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Fifth-grader Brianna Norris was the top seller for the Mountain View Intermediate PTO fundraiser.

Brianna, who is in Mr. Willams homeroom, sold 50 items for the $50 cash prize.

Various items were sold including jewelry, wrapping paper, magazines, etc. The fundraiser was open to all 630 students of MVI. Proceeds have not been specifically allocated yet but will be distributed through PTO.

Various items were sold including jewelry, wrapping paper, magazines, etc. The fundraiser was open to all 630 students of MVI. Proceeds have not been specifically allocated yet but will be distributed through PTO.

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Smoky Mountain High graduate Shannon Murphy has always been destined to make a difference in the world. Even as a young child, Murphy would lead her friends on missions to help others whether it was as a seventh grader when she and two friends traded their own Christmas presents to give them to less fortunate children in their school or as a high school student who spearheaded efforts to collect items to send to Hurricane Katrina victims. Whatever the cause, if the end result was to help others, even complete strangers, Murphy was first in line to volunteer her time.

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Sylva kicked off the holiday season last Saturday with the annual Christmas Parade.

This year’s theme was “A Storybook Christmas,” and floats were judged by a three-member panel which included Jackson County Arts Council President Sylvia Smythe and a representative each from Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College.

Coming in third place was St. David's Episcopal Church, followed by Liberty Baptist in second place and Skyland Care Center took the cake with a first place ribbon.

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Each night throughout the month of December, community organizations and churches will be hosting “Christmas in the Park” at the Macon County Rec Park.

From food drives for CareNet, to clothes and coat give-a-ways, the event combines music and holiday decorations with the true meaning of Christmas.

For more information, contact Shannon Sayer at Green Street Ministry.

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