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Franklin Young Professionals held its annual Macon Waves Ducky Derby this weekend to raise money for its scholarship fund and to help the greenway.

"I would like to thank all who participated in helping us accomplish yet another successful Macon Waves Ducky Derby," said Mandy Lail with FYP. The support we receive from our friends, neighbors and local businesses is a true testament to the greatness of the community in which we all reside."

Last year's event allowed FYP to award two graduating seniors with $1,000 scholarships. "We are on track to award another two scholarships in which we hope to match last year’s amounts," said Lail. "Like last year, the scholarships will be available to upcoming graduates in Franklin."

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Twice a year Macon County Senior Games holds a flea market at the Macon County Community building on 441S across from the Whistle Stop Mall to raise money to help local residents compete at the state games in Raleigh.

On Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., vendors will be set up in the community building with deals on things from canned goods to household products.

"It is a fun event where vendors from all over come to join us in selling their treasures to a very enthusiastic public who are looking for some great deals," said Mary West, Senior Games flea market chairman. "The atmosphere is buzzing with activity, a bake sale and delicious food to replenish you to continue on your search for something you can't live without."

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The parents of Elizabeth Crawford and Andrew Crabtree announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Maurice and Kim Crawford of Otto, and the granddaughter of Ray and Mildred Peak of Otto and Bruce and Pauline Crawford of Franklin.

The groom-elect is the son of Marcus Crabtree and Renee Payne, the grandson of Ruby and Ben Richards.

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North Carolina Farm Bureau announced the awarding of its first Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” grant to Macon County teacher Thomas Shepherd, Mountain View Intermediate.

North Carolina Farm Bureau provides agricultural outreach grants to North Carolina teachers through its Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” program.

“There is no more valuable resource in North Carolina than our students and the teachers charged with their education,” said Larry Wooten, president of North Carolina Farm Bureau. “Through this program, our state’s farmers are investing in the future generations that will lead North Carolina, as well as the future of agriculture—the top industry in the state.”

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