Francisco News

Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. My family did the usual cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad and chocolate pie. After the meal we had the family corn hole tournament. We usually do championship badminton, but it was really hot. Corn hole is not nearly as strenuous. Yep, I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t move like I used to.

One of the neighbors said they had talked with Betty Stevens the other day and she had received a good report from the doctor. Prayer works. Please continue to keep Betty and her husband, Thomas in your prayers.

Linda Williams had a bad fall last week. She’s nursing some broken ribs. Linda heads the Senior Services at the Francisco Community Building. Let’s hope she recuperates quickly.

There will be a Farmfest meeting at the Francisco Community Building Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend as we continue to make plans for this year’s Francisco Farmfest to be held Saturday, September 22.

The Collinstown community as well as surrounding communities mourns the loss of Alvin Beasley. Alvin was such a well-known, highly respected man in the community. He and his wife, Lovis, owned and operated Beasley’s Garage in the heart of Collinstown. Alvin, 93, worked at the garage until just a few months back. He was another one of a kind individual, another member of our “greatest generation”, another person that was living proof that hard work never hurt anyone. Please keep Lovis, his wife of 67 years, in your prayers.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News