Francisco News

Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

So…the weather people are comparing the approaching hurricane Florence to Hugo that came through in 1989. I’m sure most of you remember that time. My husband and I were living in SC at that time. I remember sitting up and watching Hugo come into Myrtle Beach. It was such a scary time. I hope and pray that Florence will spare NC and the surrounding areas. It looks like a monster of a storm.

The first Bingo event of the fall is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at the Francisco Community Building. This is a cash bingo with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the 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 are invited to come out and enjoy the evening.

Last minute preparations are in the works for our 3rd Annual Francisco FarmFest which will be held Saturday, September 22, at the former Francisco School playground, now owned by Chestnut Street Investment, LLC., who is also cohosting the event. Francisco FarmFest has something for everyone. Do you like old farm equipment? We have that including a tractor parade that will start at 10:00 am. Do you like music? Yep, we have that too, all types, such as bluegrass and gospel, all day long, so bring a chair. We have games and activities for the kids. We have tobacco tying and milking demonstrations for the adults. Vendors will be selling their handmade crafts and local farmers will have their homegrown products. The Francisco Ruritan Club will be sponsoring a corn hole tournament. We will also have hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches as well as a Baker’s Corner selling all types of sweet treats, cakes, bread and cookies. There’s a 50-50 raffle with proceeds going to the Northern Stokes Food Pantry. There are also tickets being sold on a beautiful handcrafted walnut table and other items also. This is just a fun day for the whole family. The opening ceremony starts at 9:45 am and the rest of the day is jam-packed with fun, fellowship and food. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News