My grandson visiting for the summer participated in the Own The Night program initiated this summer by the Macon County Library. It was a national program for teenagers meeting three afternoons a week for two months. This program was facilitated by Ms. Ellen Agee. I cannot begin to tell you what a fine program this was for teens. It covered an extensive amount of material such as Anime, art, photography, creative writing, challenges to take home and complete, prizes, movies, and creative projects at nearly every session. It also tied into the Thursday night programs on Owls and Bats. Generally there were about 15 to 20 young people attending every session. There should have been 100. Ms. Agee is now going to start some programs for teens during the school year. I wish my grandson could be here for those sessions as well.
This is something you should cover and promote for the youth of Franklin.
Ruth Goodier — Franklin, N.C.