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‘A Bountiful Harvest’ of events

The 58th annual Macon County Fair kicked off Wednesday afternoon at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center and will continue until Saturday evening. The theme for this year’s fair is “A Bountiful Harvest,” which residents who have their handiwork on display, have fully adopted.

Being one of the last fairs in existence to focus on the importance of agriculture in the region, the Macon County Fair works in conjunction with local schools who incorporate the fair’s theme into their curriculum. Students from each school in the district are invited to submit artwork and projects that encompass the agricultural theme.

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The Macon County Fair cake committee is looking forward to selecting the 2011 “Best Cake in Macon County.” If you have a special cake recipe that has been handed down through the generations or one that always disappears first at the church suppers, why not enter it in the “Best Cake in Macon County” contest.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 17, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair Pavilion. Entry forms are found in the Fair catalogue or can be filled out the day of the contest. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the pavilion. All entries and recipes become the property of the Macon County Fair. Recipes and photos may be printed in the 2012 Macon County Fair Cookbook.

 

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The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, is holding its annual flower show at the 58th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show opened to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, formerly known as the Macon County Fairgrounds, on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are exhibiting flowers and plants at the show.

“We encourage multiple entries, but exhibitors could enter only one item in each of the over 70 subdivisions of 12 classes” said Jeanne Vaughters, president of the Franklin Garden Club.

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A checkpoint on the Pakistan-India border and Peruvian workers traveling by boat to an island of birds are just two of the scenes from the upcoming opening of the Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series (ACE) at Western Carolina University.

The ACE series opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the theater of the A.K. Hinds University Center with Doxita, a film festival that began in 2008 and showcases documentaries under 40 minutes in length. This year, Doxita consists of four films, each centered on a common theme of “inside/outside.”

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