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The Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center (SMPCC) held its BBQ Dinner Fundraiser this past Saturday night. Terry and Ruth Bloemsma offered the use of their barn facilities located on Patton Road.

Macon County has been very blessed by this facility being opened up to the public for special occasions or events.

More than 200 plates of barbecue were served, hayrides were given that were packed full on each ride, and live music was provided all evening. The Southern Appalachian Boys and the Blue Mountain Movement a.k.a. the Clark & Drew Band, performed as Craig Peavy and his son, Cody, of Crossroads Entertainment kept things rolling in between sets. The bands sang gospel, bluegrass, and folk music to the appreciative crowd.


Teresa Moody and Robert Hussey announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Fallon Danielle Morgan to Kyle William Marshall, son of David and Rachel Marshall of Franklin.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Joyce Moody of Franklin and is a student at WCU.

The groom-elect is employed with Drake Enterprises.

A wedding is planned for Saturday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Snow Hill Inn in Franklin. A reception to follow.

Invitations will be sent.


Connie Gibson Hedden and Michael Denton Hodgins cordially invite friends to the exchanging of their wedding vows on June 1, at The Snow Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Cowee Valley, in Franklin, 2 pm.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry C. Gibson and Mary Sue (Sprinkle) Tedder of Franklin, and the granddaughter of the late Carroll and Ruby (Cloer) Gibson and the late John L. and Anna (Candler) Sprinkle, of Franklin. She has one son, Hayden Price, of the home. She is employed with Southwestern Community College, as a Cosmetologist Instructor.

The groom-elect is the son of Wille and lotla (Sitton) Hodgins of Franklin, and is the grandson of the late Ed and Arlee (Tallent) Hodgins of Franklin, and the late Richard and Suddie (Brendle) of Webster, N.C. He has one son, Cameron Hodgins, of the home. He is employed at Franklin Body Shop in Franklin.

All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend. A reception will follow.

North Carolina Creative Autistic Living and Learning, Inc. (NCCALL, Inc.) made an Earth Day donation to Macon Citizens Habilities (MCH) of Franklin, in recognition of their service to persons living with Autism.

MCH has plans to start a greenhouse program for their clients to grow and market organic herbs.

NCCALL, Inc. is pleased to contribute to this green program which will enable clients to experience the process of cultivation in a healthful, happy environment.




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