Franklin Facts

Alumni meeting
FCTS/Riverside Alumni Association is having their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at 106 Justice Street, Louisburg. All alumni are encouraged to attend.

Book Sale
The Friends of the Youngsville Library will be having a Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. This year there will be a Special Sneak Peak Sale Friday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to let people come early to buy that special book!
Anyone wanting to donate books can drop them off at the library during the two weeks before the event (starting October 27). The library is located at 218 U.S. 1-A South in Youngsville and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. All proceeds from the book sale are used to support the library.

Holiday Fair
Lake Royale will have its Holiday Gift & Food Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Lake Royale Clubhouse, 101 Cheyenne Dr., Louisburg, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open to the public. Free admission and free parking.
Special features will include a Vegetable Carving & Garnish Demo at 10 a.m.; Book Signing with Scott Mason, WRAL-TV5 "Tar Heel Traveler," 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pampered Chef Demo, 1 p.m.; Bull City Cigar Co. with live cigar rolling demonstration, 2 - 4 p.m.
Also included will be craft items, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, scarves and accessories, fine art and framing, baby items and so much more. Rite Aid of Louisburg will be giving flu shots.
For more information, call (252) 478-4121 or (919) 522-9893.

The organization For A Brighter Future will have a fund-raiser plate sale (eat in or carry out) for the Williams family (Ariel, Jonas, Aaliyah and Grandmother Catherine Williams) on Friday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 8 North Main St., Franklinton. Call-in orders are also available at (919) 494-5255. All proceeds will benefit the Williams family who recently lost their home to fire. Donations also welcome.

Veteran's Day
For the upcoming Veteran's Day, Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans on Saturday, Nov. 8, with an 11 a.m. ceremony followed by a free lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, with all the trimmings. Games and activities for children and adults will be part of the day's celebration. Bring your family, bring a veteran to the Post 52 facility at 40 American Legion Rd, Franklinton, NC. Honor those who have served America in military service.

Lecture slated
"The Earliest North Carolinians: Native American Occupations Along the Tar River Valley," will be topic of a lecture slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Louisburg College's Benson Chapel.
Speaker will be Dr. I. Randolph Daniel Jr., currently professor of the Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University.
His research interests include the archaeology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in the Southeastern United States, particularly since the end of the last Ice Age.
His lecture is part of a series presented by the Tar River Center for History and Culture and will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Maury York at

Bickett meeting
Proposed changes to Louisburg's Bickett Boulevard will be discussed at a meeting set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Louisburg Training Center, 104 Wade Ave., Louisburg.
The public is invited to learn about the proposals and make comments about ideas for the future safety and aesthetic improvements to the 1.37 mile bypass around downtown Louisburg. The improvements are focused between Burke Boulevard and Nash Street.
The project is being developed by the town, the NC Department of Transportation and the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Brunswick Stew
Bunn Fire Department, 505 Main St., Bunn, will have a Brunswick Stew sale on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. until sold out.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks St. in the Renaissance Plaza, will begin its new winter hours, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, on Saturday, Nov. 1, to continue through March. The market offers a variety of meats, in-season produce, baked goods, plants crafts and much more. Pre-order your Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey now. Live music by guitarist Kyle Scobie.
For more information, visit or call 919-671-9269.

Band Fruit Sale
Orders are being taken now for the annual fruit sale in the Terrell Lane Middle/Louisburg High band program. Proceeds from the fruit sale support the budget of the Band Booster Club and are used to purchase music, repair equipment, and replace worn-out equipment.
The band program is selling navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelos, red grapefruit, apples, and two kinds of mixed boxes: Grapefruit/Navel Oranges and a "trio" box of Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and Apples.
See any band member for ordering information, or contact Brian Miller at or by calling 919-496-4722, ext. 225.
The last day for fruit orders will be Nov. 7. The fruit boxes will arrive on Monday, Dec. 8.

FC Market
The following is available at the Franklin County Farmer's Market: Grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, turnips, carrots, radishes, snaps, peppers, turnip greens, kale, mustard greens, roasted peanuts and almonds, butter beans, sweet potatoes, peas, cabbage, fresh eggs, okra, hot sauce.
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.

Christmas parade
The 2014 Franklin County Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. Applications are available at the Chamber office, located at 112 East Nash Street in Louisburg, or you can call (919) 496-3056 or email for an application.
For businesses that would like to sponsor a commercial float, the Chamber can have a float ready for you. Your name will be displayed on both sides. You can sponsor a full float or it can be divided according to your needs. If you would like to design your own entry and you are a business, the cost is $45.
There is no charge for schools, churches or non-profits. Deadline for parade entries is Nov. 24.

Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program 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.

Vendors needed
Vendors are needed for a Holiday Bazaar to be held at the Epsom Community Building, Nov. 14-15. Proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life. For more information and an application, contact Cricket Fuller at (919) 496-2386.

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.

UWFC Food Drive
The United Way of Franklin County Fall 2014 Food Drive will be held through Nov. 21. Canned goods, juice, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, noodles, box food items are needed.
Take items to any of the following drop-off sites: Louisburg Town Hall, Hamlet's Meat Market, Centerville, Union Bank, Youngsville, any Franklin County Library branch: Louisburg, Bunn, Franklinton, Youngsville, Franklin County Sheriff's Dept., Louisburg Senior Center, Woodforest Bank, Walmart, Town Halls in Youngsville, Bunn and Franklinton, County Line Auto Service, Youngsville.
For anyone who is unable to transport the items, call the UWFC office (919) 496-0937 and the items will be picked up at your convenience.
Checks should be made payable to UWFC, P.O. Box 342, Louisburg, NC 27549; put Fall Food Drive 2014 on the memo line.
Call (919) 496-0937 for more information on how to give, organize a collection at work or in your neighborhood or receive items.

Spaghetti plates
Boy Scout Troop 555 of Louisburg will sponsor an election night spaghetti supper on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 4:30-7 p.m.
Plates will be available at the Louisburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at the corner of Main and E. Noble streets.
The plates are $8 and are available for eat-in or take-out.

Perry's School
The Perry's School Alumni Association presents 100 Men in Black on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.
The speaker for the event will be Father Jemonde Taylor. There will be music, food and fellowship.

Cancer Fundraiser
A breast cancer fundraiser, Zumba for the Cure, is slated for Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. until noon at the Boondocks in Youngsville, 210 E. Main Street. Suggested donations of $10 will benefit the Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast chapter. For more information or to participate, contact Melissa Williams at (919) 210-5331.