. at 109 Justice Street in Louisburg. For additional information, call (252) 478-5914.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks St., is open July 4 and every Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to noon. Each week the market brings seasonal produce, meat, NC seafood, eggs, honey, fruit, baked goods, and more.
For more information, visit the website: www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org or call 919-671-9269.

Fundraiser
Zaxby's in Louisburg will have a fundraiser night on Tuesday, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Franklin County Training School/Riverside High School Alumni. Ten percent of total sales during fundraiser night will go to the organization.

Homeschooling
Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association will be hosting a Homeschool Information Night on Tuesday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest. This event is designed for new homeschool parents or those interested in learning more about homeschooling as an educational option. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Experienced homeschoolers will share basic information about various aspects of homeschooling, there will be a table of curriculum and resources to look at, refreshments and more.
Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to lighthousehomeschool@yahoo.com in order to know how many chairs and handouts to have ready.


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