18th Annual PUMPKINFEST :: Saturday, October 25 from 9am - 4pm * Downtown Franklin :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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A contingent from the Macon County Senior Games traveled to Raleigh recently for the State Championship Senior Games and brought home dozens of medals: 29 gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze.

The medal winners celebrated with a luncheon at the community building. Macon County seniors are invited to join in the fun.

For more information, call (828)421-3444.

 

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The 8th Annual Tour de Franklin was held Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at Smoky Mountain Bicycles on Highlands Road in Franklin.

Three different routes were offered: a 28-mile; a 66-mile and a 103-mile. At right, William Rossman from Peachtree City, Ga. completed 110 miles (which included a small detour) in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Proceeds from the race went to the Wounded Warrior project.

Photo by Joey Hooper

The Franklin Cross Country team will be hosting the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin.

This is the seventh year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race was conceived by Tiffany Allen, a FHS graduate and cross country runner, as a tribute to a former classmate who was killed in a car accident. Yearly scholarships in his memory have been awarded.

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Escape the confines of pavement for a fast-paced adventure along wooded trails and past lakes and mountains. Join the Western North Carolina Alliance for a guided mountain biking trip through the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trail System in the Nantahala National Forest Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Led by WNCA’s Education and Outings Coordinator, Joy Irby, bikers will learn about sustainable trail building, eat lunch on Lake Chatuge and experience the Fall as you fly past some of WNC’s most beautiful scenery. Beginners are welcome.

Cost is $10 for Alliance members; $20 for nonmembers. If you need a bike, the cost is $40 extra.

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