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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

A good number of people showed up Sunday for the community meeting at the Francisco Community Building. Paul Blue, Bill Hart and Jay Talmon are heading up the Task Force to determine what would work best for the repurposing of the Francisco Elementary School. A video of the 2016 Francisco FarmFest was shown and if you haven’t seen it yet, several people have shared it on Facebook. It’s a really good video and brought back a lot of fond memories. A soup supper was held after the meeting and Texie Jessup said the food was “exceptional!”

Cookies are now being sold by the Francisco Girl Scout Troop. These tasty treats are such a favorite of everyone. I especially love the caramel delights with my cup of coffee! This is their major fund raiser of the year, so give them a call and help these young people out. For more information, please call Grace Portch at 336-971-3067.

After you eat your five boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two days, you’ll need to work out. A new fitness session will begin at the Piney Grove Middle School starting Thursday, January 26. The class starts at 6:15 pm and the cost is $35 for a 6 week session on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remember 20% of the fees go to Piney Grove School. For more information, please call Sharon McGeeney at 336-325-0497.

The Francisco Ruritan Club will sponsor Bingo at the Francisco Community Building Saturday, February 4. Hot Dogs will be available at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm. The cost is $20 for 20 games. This is a cash prize Bingo and all the proceeds will go toward the North Stokes Girls Varsity Softball Team. Please show your support for our team!

The Francisco Community Building will also sponsor a Bingo event Saturday, February 18. This will be a fund raiser for the community building to cover expenses. All prizes are “winter” related and the cost is $20 for 20 games. Hot dogs will be available at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm. Hope you can attend!

The Francisco Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Chicken Stew Saturday, March 11. They are taking orders only through February 28, so be sure to get your order in. Contact any member of the fire department to place your order.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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