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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News



We had another beautiful weekend in Stokes County. A body could really get used to this! My daughter and I went to Winston Salem on Saturday and there were cherry trees blooming. Just gorgeous!! I really hope this lasts but I have my doubts.

Last Saturday’s Bingo was a real success. Our next Bingo session will be Saturday, March 18 at the Francisco Community Building. The theme is “Feeding Francisco” and all prizes are food related. This will be sponsored by the Ruritan Club and all proceeds will go to the Ladies Auxiliary.

Time is running out for the chicken stew orders at the Francisco Fire Department. The last day to order is February 28. This event will be held Saturday, March 11 at the fire department. It’s takeout only so you have to order your chicken stew now. All proceeds will go to the fire department.

Plans are now in the making for the Francisco Community Market Day. Celebrating the “handmade and home grown,” this event will be held in conjunction with our annual Francisco Community Day Saturday, April 29, hopefully on the elementary school grounds. Arts and crafts and the farmer’s market will headline the event as well as the activities we usually have at our Community Day. I will have more about this in the coming weeks.

Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers. R.W. Goins is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Jennifer Overby is undergoing radiation treatments. Lois Overby is a patient at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital with pneumonia.

Please keep Paula Duggan of the Asbury community in your prayers. Her husband, Wayne King, died last week after months of declining health. Sharon, my sister, and I went to see them shortly before Wayne’s passing. Paula told stories of his adventures while writing for the many newspapers he had worked for in the past. What a life this man led! I wish I could have known him 30 years ago. Sometimes we just catch a glimpse of a life. But a glimpse is better than nothing at all.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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