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Hundreds of community members headed out to the Cartoogechaye Community on Tuesday for the Grand Opening of the Parker Meadows Recreation Complex and despite a great turnout and memorable ribbon cutting, the park's most memorable night isn't scheduled until Sept. 10 when the park's first ball game is scheduled to take place.

"Tonight has been a great night and as excited as we are to show off this great park to the community, we are even more excited to announce that the first games ever played on these fields will be on Sept. 10 and will be for the special needs children in our community," said Macon County Manager Derek Roland during his remarks at the park's grand opening.


Quilts of Valor show runs through November.

Five local women have created quilts that have been chosen for the National Quilt Museum's exhibit, “To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor.” The show will run from Aug. 20 to Nov. 11. All are members of the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild. Susan Roper and Cindy Williams created one of the quilts; Linda Harrison and Debbie Chastain created another the quilts; and Liz View created the third quilt.

The museum, which is located in Paducah, Ky., features some of the finest fiber arts and quilt collections in the world. Its displays feature inhouse and traveling collections in its three galleries. More than 110,000 people come from all over the world every year to visit the museum.


Awards Presented at Cowee Celebration and Macon County Heritage Day

Several awards were presented on Saturday, Aug.15, at the Cowee Celebration and Macon County Heritage Day held at the Heritage Center at Cowee School. This year’s event was the third celebration for the Heritage Center and the first as a joint event partnering with the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

The Macon County commissioners have awarded resolutions to Barbara McRae and Margaret Ramsey proclaiming them as Honorary Historians of Macon County in past years. The third such resolution was presented to Merritt Fouts at this Cowee Celebration.


The Franklin Farmers Market held a Customer Appreciation Day on a recent Saturday and held a drawing with a prize of more than $100 worth of produce.

Winners were Joe Fowler and Kessandra LeQuire and girls.







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