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Free dinner
Blessings Inc. will have its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Louisburg College Cafeteria. The dinner is free to all, but donations of canned food are appreciated. Volunteers and donations needed. Call (919) 496-3106.

Veterans sought
If anyone knows of any living POWs (Prisoners of War) in Franklin County, contact the Veterans Service Office in Louisburg.
The phone number is 919-496-1939.

Church is topic
The Tar River Center for Culture and History will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Louisburg United Methodist Church. (This is a different site than previously announced.)
The history and influence of the Methodist church in this area will be the topic, especially the famous 1784 meeting at Green Hill's house in Louisburg. That was the first meeting of the annual conference for the brand new Methodist Episcopal Church.
The meeting will explain who Major Green Hill was, who "Coke" was who spoke out so forcibly against slavery, who was Asbury. The meeting will explore how local culture influenced the church and how the church influenced local culture.
Contact Harriette Sturges at 919-496-1279 if you have questions.

Lions Breakfast
The Pilot Lions Club will have a Thanksgiving Day Breakfast from 6-10 a.m. at the Lions Club building, 50 Pilot Bypass, Zebulon. Cost is a donation to the Lions for community projects.
There will be a reverse raffle for $1,000 cash and many additional prizes.

Bluegrass Jam
The monthly Bluegrass Jammin' will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7-10 p.m. at the Person Place in Louisburg. Drop-in pickers welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, call (919) 539-7868.

Farm Market
The Franklin County Farmers Market, Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, will open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. and close when sold out. Sweet potatoes, turnip salad, collards, cabbage, broccoli, farm fresh eggs and crafts are available most market days. For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

Library Outreach
The Franklin County Library Outreach program includes direct delivery to home-bound adults and children as well as to children's day-care programs.
If you or a loved one would like to receive this service, call (919) 496-2111 and ask for Vickie Williams, the Outreach Program coordinator.
To help us better understand our patrons' needs, please visit; www.Surveymonkey.com/r/Franklin_County_Library_2018. Paper copies of the survey are available at all library locations.

Holiday hours
Thanksgiving will be a two-day holiday this year for many Franklin County employees.
All branches of the Franklin County Library will be closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, the 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24.
The solid waste transfer station will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, but will open on Friday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
All county convenience centers will be closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 22. They will be open on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Triangle North Executive (Franklin County) Airport will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and reopen on Friday, Nov. 23.
All other county offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

County retreat
Franklin County commissioners will meet Monday, Nov. 19, for a board retreat as a follow-up to their meeting on March 12.
The retreat will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg.
The retreat was originally scheduled for Oct. 3 but that was cancelled.

Fish plates
The Happy Camper program of Franklin County is holding its annual pre-Thanksgiving fish fry on Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the parking lot of the former D&J auto dealership on NC 56 West, Louisburg.
Fish plates with all the fixings are $8 and will be available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available or tickets can be purchased at the fish fry.
Proceeds will be used by the all-volunteer Happy Camper program to send deserving Franklin County children to summer camp.

Red Cross
The American Red Cross will hold Disaster Action Team Training in Franklin County Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for community members interested in volunteering with Red Cross disaster response. Attendance is required at both sessions for course completion.
The training will be held at the NC Cooperative Extenson Building, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. To sign up, contact Jennifer VanGundy, Volunteer Services specialist, at 919-231-1602 or Jennifer.Vargundy@redcross.org.

TDA meeting
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg. If you desire additional information, please contact Bob Sykes, Chairperson, at 919-457-2942.

Alert Parade
The Alert Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Line-up will start at 1 p.m. There are no entry fees.
Anyone interested in participating or needing more information can contact Larry Ayscue at 252-343-9275 or 252-459-9216, or Melanie Bobbitt at 919-853-6638 or 919-497-6081.


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