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In honor of March being literacy month for the Rotary Club of Franklin, rotarians honored the original members of Macon County's volunteer organization Read2Me for their efforts to promote early literacy in the community.

Each Read2Me member was presented with the Rotary Club's Family and Community Service Award.


On Saturday and Sunday evenings, March 16 and March 17, Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church (470 Louisa Chapel Road – Franklin) will host a “Life of Christ” drive-thru. The event will take place from 7:30 – 9:00 each evening, and will consist of seven separate scenes depicting the Life of Christ. Sets are constructed to represent each scene, and live players will be stationed throughout the ‘drive thru’ to tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.


C. Fairley Pollock, Ed.D. (Coordinator of Student Services at Southwestern Community College) spoke at the Kiwanis of Franklin meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12. Pollock reported that the college had been selling Valentine Candygrams as a fundraiser for Relay for Life.

The college is sponsoring a spelling bee in March with a prize of $250.

Some new continuing education courses to be offered in the spring will include Zumba, Cupcake Decorating, American Sign Language, and ABC's of Computer.

A new curriculum program will be Health Information Technology.

All classes are listed on the website



The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild and the Quilts of Valor continued their mission of covering “all those service members and veterans touched by war,” with a quilt presentation to two members of American Legion Post 108. William Trapani is a Navy Corpsman who served in Korea.

Joe Foreman is a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and served in Korea and Vietnam. Region Eight of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is directed by coordinator Susan Gordon and consists of quilters from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.


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