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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

The weather was perfect for our First Annual Francisco Farmfest that was held last Saturday at the Francisco School grounds. Texie Jessup, one of the event’s organizers, said they estimated 400 to 500 people enjoyed the music, food and all the activities associated with the Farmfest. We would like to thank all the volunteers that worked so tirelessly to get the grounds ready for the festival and the ones that worked on Saturday to make sure that this was a success. You did not disappoint. A big thank you goes to the sponsors; we couldn’t have done it without you. Plans are already in the works for next year’s Farmfest. This is definitely something to look forward to each year!

There will be a Poor Man’s Supper and Gun Raffle at the Francisco Community Building Saturday, October 8, starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $20 each and include two meals consisting of pinto beans, slaw, onions, cornbread and dessert. All proceeds go toward the community building. All are welcome to attend.

Also on Saturday, October 8, Dan River Baptist Church will be hosting a Women’s Conference starting at 6:00 pm at the church located on Highway 704 in Francisco. Judy Fulk Hopkins will be leading the devotions and light refreshments will be served afterward. All ladies are invited to attend.

Don’t forget the Haunted Hayride sponsored by Martin Farms and K-9 Clip Pet Grooming Service. This is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 starting at 7:30 pm and lasting until 10:00 pm. This kid-friendly event will also have a bonfire and music, so bring a chair. Our Communities of Northwest Stokes will have food such as hotdogs, meatless chili, treats and drinks for sale. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 17 get in free. This doesn’t include the meal. Mike and Amy Martin are also asking that everyone bring a nonperishable food item for the Northwest Stokes Food Pantry. Martin Farm is located at 1175 Asbury Road, Westfield, NC. Mike and Amy have been doing this for several years now, and each year, the hayride gets bigger and better. Come out and see what the fun is all about!

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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