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Banner contest
Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) is seeking design proposals for the Third Friday with the Artist banner for 2019.
The winning entry will receive a $50 prize. The banner should incorporate Franklin County Arts Council logo, Third Friday with the Artist theme and highlight event hours, 6 to 8 p.m..
Judging criteria will be originality and creativity, promotion of Franklin County Arts Council Third Friday event, artistic presentation, ability to scale to 24x40 banner and overall appearance.
FCAC will use the winning design for 24x40 banner, promotional flyers and post cards. The banner will be displayed at Third Friday with the Artist events March - October 2019.
To obtain a copy of Franklin County Arts Council logo for use in your design, send an email to Ellen Queen at equeen@fcacarts.org.
Entries due online in jpeg format by Feb. 15 at fcac.arts@fcacarts.org.

Service Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Governor's Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina's most dedicated volunteers.
Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.
Nomination forms are available in Franklin County at the following locations: Cooperative Extension and the Franklin County Libraries. They can also be found at www.volunteernc.org. Nomination forms are due by Jan. 18, to the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
For further information, contact Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

CCMS anniversary
Cedar Creek Middle School (CCMS) opened 20 years ago this month and has a variety of activities planned to mark the event for current students and alumni.
Principal Bart Elliott is organizing the event. "As a parent, principal and community member, Cedar Creek has been a big part of my life and the lives of the people of Youngsville," he said.
On Friday, Jan. 25 students will take part in a schoolwide assembly and learn about Cedar Creek over the last 20 years.
Students will be eligible to receive one of 20 presents, representing each year, to be given out randomly.
That evening, alumni are welcome back to attend an evening of sports, food, and fun. Anyone who attended Cedar Creek will be able to get into the girl's and boy's basketball games free! Families are encouraged to attend, purchase dinner from one of several food trucks and make an evening of it, Elliott said.
Between the games, there will be a presentation with guest speakers. During the boys' half-time, there will be a drawing for lifetime entry to all Cedar Creek Middle School sporting events.
If you have questions about the event, want to attend or would like to contribute contact Elliott at jameselliott@fcschools.net.

TDA meeting
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Authority Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg.

4-H Enrollment
It is time to fill out youth enrollment and medical forms for Franklin County 4-H. New this year is an online system used to enroll youth members and adult volunteers in the North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program.
For more information, or if you would like to enroll, call Meg Wyatt at the Extension Office, (919) 496-3344. Deadline for enrollment forms is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

Dems to meet
The Franklin County Democratic Party is holding its annual precinct meetings according to the following schedule:
• Louisburg Town, Democratic Party headquarters, Louisburg, 10 a.m. Feb. 9;
• East Louisburg, party headquarters 7 p.m. Feb. 12;
• West Louisburg, party headquarters, 3 p.m. Feb. 2.
• East Franklinton, Franklinton library, 6 p.m. Feb. 18;
• West Franklinton, Franklinton library, 6 p.m. Feb. 18;
• Bunn, Bunn main fire station, 7 p.m. Feb. 8;
• Cedar Rock, Justice fire station, 10 a.m. Feb. 9;
• Gold Mine, Centerville fire station, 7 p.m. Feb. 18;
• Sandy Creek, Democratic Party headquarters, noon Feb. 1;
• Pilot, Pilot Missionary Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5;
• East Youngsville, Youngsville library, 3 p.m. Feb. 9;
• West Youngsville, Youngsville library, 1 p.m. Feb. 9;
• West Youngsville No. 2, Youngsville library, 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Farm market
The Franklin County Farmers Market, Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, is open on Friday's at 9 a.m. Cabbage collards, turnips and salad, sweet potatoes and fresh eggs are available most market days.
For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.


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