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From left, Alexandrea VanDyke and Hayley Oosthuysen and Katherine Sevigny, are the recipients of the Realtor Foundation of Franklin Scholarship Awards.

The Franklin High School graduates received $700 each for college studies in the fall.

The Realtors hosted a Breakfast at Fatz Café on April 30 and sold Arby’s meal booklets to raise the funds for the scholarships.



The Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee has announced that two scholarships for $1,000 each have been awarded to Ashley Pennington-Tripp and Jessica Renee Dryman.

Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other educational expenses to candidates who are enrolled in nursing degree programs.

Ashley is the wife of David Tripp and will graduate from the RN Program at Southwestern Community College in May 2012. She is interested in specializing in Women and Children’s Health issues. Jessica is the wife of Billy Brooks and daughter of Teresa Holbrooks and Dean Dryman. She is pursuing her BS in Nursing via Gardne-Webb University.


The Macon County 4-H sponsored “4-H Entertains” at Tartan Hall was led by Katelyn Kasper, emcee for the evening. Judges included Patti Hubbs, Margie Kellam and JoAnn Yust, all having musical backgrounds. The winners were Katie Bowman and Jakin Ivey, County Champions, for their piano duet, “Allegro con Brio from Symphony No. 5”, by Ludwig Van Beethoven, transcribed by Hugo Ulrich; Forest Byrd received Reserve Champion honors for his Electric Guitar solo, “Ronda Alla Turca” by Mozart; and Chandon Ivey was named Alternate for his piano solo, “March of the Dwarfs” by Edvard Grieg. The top two winners in the 9-18 age group are eligible to participate in West District Activity Day at Cullowhee Valley School, June 23.

Each of the participants received a gift bag. The winners also received a 4-H backpack and money for their placings — $20 for first, $15 for second and $10 for third. Katie Bowman received a blue ribbon for her piano solo, “Root Beer Rag,” by Billy Joel. Jakin Ivey received a blue ribbon for his piano solo, “Pirates of the Caribbean Medley” by Klaus Badelt, arranged by Jakin Ivey.


The Zonta Club of Franklin is diligently preparing for the Eighth Annual Art & Chocolate charitable event. The date is Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Rabun County Civic Center in Clayton, Ga. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s entertainment will once again be the Flashback band — featuring beach, disco, Motown and party music. The community is donating various types of art, gift certificates and services for a silent auction. Many restaurants will showcase their specialty food items.

The 2011 proceeds will benefit KIDS Place and REACH of Macon County.


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