11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Last Saturday visitors to Pickin’ on the Square got a special suprise when Mr and Mrs. Parish Price exchanged vows at the event.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Sundown.

Pickin’ on the Square occurs every Saturday night throughout the summer and into the second weekend of October.

 

 

 

 

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Museum of Military Memorabilia, Inc., permanently located in Naples, Fla., will bring a traveling World War II exhibit to Franklin, June 6-9.

The mini-museum will be open to the public, free of charge, in Tartan Hall, 26 Church Street, Franklin, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-8, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 9. Curator of the collection, Greg Garcia, will showcase everything World War II from weapons and uniforms, to an authentic Army jeep.

A movie presentation of “The Last Bomb” and “The Japanese Surrender” will play Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday at 2 pm; and Saturday at 11 a.m. The war display and movie are co-sponsored by Macon County Historical Society, and the Community Relations Committee of First Presbyterian Church, Franklin.

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Students throughout the county participated in a “What it Means to be an American” essay contest hosted by Franklin’s Rotary Club, Read2Me, and The Macon County News.

The essay contest was modeled after the contest that Dr. Gloria Houston wrote about in “Littlejim,” in which the book’s main character participated for the Kansas City Star.

The winners of the contest received a $50 cash prize courtesy of the Rotary Club and had the opportunity to read their essays for Western Carolina University’s chancellor, Dr. David Belcher at the May 30 Rotary Club meeting.

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Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) has awarded the Elmer and Irene Hooper Civic Leadership Scholarship to Autumn Skye Baird.

Established in memory of Elmer Hooper by his wife, Irene Hooper, and CSA, the fund provides financial support for deserving young students from rural Jackson, Macon, Haywood and Swain counties in North Carolina.

Baird, a student from Blue Ridge School in Glenville, has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and is committed to making a difference in the community.

 

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