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Residents at Mill Creek Country Club celebrated July 4th with the 2nd Annual Golf Cart Parade followed by a "chicken box dinner and social."

Homeowners secretly created original and patriotic themes for weeks ahead hoping to win the trophy for first place.

Mayor Joe Collins, and County Commissioners Bobby Kuppers and Ron Haven judged as the parade wound its way over and through the cart path on Mill Creek's fairways.

Joe Culpepper, one of the club's owners emcee'd the event.

Joanne Snider was the Parade Marshal.

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Ed and Pat Farmer of Franklin, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 14. An open house will be held in their honor at Cartoogechaye Baptist Church, 365 W. Old Murphy Road, Franklin, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The couple were married in Kissimmee, Fla., where they resided until their retirement in 2003.

They love the mountains and have been enjoying their retirement.

No gifts, please.

 

A lot of people think that Habitat for Humanity builds houses and gives them away. It’s actually a lot more than that to Macon County residents in need. Building houses is just one approach.

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. After developing and testing their model of Christian outreach through constructing affordable housing in underdeveloped countries, they returned to the United States to address housing needs in the U.S. Since its founding, Habitat has constructed more than 500,000 homes worldwide.

The Habitat for Humanity Macon County (HFHMC) affiliate was incorporated in 1993 as a 501 (c)3 non-profit. Since that time 18 homes have been completed, 14 in Franklin and four in Highlands according to Rick Westerman, executive director. A 19th home is nearing completion for a local family.

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REACH of Macon County was presented with the Ellen Pence Program Excellence Award from The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This award recognizes a local domestic violence program that has remained focused on the empowerment of survivors of domestic violence and creates a place where survivors’ experiences are heard and acknowledged.

REACH of Macon County provides services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families in both Macon and Jackson County.

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