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Arts & Entertainment

The Arts Council of Macon County invites local non-profit agencies to apply to the council for a Grassroots Arts Program grant to help fund community arts programs such as concerts, exhibits or workshops.

The deadline for the summer award cycle is July 29; applications are judged on artistic merit, need/cost effectiveness, and participation level.

Special consideration is given to new projects designed to reach people not normally served by the arts.

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Seeking submissions for 2011 Linda Flowers Literary Award

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites original entries of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry for the 2011 Linda Flowers Literary Award. The postmark deadline for submissions is August 15, 2011. There is no entry fee.

The Linda Flowers Literary Award is given annually by the North Carolina Humanities Council for unpublished writing that portrays North Carolina, its people, and cultures. While authors do not have to be North Carolinians, entries are expected to draw on North Carolina connections and/or memories.

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The National League of Junior Cotillions™ (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education, and social dance training for middle and junior high school students, has announced plans to establish its National program in Macon County.

Says Elizabeth Anne Winters, NLJC National Director, “We will be selecting a director for a local chapter who will receive complete training and an exclusive territory for expansion.”

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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for the largest annual Independence Day celebration in Western North Carolina. The 4th of July Fireworks & Fun Day will be held at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park just south of Franklin off U.S. 441 on Monday, July 4. Activities will begin in the park at 3 p.m. and conclude at dark with the largest fireworks display in the area.

“We always work hard to make this a very special day for those who attend,” said Cindy Cavender, Special Events Coordinator for the Chamber. “The crowds can expect a spectacular day of fun and excitement for the entire family. While the day will not begin until 3 pm there will still be lots to do including the live entertainment, kid’s inflatable area, a horseshoe tournament, a cornhole tournament along with the famous Plunger Toss.”

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