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The men’s group of the First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Franklin recently sponsored a successful fundraiser for the Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ) in Asheville.

The church congregation raised money through a combination of lunches, fundraising events and Sunday collections. The church also collected donations from the public at Franklin’s Taste Of Scotland festival held on Father’s Day weekend. The VRQ contributed invaluable assistance by providing substantial promotional support.

The church’s fundraising goal was $2,000 but were able to collect over $3,000. The church rejoices in its success by helping these deserving veterans who have fallen on hard times.

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The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Regina Lupoli, grants chair.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Macon County. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Applications are available online beginning July 18. Visit nccommunityfoundation. org for information about applying. A new grant application is in use this year and training modules are available on the website. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 9, 2014.

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John and Patricia Martin, of John Martin Insurance, donated $5,000 to the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center to help this local ministry serve the needs of their clients.

The Martins believe in SMPCC's mission and are proud to support its mission.

Anyone interested in donating can visit www.smpccpartners.com or call the office at (828) 349-3200.

 

 

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Ladies from Iotla Baptist Church made quilts and donated them to Macon County Schools.

Pictured are (L-R) Shirley Parks-East Franklin Elementary School principal; James Bryan-Nantahala School principal; Allison Guynn-South Macon Elementary School lead teacher; Gary Brown-Iotla Valley Elementary School principal; and Brian Jetter-Highlands School principal.

 

 

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