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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. It was such a beautiful weekend. Several churches had their sunrise services and the weather was picture perfect for those.

The Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties will hold its annual Spring Swap Saturday, April 22, starting at 9:00 am at the Francisco Community Building. Tables will be available to display and share your genealogy finds. There will be a copier available and for a modest fee you can make copies of your finds. Light refreshments will be available. Come and possibly meet a cousin you didn’t know you have.

You can still attend a couple of services of the Tent Revival going on at the Francisco School grounds this week. Services started Monday night but will continue through Saturday, April 22. The Wednesday, Thursday and Friday services start at 7:00 pm and the Saturday service will be at 5:30 pm. The Saturday service will have special singing by None of the Above, Tracie Cook and more. They will also have a meal consisting of chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost is donations only. The tent revival is being hosted by Crossroad Community Church of Francisco. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be Bingo at the Francisco Community Building Saturday, April 22. Hot dogs will be ready at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm. The cost is $20 for 20 games. This is a cash prize Bingo, sponsored by the Ruritan Club of Francisco.

There will be a Cowbell Service at Dan River Baptist Church Saturday, April 22, starting at 6:00 pm. Scheduled speakers are Andy Pack, Gary Combs, Shaun Draughn, David Heath, and Kenny Bullins. They will also have special singing. Dan River Church is located on Highway 704 in Francisco. Hope everyone can come out and enjoy this service.

A new session of fitness classes is scheduled to start Tuesday, April 25, at the Piney Grove Middle School in Lawsonville. Classes start at 6:15 pm and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $35 for a 6-week class or $5 per class. All ladies are invited to get in shape and laugh while doing it!

Last minute preparations are underway for our Francisco Community Market Day being held Saturday, April 29. A full country breakfast starts at 7:30 am at the Francisco Community Building and from 9:00 -10:00 am, ham and sausage biscuits will be available. All other activities will be across the road on the Francisco School grounds. Music starts at 10:00 am and hot dogs will be available for lunch at 11:00 am. This is an all-day event and we have something for everyone. Bring the kids, grandma and grandpa, some chairs and enjoy good, wholesome family time. We have plenty of parking spaces, plenty of activities and plenty of hot dogs! Hope everyone can come out and have a good time!!

Now to offer my personal perspective on something. To the person or persons who deemed it necessary to use red spray paint and display their “artwork” and vulgarities on the back wall of the Francisco Elementary school: not that you would ever read what’s written in the paper. You seem to have a very limited vocabulary that consist mainly four letter words, none of which were very flattering. Obviously, you have an ample amount of time on your hands for which instead of doing good for your neighbor and fellowman, you chose to cause a lot of physical work and hard feelings for some neighbors in my community. How about this?? Get a job, get a hobby, get a life, or do whatever is necessary to get the trash out of your head. You have way too much time on your hands.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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