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The Franklin and Otto Post Offices took part in the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive on Saturday, May 12.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands collected non-perishable food items and delivered them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.

More than 120 million postcards were mailed to customers in towns and cities throughout America informing them about the food drive.

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Franklin’s Relay for Life held its annual Survivors Dinner recently to honor and give tribute to cancer survivors in Macon County. It was held at Cowee Baptist Church with dinner provided by local merchants, followed by a concert given by Cowee Baptist Church choir.

Joy Sloope was the guest speaker and Phyllis Castle recognized the survivors.

This year’s Relay for Life will be held Friday at the Franklin High School Track with opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m.

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American Legion Post 108 Ladies Auxiliary is collecting items to pack into care packages to be sent to local soldiers stationed around the world.

Donations may be made at the American Legion Post, 614 West Main Street.

Pictured (L-R) are Debbie McGill, project chairman; Christine Jason, vice president; Louise Womack, president; and Chris Gregory, Sgt. at Arms.

 

Three FHS seniors chosen to receive $1000 each.

The Wayne Proffitt Memorial Scholarship was awarded for its third year last Saturday, during the Future Farmers of America annual fundraising banquet at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on Georgia Road.

With the scent of barbecue in the air, and the sounds of Madison County-based bluegrass troupe Appalachian Harmony, more than a hundred people turned out for the event.

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