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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Love these cooler temperatures!! Fall is here –for right now anyway. Fall Festival Bingo will be at the Francisco Community Building Saturday, September 19. Hot dogs will be served at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00. The price is $20 for 20 games and the prizes have a “fall” theme. This bingo event is sponsored by the Francisco Community Building and all proceeds go toward the upkeep of the building. Would love to see you there!

“Our Communities” initiative group will have a meeting Monday, September 21, at the Francisco Community Building. A Pasta Supper will be served at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. The two main topics on the agenda are (1) priorities for our area (air conditioning for the community building, possible park at the school, day care, local support for the Food Bank) and (2) a proposal for a non-profit organization to serve the communities of Northwest Stokes County. We are ready to move forward on this if we have the community support. This would be such a plus for our area. Not only will we be eligible for grants, donors will be able to get tax-exemptions for their donations. Kendall Harden will present a slide presentation on the proposal designed by a local independent team. We need your opinions and ideas! Everyone is welcome!

Collinstown Presbyterian Church is having their revival service starting Sunday, September 27, at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Austin Caviness. Special singing is scheduled each night and will include Sunday night – Albion Baptist Church Choir, Monday night – Asbury Evangelical Presbyterian Church Choir, Tuesday night – Woodville Baptist Church Choir, Wednesday night – Almost There. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Annual Francisco School Reunion will be Saturday, October 3, at the Francisco Community Building. Anyone who graduated from or attended Francisco School is invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and lunch will be served at 12:30. Definitely looking forward to this!

And with the cooler temperatures, we know frost is just around the corner. Let’s hope all the farmers in the area get their tobacco crop in before it gets too cold. How many of you remember priming “tips” when it was so cold, you couldn’t feel your fingers? Probably most of you in my generation and older remember this well! Nope – don’t miss it one bit!

Sylvia Burton is a resident of the Francisco community and can be reached at or 336-351-3216.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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