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31 Days of Mindful Eating Intentions

FCS News - January 2022

A New Year Has Arrived “2022” As we begin the year 2022, we often reflect on the things that happened …

5 Days of Cookies Calendar

December 2021 FCS News

25 Days of Christmas Cookies Christmas time is here! This season brings lots of joy, cheer, love, and baked goods. …

Holiday Treats Baking Class flyer details, date, time, location, cost

Holiday Treats Baking Class

Holiday Treats Baking Class North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center welcomes you to learn how to make various Holiday …

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Holiday Food Safety

Thanksgiving Turkey Food Safety Having a turkey on your Thanksgiving table is a timeless American tradition. Use this information when …

November 2021 Happiness Calendar

FCS News -November 2021

Hello November! Thank You for Reminding Us That We Have So Much To Be Grateful For. As the month of November …

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Fall Home Décor Ideas

Fall is such a cozy time of year for home décor. Adding a few things here and there can …

Canning demonstration

FCS News - September 2021

September – Self-Care Month Self Care Awareness Month was founded in 2017 as a result of the epidemic spread of …

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FCS News August 23, 2021

It’s Back to School Time It’s that time of year when the school bus lights are flashing and the bells …

Summer Cookouts Basic Food Safety

FCS News - July 2021

Summer Safety Tips Summertime is here. While having fun in the sun be sure to follow the safety tips below. Beat …

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FCS News - June 21, 2021

June-National Fruits & Vegetables Month Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber — while remaining …

Text FOOD to 877-877 flyer

FCS News - June 7, 2021

Hope Program Accepting Applications The HOPE Program is once again taking applications for rental and utility assistance. Visit the Hope Program …

You Are Not Alone; #NotAlone;

FCS News - May 10, 2021

We Want to Hear From You – Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment To ensure that we are meeting the health …

Faithful Families Thriving Communities presents Rising Above program

FCS News - March 29, 2021

Diabetes Alert Day Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day event to encourage people to take a diabetes risk test. Type …

HOME spelled out with bushes and flowers

FCS News March 15, 2021

Spring Cleaning The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and the house still feels like it’s stuck with winter …

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