Scaring up some fun

Published 11:16 am Saturday, October 13, 2018


Three fundraisers for the Franklin-Southampton County Fair are planned for the remainder of this year, the first of which is in time for Halloween, the Haunted Hayride and Barn.

The event will be from Oct. 27-31 and last from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the fairgrounds, 25374 New Market Road, Courtland. Each tour, which includes a round-trip ride and the visit to the haunted barn, is expected to last no more than 25 to 30 minutes.

“It’s going to be scary,” said Janet Joyner, one of the organizers. She and her husband, Glenn, the Fair president, said it will be up to parents on whether or not to allow their youngsters to participate.

Admission costs $6 per person, but each can get a dollar off if they bring a non-perishable food. Janet emphasized that the item should not be expired or close to that sell-by date.

She added that concessions will be sold after the tours, and that Doris the Tea Lady would be attending.

The next event is the annual Womanless Pageant, which will be on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. on the Fairgrounds.

The Franklin Chevrolet, GMC, Buick dealership is the sponsor for this campy display of erm, ”feminine beauty.”

Tickets are $10 per adult; no children will be admitted. Buy tickets at Janet’s Touch of Style in downtown Franklin, the Farmer’s Bank in Courtland or at the door. For anyone wishing to participate, call 334-2171.

Finally, in plenty of time before Christmas will be the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at the Fairgrounds. The Franklin Chevrolet, GMC, Buick dealership is also sponsoring this activity.

Vendors are still being sought, so those interested can call 252-396-1089.

There will be also raffles for gift baskets, each valued at $300. See Janet for those tickets.