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The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild and the Quilts of Valor continued their mission of covering “all those service members and veterans touched by war,” with a quilt presentation to two members of American Legion Post 108. William Trapani is a Navy Corpsman who served in Korea.

Joe Foreman is a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and served in Korea and Vietnam. Region Eight of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is directed by coordinator Susan Gordon and consists of quilters from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson County had its second annual Cabin Fever fundraiser at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in Franklin on Feb. 22.

An estimated 125 supporters crowded into the Rathskeller for an evening of fun, food, prizes and companionship.

“We were very pleased with the turnout for this event,” said Rick Westerman, executive director. “The community support we get for our mission is very gratifying and we hope that events such as this help to get our message out to more and more folks in the area while providing a fun evening out in the middle of winter.”

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Margaret Perry, president of the Macon County Democratic Women (L) recently presented the quilt “North Carolina Beauty” to the raffle winner Ken Ring and his wife, Chris.

The quilt was made by world renowned quilter Frances Benton and donated by Margaret Ramsey to be raffled off by the Macon County Democratic Women.

Diana Wang and John Robert Wells were married Saturday, Jan. 19, at Elysian Park in Los Angeles, Calif. Rev. Jeremy Weese performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Emily Hsu and the late Stanley Wang of Garden Grove, Calif. The groom is the son of Faye Lear Wells and John D. Wells Jr. of Franklin, N.C. He is the grandson of the late Nettie Mae Stanfield Lear, Robert A. Lear, Olatta Baldwin Wells, and John D. Wells Sr.

Presented in marriage by her brother, Stephen Wang, the bride was attended by her childhood friend, Talene Lee Burrell as matron of honor. Christopher Ambridge of Washington, DC was the best man.

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