11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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In this tough economy, parents may find it difficult to get all the supplies and clothing their children need to start the new school year. For families looking to save money, employees of Murphy Group Practice have an idea to beat the back-to-school blues.

The second annual “Families Helping Families” Yard Sale and Celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon in the lower parking lot of Murphy Medical Center’s Medical Office Park on Highway 64 Alternate in Peachtree.

“The Murphy Medical Center family is reaching out to families in our community so they know we are there for them in sickness and in health,” Janet Shively, event coordinator said. “Everyone has stuff they need to clean out with kids growing as fast as they do. The idea is to have a common place for people to sell their children’s clothes and toys in order to buy things for the new school year. “

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Franklin High School Class of 1961 recently held its 50th reunion. Activities included a picnic at noon at the Macon County rec park shelter and a dinner/dance that evening at Mill Creek Country Club.

Eighty classmates attended the events and some traveled frm Virginia, Montana, Texas and Hawaii to attend.

A possible scholarship fund for selected FHS seniors is being reviewed by class members.

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Proceeds from the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi annual Wine & Cheese fundraiser were recently donated to Macon Citizens Habilities (MCH).

MCH provides residential services in Macon and Jackson counties to 33 persons.

Approximately 45 persons with developmental disabilities are served at Macon Citizens Enterprises, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities.

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On Thursday, Aug. 11, Alan Durden of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will talk about the local food movement in Macon County at a program sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

He will describe local food sources and projects — tailgate markets, stands, farmers’ markets, and community gardens. He will discuss the marketing concerns of local farmers, how is what farmers grow and market changing, and in what direction is agriculture moving.

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