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Plate Sale
Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell Chicken and Pork BBQ plates on Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Take-out Only. No in-post dining due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Writing contest
The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers' Guild is sponsoring its eighth-annual FCAC Writers' Guild Carolina Prize for Writing Contest. The contest is open for previously unpublished works (this includes online publication):
• Poetry -- no more than 30 lines per poem, single spaced (maximum five poems per contest entry)
• Prose -- short story, essay, or creative non-fiction of 1,500 words or less (one per contest entry, maximum three entries)
This year, two prizes will be awarded: one for prose and the other for poetry. Each prize will be $100, plus publication in the 2021 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal, and two copies of the journal. Up to five honorable mentions may also be named. Honorable mentions will receive publication in County Lines and one free copy.
There are no restrictions on age or residence of persons submitting to the Carolina Prize for Writing Contest. Work cannot contain erotica, violence, hate, political editorial, or excessive profanity.
Contest entries must have a cover page with title, author's name, and contact information. Name and contact info must not be on the body of the work. Be sure your title is on the first page of each manuscript.
All submissions must be in Word documents, prose double-spaced, poetry single-spaced, and be emailed as attachments to fcaccarolinawritingprize@gmail.com. Include a short writer's bio on the cover page. Only email submissions will be accepted. Entries not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered.
The deadline for submissions to the contest is Aug. 15, 2020.
Write checks for the $10-per-entry fee to the Franklin County Arts Council with "Contest entry" in the memo. There will be no refunds. Mail checks to PO Box 758, Louisburg, NC 27549. County Lines Literary Journal is an annual literary anthology compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers' Guild. The 2021 journal is expected to be printed by December 2020.

Anthology open
County Lines Literary Journal is an annual literary anthology compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers' Guild. The Writers' Guild is calling for entries of prose, poetry and art for the eighth edition to be published for 2021. There are no restrictions on age or residence of persons submitting. Past writers and artists have been from all over North Carolina and the Southeastern states.
County Lines Literary Journal is accepting poetry, short or flash fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction. They will not accept work containing erotica, violence, hate, political editorial, or excessive profanity. Type your name, address, phone number, word count (line count for poems), and email address in the upper left-hand corner of the cover page of manuscripts, and your name and title of submission in the header of each manuscript page.
Poetry - no more than 30 lines per poem, single spaced. Up to five poems accepted.
Prose - no more than 1500 words or five double-spaced pages per entry. Limited to three entries per author.
Art - Send copies of art as a .jpeg attachment in high resolution. Paintings, drawings and photographs are acceptable. The person whose art is chosen for the cover will be awarded $25. There is a five-entry limit per artist. Cover art should reflect the title, County Lines. All journal submissions should be sent to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com.
Deadline for submissions to is Aug. 15, 2020.

County holiday
Friday, July 3, will be celebrated as the Independence Day holiday by Franklin County government this year.
All county offices will be closed that day except:
•The solid waste transfer station will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Convenience centers will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 4.
•The Franklin County airport will be open on Friday, July 3.
•Libraries, which are currently closed with the exception of curbside service at the Louisburg and Youngsville branches, will have no curbside pickup on Friday, July 3.

Farm Market
The Franklin County Farmers Market in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, will be open Friday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Blueberries, corn, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, snaps, onions, cabbage, new potatoes, sweet potatoes peppers, plants, soaps, crafts, pickles and jams, also fresh baked goods will be available.
For more information call Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 919-496-3344.


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