61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Macon County 4-H Fashion Revue participants recently modeled their projects in front of a large audience. The judges, Genia Edmonds and Carol Messina commented on the excellent workmanship of the projects.

The County Champion is Chandon Ivey, who received a 4-H backpack and $20 for the guitar case he designed and sewed. The Reserve Champion is Emily Wylupek, who received a 4-H backpack and $15 for the pink tie-dye dress she sewed. Brianna Olsson received Honorable Mention, as she received a 4-H backpack and $10 for the white daisy design, cotton rayon dress she sewed. The monetary amounts were in the form of gift certificates from “Sew Creative.”

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Blood donors can get tech savvy this summer and help save lives at the same time. Presenting blood and platelet donors during the American Red Cross “Donor Appreciation Days,” July 1 through 15, will get a chance to win one of five Apple iPad 2s. It’s just one of the ways the Red Cross will be saying “thank you” to donors.

— Friday, July 8 - Angel Medical Center Blood Drive, 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (828)369-4166 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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Macon Program for Progress, (MPP) a non-profit organization that provides child care for low income families, has partnered with the Summer Food Service Program to hand out free lunches to school-aged children during the summer months.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-fund program to make nutritious meals available to children in lower income households during the summer months. The program was begun in 1968, however, this is the first year that Macon County has been involved.

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The sixth annual World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame will be held at WCU beginning Thursday July 14, and continuing through Sunday, July 17.

The festival will provide an opportunity for residents to experience various types of massage, learn about massage therapy as a profession, speak with representatives of massage schools, and network with instructors and therapists.

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