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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

The Collinstown Presbyterian Women’s Group is having a Pinto Bean-Hot Dog Supper Friday, October 16 at the Collinstown Community Building. The meal consists of pinto beans with slaw, potatoes, onions and dessert or hot dog with all the fixins. Supper starts at 5:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank which supplies our Northwest Food Pantry. This is a very worthwhile cause and helps so many people in our county.

Don’t forget the Fall Food Bingo event Saturday, October 17, at the Francisco Community Building. The hot dog supper will start at 6:00 pm and the bingo games start at 7:00 pm. The Cost is $20 for 20 games and all prizes have a “fall food” theme. This event is sponsored by the Francisco Ladies Auxiliary. Hope you can join us!

New classes have started for the On the Move Fitness group. Classes that have previously been held at the Francisco Community Building are now being held at the Piney Grove Middle School Cafeteria. Personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Sharon McGeeney, says it’s not too late to get in on the fun. If you have any questions or would like to join the group, call Sharon at 336-325-0497 or you can email her at

“Our Communities” initiative group is having a meeting Monday, October 19 at the Francisco Community Building. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm and refreshments will be served. On the agenda –From Interest to Action. While the process of creating a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization is currently underway, we now have time to move forward and address the needs of our area of the county. We need your ideas. Our elementary school is gone but that does NOT mean that our community can’t progress in other ways. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Goin-Goins Family Reunion is set for Sunday, October 25, at the Francisco Community Building. Everyone bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm.

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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