Franklin Facts

Breakfast Hour
The monthly Franklinton Breakfast Hour will be at the Franklinton Senior Center on Saturday, July 26, at 8:30 a.m. The meal will be hosted by Fannie Allen, Marsha Hunter and Free Summer Camp volunteers of Franklinton. The community is invited. There is no charge and no reservations are needed.

PFLAG meeting
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. For more information, contact or visit

Bingo Extravaganza
The Mertha Lee Crudup Scholarship Fund is sponsoring its 9th annual Bingo Extravaganza on Saturday, Aug. 16, 3-6 p.m., at the Usher’s Association Building, 4441 Hwy. #1, Franklinton. There will be 25 games played for prizes, with a small fee for each game. Prizes will include cookbooks, beach tote, gift cards, movie passes, gas card, restaurant gift cards and more. There will also be a bonus game for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
All funds benefit the Mertha Lee Crudup Scholarship Fund. Contact Yvonne at (919) 494-5884 or (919) 671-1266 for more details.

Ag Board meeting
The Franklin County Agricultural Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the conference room of the Agriculture Services Building in Louisburg. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at (919) 496-3344.

Rabies Clinic
The next Rabies Clinic will be Saturday, July 26, at the Franklin County Animal Shelter from 8-9 a.m. Please bring your cats in carriers, and bring most recent certificate if available.

The United Way of Franklin County Build-A-Backpack collection for the 2014-15 school year has started at Walmart in Louisburg. Collections of school supplies and backpacks are ongoing through Aug. 22. There are $2 bags available at the registers, or you can buy your own supplies to donate and place them in the bins at either entrance. Monetary collections are also taken throughout the day at the UWFC table and at the doors.
Businesses and community groups can get up their own collections and bring the supplies to Walmart and place in the bins. Last school year, more than 850 full backpacks were distributed directly to families in need in Franklin County.
To find out more, take up a collection or volunteer, call (919) 496-0937.

Auditions set
Auditions and an informational meeting are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Franklinton High School auditorium for the area’s community theater. There will be a “cold” reading for “The Terrible Girls” by Jacqueline Goldfinger. Contact Lisa Lawrence at 919-210-0582 for more information.

Arts events
The Franklin County Arts Council’s art stroll is slated for 5:30 until 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in downtown Franklinton.
Activities include the FCAC photo guild’s annual photography show and refreshments, quilt trail info tent, SAC display, and downtown businesses will be offering specials.
The FCAC Photographers Guild Annual Photo Show will be Aug. 7 through Aug. 29. Entry fee includes up to three photographs.
Cash and ribbons will be awarded in each of two categories: color and black and white, plus a people’s choice award to be given at the end of the show.
Drop off for entries will be Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 22 Main Street, Franklinton. The opening reception and awards will be announced during the Art Stroll on Aug. 7.
The show will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 29.

Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive at the Louisburg Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the Louisburg Senior Center, (919) 496-1131.

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 on Sept. 26 & 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton, hosted by FHS Class of 1984.

TDA meeting
The next meeting of the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority will be on Monday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg. For additional information, contact Robert Sykes at 919-457-2942.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market 150 N. White St., open 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday. Offering blueberries, watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, in-season produce, a variety of meats, baked goods, crafts and much more.
For more information, visit the website: or call 919-671-9269

Vendors needed
Vendors are needed for a juried Holiday Food & Craft Fair on Nov. 8, 2014 at Lake Royale, near Bunn. Hand-crafted items only. Request applications at or call (252)478-4121, Ext. 116.

Class cancellation
Advanced Line Dance class at the Louisburg Senior Center has been cancelled until Tuesday, Aug. 5. Beginner Line Dance class will be announced at a later date.

Day of Caring
Applications are now available for the United Way of Franklin County Day of Caring which is Sept. 20-27. Volunteer group projects include yard work, painting, light repair, house cleaning, handicapped ramps or simple porch repairs.
If you need help with a project or know someone who does, call Kathy Harrelson, UWFC director, at (919)496-0937 or email to receive an application for assistance. Completed applications should be returned to United Way of Franklin County by July 31. Volunteer groups are also needed.

Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels routes in Louisburg, Franklinton, Centerville, Bunn, Pilot and Youngsville. Routes take about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours once a week or every other week.
Call the Louisburg Senior Center, (919) 496-1131, or the Franklinton Senior Center, (919) 494-5611, if you would like to volunteer.

FC Market
The following is available at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market: Cabbage, squash, zucchini, onions, purple hull peas, sweet corn, butter beans, bell peppers, eggplant, snaps, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, shelled peas, blueberries, Irish potatoes, cayenne peppers, turnip salad, blackberries, potted flowers, dried apples, plums, jams, jellies and preserves, pies and breads.
The Farmers Market is located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Market opens on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. The market closes when sold out.