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Last Saturday the Macon County Heritage Center at the Historic Cowee School held the first annual Cowee Christmas.

With local artisans and vendors displaying Christmas treats, music provided by local musicians and a locally grown lunch cooked up by the Cowee Farmers Market, Saturday's holiday celebration had something for the whole family.

 

 

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The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Gingerbread House competition during Winter Wonderland Dec. 6 and 13.

Entries on display at the lower level of town hall were judged and the following contestants placed in their respective categories:

Children
1st Place – Brooklyn Davis
2nd Place – Emily Pilkerton
3rd Place - Awtrey’s, Beller’s & Coker’s

Youth
1st Place Place Youth – Hannah Cabe

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Town employees have been decorating the downtown area for the past couple of weeks, assembling the tree on town square, and hanging wreaths and lights helping Franklin get in the Christmas spirit for the upcoming holiday season.

 

 

View more pictures from around town and the Christmas Calendar of Events after the jump!

 

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The local Aviation Historical Society assembled Tuesday, Nov. 18, for its monthly meeting at the Macon County Airport. Featured speaker for the gathering was World War II bomber pilot, Dick Moulton, who captivated the audience with reminiscences of his experiences in Europe as a B- 17 Flying Fortress pilot. He intertwined his own memories of the war with log entries of his 45 bombing missions over France and Germany.

After graduating from his Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet training in December 1943, Moulton tasted his first war-time experience in June 1944 as co-pilot of a B- 17 bomber. His first assignment took him into Germany on a combat mission to bomb a German airfield. His plane was to drop a salvo of 18 250# bombs, but due to mechanical malfunction, the bombs dropped one-at-a-time instead of the all-atonce plan, missing the intended target.

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