Veterans day event
Franklin County government and Veteran Services will have their Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hamilton Hobgood Annex parking lot in Louisburg.
Veterans should RSVP no later than Oct. 15. Food and gifts for the veterans will be provided.
Call Brenda Wilkins at 919-496-1939 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to sign up for the event.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge is planning a Brunswick Stew sale, take-out only on Nov. 6. To order, contact Johnny King at 919-496-5076.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge is planning a Halloween dance on Oct. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. DJ duties will be handled by Johnny King. Tickets available at the door.
Compatriot grave markings
The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will honor members of the former Harrison Macon Chapter (Louisburg) with dedications and markings of those compatriots' graves who were members of this extinct chapter and buried in Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.
Members being honored are Col. Donald Vann Holiday, Col. Hodge Albert Newell, MD; Dr. Daniel Turner Smithwick, DDS, Daniel Wayne Smithwick and Macon Glenn Smithwick.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The public and all interested patriots are encouraged to attend.
Patriot grave markings
The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will honor two revolutionary war patriots with dedication and marking of their graves located in the Winston-Conyers Cemetery on Bert Winston Road adjacent to Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville. Patriots being honored are Anthony Winston and his son, John Winston for their patriotic service during the American revolution. Ceremonies will begin promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The public and all interested patriots are encouraged to attend.
The Franklin County Training School/Riverside High School Alumni Association is seeking help with a project.
They are in the process of scanning yearbooks to preserve them for future reference. FCTS/Riverside opened their doors for black students Sept. 1929, and closed June 1968. The have no records of yearbooks being published at the beginning of this era.
The group is looking for the following yearbooks: 1940, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1959.
These books will be taken care of and returned within two weeks.
If you have any questions, contact Irma Chavis Bailey at (252) 478-5914 or Regina Davis-Williams at (919) 497-6337.
Beginning the third Saturday in October, the Gallery on the Hill in Louisburg will be offering Art Saturdays from 12 noon until 2 p.m. for students first to sixth grades.
Home schooled students are also invited. Students will create a Halloween witch in the Oct. 16 class led by artist Diana Johnson.
The Nov. 20 class will feature rock painting led by artist Christy Colebank. Fee is $5 per student and all supplies are included.
Diana Johnson is a local artist for her graphite pencil drawing. She will be offering a three-part drawing class, Adult Drawing Fundamentals, Oct. 14, 21, and 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery on the Hill. Cost is $75 and a list of supplies students need will be provided prior to the first class.
To register and pay online, go to www.fcacarts.org/classes-workshops.aspx, scroll down to the class and click Register Now. You can also register by emailing email@example.com or by calling 919-497-6910.
The Gallery on the Hill is at 99 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
The Franklin County Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, will be open Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Field-ripe tomatoes, squash, snaps, peas, bell peppers, turnip salad, sweet potatoes and new potatoes, canned vegetables, pickles, jellies along with fresh baked goods, pasture-raised beef, fall grapes, crafts, soaps and flowers are available most market days.
For more information call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.
Quilt show set
Quilt Trails of the Tar & Roanoke Rivers and Franklin County Arts Council are hosting the third annual Quilt Show on Oct. 16, at historic Person Place in Louisburg.
The Quilt Show is not just for quilters, it's also for people who enjoy the fiber arts and seeing where the quilts of our grandmothers have evolved.
Organizers are looking for a variety of quilting styles from local quilters in Franklin and surrounding counties. Go to Franklin County Arts Council website, fcacarts.org events page and scroll down to the Quilt Show and download Call for Submissions Guidelines and Entry Forms or contact Franklin County Arts Council firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-497-6910 or visit Quilt Trails of the Tar & Roanoke Rivers at email@example.com.
LHS reunion slated
The Louisburg High School class of 1972 is planning a reunion.
If you have interest in participating in the 50th reunion, please contact Sharon Perry McCowan at (919) 496-6414 or Deborah Brodie Hall at (919) 495-2765.
The Bunn Garden Club (361 NC Hwy 98 West) will be having an outdoor fall vendor festival on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be vendors on site, fall harvest items for sale, and baskets to raffle.
Club members also will be selling hot dogs and baked goods.
Poultry show, sale
The 2021 Four County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Vance County Regional Farmers' Market, 210 South Park Drive, Henderson.
There will be two breeds available, Easter Eggers and Barred Rocks. Poultry check-in will be at 3 p.m. and the show will be at 4:15 p.m., with awards and auction to follow.
The auction is estimated to start at 6:30 p.m.
For more information contact Meg Wyatt, 4-H agent at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martha Mobley, livestock agent, at email@example.com or call 919-496-3344.
The Franklin County Republican Party is holding its monthly covered dish dinner meeting 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 at Oak Level Christian Church, 2279 Cedar Creek Road, Youngsville.
Covered dishes are optional, and hot dogs and drinks will be served.
For more information, go to the party's website, www.FranklinNCGOP.com, or contact GOP Chairman Ed Strickland, (919) 210-7629; or email: EdStrickland1@aol.com.
New ticket policy
Starting this week, all middle school-aged students and younger must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older) at all sporting events at Bunn, Franklinton and Louisburg high schools.
School officials said tickets will not be sold to middle school-aged students or younger unless an accompanying adult purchases a ticket and attends the game.