Franklin Facts

Franklin Facts

Artist Julius Shumpert works on a portion of the downtown mural

Fish plates/Yard sale
The Concord Community Center, Inc., located at 645 Walter Grissom Road, will have a fish plate sale and community yard sale on June 25. The yard sale begins at 7 a.m. and the plate sale begins at 11 a.m.

Breakfast Hour
The monthly Franklinton Breakfast Hour will be at the Franklinton Senior Center on Saturday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m. The meal will be hosted by Minister Patricia Crudup, Shirley Fogg, Louise Johnson, and members of Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church. The community is invited. There is no cost and no reservations are needed.

Fans available
Fans are available at the Louisburg Senior Center on a first-come, first-serve basis for individuals who meet the following criteria: 1. Must reside in Franklin County; 2. Must be 60 years of age and older or have a disability; 3. Must have a home situation where a threat to health and well-being exists. For questions or more information, contact the Louisburg Senior Center at (919) 496-1131.

Mudcats baseball
The Louisburg Senior Center will be attending a Carolina Mudcats game on Tuesday, July 19. The van will leave the Senior Center at 9 a.m. Please be prepared to pay for the tickets when you sign up. The last day to sign up is Tuesday, July 5. For more information, call the Senior Center at (919) 496-1131.

Living Healthy
Living Healthy is a workshop that will help you take control of your ongoing health condition rather than letting it control you. This free workshop will be held one time per week for six weeks. Participants will learn how to manage pain and fatigue, increase activity and confidence, eat healthy and feel better. Classes will be held at the Louisburg Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m., beginning on July 26 and ending on Aug. 30. There is no cost. To sign up, call the Senior Center at (919)496-1131 (space is limited).

Meals volunteers
The Franklinton Senior Center is currently looking for volunteers to deliver meals in the Franklinton and Youngsville areas. The routes typically take about one hour from start to finish. They are looking for individuals with reliable transportation and commitment to this program. For more information or to volunteer contact Christy Southall at (919) 494-5611.

The FCTS/Riverside Alumni Association invites you to join them at Zaxby's in Louisburg, Monday, June 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of the profits will go toward scholarship funds. For information, call Irma Chavis Bailey, (252) 478-5914.

Board members
Franklin County Habitat for Humanity is seeking a number of new board members who will serve a two-year term with eligibility for a further five-years. Members of the board meet monthly to review and discuss projects, policies and home ownership. Interested persons only: for full details call 919-496-7338 or email

July 4 Parade
The 15th Annual Alert Fourth of July Parade is scheduled for Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m. in Alert. Lineup starts at 10:30 a.m. This is a free event, no entry fees. There will be a hot dog sale starting at 11 a.m. at the Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church. Anyone interested in participating or needing more information can contact Melanie Bobbitt at (919) 853-6638 or (919) 497-6081.

'Kidney Smart'
The "Kidney Smart" Class for July will be held on July 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Dialysis Care of Franklin County, 1706 Hwy. 39 N, Louisburg. Call (919) 496-0300 to register.

WF market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks Street, is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
For more information and directions, go to the website at or call 919-671-9269.

County holiday
Virtually all of Franklin County government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.
The exception will be the convenience centers which will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. that day.
The landfill will be closed.

Pottery workshop
Leslie Martin will teach a two-part Hand Building Pottery Workshop at her studio and Franklin County Arts Council Center, 22 S. Main St., Franklinton on Aug. 6 and 20. Participants will learn how to hand build a pottery box and the process of forming and glazing during Part 1 will be Saturday Aug. 6, from 1 to 3 pm. and part two Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. 1-3pm. Cost is $30 for members including both sessions and materials. Non-member cost is $35. For more information email or call 919-497-6910. To register send a check to FCAC, PO Box 758, Louisburg, NC 27549 or go to

Music festival
The Vollmer Farm Blueberry Music Festival is June 25 from 2 to 9 p.m., and Feeding Franklin will be taking donations of non-perishables to go toward helping feed those in need locally.
Tickets for the event are available at and by following the link at Partial proceeds from the festival will be donated to Feeding Franklin.
For more information, call (919) 802-2759.