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Sean Gibson, president of the Franklin Rotary Club, presented Kimberly Losee, executive director of the Community Care Clinic with a $ 5,000 check from the club.

The funds making up the $5,000 donation were $2,500 from the Rotary Club of Franklin with a matching grant from Rotary International District 7670.

Rotary is a worldwide network of 34,000 clubs comprised of inspired individuals who translate their passions into social and educational causes that changes lives and improve communities.

Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Nine West, Anne Klein, The Sak and Fossil are the designers being featured at the Franklin Chamber’s next big event, Designer Bag Bingo. Participants can play bingo and win a new designer handbag.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cat Creek Lodge located at 109 Holly Springs Village Road. Thirteen designer bags are up for grabs so each player will receive 13 bingo cards. Players can play all their cards on one purse or split them up however they would like to play them. Ink blotters will be provided. In addition, some gently used designer bags will be available in the silent auction which include Kate Spade and Coach.


The 68th Annual Blaine Family Reunion was held Sunday, Oct. 18, at Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Franklin.

Attending were Barbara and Paul Edwin Blaine, Judy Paxton, Judy Neeley, Bud Sales, J.D. and Peggy Whisnant, Gerald and Alice Fisher, Jan and Randal Peak, Don and Norma Fisher, Bill and Bobbie Stevenson, Ann Mehaffey and Angela Ledford.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

Square dancers and buck dancers hit the floor on Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Carson Community Center as local musicians deliver country tunes, bluegrass and a little Southern gospel.

Steve Waldroop and the Heartland Band invite anyone who enjoys stepping out on Saturday night to stop by.

No admission is charged.

Pickers and singers are welcome to join in.


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