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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

We are thankful for the rain received last week. I think we had about six tenths and right now, every drop is needed. It’s supposed to be somewhat cooler this week which is also nice. But it is July, right??

We are in the process of planning a community meeting in the very near future. Our Second Annual Farmfest is the main thing on the agenda. We would love to hear the communities’ ideas on what they would love to see and experience. The ole timey tobacco exhibit was a really big draw last year and so was the quilt display and demonstration. This year, the quilter’s chair will be empty with the passing of Alma Dunkley. But thanks to the many people she taught how to quilt, this tradition will go on. Alma is just one example of the many people who made our community such a special place. That is the idea that revolves around our Farmfest. We celebrate and pay tribute to the ones that rolled up their sleeves and built from the ground up, the community in which we live today. So, be thinking of ways to make our Farmfest better. I should have a date by next week for the community meeting.

The Bookmobile is still coming on Mondays. If you need some new reading material, check it out. It’s at the Francisco School parking lot from 10:00 am – 12 noon.

Also, check out the website for the Communities Group, Any back issues of the Francisco News can be obtained by going to the website and clicking on “Get informed.” We are also on Facebook. Search for Our Communities of NW Stokes. Be sure to “like” our page.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News