I apologize for the absence of the Francisco News last week. My family and I were on vacation and I couldn’t get my computer to send in my column.
Sadly, there were several deaths in our community last week. Please remember the families of Tom Shelton, Larry Francis, and Barbara Thore. We pray for God’s comfort, strength and peace for all the families represented here.
Please keep Colleen Collins in your prayers. She is a patient at Pioneer Hospital of Stokes.
There will be a Cowbell Service at Asbury Presbyterian Church, Sunday, August 2. A hotdog supper will start at 5:00 pm and the service starts at 6:00 pm. Terry Collins, pastor at Asbury, said he has invited 6 preachers to take part in the service. If you have never been to a cowbell service, you need to check this out. Each preacher has only a limited amount of time to get the message out. If they go over, someone rings the cowbell and the preacher has to sit down. (This is rather challenging for the Baptists!) Everyone is welcome to attend.
There is a “Tools for Students Supply Drive” underway in our community. Sylvia’s Cleaning Service and On the Move Personal Training, two businesses in Francisco, are collecting school supplies for our Francisco Elementary School children that have been forced to go to other schools since the School Board closed our school. Going to a new school is hard enough, but not having what you need when you get there is even worse. We have to make this transition as easy as possible for these kids. If anyone is interested in donating school supplies or to make a contribution, please call Sylvia Burton at 336-351-3216 or Sharon McGeeney at 336-325-0497. Items such as notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, Kleenex, pens etc. or a monetary donation would be greatly appreciated.
Sylvia Burton is a resident of the Francisco community and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-351-3216.