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Opinion Letters Local businesses never fail to support community

Shop Franklin. Shop local. Support your local businesses. You hear it all the time. But most of the time, you don’t really think about it. That is until you need a donation for a fundraiser or a benefit. The local business community is by far the best when it comes to donations. Even with the economy being as tough as it is, local businesses never fail to support whatever fundraiser is happening, whether it is for school events, benefits for the sick or fundraisers for charitable organizations.

The Macon County Academic Foundation would like to thank all of the local businesses who donated to our recent fundraiser. We had an abundance of items donated even in these tough economic times. We sincerely appreciate the many restaurants who donated the BBQ and food for the dinner. We would also like thank all of the individuals who attended the event and supported us with their money. We always try to be mindful that this was hard earned money and try to be as careful as we can with spending it.

MCAF would like to especially recognize and thank the following supporters:

— Steve and Martha Gleaner who have faithfully supported MCAF for a many years. I would like to invite you to check out Steve’s website www.stevegleaner.com and click on gulf coast rentals.
— Caterpillar for their continued donations and support.
— Ken and Melissa Cook of Custom Sound for their continued support.

The auction was a great event and I hope everyone had a good time. Please try to support our local businesses as much as possible. Without our patronage, they will not be able to continue to support all of our many fundraisers.

Lastly, a set of keys was lost during the auction. If you picked up a set and later realized that they were not yours, please turn them in to the Board of Education or call (828)421- 0833.

Joey Curtis, MCAF President — Franklin, N.C.


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