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In conjunction with the annual Macon County Fair, the Macon County Rural Development Panel (RDP) is once again raffling off a cord of firewood. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Agricultural Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Fund awards scholarships of $500 to Macon County first-year college students enrolled in agriculture and natural resource-related studies.

Friends of Sam W. Mendenhall, Macon County Agent with the NC Agricultural Extension Service from the 1930s until his death in 1954, established the Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Macon RDP. The RDP is an organization of representatives from each of the federal, state, and county agricultural, rural development, forestry, and wildlife agencies in Macon County. The principal source of donations to the Scholarship Fund are receipts from the RDP firewood raffle at the Macon County Fair.

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The Macon County Fair Cake Committee will again be selecting the 2012 “Best Cake in Macon County” at the 59th Annual Macon County Fair. Do you have a special cake recipe that has been handed down thru generations or one that always disappears first at the church suppers? If so, why not enter it in the “Best Cake in Macon County” contest.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 15, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair pavilion. Entry forms may be found in the fair catalogue or may be filled out when contestants enter the contest that Saturday. Cake judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the pavilion. All entries and recipes become the property of the Macon County Fair. Recipes and photos may be printed in the Macon County Fair Cookbook.

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Four members of Dogwood Crafters' Scholarship Committee recently attended the First Annual Scholarship Recipient & Donor Recognition Luncheon at Southwestern Community College.

Held at the brand new Burrell Building Conference Center on the SCC campus in Sylva, the event organized by the SCC Foundation offered an opportunity for the group to meet their 2012 Scholarship recipient, Robin Dodson, a student from Franklin.

Pictured (L-R) are Patricia Cowen, Mary Nolan, Robin Dodson, Mary Ethel Prather and Joyce Lantz.

The Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin awards two scholarships a year to a college student studying in the field of Earth Science.

Joshua Fuller is the current scholarship recipient of $1,000. Fuller loves geology and wants to go into environmental activity with the oil industry or seismic studies.

Past recipients are Alanna Weir and Klara Ledford who each received a $500 scholarship. Scholarship chairman Jean Emerson is pictured with Fuller.

Photo by Linda Behr

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