The Franklin County Farmers' Market, 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, is open Friday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Items this week include: Strawberries, tomatoes, pointed-head cabbage, spring onions, leafy greens, grass-fed beef, and handmade crafts are available. For more information contact Pat Ayscue, Market Manager at Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.
Wear Orange Franklin County
Southside Association will have a "Wear Orange Franklin County" gun violence awareness event, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 102 S. Main Street, Louisburg.
Balloon Fest this weekend
First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4. The event was rescheduled due to rain last weekend. There will be hot air balloon launches, music, food, and more. For details about launch times and an activity schedule, go to ncmemorialballoonfest.com.
Head Start sign ups
Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting applications for the 2023-24 program year. Children must be 13 months of age as of Aug. 31, 2023 for Early Head Start and 3 years old by Aug. 31, 2023 for Head Start. Parents of children with mental, physical or emotional impairments are encouraged to apply.
The program will make special provisions to serve children with special needs. Provisions include, but are not limited to, adaptive equipment and transportation.
Forms are available on site or call (252) 492-4196. Head Start locations are in Henderson, Louisburg, Franklinton and Bunn. For a list of location addresses or to complete application online, visit www.fvwopp.com.
4-H Sizzling Summer Sessions
Franklin County 4-H is offering the Sizzling Summer Sessions, for youth ages 5-18, to actively create lasting summer memories through engaging fun and hands-on activities. Camp times may vary. Register for at the following: https://go.ncsu.edu/2023sizzlingsummersessions. For more information, contact the local 4-H agent, Meg Wyatt, email@example.com or call the office at 919-496-3344.
Drive by Fish Fry
The Concord Community Center, Inc. will hold its annual "Drive By Fish Fry" 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 3 or until all plates are sold. Cost is $10. Event location is 645 Walter Grissom Road, Kittrell.
All funds support the preservation and restoration of the Concord Rosenwald School.
BBQ for Ben
Organizers are hosting a barbecue chicken fundraiser for a Youngsville child battling brain cancer.
Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy James Lilley arranged the event to help the parents of Ben Castor with medical bills and other needs. Organizers are requesting a $15 donation for the dinner plates, which includes barbecue chicken, fixings and a drink.
The fundraiser is going to be held June 3 at Long Mill Elementary School, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All tickets will be pre-sold and are take-out only.
For questions or to donate, contact Lilly at (252) 226-3274, Stephanie Castor at (317) 501-3553, Annie Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Julie Southerland at email@example.com.
LHS 1978 class reunion
Louisburg High School Bulldogs class of 1978 will have their 45th reunion meet and greet, 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at 210 Nash Bar and Grill, Louisburg. Contact Stanley Baker to sign up by June 10, (919) 616-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACES In the Park
Safe Space, in partnership with Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start and the town of Louisburg, is hosting a Juneteenth celebration.
ACES in the Park is slated to take place on Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Joyner Park, 224 W. River Road. The free event will feature music and dance, poetry and art exhibits, community resources and a bounce house.
There will also be food and drink vendors onsite.
For more information, contact Traci Dunston at email@example.com, or Sherree Edgerton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHS Class of 1983 class reunion
Louisburg High School Class of 1983 will be celebrating the 40th anniversary with a class reunion. There will be a dinner and a dance at the Sheraton Imperial at Emperor Boulevard, Durham, 5-11 p.m., Saturday, September 23. Comedian/entrepreneur Les Long will perform.
The deadline to purchase tickets is July 15.
For additional Information please call or text: Penny Alston-Hunter at 252-213-7020; Pam Tabron Williams at 919-727-0097.
The 2023 Alert Fourth of July Parade will step out at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 in this northern Franklin County community. Line up begins at 10:15 a.m.
This is a free event and organizers will conduct a contest for the best patriotic-decorated entry and the Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church will have its annual hotdog sale along with other goodies.
Contact Melanie Bobbitt at 919-497-6081 or email@example.com for more information.