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Franklin Co. Aging Services to Host Free Plant Exchange

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

holding ornamental tree stock photo 169080ROCKY MOUNT - The county's aging services is inviting gardeners and green thumbs alike to a plant exchange on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone with seeds, herbs, flowers, or vegatables can bring their plants to the Aging Services building on Technology Drive and trade for a plant that is equal or less than what you bring. Plants must be labled and any special care instructions should be included. 

The organization will have a rain barrel and even a compost demonstration. A master gardener's booth will be set up with information on growing.

Door prizes will be offered.

To register, call 540-483-9238 by Friday, May 12. 

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office Hosts 6th Annual Special Olympics Fishing Tournament

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

fishingFRANKLIN CO.- The Office of the Sheriff launched 45 boats this past Saturday, April 22, 2017 supporting our 6th Annual Special Olympics Charity Bass Tournament. The winning team taking 1st place went to R. Custer/B. Custer with a total weight of 14.45 lbs, 2nd place went to the team of B. Byrd/D. Byrd with 14.07 lbs and 3rd place went to C. Martin with 11.85 lbs. The lunker Largemouth was a bass weighing 5.25 lbs, also caught by the Custer team. The lunker Smallmouth of the day was a 2.97 lb bass caught by the Wood/Setliff team. The shotgun raffle proceeded the Fishing Event and the winner was Phillip Via with Lucky Dog Auction Company, Rocky Mount, VA. Despite unfavorable weather conditions, producing clouds and periods of rain throughout the day, we were able to raise $5003.72 for our area athletes. This success would not be possible without a group effort from members of the Sheriff’s Office who sold gun tickets, baked and provided cakes and volunteered their time to host this event. A special thanks to all who donated prizes for our drawing and those that came out to support us, making this another successful event. Also, a special thanks to the Special Olympics Global Messenger, Tim Cross,  for speaking at the event, and Josh O’Dell for helping with drawing the prize tickets. Both of these athletes are an inspiration and the smile on their faces made it all worthwhile.

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SML Business Expo Will be Held May 5

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

smlEXPOMONETA - You are invited to attend the SML Business Expo! This FREE community Business Showcase event is held under the ‘Big Tops’ in DownTown Moneta, Route 122 on Friday, May 5 th . What you’ll experience is an up-close- and-personal glimpse of the products and services readily available through local businesses. The gates are open from 11 am – 4pm. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to stroll the aisles and speak with business pros who can answer questions and give solutions to a wide range of needs. It’s spring, a time when questions on renovation and landscape projects need answers. Expo booth displays showcase the latest in medical services, insurance, investment, real estate and so much of what you need to know to manage your home, business and life.

The Business Expo, organized by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, brings together our residential and business community for a day of ‘show and tell’. It’s an eye-opening experience which always delivers an amazing outcome. 2017 marks the chamber’s 14 th annual expo event.

Vicki Gardner, executive director states, “The chamber is an organization dedicated to business growth and community.” Bringing the residential and business community together to share information in a bright, vibrant atmosphere is a beautiful concept! After a day of learning and information exchange, attendees and participants alike echo a familiar comment, “I’m so glad I was there!”

For more information, contact the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce at 540-721- 1203 or www.visitsmithmountainlake.com.