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  • Franklin News Post | By STACEY HAIRSTON Staff Writer  Representatives of Franklin County non-profit agencies will be dancing for donations Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the inaugural “Dancing for a Cause” event. The United Way of Franklin County has spearheaded the event in an effort to help 10 local non-profits raise
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  • American National Bank aids in community health and revitalization By STACEY HAIRSTON Staff Writer   Several local non-profit agencies will soon benefit from a $10,000 donation from American National Bank. The donation was made to United Way of Franklin County to aid in community health and revitalization. United Way’s partner
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  • Officer Ryan King with the Rocky Mount Police Department hosted a “Pack the Trunk” event at Walmart Wednesday to collect toys for local children in need and sick children spending the holidays at Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke. Monetary donations were used to purchase more toys. Walmart Human Resources Manager
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  • We were completely astounded by the amount of fresh food Franklin County has grown for area residents in need. Ten tons, to be exact. That’s the weight of about five cars or a couple of African elephants! Totals have been tallied from the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered
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  • A check for $3,500 has been presented to the United Way of Franklin County by representatives from American National Bank to kick off the 2017 fundraising campaign. The check presentation took place at the recent Franklin County Healthy Glow 5K Run and Health Walk, sponsored by RE/MAX Mountain to Lake
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  • Nancy Bell has resigned as the executive director of the United Way of Franklin County. Bell, who has served as executive director since 2013, has accepted the position of population health manager for the West Piedmont Health District. Pamela Chitwood has been named interim director for the local United Way.
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  • By STACEY HAIRSTON | Franklin News Post 69 backpacks are individualized for specific students, grades Nearly 70 Franklin County students will have all the supplies they need for a successful school year, thanks to the staff of Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, OB/GYN, Family Medicine and Medical Associates. Carilion employees recently held
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  • Franklin County’s giving gardens have exceeded 4,500 pounds of fresh produce for local food banks and soup kitchens. “Our goal was to grow and donate 5,000 pounds of fresh produce this growing season, and we haven’t even weighed all of what we have,” said Pamela Chitwood, interim director of Franklin
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  • United Way of Franklin County announced Pamela Chitwood as its new executive director Aug. 9. Chitwood joined the United Way this past year as the community initiative coordinator. She has served as interim director since June 27. Chitwood works with children's ministries at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and she
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  • By STACEY HAIRSTON | Franklin News Post Event total tops $500,000 in 17 years Warm temperatures and giving hearts made this year’s Pack the Bus event a success as over $11,000 in school supplies was collected for local children in need. “The community really came out and gave big this year,”
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  • The people in Franklin County are the most loving, generous folks in the world. Their giving spirit is second to none, especially for our fellow men, women and children in need of sustenance. Now that summer has arrived, so many organizations are getting together to make certain the less fortunate
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  • Local clubs and groups helping feed the hungry this summer The growing season has officially launched in Franklin County, where nearly a dozen giving gardens are producing fresh food for the poor. “We couldn’t be happier about the amount of enthusiasm and support for these gardens,” said Nancy Bell, former
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March 1, 2017

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