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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

A good number of Francisco residents, myself included, attended the Board of Commissioners meeting in Danbury, Monday night. The Board made the decision to take possession of the now vacant Francisco Elementary School Building effective March 1, a decision that greatly pleased the residents there. We now can get to work on ideas for utilizing the building and its grounds for the community. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Due to the weather, the “Our Communities” initiative group had to postpone their last meeting. The new date will be Sunday, February 28, at the Francisco Community Building, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Donations will be greatly appreciated for the Nancy Reynolds 4th and 5th graders’ field trip. The Moravian chicken pies will be sold for $15 on a first come first served basis. Everyone is invited to attend and discuss the future of our community.

A new session of fitness classes will start Tuesday evening, March 1. Sharon McGeeney, fitness instructor and Collinstown resident, says the current session has been great and she looks forward to the next. The classes take place at the Piney Grove Middle School cafeteria on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm. The cost is $35 for a 6-week session. If you have any questions, call Sharon at 336-325-0497.

Orders are still being taken for the chicken stew to benefit the Francisco Fire Department and will continue to be taken only until March 7. The stew will be made Saturday, March 12 at the fire department and will be take out only. The cost is $5 a quart. Orders may be picked up between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. To place an order, contact any member of the fire department or call from 336-351-2696 from 8:00 am to 5:00 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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