Aid for toddler
A fund-raiser is being planned to support Easton Faulkner who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (cancer) at 14 months old.
The fundraiser will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. There will be a hot dog sale and raffle until all are gone.
It will be held at the Mountain Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall at the intersection of Alert Road and Pete Smith Road in Alert.
Epsom Fun Day and BBQ sale
Epsom Fire Department will have their Fun Day and BBQ plate sale, Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event will include various fire prevention activities, a bounce house, music, dunking booth and more.
Barbecue plates will be available at $12 each and barbecue will be available at $10 per pound. Plates will also be available at D&J in Louisburg until sold out.
American Legion Brunswick Stew Sale
The American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton will have its "famous" Brunswick Stew fundraiser 11 a.m. until sell out, Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Post building, 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. Stew is $10/quart. Because they typically sell-out by 2 p.m., they recommend that you reserve your order by texting or calling Legionnaire Steve Ijames at (919) 727-0087 to provide your full name, telephone number, and number of quarts of stew you wish to purchase. Payment of cash or check will be collected when you pick-up your stew. Take out only. Thank you for supporting Veterans.
The Franklin County Farmer's Market, 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, is open Friday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Items this week: local tomatoes, honey, pecans, melons, butter beans, okra, grass-fed beef, farm-fresh eggs, squash, zucchini fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, and fresh-cut flowers. Senior Vouchers are accepted. For more information contact Pat Ayscue, Market Manager at Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.
Cub Scout Pack 510 and Boy Scout Troop 555 will have Join Scouting Nights on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Louisburg United Methodist Church.
All boys ages 5-17 are invited to join the adventure of Scouting. For more information, questions or to sign up visit BeAScout.org or call Charles Fenske at 919-496-2760.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge is planning a Brunswick Stew sale, take-out only on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 - 4 p.m.
To order, contact Johnny King at 919-496-8668, or E.H. Smith at 919-495-5390.
Free classes for new mothers
Franklin County Health Department is sponsoring a new program for pregnant and postpartum mothers and their support persons.
Ready, Set, BABY and Safe Sleep Baby are new initiatives from Franklin County's Health Department designed to help mothers prepare for the birth of their baby by offering free classes -- taught by certified instructors -- on infant safe sleep and breastfeeding basics.
Classes will be conducted at multiple locations in Franklin County and are open to all women who are pregnant or postpartum and their support persons.
The Reducing Infant Mortality Program aims to educate and support mothers on how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
The program will also help mothers learn the basics and benefits of breastfeeding as well as overcoming common challenges.
To sign up for classes, visit http://www.franklincobaby.as.me or call (919) 496-2533. For more information about this grant or the Health Department, contact Allison Saad at (919) 496-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.