The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its 2019 County Convention at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex on South Main Street in Louisburg.
Biscuits will be served at 9 a.m. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Lucy Allen, (919) 496-5111.
State representatives from the USDA and Soil and Water will present a program on their funding availability for the coming year at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28.
With the recent passage of the USDA Farm Bill, funds have been allocated and those new and/or expanded programs will be discussed. Julius George, USDA representative, and Kelly Hedgepath, NC Soil and Water.
A meal will be provided at 6 p.m., followed by the program in the Annex meeting room at the Franklin County Agricultural Services Building, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
To pre-register for the meeting, contact Franklin County Center, NC Cooperative Extension, 919-496-3344 before March 26. For more information, contact Martha L. Mobley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-496-3344.
The Franklin County Center of NC Cooperative Extension will hold its annual tree give away in celebration of Arbor Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg.
Trees will be given away free on a first-come, first-served basis. Bare root trees, including Crepe Myrtle, Bald Cypress, Black Gum, Southern Crabapple, Black Walnut, Persimmon, Red Maple, River Birch, and Loblolly Pine will be available.
When you receive your new tree, since no soil is surrounding the root ball, you will need to make sure the roots do not dry out.
Soak the roots in water for a couple of hours to ensure your roots are well hydrated and plant the tree as soon as possible.
First Tea Party
The Tea Tax and The American Revolution will be the focus of a program beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Benson Chapel on the Louisburg College campus.
"Oh, Those Tea Parties!", A Women's History Month presentation is by Suzanne Adair, an award-winning author of a mystery series set during the American Revolution, who will discuss how ladies' tea parties in the Old North State underscored the ways that the women of the Revolution controlled the economy and blindsided the British.
The event is free and open to the public. Tea and light refreshments will follow the 30-minute presentation.
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187 will honor women who are active duty and veterans of the Armed Forces on Sunday, March 31. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Wake Forest.
If you are a local woman who is currently serving or a veteran, the Auxiliary wants to include you in this program.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, branch of service and years served to the Auxiliary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook at American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187.
Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, across from the Wake Forest Post Office.
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority Board will meet at 5:15 p.m Monday, March 25, instead of March 18 in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg. For additional information, contact Robert Sykes, chairperson, at 919-457-2942.
Established and aspiring authors and poets have an opportunity for a day of writing and networking on the shores of Falls Lake during a retreat hosted by the Franklin County Writers' Guild (part of the Franklin County Arts Council) from 9 a.m until 5 p.m. May 4.
FCAC Writers Guild's 6-Pack of Authors: Donna Campbell Smith, Jackie Dove-Miller, Kim Beall, Kathy Bundy, Kay Whatley and Micheal Nelson will be available during a lunchtime panel to address questions about writing and the business of publishing.
Attendees will have the opportunity to read their work to one another at the end of the day.
Registration is $30 for Franklin County Arts Council members and $40 for non-members. There is a $7 fee per car to enter the park.
Beverages will be provided; attendees will need to bring a bag lunch.
Registration deadline is April 25.
For more information and to download the registration form, see the event listing on the Franklin County Arts Council calendar of events: fcacarts.org/events_calendar.
Nashville's Annual Blooming Festival is May 10 and 11 this year.Applications are now being accepted for craft and exhibit booths and parade entries.
Applications can be downloaded at www.nashvillencchamber.org. For more information call 252-459-4050.
Applications are being accepted for the Herter - O'Neal Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to anyone pursuing a college degree (Associate's or Bachelor's) in business or a business-related field of study with the exception of current members or those eligible to become members of the NCCEAPA. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. All eligible applicants will be considered. The scholarship is $750.
For more information, visit the website, https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/ or contact NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, at 919-496-3344.
The group working to revitalize northeastern Franklin County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Red Bud Baptist Church, 832 Highway 58, Castalia.
According to organizers, the meeting will focus on two topics: 1) Finding a signature event for the Northeast area of the county to interest local people and those who live outside the county; and 2) Creating an inventory of available buildings in the area that are for sale, for lease or in need to funds to be refurbished to become productive.
The meeting is open to the public.
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Rock Spring Baptist Church, 34 Rock Springs Church Road, Louisburg.
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The White Level Lions Club is planning its spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 5, at the Lions Den on White Level Road (beside the White Level Fire and Rescue building). Serving time is from 4 p.m. until sold out. Eat in or take out.
Proceeds will be used for community needs.
2019 Casino Night, a fundraiser for the Franklin County Education Foundation, will be held March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road, Louisburg.
The event will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and Vegas style games. Dress is casual.
For tickets or other information, contact Dr. Cheryl Benson, executive director, at Cheryl.Benson@fefnc.org.
The Franklin County Relay for Life Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Terrell Lane Middle School.
The Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start Slime Walk will be held on April 6 at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. Start time is 10 a.m. The event will last until 1 p.m.
There will be fun for all ages. Bring a group and walk for the children.
For more information, contact FGV Smart Start at (252)433-9110, ext. 224.
The Boys and Girls Club Franklin Unit will be doing their annual fundraiser at Johnny's BBQ on April 1 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Blue Collie Café in Louisburg or from any board member, or you can purchase tickets at the door. Proceeds will go to support programs at the club.
The Franklin County Farmers Market, Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, will open Friday at 9 a.m. Sweet Potatoes, cabbage collards, turnips, also cabbage and broccoli plants, along with homemade soaps, hand- made crafts and farm fresh eggs will be available most market days.
For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.
The Youngsville Woman's Club Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser will be held today (Thursday), March 21, at the Youngsville Community House on Main Street from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Soup will also be sold by the quart. Take-out available.
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