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Fred Berger of the Rotary Club of Franklin (R) presents Rotary District Governor Bill Parker a check for $2,200 as the contribution to PolioPlus at its Sept. 14 meeting.

Since the PolioPlus program's inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine.

Rotary's $200 Million Challenge is the Rotary Foundation's response to the two grants totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio.

Every dollar given to PolioPlus will be counted toward the $200 million match.

Anderson wins Grand Champion Prize at Market Steer Show

The 58th annual Macon County Fair was held last week with many contests, shows and exhibits. Several residents were able to demonstrate their agricultural know-how during several competitions, including the Market Steer Show, which took place Saturday morning. Fifteen total contestants entered the market steer show, combining to make up five separate classes.

Ben Carpenter, an employee with The North Carolina Department of Agriculture, judged the contestants and their steers. In the end, the ladies took the top prizes. Kaitlyn Anderson was awarded the Grand Champion Prize and Samantha DeHart was recognized for the runner-up position.

 

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Scott Rhodes (L) of Franklin Ford presents Patsy Parker of the Rotary Club of Franklin a check for $100.

Franklin Ford will make a donation to the club every time a Rotary Club of Franklin member purchases a vehicle from Franklin Ford.

The presentation was made at the Sept. 14 meeting.

 

 

Ceremonies to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Children’s wing at The Rathbun Center took place on Sept. 8. The Center is the only hospital hospitality house serving Western North Carolina. For 17 years the Center has provided lodging and other supportive services free-of-charge to patients and/or their caregivers coming to Asheville for medical treatment. The new wing will include the addition of six guest rooms, a laundry room, large storage area, common/playroom, a new kitchen, and a children’s library. During the construction a new roof will be added for the entire home.

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