Franklin Facts

Senior Recognition
Brian Miller, Louisburg High School music and band director, will honor seniors with a concert on Friday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Louisburg High School Auditorium. All Franklin County seniors are invited.

Candidate’s Forum
Republican candidates for sheriff will participate in a forum on April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex, 113 S. Main St., Louisburg. The forum is being sponsored by the Franklin County Republican Party. The public is invited. For more information, contact Chairman Jeremy Neal, (919) 495-0986.

Yard Sale
The CenturyLink Community Relations Team is sponsoring their Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon in the front employee parking lot at the Capital Boulevard building. There are spaces available for rent. Proceeds go directly to the Franklin County Relay for Life CenturyLink Team. Money you receive from the sale of your items is yours to keep.
If you would like to reserve a space, contact Yvonne Dalton no later than April 21 at (919) 554-7252 or

Fun Walk/Run
The Bunn Fun Walk/Run on April 26 will be a 5K event. There will still be the one-mile walk and children’s dash. There is now a website to sign up (and organizers are looking for volunteers). The site is

Registration drive
The Zeta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will conduct a voter registration drive on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at Walmart in Louisburg.

Teacher Job Fair
The Franklin County Schools Teachers Job Fair will be held on May 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton. For more information, contact Human Resources (919) 496-2600.

Holiday Schedule
Franklin County government will observe the following schedule for the Good Friday Holiday.
Each Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and will be closed on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19. The Landfill will be closed on Friday, April 18. Convenience Centers will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.
All other offices will be closed on Friday, April 18.

Class Reunion
The Class of 1964 of the Franklin County Training School, Louisburg, will celebrate its 50th high school class reunion on May 3. This is for all classmates who started at Franklin County Training School in 1952. Even if you later graduated from Perry’s, Gethsemane or B.F. Person High School, this is also for you.
The reunion will be held in Louisburg, starting at 1 p.m., and will include a catered meal and a lot of reminiscing. For more details, call Ann at (919) 496-2280.

FHS Reunion
Franklinton High School Class of 1974 is planning its 40-year class reunion. Please contact Pat Pender as soon as possible for reunion information: phone: (919) 671-5641 or email:

Women’s Show
The Louisburg Senior Center will be attending the 2014 Southern Women’s Show at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There is a small cost for the trip. Stop by the Louisburg Senior Center to sign up and pay for the trip.

Guardian ad Litem
The 4-County Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Association Fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 27, 4-8 p.m. at George’s Restaurant, 210 N. Garnett St., Henderson. Proceeds from selected entrees go to support the Guardian ad Litem Program. For more information, call Robin Darone, (919)-426-9413, or email:

Nutrition bingo
Novant Health Franklin Medical Center is hosting a Nutrition Bingo session in the cafeteria on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include important calorie and nutrition information. The event is free and open to the public.

Plant Sale
The Bunn Garden Club annual Plant-Yard-Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 8a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Bunn Town Hall parking lot. A large assortment of azaleas, reblooming azaleas, daylilies, iris, vegetable plants, annual and perennial plants will be available.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 150 N. White St. open 8 am - 12 noon each Saturday.
The market offers beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck and goat meat, eggs, and much more. For more information, call (919))671-9269 or visit

Vendors sought
Organizers of the Youngsville Family Fest being held May 10 at Luddy Park in Youngsville are looking for vendors. If interested, contact or call 919-455-4431.

Grant workshop
A workshop focused on finding grants and writing grant applications is planned for 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, April 30, in the multi-purpose room at the Vance-Granville Community College Campus.
Instructor Karen Kennedy will focus on how to get organized to prepare grant proposals and provide some grant-writing tips.
Seating is limited, so register by April 21 by contacting the SBC Director, Tany Weary, at or calling 252-738-3240.

Rabies Clinics
Rabies Clinics will be held the month of April as follows: Saturday, April 26, Franklin County Animal Shelter, 8-9:30 a.m.; Tony Ace Hardware, 1120 US 1, Youngsville, 12:30-2 p.m.

Spring Fundraiser
Justice Fire Department will have its annual BBQ Pork and Chicken Supper fundraiser on April 19.

Safe Space Raffle
Safe Space, Inc is a nonprofit organization in the local community that provides supportive services to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children.
On Saturday, April 26, Safe Space will be hosting its 12th annual reverse raffle fundraiser at Louisburg United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. One ticket admits two for dinner and the reverse raffle event. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Ticket holder has chance to win a grand prize of $1,000. Over $3,000 in total prizes will be given away!
To purchase a ticket or for more information, call the Safe Space office at (919) 497-5599.

Bee meetings
The Franklin County Beekeepers Association will hold their monthly meetings in Louisburg at the Cooperative Extension Bldg., 103 S. Bickett Blvd. (corner of Hwy 401 & 56/581) at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in learning about bees or beekeeping is invited to attend. You may also visit their website at, or contact Teresa Green at 919-556-9212 or Sandy Carlson at 919-853-9060 for more information.
Future meetings are scheduled for the last Wednesday of the month at the same time, same location.

LHS Reunion
The Louisburg High School Class of 1984 is planning a 30th year class reunion for Nov. 29, 2014. If you are a member or know someone who was a member of this class, please contact Tonya Harris at, Sammy Gupton at, or Thomas Denton at

YHS Reunion
The Youngsville Museum of History will host a Youngsville High School Reunion the first weekend in May. The event is open to alumni from all classes through 1978, when the high school closed for good. On May 2, there will be a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym. Former basketball players (male and female) interested in playing on a team should contact Larry Lindsey at (919) 556-5263. If you are a former cheerleader and would like to do it again, contact Jackie Rogers at (919)556-2456.
On Saturday, May 3, all alumni and guests with tickets are invited to the Hill Ridge Farms Pavilion for a catered picnic beginning at 4 p.m. A DJ will entertain with a mix of music from “back in the day.”
The Youngsville Museum of History will be open on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for visitors to come and catch up on local history.
For more information, call Mary Buffaloe, (919) 556-2477, or email:

Piedmont Chorale
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale will present two concerts during the first weekend in May. On Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m., the first concert will be held at Louisburg Baptist Church, 302 N. Main St., Louisburg. On Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m., the second concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 222 Young St., Henderson.
The theme for the concert is “Psalms, Spirituals, and Songs for the Soul.” The program includes, among other pieces, “Psalm 84: Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré; “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” arranged by William L. Dawson; two contemporary pieces: “Light A Candle” and “I Cannot Be Silent,” and much more.
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale is directed by Sue Crocker from Wake Forest and accompanied by Alan Davis of Louisburg. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Lynn Armstrong, (919) 702-9570, or Ruth Wheless, (919) 496-4080.