61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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“Bats!” is the topic for the Thursdays at the Library, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room and library grounds.

Doreen Miller, retired from the U. S. Forest Service, will talk about bat habitat, white nose syndrome, and why bats are important to the eco systems. After the talk, attendees will walk around the library grounds to watch for bats in the library’s backyard.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to area residents and visitors. Donations are welcome.

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Western Carolina University’s Academic Success Program and representatives of the Walmart Supercenter in Sylva will partner for a Day of Service on Saturday, July 14, to benefit community-based programs.

The Day of Service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot and the public is invited. The event will feature food and games; emergency vehicles and a bass boat on display; booths for on-campus and community organizations; and free energy drink samples.

Proceeds from the Day of Service will benefit the Community Table, an organization that helps provide food to those who need it in and around Sylva; Communities in Schools, an organization that assists students and their families by providing school supplies and more; and the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, a Western North Carolina organization that offers counseling and information on pregnancy.

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Residents at Mill Creek Country Club celebrated July 4th with the 2nd Annual Golf Cart Parade followed by a "chicken box dinner and social."

Homeowners secretly created original and patriotic themes for weeks ahead hoping to win the trophy for first place.

Mayor Joe Collins, and County Commissioners Bobby Kuppers and Ron Haven judged as the parade wound its way over and through the cart path on Mill Creek's fairways.

Joe Culpepper, one of the club's owners emcee'd the event.

Joanne Snider was the Parade Marshal.

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Ed and Pat Farmer of Franklin, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 14. An open house will be held in their honor at Cartoogechaye Baptist Church, 365 W. Old Murphy Road, Franklin, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The couple were married in Kissimmee, Fla., where they resided until their retirement in 2003.

They love the mountains and have been enjoying their retirement.

No gifts, please.

 

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