Francisco News

Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. It was such a beautiful weekend to spend time with family and friends. My sister and I visited my aunt and uncle Sunday evening and had family time with them, although we did have a rude awakening while we were there. When we were younger and visiting Granny’s house, all the older people were inside and the kids were always outside playing. Now, we are the ones inside, we are the “older ones.” Life goes on.

The Francisco Ruritans will have a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, April 7, at the Francisco Community Building, from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Come on by and enjoy a great breakfast and help support our local Ruritans. The cost is your donation to the organization.

The Francisco Ruritans will also have a Cash Bingo event Saturday, April 21, at the Francisco Community Building. Hot dogs will be ready at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm. The cost is $20 for 20 games. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of fun.

The Francisco Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. They are commemorating this event with a special edition Case Pocketknife. Members of the fire department have collaborated with the makers of Case Pocketknives and have designed a pocketknife just for this occasion. If you are interested in purchasing one of these special edition pocketknives, the order forms may be picked up at the Francisco Fire Department or you may call the fire department at 336-351-2696 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. This is a beautiful, limited edition knife, great for any collector. Orders are being taken now, so don’t wait too long.

The Our Communities Facebook Page is showcasing the second in a series of “Stokes Folks.” This month, we are highlighting Gay Gunn and family and their Grace Meadow Farm in Westfield. Grace Meadow Farm produces grain-fed beef, pastured pork and chicken for meat and egg production. Check out the Facebook page at

Happy Anniversary to Junior and Sara Mitchell Rogers! Junior and Sara celebrated their anniversary April 2. They have been married 58 years and live in the Collinstown community. Blessings to this wonderful couple!

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News