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Seniors were out in full force this week as the 25th annual Senior Games is well under way.

Shuffleboard commenced on Monday but had to be called on account of rain. Play will resume on Friday.

Aspiring tennis stars vied for the chance to go to Raleigh for the state games later this year.

 

view more photos from the 2015 Senior Games after the jump!

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Community members gathered at the gazebo in downtown Franklin Thursday, May 7, on the National Day of Prayer.

The theme for this year’s observance was “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” taken from 1 Kings 8:28 “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”

Area pastors led the group in prayer then broke up into small groups for community prayer. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer.

All 50 governors and the president of the United States proclaimed the 64th annual National Day of Prayer as millions of Americans gathered from coast to coast in solemn assembly.

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Elementary students in Macon County poured into gymnasiums across the district last week to be fitted with a brand new pair of Under Armour tennis shoes. For the third year, Biltmore Baptist Church's community outreach service, "Love Loud," provided children in Macon County with fresh-out-of-thebox shoes.

"We're unbelievably grateful to Dr. Baldwin and the administration at each and every school for allowing us to serve them again this year," said Patrick Trawick, Biltmore's Franklin campus pastor. "We're very thankful for all that they do for our community."

Parents were given the opportunity to sign up for the shoes, and all children in Macon County, regardless of economic status, were offered a free pair of shoes.

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Last week, the Macon County Senior Games kicked of the 25th annual competition geared toward promoting a healthy lifestyle for Macon County’s older citizens.

The Senior Games are sponsored by the Macon County Recreation Department and are sanctioned by the North Carolina State Games.

The three-week long celebration includes competitive sporting events that allow Macon County’s seniors to showcase their skills and athletic abilities.

The Senior Games also host activities and social events throughout the year for senior adults.

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