25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment

Come celebrate summer at the 14th Annual Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church located at 216 Roller Mill Road in Franklin.

The day will be filled with lots of great entertainment and delicious food.

Groups like the Dendy Family, Macon County Line Dancers, Patton Valley String Band, Men Macon Music, the dulcimer players and Stan Dogan will perform throughout the festival.

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Last Saturday, in anticipation of the Fourth of July celebrations, the Macon County Freedom Coalition, including FreedomWorks, the Macon County Republican Party and the Mountain Patriots TEA Party, presented “Freedom on the Square” at the gazebo in downtown Franklin.

The event attracted conservative-minded folks from around the county and the region who gathered under a relentless sun for a program of patriotic music and speeches promoting conservative issues and frequently highlighting a conservative perspective on history.

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Franklin kicked off its 4th of July activities with a parade down Main Street on Monday morning.

Folks dressed in patriotic themes and walked, rode in wagons, jeeps, tractors and vintage cars in celebration of Independence Day.

Freedom Rocks the Square was held downtown Friday night with Linda Beal and Toby Tobias, the Monkey Crew Jump Dancers and the C-Square Band.

 

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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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