Francisco News

Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Hope everyone had a blessed Mother’s Day. I did. I always enjoy spending time with Holly. Saturday morning, we worked at the Pancake Breakfast at Dan River Church. By the way, thank you to all who came out and supported the Dan River Disciples Youth Group. We had a wonderful turnout of very generous people. We went through a lot of pancakes, gravy and sausage. I could not have been more proud of the girls that put this fundraiser together. This is truly an awesome group of teens that I know will be blessed for their efforts.

Don’t forget the Cash Bingo event Saturday, May 19, 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. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the community building.

There will be a Cowbell Service at Asbury Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday evening, May 20 beginning with a cookout at 6:00 pm. The service will start at 7:00 pm with the following pastors scheduled to attend, Andy Pack, Ricky Easter, Tracey Collins, Terry Collins, Adam Hanes and Mark George. If you have never been to one of these services, I highly suggest you go. Each pastor has an allotted amount of time to get their message out. If the time runs out, someone rings the cowbell and the pastor must sit down. This proves to be very difficult for some. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the evening.

There will be a Spaghetti Supper at Sandy Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria Saturday, May 26, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Dillon Priddy, a kindergarten student at Sandy Ridge Elementary School is battling leukemia. This benefit supper is to provide help for him and his family while he is fighting this disease. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Sandy Ridge is not that far from here. Please go out and support this precious little boy and his family during this very difficult time.

There will be a Raise the Roof Country Breakfast Saturday morning, June 2, from 7:00-10:00 am, at the Francisco Community Building. If you like breakfast, you’ll love this menu, pancakes, gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, grits, apples, and eggs. This event is to raise money for a new roof and repairs for the Francisco Community Building. All organizations in the community are working together to sponsor this fundraiser. Please come out and support our community country breakfast.

If you’re into yard sales, mark your calendar for June 8-9. Several families that live on Flippin Road and Collins Farm Road in the Asbury community will be having yard sales that weekend. Visit one or all beginning on Friday morning at 8:00 am and 8:00-12 noon on Saturday. You are sure to find something that you can’t live without at any of these yard sales.

We are in the process of trying to get a basket class together. We have no date set yet so if anyone would be interested in learning how to make a basket, please call Texie Jessup at 336-351-4142 or Kathy Blue at 336-351-3254. The class would be taught at Francisco Community Building by Thadia George. Everyone is welcome.

Check out the Francisco Welcome Center located across the parking lot from the community building. If anyone has any information pertaining to events, happenings or local businesses, leave a flyer or business cards. That’s what it’s there for.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News