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The 19th annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil was held last Saturday as an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County and featured 450 lbs. of gulf shrimp.

This year’s event was held in memory of Mike Grubermann, a valuable member of the Board of Directors who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.



view more pictures from the event after the jump!


Keeping our heritage alive…FHAMC Partners with Macon County Heritage Center

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) is partnering with the Macon County Heritage Center for a Cowee Celebration and Macon County Heritage Day. Set for this Saturday, Aug. 15, heritage demonstrations, children’s games, Front Porch Interviews, musicians, and more will be featured at the Historic Cowee School/Macon County Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many demonstrators will be inside the school and the famous Cabarras Quilt, Celebrate America Quilt plus Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild and Cowee Quilters will be set up in the gym area along with FHAMC vintage displays.


Folks enjoyed walking through a field of 97 car entries including antique, classic and late models at the Mountain High BBQ and Car Show held Friday and Saturday at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. The Southwestern Community College's Automotive Club sponsored and ran this year's show.

As folks entered the festival, they were given a raffle ticket for a $1,200 Holland Grill, donated by Macon Appliance Mart. Laura Craig was the winner and was thrilled. Raffle tickets for a Myron Mixon Smoker have been on sale for the last couple of months. This smoker was donated my Myron Mixon himself and was valued at $3,995. The winner of that smoker was Chris Hedden.


Macon Aero Modelers will be hosting an AMA National Model Aviation Day Celebration event Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Otto Aerodrome with proceeds to benefit Macon TRACS.

Activities will include RC flight simulators, introductory RC flight training, and many demonstrations of Aerobatic Giant Scale RC aircraft, Scale War Birds, helicopters, and Smaller Park Flyers by our member pilots.


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