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Arts events off
The Franklin County Arts Council is closed until April 6 and all its events are on hold until the coronavirus pandemic is resolved.
The Integrity Strings concert slated for April 5 has been canceled and the workshop scheduled for April 4 will be rescheduled at a later day, organizers said.

Center events off
Two springtime events planned by the Tar River Center for History and Culture have both been cancelled.
A visit by former North Carolina attorney general, former secretary of state and now author, Rufus Edmisten, originally slated for March 26, has been canceled.
He is promoting his book, "That's Rufus," his personal memoir.
In addition a visit by bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown that was scheduled for April 14 has been called off.
Brown was to discuss the influence of some of North Carolina's greatest jazz artists such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach and Nina Simone.
Organizers said they hope that both events can be rescheduled but no date has been set.

Campers sought
The Franklin County Happy Camper organization is currently taking applications for assistance with the cost of sending local children to camp.
Happy Camper's mission is to provide children the opportunity to attend camp who otherwise would be unable to have such an experience.
If you would like to learn more about the program and access the application documents visit the Franklin County Department of Social Services website at https://www.franklincountync.us/services/social-services or contact Karen Wilson at 919-496-8103 or at kwilson@franklincountync.us

Aging Changes
Louisburg and Franklinton senior centers are closed to the public for all classes, events, activities and congregate meals until further notice.
Adult Day Care and Meals on Wheels will operate on normal schedule. Call the center if you wish to purchase Ensure or Glucerna.
The Louisburg Senior Center number is 919-496-1131.
The Franklinton Senior Center can be reached at 919-494-5611.
Further updates will be posted on social media and updated in The Franklin Times.

Fish Fry off
Due to guidelines put in place by government officials concerning the coronavirus, the White Level Lions Club has cancelled its Fish Fry that was scheduled for April 3.

Class updates
Two class series, MED instead of MEDS, scheduled to begin April 2, and Diabetes Prevention, scheduled to begin March 23, at the Franklin County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension, have been postponed.
For more information about either class, contact Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent, 919-496-3344, or dominque_simon@ncsu.edu.

Special hours
Louisburg's Carlie C's grocery store is beginning a First Responder's Hour from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday for health care workers, police, fire, emergency medical technicians and ambulatory technicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those attending must show their credentials for their after hours entrance into the stores every Wednesday.
The store is also holding a special shopping hour from 7 until 8 a.m. every Sunday for seniors 60 and over.

Photo contest
Franklin County 4-H will hold a Photo Contest. All entries are due digitally to meg_wyatt@ncsu.edu by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m. Age divisions are: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18. There are prizes for each age division: 1st place, $20; 2nd place, $15; and 3rd place, $10.
Photo categories are People, Landscape & Nature (non-animal), Animals (domestic and wildlife) and Night (photos that capture objects in or against the night sky).
Each person may submit one photo in each of the four categories. Photos may be in color or black and white. NO prints, only digital images.

Dances canceled
All Louisburg Moose Family Center dances at the Louisburg Moose Lodge have been cancelled until further notice.

Retreat is off
The retreat planned by the Franklin County Board of Education and slated for April 29 has been called off because of the virus pandemic.
School officials said that information that was to be presented then will be incorporated into other school board meetings.

Dems to meet
A Democratic East Harris Precinct organizational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. April 11 by telephone.
For more information call or text 919-539-7868.

Relay Auction
The Franklin County Relay for Life Quarter Auction will be a virtual auction on Friday, April 3. You don't have to leave your house to win. Those donating $10 have a chance to win over 30 prizes!
If you have already purchased a ticket for the Quarter Auction, you are already in to win.
Here's how it works.
For everyone who already purchased a ticket, you will be assigned a number. Every time your number is drawn, you will win an item.
Items will be delivered within Franklin County per porch drop off or at a mutually agreed secure location. Items for out of county/state will be shipped with postage paid by the winner.
All proceeds will go to Franklin County Relay for Life.
Contact Linda Frederickson at 919-827-6843 with questions or email frederickson.linda@yahoo.com If you have a new or like new item to donate contact Linda with a safe/essential location to meet.


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