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The Friends of the Scottish Tartans Museum hosted the 16th Annual Burns Night Dinner at Tartan Hall, Franklin Presbyterian Church on Jan. 21, to honor 253rd Birthday of national poet Robert Burns.





Western Carolina University's Department of Intercultural Affairs will host “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.

“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of 18 monologues written by Eve Ensler with one straightforward message: to end violence against women and girls all over the world. Ensler, an activist, writer and performer, wrote the play in 1996 after she interviewed dozens of females with stories of violence against women and the struggles women face in society. Female students and staff of WCU stage the play annually in recognition of V-day, which is a global movement to bring awareness to people about female sexuality, relationship, and violence against women.


The Licklog Players are working hard to organize 25 years of costumes, props, flats, tools, play scripts and many other items in their new home in the Creekside Plaza. They have a large area in the mall across from the ABC Store on Route 17 in Hayesville.

Volunteers have been busy going through hundreds of costumes----from ball gowns and wedding dresses to flapper outfits. Popular director, Nancy Davis, who will be directing “Annie Get Your Gun” this summer as well as “A Christmas Carol” is on the look-out for costumes she can use. Musical director Paul Dyer has given countless hours helping Licklog. They are looking forward to doing the summer musical. Alexa Lichate and her helpers come two days a week to be sure the costumes are in good order. Everything from old record players to a knight in armor have to be carefully stored for future use. Many others have helped.


The annual Kirkin of the Tartans ceremony will be held this year, as usual, at First Presbyterian Church, Franklin, at the 10:00 am Worship Service, on June 17th. Church Community Relations Committee Co-Chairperson, Jim Geary, announced that, “Even though the Taste of Scotland festival will be missed by everyone this year, the Kirkin has been a part of Presbyterian tradition for sixty-five years. We will continue that tradition this year.”

Geary also commented that First Presbyterian Church hopes 2013 will see the return of the Taste of Scotland community festival, and that the church plans to make the Kirkin ceremony an integral part of any future festival.


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