61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Visitors to the fair can see antique farm equipment, displays by area organizations and students, giant pumpkins, homegrown vegetables and lots of animals.

The Macon County Fair is a staple of the fall season and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter and Betsey Gooder

 

 

 

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The First United Methodist Church hosted its annual breakfast for the Mountain View Intermediate School’s teachers and staff.

Twenty church volunteers prepared and served the breakfast in appreciation of the school’s service to the children.

Each teacher was given a large bag of school supplies for disadvantaged students.

Through contributions from the church’s congregation, $900 of school supplies were given.

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Cash mobsters descend on downtown Sylva

The fountain at the bottom of the old Jackson County courthouse was a sight to see last Friday, as more than 150 people gathered all waving $20 bills. Shoppers from Franklin and Sylva all joined together to support Main Street Sylva businesses affected by an August 16 fire that still has a portion of the street blocked off.

Organized by Macon County grass-roots group Venture Local Franklin, the event was deemed a cash mob with the intention of pushing a ton of business into the downtown economy all over the span of a couple of hours, for a short, quick, financial boost for businesses.

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The 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show was another successful event this year, and nothing said it more than with the donations of time, money and resources by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and all the cook teams that made a donation of more than 300 lbs. of cooked pork butt to CareNet right here in Franklin.

The KCBS began a program called 100KCBS Meals Mission, with the purpose of the initiative to feed 100,000 people this year. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce, with the approval of the KCBS, purchased 50 Boston Butts from Bi-Lo, a major sponsor of the festival, and asked that teams participating in this year's Mountain High BBQ Festival to prepare them for turn in and turn over to CareNet on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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