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Talent Show
The B.F. Person-Albion Alumni Association is sponsoring a Motown Talent Show in Franklinton, stepping back into the 1960's and 70's with R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Comedy.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Interdenominational Ushers Headquarters Building, 4441 U.S. Highway No. 1 North, Franklinton.

Senior Fun Day
The Franklin County Department of Aging will hold its 29th Annual Senior Fun Day in the Park at Riverbend Park in Louisburg from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. This is an annual event for Franklin County senior citizens ages 60 and over. (Please do not bring any children.)
This event will feature entertainment, games, information, and lots of fun, organizers said. There will be vendor tables and door prizes.
If you have questions, call (919) 496-1131. Register at the Louisburg Senior Center.
This year's theme is "Western Fun Day in the Park." Attendees are asked to wear their best cowboy or cowgirl outfit.

GOP meeting
The Franklin County Republican Party's monthly Executive Committee covered dish dinner meeting is Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 101 W. Nash St, Louisburg.
All Republicans and those wanting to register Republican are welcome to attend. Covered dishes are optional, and hot dogs and drinks will also be served.
For more information, contact GOP Chairman Danny Pearce, (919) 269-2127; or email: dannypearce@earthlink.net.

Book sale
Friends of the Youngsville Library will hold their annual fall book sale beginning Sept. 28 and running through Oct. 2, at the library, 218 U.S. 1-A South, Youngsville.
Sale hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.
Prices are $1 for hardback books and 50 cents for paperbacks. There also will be a large number of jigsaw puzzles and DVDs for sale, organizers said.
Donations are being accepted at the library during business hours. For more information, call the library at 919-556-1612 Mondays through Fridays.

Fall festival
The Youngsville Kiwanis Club is planning its 15th annual fall festival for 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the 249 Holden Road campus of Faith Baptist Church.
They are planning a full day of activities for the whole family including free games and a bounce house. There will be a classic car show, craft vendors and food trucks.
For more information, contact Tassie McGannon at 919-528-5877.

Genealogy class
The Tar River Center for History and Culture's fall programs start Thursday, Sept. 12, with noted genealogist Diane Richard, who will lead a seminar titled "Exploring Your Family Roots." The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Franklin County Courthouse annex.
Richard will demonstrate how to use court records, archives, photographs, and digital databases in genealogical research.
Richard has more than 25 years experience in researching family history and genealogy of early 20th century emigrants.
Her specialty is geographically scattered North Carolina families. Richard began doing genealogy research in 1987, and since 2004 has professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, other Southern states and migration paths to the Mississippi River.
For more information, call 919-497-3251 or visit www.louisburg.edu/tarrivercenter.

Beef Field Day
Area livestock producers are invited to the 2019 NC State University Beef Field Day and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 14, at NC State University's Beef Educational Unit, off Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.
Educational programs will be held throughout the morning.
On-site registration will be held at 8 a.m. and refreshments will be served.
If you plan to attend, contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, at 919-496-3344. A head count is needed for the lunch. For more information, contact Martha L. Mobley, at martha_mobley@ncsu.edu or 919-496-3344.
The county van for those that want to attend will be leaving from the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center, Louisburg at 7:45 a.m.

Community Day
Louisburg Fire Department will be holding its second annual Community Day on Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Louisburg Fire Department.
Highlights of the event include: Free fire truck rides, a visit from Duke LifeFlight helicopter (weather permitting), free jump house, craft bazaar, bake sale, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
There also will be a $1 Raffle fundraiser, fire safety house, and a live vehicle extrication demonstration.

WIN Visitor's Day
Women in Networking (WIN) Louisburg chapter will have a Visitor's Day from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Franklin County Extension Office, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Guest speaker will be Emma Stewart, with the Louisburg Town Council. WIN is a networking group that empowers women business owners and female entrepreneurs to exchange customer referrals and leads, share knowledge and offer support for professional growth and prosperity.

Seafood plates
Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell fried sea trout, fried oyster or combo meals on Friday Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The legion post is located at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton.

TDA meeting
The Franklin County Tourism Development Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg.
Two TDA Grants have been received for consideration. If you cannot attend this meeting, please inform Bob Sykes, FCTDA board chairperson, at 919-457-2942.

Bluegrass Jam
The monthly Bluegrass Jammin' will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Person Place in Louisburg. Drop-in pickers welcome.
Refreshments served. For more information, call (919) 539-7868.
Class reunion
The Franklinton High School Class of 1979 will celebrate its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12 noon - until, at the American Legion Post 52 Building, 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton.
Each class member is welcome to bring a guest.


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