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East Franklin Elementary school celebrated spring last Friday with the annual Spring Fling fundraiser.

Students and their families enjoyed a fun filled evening of games, raffles, activities and crafts all in support of East Franklin Elementary.

Some of the favorite activities included two bounce houses, face painting, bingo and a dance party.

International foods were served for dinner and many families went home with dessert won from the cake walk and auction.

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Students at Franklin High School danced the night away Saturday at their 2015 Senior Prom.

This year’s prom theme was “Fishing in the Dark,” and it was held at Bloemsma Barn.

Before dining at local restaurants, the teens took photos along Franklin’s Main Street.

Students cast their votes for the 2015 Prom Queen and King, and just before midnight, Brittany Watson and Trey Maslin were crowed this year’s Prom Royalty.

 

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Macon County News partners with Read2Me for contest

In celebration of Literacy Month at the Rotary Club of Franklin, winners of the 4th annual Read2Me Essay contest were treated to lunch before reading their winning essays for Rotarians.

Starting four years ago, Read2Me partnered with the Macon County News to develop an essay contest that encouraged reading while allowing students to showcase their talents as writers. The Rotary Club of Franklin quickly signed on to help sponsor the contest, which has seen the number of entries triple since inception.

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Franklin High Principal Barry Woody, along with Coach Brooks and school board chair Jim Breedlove were on hand Friday to test drive the car lot’s Fords to raise money for the school.

Members of the Franklin Police Department also showed up to drive cars to raise money for Franklin Ford’s second Drive 4UR School event.

Sales representatives Reva Sanders and Amber Thomas helped load more than 350 people into cars, raising $6,000 for Franklin High School.

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