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The Franklin Relay for Life team met for its annual combination Wrapup/ Kick Off on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Factory. Co-Chairs Tammy Dills and Jean Crane offered welcoming remarks and general information about the 2013 Relay for Life along with a recap of last year’s relay.

Team captains were recognized including Darlene Green, captain of the Caterpillar team who raised $9,555 for Relay for 2012.

Lucille Cox was named 2013 Honorary Chairperson in recognition of her more than 20 years of service to Relay.

Plans for the 2013 Relay for Life were announced. It will be held June 7 at the Franklin High School track with the theme “Grand Ole Relay,” and “Country Folks Can Survive.”

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The following is a partial list of national organizations who are taking donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief:

• Americares.org - AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs.

• Samaritan’s Purse.org — Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief organization, headed by Franklin Graham, that provides immediate, no-red-tape response to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations—especially in locations where few others are working. Samaritan’s Purse has worked in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.

more organizations listed after the jump!

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Members of the Macon Early College edition of Kiwanis’ Key Club stamped dictionaries for the Kiwanis Club of Franklin.

 

Kiwanis distributes the dictionaries to all third graders in Macon County every year.

Pictured are (L-R) Rachael Conley, Key Club member; Westley Cotter, Purshotom Aruwani, Key Club member, and Emily Kimsey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youngsters at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families come from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect where they haven’t been able to count on a happy Christmas. But while they are in care, their house parents and other staff strive to make sure their holidays are full of engaging activities, plenty of holiday treats and Christmas wishes come true.

Black Mountain Children’s Home seeking SantasYoungsters at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families come from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect where they haven’t been able to count on a happy Christmas. But while they are in care, their house parents and other staff strive to make sure their holidays are full of engaging activities, plenty of holiday treats and Christmas wishes come true.

Donors are needed to help supply the items listed on each child’s letter to Santa and to help fund special outings and activities for youth over the school break. Each child has created a list of up to seven items they hope Santa Claus will leave for them to find Christmas morning.

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