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Relay rescheduled
Franklin County Relay for Life event, that was postponed due to inclement weather, has be rescheduled for Friday, June 17, from 6 - 10 p.m.
The event will be held at Bunn High School.
To donate, contact any Relay team member or go to: https://secure.acsevents.org/

Networking group
Women Engaged in Business (WEB) meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of building businesses and to build relationships with each other.
Meetings are in room 108 of the modular unit to the left of the main campus building of Vance-Granville Community College, Franklin Campus, 8100 N.C. 56 Highway, Louisburg.

Small business aid
In an effort to promote business growth in Northeast Franklin County as well as Franklin County in general, The Northeast Franklin Revitalization (NEFR) Group is offering a grant program to encourage new businesses and help expand existing small businesses under two years old and with a workforce of three or less.
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to start or expand a small business in Franklin County.
Free entrepreneurial 4-week class attendance through Vance-Granville Community College is required, with classes beginning July 12.
Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.
See www.NEFranklinRevitalization.org for more information.

Step into history
The Franklin County Historic Preservation Commission is having a "step back in time" fund raiser to raise money for the publication of a book documenting the architectural history of Franklin County.
The free event will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. May 14 .at the Hudson Manor, 908 Moulton Road, Louisburg.
Events planned are a vintage tractor and car show; a silent auction; colonial reenactors; live demonstrations; arts and crafts; and a visit by the Lord Granville Agricultural Heritage Association.
For more information, contact Melissa at the Hudson Manor, 919-219-9139.

Farmers market
The Franklin County Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg will be open Friday, May 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Local fresh picked strawberries, pointed head cabbage, onions, farm eggs and crafts will be available
For more information call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

Med not meds
Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring seven simple steps to eating the Med Way. Learn Med tips, life hacks, and recipes that will help you eat the Med Way every day.
The class will be conducted once-a-week for six weeks, from 12-1 p.m., at N.C. Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, in the annex meeting room. Class dates are: Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31 and Monday, June 6. Cost is $10 per person.
Register online at https://go.ncsu.edu/medinsteadofmeds2022.
For more information or questions about the Med instead of Meds Class, contact 919-496-3344, or Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu.

Tourism meeting
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Franklin County government building, second floor in the former commissioners' meeting room, 113 Market Street, Louisburg.
For additional information contact Bobby Cooper at 919-702-4051 or Fannie Brown at 919-494-5541.

Freezer meals
A class on how to prepare a few meals all at once is being planned. Freezer Meals 101, a meal prep class, will be offered twice. The first class will be Monday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Louisburg Senior Center, 279 S. Bickett Blvd. Register for this class online at: https://go.ncsu.edu/freezermealslouisburg.
The second class will be Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St., Franklinton. Register for this class online at: https://go.ncsu.edu/freezermealsfranklinton.
For more information or questions about the classes, contact the office at 919-496-3344, or Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu, Shelby Cash, 919- 496-1131 or Christy Southall, 919-494-5611.

Local food tour
Discover local food, flower and fiber farms here in Franklin County. Nine farms will be open to the public on Sunday, May 15, (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. -until 6 pm.
This year's Women in Ag "Local Foods" Tour is dedicated in honor of the late Bob Sykes, formerly of Turtle Mist Farm in Franklinton, a pioneer and promoter of agritourism in Franklin County.
For more information about the tour, visit https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/, call the office at 919-496-3344, or contact Martha Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu.

GOP meeting
The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its monthly covered dish dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Oak Level Christian Church, 2279 Cedar Creek Road, Youngsville. Organizers asked that canned goods be brought for the soup kitchen.
Covered dishes are optional, and hot dogs and drinks will be served.
All Republicans are invited.
For more information, contact GOP Chairman Ed Strickland, (919) 210-7629; e-mail: EdStrickland1@aol.com.

Confederate event
A confederate Memorial Service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.
Featured speaker will be Gary Lee Hall from Granville County.
The Franklin Rifles Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 310 will be placing flags on the Confederate graves.
The public is invited.


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