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

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Nancy Porter, Family Community Partnership Manager at Macon Program for Progress (MPP) was awarded the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Golden Star Award during EFNEP’s State Conference on June 23. The Golden Stars of EFNEP are individuals, groups or agencies, both internal and external, who have significantly contributed to the county program. They provide on-going support to help the nutrition program assistant/associate achieve the county program goals.

To be an EFNEP Golden Star, a partnering agency must share in the EFNEP vision, identify with the EFNEP mission, and work collaboratively with EFNEP to achieve shared goals. Porter and Pat Cable, EFNEP Program Associate in Macon County, work together to plan and deliver EFNEP classes to families served by MPP.


REACH’s Capital Campaign recently finished its “friendly” fundraising competition between local teams for the months of May and June in order to build a new shelter.

The American Legion and the VFW gave donations of $500 each to the “Bargains and Treasurers” team and helped them achieve second place in the competition. The donations helped give the team naming rights to the new shelter children’s playground.

“As team members of REACH for Bargains and Treasurers Thrift Store, we see clients of domestic violence in the store and hear their stories every day,” said team captain June Hernandez. “This fundraiser campaign gave us the opportunity to help in another way.”


The Sweet Corn Festival held at St. Cyprian’s Church on Saturday hosted a variety of food, crafts, vendors, musicians and much more.

The festival has been a Franklin tradition for 17 years.



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On Friday, July 4, the Franklin Lion’s Club took off their bright yellow vests and cooked chicken. Each year the Franklin Lions sell barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, drink and cake to help raise funds for its program to give four Franklin High School students scholarships to pursue their educational goals. Several of the men barbecue the chicken while Rick Norton traditionally makes the cole slaw. This year, Norton’s son, Darryn helped create the side dish for the barbecue. Franklin Lions sold 525 barbecue chicken dinners this year which will allow the Franklin Lions to award five scholarships to FHS seniors this coming year.

Franklin Lions Club’s mission is to help those who can’t see or have trouble seeing by providing glasses, and canes for the blind. The group also does a number of other fundraising events throughout the year to help fund numerous other local civic functions. The Franklin Lions will be giving vision screenings to Macon County young people under the eighth grade starting in August.


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