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Opinion Letters Shop local, give local at cash mob for CareNet

It’s that time again … time to “Shop Local and Give Local.” The group at Venture Local Franklin (VLF) are gearing up for their 10th Ca$h Mob on Saturday, Aug. 24, and they have their sights set on the Franklin Farmer’s Market. Not familiar with the Ca$h Mob? The idea is to encourage our local community to support Franklin’s small, locally owned businesses by stimulating the economy.

There are three simple rules that are in place to keep the “mob” in order. First: Commit to spend $20 cash (the stimulus); Second: You have to meet and chat with at least three new people (networking), you never know who you might run into at the Ca$h Mob; and the last and most important rule of all: Have fun!

Macon County Care Network (CareNet) has been chosen by the group at VLF to be a beneficiary of donated canned goods, as well as, leftover produce from the vendors that day. Be on the lookout for the CareNet food barrels placed around the Farmer’s Market. Please drop off any non-perishable canned food items and/or personal hygiene items in the barrels. We’re honored to be part of this amazing movement to support locally owned and operated businesses, as well as, the overall well-being of our community. CareNet continues to provide immediate assistance to families in need right here in Macon County. What could be a better fit than to join forces with yet another organization striving to move Franklin forward, than that of Venture Local Franklin? So come out and join us on Aug. 24, and support the Franklin Farmer’s Market, as well as, pay it forward to a local ministry in need of your continued support. Remember to meet at the clock tower at 8:45 a.m., and then the Mob will move down to the Farmers Market. See you at the clock tower!

Shaina D. Adkins — Director of CareNet


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