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It was all about the pets last Saturday, as the fifth annual Super Adoption Day was held at Westgate Plaza in Franklin.

Augmented with barbecue, ice cream, pony rides, classic rock performed by the Lost Dog Blues Band and a dunking tank, Super Adoption Day has traditionally proven to be one of the more popular springtime events in Franklin. The event showcased adoptable pets from Macon County Animal Control and the Macon County Humane Society.

What made this year’s event especially successful was the addition of shelter pets from Bryson City’s P.A.W.S., Atlanta’s Safe Harbor and Machacek of Andrews.

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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming The Children’s Home to Franklin’s business community. The Children’s Home is located at 827 Wiley Brown Road.

Founded by the Methodist church, The Children’s Home’s main campus is located in Winston Salem and has been providing service for 102 years. Part of the long range plan for many years was to offer a facility in the western part of the state. In 2000, The Franklin Campus of the Children’s Home was opened to serve the seven westernmost counties in North Carolina.

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The aptly named “Day in the Park” saw locals and members of various local churches spending an afternoon enjoying Jaycee Park in West Franklin last Saturday.

From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., various games, activities and a hot dog lunch were held at the park. “It’s endless what you can do here,” said event organizer Kathy Hildreath. “It’s about developing a relationship with this community. For most people, this is just a part of town you drive through. Nobody really notices the park.”

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Franklin residents gathered to participate in the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 3, at noon on the square in downtown Franklin.

“One Nation Under God” was this year’s theme.

Local pastors prayed for families, churches, schools, businesses and government.

A group from Franklin Covenant Church provided the accompaniment for the singing portion of the program.

Paul Backhaus of First Assembly of God prayed for the nation’s churches.

 

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published: 10/18/2013
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