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The Franklin Young professionals were recently awarded a plaque for their participation in the NC Big Sweep - river cleanup by Gooder Graphix and Guy Gooder. As the Franklin Big Sweep organizer, Gooder made the presentation to FYP President, Mandy Snow Lail, and FYP Marketing Chair, Matt Bateman at their recent social at Chris & Charlie’s Pizza.

The North Carolina Big Sweep, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that plans and coordinates the statewide Big Sweep. The NC Big Sweep’s mission is to create awareness and to encourage good environmental stewardship of our watersheds.

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Frankabelle Scruggs (left) of the Cowee Quilters, and Belle Stewart, winner of the annual Cowee Quilt Raffle at the Mistletoe Magic Arts and Crafts Show on Nov. 24.

Proceeds from the quilt benefit the Cowee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Stewart is from Fines Creek, is a volunteer at the annual arts and crafts show and a jewelry crafter.

She purchased the winning ticket the weekend of the event and she plans to use and enjoy the quilt.

Kayla Alyse Brendle and Danny Dwayne Bates, both of Franklin, were united in marriage on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The bride is the daughter of Butch and Sandy Brendle of Franklin. She is employed with Dr. Kessler.

The groom is the son of Chuck and Martha Bates of Franklin. He is employed with the Franklin Police Department.

After returning from their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Franklin.

James and Doris Carpenter of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22. T

hey were married on Dec. 22, 1962, in Walhalla, S.C.

The couple have three children, Diane, Tracy and wife Lauri, and Kevin (Bo) Carpenter all of Franklin; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Family and friends are invited to join the celebration at the home of James and Doris on Sunday, Dec. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.

No gifts please.

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