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Arts & Entertainment

The Macon County Veterans Memorial Park was hopping with thousands of folks on the 4th of July celebrating our nation’s independence with great entertainment, fun games and tasty food.

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce wants to thank all those who participated in the games throughout the day. The horseshoe tournament began at 10 a.m. with 21 teams competing. After a well fought competition, Shannon Teasley and Jeff Floyd took first place and were awarded $200. John Perry Samson and Eddie Lossi won second place with a payout of $100 while Jimmy Johnson and Dewey Ridley won third place and took home $50.

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Joy Sparrow, a descendant of George Atmore Sparrow and Thomas Sparrow III, and editor of “Sparrow’s Nest of Letters,” a biographical account of the Sparrow family through diaries, letters, and other written materials, will appear in period dress and read from her book on Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., in the historic Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Street, Franklin. Ms. Sparrow will also be available to sign copies of “Sparrow’s Nest of Letters” at Friday’s event, and from 9 a.m. to 4 pm, July 21, at the Macon County Museum, during the Folk Festival.

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Children’s Programs

— “Dream Big, Read!”
— Family Story Time for Pre-K – 2nd Grade, 10 a.m. Monday, July 23.
— Dr. Seuss Movie for All Ages, 11 a.m. Monday, July 23.
— Balloon Lady for All Ages, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24.
— Creative Art, Art Show and refreshments for 3rd- 5th Graders, 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 25.
— Independent Learning Activities for All Ages, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27.

Teen Summer Events

— Summer Closer Event Wednesday, July 25, Weekly Meet-Up at 3:30-5 p.m. Night Images Photo Contest Winners and “Night of the Living Quiz” competition!

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A program on American Coins with Paul Biery will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Public Library.

Biery has been an avid coin collector for more than 35 years and is an expert in the field of the history of American coinage and in the evaluation of old and rare coins. Biery will describe historic American coins, where they were minted, and how coinage in the U.S. has evolved over the years.

Attendees may bring old coins for Biery to look at and discuss with you.

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