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The American Red Cross faces a critical need for blood donations as summer winds down and the Labor Day holiday approaches.

Although an emergency appeal for donors in early summer temporarily stopped a decline in donations, results from July show that Red Cross blood donations for the month were the lowest they had been since 1996. In fact, blood donations through the Red Cross hit a 15-year low earlier this summer.

“Anyone who gave blood at the start of summer may be eligible to donate again as summer comes to a close,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Rolling up a sleeve and helping save lives can be a special way to celebrate the Labor Day holiday this year.”

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Elizabeth Birolin spoke at a recent Kiwanis of Franklin meeting sharing her volunteer experiences in Key Club (the high school version of Kiwanis) and how those experiences built her self-esteem and prepared her for college.

Birolin served as Secretary for Key Club 2008-2009 and as President for Key Club 2009-2010 while attending Macon Early College.

Birolin is currently studying art with an emphasis in Graphic Design at Brevard College.

Franklin High School Class of 1967 held its 45th reunion on July 21, 2012. In attendance at the Picnic were:

(first row, kneeling L-R) Martha Duncan Rayside, Sue Berry Henry, Jane Hastings Hopper, Elaine Barrett Holla ;

(second row, L-R) David Duvall, Martha Jamison, Sam Gibson, Willie Jean Cheek Crane, Judy Cabe Queen, Mary Haire Moore;

(third row, L-R) Brenda Bridgeman Hall, Charles Monroe Franks, Bruce Garrison, Elaine Rogers Lyons, Dwight Bryson;

(fourth row, L-R) Carl Alexander, Marion Stamey, Claude Waldroop, Paul Higdon, Eddie Bateman, Carlos Crisp and Ronnie Le.

Scott Nelson, president of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club, Smoky Mountain Chapter presents a donation to Rhonda Barnes, Clinical Coordinator from Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

The Enforcers partnered with Four Seasons at the Smoky Mountain Rumble held in Franklin the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18 to raise funds for patients and families in Hospice care.

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