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

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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REACH of Macon County announces a Flowers and Farms for Families Garden Tour in Franklin on June 10 and 11. The tour will feature three properties. See a working farm with antique farm equipment, sheep, chickens, lovely streams and ponds in pastures, horses, peacocks and demonstrations in the gardens. Demos will includes shearing sheep, local artists painting Plein Aire on the sites, weavers, historical buildings and musicians.

There will also be a home and garden shop with plants, flowers and herbs, works of the artists and other handmade items.

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The public is invited to begin the Memorial Day weekend with music, food and a visit with Mark Twain.

Marvin Cole, famous for his impersonations of Mark Twain will be featured at “Celebrate America” at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dr. Cole received his bachelor and master degrees from Western Carolina University. He worked in higher education for 37 years and retired in 1994 after serving 13 years as president of DeKalb College in Atlanta, Ga.

The public is invited to begin the Memorial Day weekend with music, food and a visit with Mark Twain.

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Jimmy Deal and Katie Adams have announced their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Tom and Dana Adams of Rabun Gap, Ga. She is a graduate of North Georgia College & State University with an accounting degree. She is currently working for Drake Software in Franklin.

The groom-elect is the son of Butch and Patsy Deal of Franklin. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with an ornamental landscaping degree. He is currently working for Tate Landscaping in Highlands, N.C.

The couple is planning an Aug. 20 wedding in Rabun Gap.

The West District 4-H Horsemanship Clinic will be held at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher, June 13-15. The clinic is open to all youth — ages 9-18 as of January 1 — not just 4-H youth. Youth participants from the counties in the West Extension District will have priority for spaces until June 1. The remaining spaces may be filled by applicants from outside of the district on a first-come first-served basis, until the allotted 120 spaces are filled.

The horse clinic is designed for youth to increase their horsemanship knowledge and riding skills. Each child brings his/her horse and throughout the three days, participates in riding class in selected disciplines as well as demonstrations and lectures. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider, the clinic offers something for you.

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