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Macon County Public Library will hold the 3rd Walking with Spring series of programs in conjunction with downtown Franklin's April Fools Trail Days (aprilfoolstraildays.com) festival on: Thursday, March 21 - 5:30 p.m. - Library Living Room, reception for nature-inspired art celebrating the Appalachian Trail.

Local students will present their art and receive awards for their work on display in the library. The art show is also sponsored by the Nantahala Hiking Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Macon County Schools.


Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church recently welcomed Dr. Richard L. Holmes as its new pastor. Dr. Holmes received his D. Min. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

As a firm believer, he has dedicated his life over the past 25 years to the pastoral ministry. Pastor and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children.


In honor of March being literacy month for the Rotary Club of Franklin, rotarians honored the original members of Macon County's volunteer organization Read2Me for their efforts to promote early literacy in the community.

Each Read2Me member was presented with the Rotary Club's Family and Community Service Award.


On Saturday and Sunday evenings, March 16 and March 17, Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church (470 Louisa Chapel Road – Franklin) will host a “Life of Christ” drive-thru. The event will take place from 7:30 – 9:00 each evening, and will consist of seven separate scenes depicting the Life of Christ. Sets are constructed to represent each scene, and live players will be stationed throughout the ‘drive thru’ to tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.


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