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Macon County will honor its veterans with a special parade and ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. with a Veterans Parade through downtown Franklin, followed by a ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square featuring Vietnam veteran Gary Shields as the keynote speaker. Vice Mayor Verlin Curtis will also speak and elementary school children will sing. The ceremony will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony on the courtyard of the Macon County Courthouse. The community is encouraged to attend and show their support.

Immediately following the ceremony, veterans and their families are invited to a chili luncheon at the VFW Post on West Palmer Street.

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The Macon County Senior Games organization has selected the CareNet Backpack Program as the project in need for 2012.

Senior Games members will be donating food and funds throughtout the year to assist this needy cause.

Pictured (L-R) are Vanessa Bailey, director of CareNet, John and Marcia McGarity, backpack coordinators and Mary West, Senior Games benefit project director.

For more information, contact Les Sintay at (828)421-3444.

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin is part of a global civic organization dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

The Franklin club recently held its annual banquet to recognize club leaders and install the new officers. Shown here at the installation are Lt. Governor Scott Rogers, President Diane Aiello, President-Elect Wesley Hirsch, Treasurer Jim Brown and Secretary Chris Brouwer.

 

A very special art quilt depicting buildings in Macon County that are either listed on the historic register or are in historic districts was on display at the library on Siler Road last month.

The quilt was funded by a grant from the Town of Franklin and was a partnering project between the Macon County Historical Society and the Macon County Art Association located at the Uptown Gallery on Main Street.

The piece was auctioned at the Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser at Bloesma’s Barn on Sept. 26, but the owners graciously agreed to permit the display at the library through the month of October.

 

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