By Jonathan McNamara
LOUISBURG — United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) hosts its sixth annual Cow-Chip contest Saturday at the Walmart parking lot.
The cow-chip bingo will be at noon and will be part of the Siren3 Cook-Off event.
There will be live music from the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band and DJ Bennie Franklin with Tasty Tunes.
The Siren3 Cook-Off, sponsored by CenturyLink, features competing teams from White Level Fire Department, Lake Royale Community Emergency Response Team, Bunn Rescue Squad, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Bunn Volunteer Fire Department, "Little Pig’s" Lake Royale Police and Epsom Volunteer Fire Department.
Judging for the cookoff will be at 1 p.m. Barbecue plates will be sold for $8 a plate or $10 a pound from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
First place prize for the Cow-Chip event is $1,000; second place, a $250 Walmart gift card; third place, a Sears gas grill.
Tickets are on sale and available at Farm Bureau, through any UWFC board member or campaign leader or they may be purchased from event Co-Chairs Maribeth Allen or Nicki Perry, by calling 919-496-0937. All proceeds go to fund Franklin County Human Services and for teachers’ grants.