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On Friday, July 4, the Franklin Lion’s Club took off their bright yellow vests and cooked chicken. Each year the Franklin Lions sell barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, drink and cake to help raise funds for its program to give four Franklin High School students scholarships to pursue their educational goals. Several of the men barbecue the chicken while Rick Norton traditionally makes the cole slaw. This year, Norton’s son, Darryn helped create the side dish for the barbecue. Franklin Lions sold 525 barbecue chicken dinners this year which will allow the Franklin Lions to award five scholarships to FHS seniors this coming year.

Franklin Lions Club’s mission is to help those who can’t see or have trouble seeing by providing glasses, and canes for the blind. The group also does a number of other fundraising events throughout the year to help fund numerous other local civic functions. The Franklin Lions will be giving vision screenings to Macon County young people under the eighth grade starting in August.

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Adrian Martinez, of Franklin, played an extra in the film that was being made in Franklin called "Armored Car" with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Kirsten Wigg.

Martinez went to Asheville on Friday to play as an extra in three different scenes as a mall shopper with his car in the background.

“I’ve always dreamed about being in a Hollywood film but never thought I had an opportunity to. I had to be on the set at 9 a.m. and the stylists dressed me and shaved my face to make me look like the ’90s scene when the robbery in Charlotte took place,” said Martinez. “We were not allowed to take pictures or talk to the actors. Regardless of that, I did meet and shake Owen Wilson's hand which I did get told after I wasn't allowed to do but I was thrilled to. The scene that was playing was staged at the Bilmore Square Mall with Owen Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Ellis.”

Martinez said a lot of routine work went into the scene but that waiting around for that to happen was “definitely worth it.”

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TwoBricks, a not-for profit veteran's organization building schools and clinics in Vietnam's Central Highlands, will hold a fundraiser/public screening of the documentary film “Same, Same But Different” on Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m. at the Franklin American Legion Hall, 614 W. Main Street, Franklin.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 and are available at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

An Evening for Vietnam Veterans offers an inspiring, untold tale of Vietnam Veterans who have returned to the land of their former enemy to do humanitarian work. Following their journey from war vet to global citizen, the documentary inspires veterans to share their stories and reunite with wartime colleagues.

Opening with a reading by twice-wounded Marine Veteran Suel Jones, from his acclaimed book “Meeting the Enemy: A Marine Returns Home” is followed by a screening of the documentary “Same, Same But Different,” produced by Perryman and Moises Gonzalez, from Albuquerque, N. M., and an acoustic concert by singer/songwriter Emory Joseph.

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The League of Women Voters held its monthly forum at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church last Thursday. At this month's meeting, the league invited the Mayor of Franklin, Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard to discuss the current state of the town as well as the future of the town.

Scott kicked off the forum by taking to the podium and making a pitch for changing the titles of the Board of Aldermen and instead, like many other places in North Carolina, calling the board councilmen.

“This was a term that was created a long time ago. It means old men,” said Scott. “If you look at our board, it's pretty diverse.”

As for issues that may cause concern to the town within the next few years, he pointed to the state's recent move to eliminate privilege taxes that have previously been paid to local municipalities over the years.

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