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GOP meeting planned
The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its monthly covered dish dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. for the dinner followed by the meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Youngsville Community Building, 115 East Main St.
All Republicans are invited.
Covered dishes are optional, and hot dogs and drinks will be served.
For more information, contact GOP Chairman Ed Strickland, (919) 210-7629; or email: EdStrickland1@aol.com.

Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. show
Franklinton Area Community Theatre will present the show Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. The show is based on the Emmy award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series. Performances will be held: Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.
Performances will be held at the Franklinton High School auditorium, 910 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton.
Tickets are available online at factnc.org or at the door.
The Franklinton Area Community Theatre is a non-profit theatre for kids ranging from 5 to 18 years old.

Bunn Garden Club fundraiser
The Bunn Garden Club, 361 NC Hwy 98 W, will have their annual spring fundraiser Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Plants will be for sale and vendors will be on site. They will also have various baskets for raffles and hot dogs and baked goods for sale.

Business grant opportunity
In an effort to promote business growth in Northeast Franklin County as well as Franklin County, NC 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.
The grant amount will be $1,500 each, awarded to ten small businesses to start or expand a small business in Franklin County.
Free entrepreneurial 4-week evening class attendance through Vance-Granville Community College is required, with classes beginning May 2. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Deadline to apply is midnight, April 14, 2024.
See www.NEFranklinRevitalization.org for more information.

Relay for Life fundraiser
The Nelson Chapel Baptist Church Relay for Life team will sponsor an evening of Fashion, Food, and Fun event at Terrell Lane Middle School on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. Donation is $15. For more information or to donate, contact Rev. Cora Campbell at 919-426-1260.

BBQ fundraiser
A barbecue plate fundraiser to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club is planned for Monday, April 15, at Johnny's Barbecue in Louisburg.
Plates will be available from 4 to 7 p.m., drive through only, and will include barbecue, potato salad, slaw and hushpuppies. Cost is $12.
Tickets can be purchased at Blue Collie Coffee in Louisburg or from any board member.

Justice Fire Dept. BBQ Plate sale
The Justice Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a plate sale on Saturday, April 20.
Plates will be $12 each and feature either barbecue pork or chicken with all the fixin's.
Sales will begin at 11 a.m. at the fire department or D&J in Louisburg. There will be a cake auction at 1 p.m.

Spring gardener class
The Cooperative Extension's the final Spring Extension Gardener Class of the "Vegetable Gardening in Franklin" series will be taught by Charles Mitchell, Franklin County Extension director/horticulture agent, from 3:30 until 5 p.m., April 17 at the Bunn Library, 610 Main St., Bunn. The class is free and open to the public.
Register online at go.ncsu.edu/vegetablegardeningfranklin.
For more information, visit https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/.

Community forum slated by Democrats
The LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is hosting a community forum on SB49. Join Hope for Teens as they break down the harmful effects of this bill and educate community members on ways they can help youth.
Teachers and parents are welcome. Event will be held at the Democratic party headquarters, 108 E Nash St. in Louisburg, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. A brunch will be served.
Contact lgbtqdemsfranklinco@gmail.com or visit linktr.ee/lgbtqdemsfrcnc for more details.

Dairy calf techniques class
Franklin and Warren counties will conduct a 4-H Dairy Youth Program interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Franklin County Extension Center Annex, 103 S. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg. In this eight-week program, youth will learn about dairy calves and prepare to show them in a local show.
Bi-weekly practices will begin Monday, June 17.
For questions or more information contact Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 919-496-3344 or e-mail Matthew Place, matthew_place@ncsu.edu, Martha Mobley, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu, or Meg Wyatt, meg_wyatt@ncsu.edu. Register at http://go.ncsu.edu/franklin-warren-4h-youth-dairy-interest-mtg.

LHS class of 1984 planning reunion
The Louisburg High School reunion planning committee is searching for members of the class of 1984. The 40th class reunion will be Aug. 17.
If you graduated with this class or even started out and are interested in attending, please contact Tonya Harris by email at tharris0827@yahoo.com, Facebook messenger, or by texting 919-497-6782.

FHS 50th class reunion
Franklinton High School class of 1974 will have a 50th class reunion Saturday, June 22 at the Body of Christ Church Dream Center, 5616 Fox Rd., Raleigh. Registration begins at 3 p.m. Classes invited include 1973, 1974 and 1975. There will be food, dancing, comedy and more. To register, contact Elder Wayne Bell, (919) 605-0404 or Patricia Pender, (919) 671-5641.

Sheep shearing day
The annual sheep shearing day in Franklin County will be Saturday, April 27. Shearer John Nelson from West Virginia will be visiting to shear the county's sheep, alpaca and goats.
Call the Cooperative Extension office, 919-496-3344 or email Martha Mobley, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu, to participate this year.
For more details, visit the Extension's website, https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/.

American Legion provides U.S. Flag disposal
The American Legion Post 52, located at 40 American Legion Rd., Franklinton, has installed a U.S. Flag drop box for the community to respectfully discard unserviceable U.S. Flags. The drop-box is located in the parking lot at the start of the sidewalk. Simply fold up your flag and put it in the drop-box opening. They collect unserviceable flags throughout the year and hold a disposal ceremony in June. The American Flag stands for freedom and sacrifice. The American Legion continues this time-honored tradition to show respect for what it stands for. Thank you for providing your unserviceable U.S. Flags.


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