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Local parade organizers are busy working on their respective parades and Christmas festivals across Franklin Parish. The following is information about how to be in the Winnsboro, Wisner and Baskin parades, dates and times.

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There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season in Winnsboro than with The Wellspring’s Christmas Tree Lighting Event. Join us Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a holiday celebration featuring live entertainment, a chili cook-off, hot chocolate and tasty treats.

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“We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny (explicit) Kaye,” Clark Griswall in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

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FRANKLIN ACADEMY High School presented its 2021 homecoming Friday. The ladies were (pictured left to right) Annagrace Stewart, Abigayle Chapman, Bella Trejo, Katelynn Faulk, Ball Bearer Lawson Roberts, Queen Shelby Dickerson, Natalie Roberts, Amanda Patton and Kaitlyn Spradling. (Sun photo b…

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BEAUTIFUL YOUNG ladies of the homecoming court gathered around their principal, Rebecca Bonner, at Franklin Parish High School’s Mother/Daughter Tea. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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FRANKLIN ACADMEY will celebrate its annual football homecoming activities on Friday, Oct. 22.  The celebration will kick off with a pep rally at 11:30 on the football field where the homecoming court will be informally presented with their football escorts.  Activities will continue in the s…

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Local towns decorated for Fall at central locations which can be used for pictures. Shown above, Winnsboro decorated for Fall near its gazebo. 

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The public is cordially invited to the Franklin Parish High School JROTC Anti-Bullying Rally, #BULLYPROOF on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Davis Park, Winnsboro. 

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FIRST PENTECOSTAL Wisner showed appreciation to Franklin Parish first responders Sept. 11 by hosting a barbecue dinner along with live entertainment. Pictured above, church members announced winners of various door prizes. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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RAY AND Raymond Mejias place distance markers Sept. 2 at Civitan Park’s trail donated by Winnsboro Rotary Club. Stones replaced original markers that became worn and were set throughout the course. (Sun photos by Joe Curtis)

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Art supplies do not have to come from expensive stores but can be found in the artist’s surrounding, according to Ryan Cobourn, with Ann Connelly Fine Arts of Baton Rouge.

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GoFundMe began as a place to support social and similar causes, but now families battling diabetes are using the fundraising platform as a last-ditch attempt to cover the skyrocketing price of their life-saving drugs and supplies.

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Five years after a violent act meant to kill Kelly Kiper Longoria, she readies herself to teach at Lake Shore Elementary in Monroe and finishes her summer duties as a Vacation Bible School instructor. Longoria is a survivor.

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Orville Earnest Elkin, well-known Franklin Parish teacher, administrator, was also a World War II hero and featured in the American Air Museum (AAM) in Britain.

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FRESH FLOWERS and Curtis Hilbun’s world-traveling photography bring vibrant color to the Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro. Exhibit runs through July 30. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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The first Crowville Farmer’s Market was a success with numerous vendors and a steady stream of visitors examine the variety of fresh produce, jelly, crafts and much more.

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The floods, wind and hail could not stop our wonderful volunteers for the Trash Bash last Saturday, April 24, as we get ready to welcome the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) Judges Tuesday, May 4. 

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Organizers are bracing for a better-than-expected turnout for the first-ever South Franklin Catfish Festival, set for May 1 in downtown Wisner.

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Johnathan Donnell’s love of building things and thirst for learning has guided him in his education. So much so that Donnell received Franklin Parish Elementary Student of the Year.

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