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The Rotary Club of Franklin honored the 2014 winners of the annual Read2Me Essay contest on Wednesday.

After receiving nearly 100 entries into this year's contest, winners for each of the three grade divisions were carefully selected by a team of Rotary members who volunteered as judges.

Open to all Macon County children in grades 3-8, the annual essay contest gives children the opportunity to showcase their writing talents.

The first and second place winners received a cash prize from the Rotary Club, as did the classroom teachers of the winners.

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Read2Me of Macon County will be hosting the first annual “Riding for Read2Me” car show this Saturday at South Macon Elementary School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. With judges from local car dealerships, the first annual fundraising car show will have trophies to give out for the best rides of the day.

“All proceeds from the Riding for Read2Me Car Show will support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides children in Macon County a book a month from birth to five years of age,” said Carol Waldroop, member of Read2Me. “Sharing a book with a child is a great way to build a relationship and make a difference in our community in a positive way. Come and join us at South Macon for a fun day of cars, food and trophies.”

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The Cowee Quilters recently held the drawing for its 2013 quilt raffle.

Michael Lindsay of Bryson City was the winning ticket holder.

Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Cowee Volunteer Fire Deparment.

Members of the group sell raffle tickets throughout the year at craft shows and at the Macon County Fair.

The quilters meet every Wednesday at the Cowee Fire Department, and welcome visitors.

The fire department is located off Hwy. 28, turn right on Cowee Creek Road, and bear right on Ruby Mine Road.

Lenny Jordan, Vocational Service chair, presented the Franklin Rotary Club Business Integrity Award to Greg Vernelson, a Franklin auctioneer.

The award is to recognize businesses in the local community that best incorporate the ideals of Rotary’s Four-Way Test in their business ethics. Additionally, it includes how a business treats its customers as well as the general public in everyday interactions.

Jordan relayed some history of Vernelson and an example of how his business practice meets the Four-Way Test.

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