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Girl Scouts across the nation have teamed up to celebrate the organizations centennial anniversary. For the past 100 years the Girl Scouts organization has been working to shape girls into the leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on March 12, 1912 when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia.

Celebrations have been held all across the country and locally, during last months meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, a resolution was passed to join the national effort of declaring 2012 the “Year of the Girl”.

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Macon County citizens came together on Saturday afternoon to honor its Vietnam Veterans with a special parade and ceremony. The event was held in Downtown Franklin and was made possible by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 994, Town of Franklin, and the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

In 2008, Congressman Heath Shuler (D- 11) took an idea submitted by Derrel Maxwell and the members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 994 in Franklin and introduced House Resolution 1231 in support of Vietnam Veterans Day.

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AT hikers celebration and 18th anniversary Saturday

Coincidence you say?....

April 1, 1994 was the opening day with three eagles soaring in the sky as the Three Eagles Outfitters sign was mounted on the first mini 300 sq. ft. shop in Westgate Plaza.

From these small beginnings with a very modest number of hikers to its present nearly 10, 000 sq. ft. building, Three Eagles still serves AT through hikers — now over 1,000 a year, not including the section hikers, vacation hikers, day hikers, and just those who love the great outdoors.

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Franklin Daybreak Rotary is proud to present their donation of $2,140.00 to FROGS for the new DOG PARK that will be going in at Big Bear Park.

Left to Right: Judy Comer of FROGS, Lois Cantrell of FROGS, and Pam Forshee of the Franklin Daybreak Rotary.

 

 

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