On Sunday, January 1st, the Town of Franklinville celebrated the Kick-off of the Year of the Trail! A large crowd of our citizens and trail enthusiasts gathered to hear Mary Joan Pugh, the Randolph County Trail Coordinator, speak on the beginning of the trail system and future improvements and extension of the trail. Franklinville’s Mayor, AC Hurley, welcomed the crowd and invited them to come and enjoy our trail and park at anytime. Several dignitaries were in attendance: CountyCommissioners Hope Haywood and David Allen, Franklinville Commissioners Mac Whatley, Richard Goodwin, and Mayor Pro Tem Priscilla Dunn, and State Trails Coordinator, Smith Raynor. A group picture was taken to commemorate the occasion. Mayor Hurley then lead the group on a walk on the rail trail. The weather turned out perfect for the walk and it was a great NC First Day Outdoors!