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Members of Read2Me met last Thursday at the Blue Ridge Roadhouse in hopes of building momentum for the program. Read2Me is a community literacy campaign geared to encouraging parents to read with their children early and often.

After a year of working in Macon County, the community-oriented group is looking to expand and build new membership to continue with the goal of promoting early literacy and proving that “Reading Matters in Macon County.”

Joined by representatives from the Macon County Health Department, the Fontana Regional Library, The Franklin Press, Angel Medical Center's new CEO, county commissioners and the superintendent of Macon County Schools, members of Read2Me recapped events that have occurred over the past year.


The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, will hold its annual flower show at the 59th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show will be open to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 16. The show will be located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are invited to exhibit flowers and plants at the show; entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.


In conjunction with the annual Macon County Fair, the Macon County Rural Development Panel (RDP) is once again raffling off a cord of firewood. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Agricultural Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Fund awards scholarships of $500 to Macon County first-year college students enrolled in agriculture and natural resource-related studies.

Friends of Sam W. Mendenhall, Macon County Agent with the NC Agricultural Extension Service from the 1930s until his death in 1954, established the Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Macon RDP. The RDP is an organization of representatives from each of the federal, state, and county agricultural, rural development, forestry, and wildlife agencies in Macon County. The principal source of donations to the Scholarship Fund are receipts from the RDP firewood raffle at the Macon County Fair.


The Macon County Fair Cake Committee will again be selecting the 2012 “Best Cake in Macon County” at the 59th Annual Macon County Fair. Do you have a special cake recipe that has been handed down thru generations or one that always disappears first at the church suppers? If so, why not enter it in the “Best Cake in Macon County” contest.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 15, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair pavilion. Entry forms may be found in the fair catalogue or may be filled out when contestants enter the contest that Saturday. Cake judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the pavilion. All entries and recipes become the property of the Macon County Fair. Recipes and photos may be printed in the Macon County Fair Cookbook.


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