Franklin Facts


RSP meeting
The Franklin County Retired School Personnel will meet on Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in the Building B Conference Room, Franklin County Schools, 53 West River Road, Louisburg. Guest speaker will be Dr. Mark La Branche, president of Louisburg College. For additional information, contact Fannie W. Brown, 220 Hawkins Street, Franklinton.

Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating is a program for older adults who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. Classes will be held at the Louisburg Senior Center on Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m., beginning on May 20 and ending on June 24. Call the Senior Center at (919)496-1131 to sign up for this class. (Space is limited.)

Living Healthy
Living Healthy is a workshop that will help participants take control of their ongoing health condition rather than letting it control them. By attending this free workshop once a week for six weeks, you will learn how to manage symptoms, communicate effectively with your doctor, lessen your frustration, and more. Classes will be held at the Louisburg Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m., beginning on May 17 and ending on June 21. To sign p, call the Senior Center at (919) 496-1131. (Space is limited).

Class reunion
The Louisburg High School Class of 1976 is planning its 40th class reunion. For more information, contact James Brown at (252) 767-5817.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks Street is open 8 a.m. - 12 noon until October.
More Crafts coming back this weekend! For more information and directions, go to the website at www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org or call 919-671-9269.

Mad Hatters
The Mad Hatters of the Wake Forest Garden Club will have their Tea Party and Art Market on Saturday, May 14, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. in Wake Forest. The event will include the Mad Hatters Tea from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Market and Classic Car Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Two garden seminars are a bonus with each ticket to the Tea Party. This year's event will include music performed by an ensemble from the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Additional Mad Hatters festivities are open to the public at no charge on the Museum lawn.
For additional information, contact Debbie Ludas at wfgardenclub@gmail.com or 919-210-3487.

BHS Reunion
Bunn High School Class of 1975 is having a class reunion on May 21, 6 p.m. until, at the home of Blake and Terry Lewis, 120 Pilot Riley Road, Zebulon, NC 27597. All classmates from BHS (classes 1973-1978) are invited. Music and drinks will be provided. Dress in 70's attire if you would like to participate in contest. There will be games, fun, food and fellowship. Please RSVP along with a $50 cashier's check or money order per person to pay for food and entertainment to Doris Regina Davis Williams, PO Box 66, Bunn NC 27508.
Contact Blake Lewis, 919-422-7229; Linda Wright, 919-559-7392; Spencer Phillips, 919-632-4381; Doris Regina Davis Williams, 252-478-3626; Yvonne, 910-514-7543, or Carolyn Denton, 919-414-1568, if you have questions.

Lecture slated
Dr. Julian Pleasants will give the final lecture in the 2015-2016 lecture series of the Tar River Center for History and Culture at 7:45 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 28, in the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College. The topic is "The First Environmental Governor: Kerr Scott and His Agricultural Policies, 1936-1958." The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available adjacent to the theater.

Call to writers
The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for submissions to be considered in their 2017 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They are also calling for black and white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover.
All other accepted contributors will receive a copy of County Lines. The current issue is available for purchase at the UpFront Gallery in downtown Franklinton and online from Amazon.com. To obtain a copy of the writers and artists guidelines email your request to: CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is Sept. 15.

Reverse Raffle
Safe Space, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the community that provides supportive services to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children, will have its 14th Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, at Louisburg United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. One ticket admits two for dinner and the Reverse Raffle event. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Over $3,000 in total prizes will be given away. The grand prize is $1,000.
To purchase a ticket or for more information, call the Safe Space office at (919) 497-5599.

Class reunion
The Youngsville High School Class of 1976 is planning its 40th class reunion. For more information, contact Dazale Vines Kearney at (919) 939-4565.

Kidney Smart
The next Kidney Smart Class will be held Thursday, May 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Dialysis Care of Franklin County, 1706 Hwy. 39 N, Louisburg. To register, call (919)496-0300. Classes are free.

Field Day
Field Day on the Farm will be Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., hosted by Jason and Tay Brown at First Fruits Farm, 832 Mort Harris Road, Louisburg.
This year's Field Day will feature entertainment from local musicians, a catered lunch, kids' activities, catch-and-release fishing and a guided hike to learn about farming, conservation activities and wildlife. The catch-and-release fishing will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your own equipment, bait and lures. Live minnows are not allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact Sheryl Munt at (919) 496-5902 or smunt@tarriver.org.

Rabies Clinics
Spring rabies clinics have been scheduled as follows:
Saturday, April 30: Foy Mart, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, May 7:
Franklin County Animal Shelter, 8-9 a.m.
Tony Ace Hardware, Capital Blvd., Youngsville, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
All rabies vaccines are $5. One- and three-year vaccines given. Bring previous Rabies certificate for a 3-year Rabies Vaccine. Other vaccines available, $15.
By law, all dogs and cats four months and older must be vaccinated against Rabies. For more information, call the Tar River Veterinary Hospital, (919) 494-5500.

Volunteers needed
Meals on Wheels routes in Louisburg are in need of volunteers on Thursdays and Fridays, and the first, third and fifth Mondays. Routes may take up to 25 minutes.
Contact Shelia Mitchell, social worker, at the Louisburg Senior Center, (919) 496-1131, for more information or if you are willing to volunteer.