Franklin Facts

Habitat project
Habitat for Humanity, Wake County, is building a home at 115 Hillside Village Drive, Louisburg.
"We are working to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope," said Areli Hernandez, volunteer engagement coordinator.
Habitat Wake has a goal of building 75 homes this year, she said, and "we would love to have you all volunteer on our Franklin County home!"
The home build started recently and will end approximately in December. Work will be done Wednesdays to Saturdays each week, weather permitting and each build day is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to volunteer as an individual, you can check out Habitat's website at and sign up for the days that best fit your schedule. If you want to volunteer as a group, contact Hernandez at 919-744-2455 or

Scout Nights
Cub Scout Pack 510 and Boy Scout Troop 555 will have Join Scouting Nights on Mondays at 7 p.m. (through September) in the Fellowship Hall of Louisburg United Methodist Church. All boys and girls ages 5-10 and boys ages 11-17 are invited to join the adventure of Scouting. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.
For more information and questions, sign up at or call Charles Fenske at 919-496-2760.

Book sale reset
Friends of the Youngsville Library rescheduled its book sale for Sept. 22 at the library, located at 218 U.S.-1A Highway South in Youngsville.
Books will be $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. Donations for the sale are being accepted at the library during regular hours.
For more information, call 919-556-1612 Mondays through Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Cancer Fundraiser
Avery's Angels Kickball and Volleyball Event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event is to aid the family of Avery Cooper. Cooper, 13, who has a type of brain cancer and has undergone surgeries and is receiving chemotherapy.
The funds will help the family deal with unrelated expenses. The event will also feature a concession stand and other activities for children or spectators. For more information about signup or participation, contact one of the organizers, Derrick Fuller, at (919) 235-8881, or to learn more, visit Facebook and type: Avery's Angels and Kickball event into the search.

County retreat
Franklin County commissioners will meet Monday, Nov. 19, for a board retreat as a follow-up to their meeting on March 12. The retreat will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg. The retreat was originally scheduled for Oct. 3 but that has been cancelled.

Homecoming reset
A Homecoming Parade in support of the Louisburg Warriors will be held prior to the Oct. 27 game against Bunn High School. The parade was reset because of the hurricane. The parade will begin at LHS, making a one-mile loop, starting on Allen Lane, then left onto Main Street and left again onto Smoketree Way; left onto Wilder Street, left onto Allen Lane and finishing at the high school.
The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. and it also will be Senior Night for the Warriors.

Fall festival
The Youngsville Kiwanis Club is planning the 14th annual fall festival and car show that is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The festival will be on Youngsville Blvd., also known as U.S. 1-A south. The car show will be in the parking lot of Youngsville Elementary School.
Across the road, in the National Guard Armory, will be a craft show and sale.
Food trucks will be available and there will be games and a bouncy house for the kids -- at no cost.
For more information, contact Tassie McGannon at 919-528-5877.

Indigenous Day
The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe is planning its second annual Haliwa-Saponi "Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering" for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Hollister.
The event commemorates shared history and culture through displays, language lessons, ceremony and songs.
The event is open to the public and "we are looking forward to having you and your family and friends join us in the celebration of our culture," said Chief W. R. Richardson. For more information, call 252-586-4017.

Fish Fry
The White Level Lions Club is planning its Fall Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lions Den on White Level Road (beside the White Level Fire & Rescue building). Serving time is from 4 - until, eat in or take out. Proceeds will be used for community needs.

Plate sale
Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell Fish/Oyster plates (combination plates also available) on Friday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Post 52, located at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton.

Yarn donations
The volunteer group, Looming with Love, which knits and crochets scarves and hats for Franklin County school children in need of these items, is looking for anyone who will donate yarn to help replenish their yarn supply.
Whether you have yarn laying around your home or would like to purchase yarn, please bring it to the Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village. Also, anyone interested in learning how to crochet is welcome to come.

Blood Drive
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Rock Spring Baptist Church, 34 Rock Springs Church Road, Louisburg, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Mrs. Stallings at (919)793-3071 or

Northeast meet
Two presentations will highlight the next meeting of the Northeast Franklin County group that is striving to revitalize the economic landscape of that area of the county.
The meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Red Bud Baptist Church.
The presentations include one by Bob and Ginger Sykes on the development of Turtlemist Farm and a presentation by David Knight, director of the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Industry.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will also include small group discussions about goals.

College Fair
The Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor "Your Future, Your Choice...." HBCU College Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair will take place at the Jones Performing Arts Center, Louisburg College, located at 501 North Main Street, Louisburg.
Students should be prepared to talk with college recruiters and are asked to bring a current transcript with SAT and/or ACT scores. FAFSA assistance will be provided by the College Foundation of NC.
Refreshments will be served and attendees will be entertained with a step show. For more information, email:

Farm Market
Franklin County Farmers Market, Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, will open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. Sweet potatoes, turnip salad, butter beans, squash, sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes along with jams, jellies and pickles, are available.
For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

Kitchen questions
Do you have questions about kitchen inspection requirements? At noon, Oct. 25, Minoo Mehrotra, food compliance officer with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will conduct a presentation about regulations and requirements for certified kitchens at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
To register, call 919-496-3344. A light lunch will be provided.

Diabetes class
The Diabetes Prevention class will begin Oct. 4 at NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County office, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class takes place over the course of a year. The first 16 weeks it will meet once a week on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The next 8 weeks it will meet once bi-weekly, and from month 7-12 will meet once a month.
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a structured and evidence-based program developed to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is free to patients and it has been shown to cut in half the risk of getting diabetes. DPP is designed for people who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.

Pain seminar
A Chronic Pain Interest Seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Louisburg Senior Center. Call (919) 496-1131 to sign up, or sign up the day of the seminar.

Shriners fish fry
The Franklin County Shrine Club will hold its 51st annual Shriners Fish Fry on Monday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. until plates are sold out. The event will be held at Johnny's Barbecue Restaurant, NC 56 West, Louisburg.
All the proceeds go to help Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.