11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Members of Franklin Young Professionals (FYP) held an end of the year gathering to celebrate all the community service accomplishments the group achieved in 2011. FYP is proud to now be a well rooted organization in Franklin, while continuously growing the group’s membership and community outreach.

Currently FYP is teaming up with CareNet to collect food donations for the Weekend Backpack Program. FYP member Ryan Finn with Franklin Tractor Services, donated $150.00 to CareNet in honor of Franklin Young Professionals during the end of the year gathering. The members of FYP have raised more than $300 for the Weekend Backpack Project as well as collected hundreds of pounds of food for Macon County’s students. Contact any FYP member for more information or if you want to donate.

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Mike Norris (L), president of the Rotary Club of Franklin presents Ken Lane (C) a check in the amount of $2,700 from the club to the Shop With a Cop Program.

Lane and Norris are pictured with club treasurer Lenny Jordan (R).

The presentation was made at the club’s annual Christmas Party Dec. 3 at the Dillard House in Dillard, Ga.

 

After more than 25 years of dedication to the Macon County School System, David Swafford is set to retire at the end of December. Swafford has worked as a custodian at Union School and South Macon Elementary.

“David Swafford has been a trustworthy and dedicated servant to the Macon County Schools for the past 25 years. Over the years Mr. Swafford has worked as a custodian at Union School and South Macon Elementary School. His honesty and integrity was a good example for all of those that he associated with,” said South Macon's Principal Tolly Bowles and Assistant Principal Allison Guynn of Swafford's retirement.

The staff at South Macon presented Swafford with a Michael Rogers print of Wayah Bald as a retirement gift during a special reception held in his honor.

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Casey Queen, co-owner of The Queen’s Junque, and John Miele, co-owner of The Golden Carp, recently presented a $555 donation for CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting poverty in more than 70 countries, to Susan Belcher, wife of Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher, and Jennifer Cooper, interim director Center for Service Learning and co-chair of the WCU Poverty Project.

The donation, which was made in support of the WCU Poverty Project, represented a percentage of sales in the town during the Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries celebration’s WCU Night on Dec. 2.

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