Franklin Facts

Candidates Forum
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Franklinton High School Auditorium from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The forum will give candidates who have filed for local and state offices the opportunity to introduce themselves and to answer questions. Novozymes of North America will sponsor the forum.
There will be no charge for the event, which is open to the public. RSVP to (919)496-3056 or email no later than Sept. 29 if you plan to attend.

VIM anniversary
Franklin Volunteers in Medicine Clinic will observe its 11th anniversary celebration and open house on Oct. 7. Those attending will have a chance to tour the clinic, meet the staff and volunteers, as well as win a chance to meet Dr. Oz in October.
The opening celebration will begin at 10 a.m.; tours and refreshments will be provided immediately following and until 1 p.m., and again from 6-7 p.m. Call (919) 496-0495 for more details.

Ag Board meeting
The Franklin County Agricultural Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the conference room of the Agriculture Services Building in Louisburg. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 919-496-3344.

Breakfast Hour
The monthly Franklinton Breakfast Hour will be held at the Franklinton Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m. The meal will be hosted by Fannie Allen and members of Kinches Chapel. The community is invited. There is no charge and no reservations are needed.

Flu shots
Maxim Healthcare will be giving Flu Shots at the Louisburg Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at the Franklinton Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please bring your insurance information or be prepared to pay $30. For more information or to sign up to receive a flu shot, call the Louisburg Center, (919) 496-1131, or the Franklinton Center, (919) 494-5611.

Candidates Forum
The Lake Royale Property Owners Association will host a Candidates Forum on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. National, state and local candidates for offices representing the Lake Royale community in Franklin and Nash counties running in the General Election on Nov. 4 have been invited.
Each candidate will have 3-5 minutes to speak. Moderator will be Danny Pearce. The forum is open to Lake Royale POA members, their guests and interested media. Candidates may invite guests. Lake Royale is a gated community and admittance must be prearranged.
RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 25. Contact Chris Schmidt,, 919-522-9893 or 252-478-4121 x 116.

Trap shoot
A Trap Shooting Tournament will be held on Sept. 27 (rain date, Oct. 4) at 200 Julie McKnight Road, Kittrell (Charlie Brown Gun Club). Registration begins at 10 a.m. Use your own gun, ammo and safety gear. Raffle tickets will be sold for Remington 887. To sign up or to receive a registration packet, call (919) 496-0495 or (919) 496-0492. Proceeds will benefit Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine.

Yard Sale
On Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Bunn Garden Club will have a Yard Sale at their building, 361 NC Hwy. 98 West. The sale will include clothes, a plant sale, bakery items and hot dogs.

Lecture slated
"The Geology of the Upper Tar River Basin: How Has It Influenced Human Activity?" will be the topic of a lecture slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College.
The lecture will feature Edward F. "Skip" Stoddard, a retired faculty member of North Carolina State University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 919-497-3252.

LFD Festival
The Louisburg Fire Department is planning a Corn Hole Tournament and Open House for Saturday, Oct. 4, at its fire house, 102 Wade Ave., Louisburg.
Signups are 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. with the tourney to begin at 10 a.m. There will also be a long toss and best of eight bags competition and a bring-your-own-partner tourney.
The open house, to be held rain or shine, will feature food and drinks, fire department tee shirts for sale, fire truck rides, the smoke house and kids' entertainment. For pre-registration or more information, contact Dalton West at 919-414-2901.

Arts Events
A variety of activities and events have been planned in September and October by the Franklin County Arts Council, including:
• A Field Trip to NC Museum of Art - Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., guided by Billy Farmer and Everett Adeleman.
• Introduction to Self-Publishing Workshop with Donna Campbell Smith, Oct. 4 - 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There is a fee for the workshop. Workshop will explore DIY book publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing, looking into the Create Space site, discussing how to do each step in the self-publishing process. Deadline to register is Sept. 22.
• Art Stroll - Oct. 2 in Franklinton. An autumn Art Show in the FCAC Gallery, Sound of Music on the Patio at Johnny's on Main, storyteller B. Gale Buck, telling ghost stories in the studio, door prizes, refreshments.

Parade of Horses
Red Hill Farm, 1578 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, will have its annual Parade of the Horses event on Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 28. Parade participants are judged on creativity of costume and on presentation.
The event also includes games, train ride, hayride, pony rides, bake sale S'mores, and a bon fire (wind permitting). Free admittance to all visitors. There is a small fee for the parade participants, booths and games.
For more information, contact Ann Bragg, (919) 494-5814 or Lauren Welt, (919) 961-4640.

Membership Drive
The Franklin County Training School/Riverside Union High School Membership Drive campaign will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Joyner Park in Louisburg (Rain date, Oct. 11).
There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, door prizes and more.

Fall Festival
The 10th Annual Youngsville Fall Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Youngsville Armory, 125 U.S. 1-A, Youngsville, with something for everyone. An Open Class Car Show will be held - 1985 and older. Open for entry at 8 a.m. Awards ceremony for Top 50 will be at 3 p.m.
A craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be kids' activities all day and lots of food. Also included will be a 50 Year Mustang Celebration.

Plate sale
The Concord Community Organization is having a fish and chicken plate sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Concord Community Center. For more information, call (252) 438-1389.

Fish Fry
The White Level Lions Club is planning its fall Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Lions Den on White Level Road (beside the White Level Fire and Rescue building). Serving time is from 4 p.m.-until, eat-in or take-out. Proceeds will be used for the needs of the community.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at its new location, 405 S. Brooks St. in Renaissance Plaza. Variety of meats, in-season vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, fall mums and cool season bedding plants, arts and crafts, and more. This week, fun art/craft projects for the children.
For more information, visit the website: or call 919-671-9269.

Medicine Drop
Operation Medicine Drop, a medicines take-back event, will be Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 285 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines for safe disposal. For more information, contact Sgt. Justin Hastings, (919) 496-2186.

Rabies Clinics
Rabies clinics have been scheduled as follows: Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tar River Veterinary Hospital, Franklinton; Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30-10 a.m., Foy Mart; Saturday, Oct. 25, 8-9 a.m., Franklin County Animal Shelter.
One and three-year vaccines available. Other vaccines also available. Bring previous certificate to qualify for a three-year vaccine. Hunt clubs, contact Tar River Veterinary Hospital, Franklinton, (919)494-5500.

Artist's Exhibition
Franklinton artist Alma Burke will be exhibiting her work (oils/acrylics/gourd art) at the Sunflower Studio, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest, through Saturday., Oct. 4.

Family reunion
The Livingston, Yates, Vick, Hall families will be having a reunion Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28, in Chesapeake/Virginia Beach, Va. For more information or if you are a non-family member who is interested, contact Angela England at or Kimberly Boyd-Jenkins, (757) 301-9198.

FHS Reunion
Calling all 1980-1989 Franklinton High School graduates. Contact Snow-dean Jones Cannady at (919) 818-0076, or, or Tony Harris, (919) 291-4204, or for information regarding a class reunion Sept. 26 & 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton, hosted by FHS Class of 1984.

FC Market
The following is available at the Franklin County Farmer's Market: Tomatoes, beets, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow, butternut and acorn squash, cucumbers, okra, blackberries (frozen), corn, snaps, peas, sweet potatoes, herbs and spices, free range eggs.
The Farmer's Market is located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg. Market opens on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Closes when sold out.