25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Cash mobsters descend on downtown Sylva

The fountain at the bottom of the old Jackson County courthouse was a sight to see last Friday, as more than 150 people gathered all waving $20 bills. Shoppers from Franklin and Sylva all joined together to support Main Street Sylva businesses affected by an August 16 fire that still has a portion of the street blocked off.

Organized by Macon County grass-roots group Venture Local Franklin, the event was deemed a cash mob with the intention of pushing a ton of business into the downtown economy all over the span of a couple of hours, for a short, quick, financial boost for businesses.

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The 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show was another successful event this year, and nothing said it more than with the donations of time, money and resources by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and all the cook teams that made a donation of more than 300 lbs. of cooked pork butt to CareNet right here in Franklin.

The KCBS began a program called 100KCBS Meals Mission, with the purpose of the initiative to feed 100,000 people this year. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce, with the approval of the KCBS, purchased 50 Boston Butts from Bi-Lo, a major sponsor of the festival, and asked that teams participating in this year's Mountain High BBQ Festival to prepare them for turn in and turn over to CareNet on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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The 61st Macon County Fair is set for Sept. 17- 20 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, 441S, Franklin. As one of the few remaining agricultural fairs in North Carolina, fair goers can expect to see exhibits that have been the tradition in the county for the past six decades. “Legacy of Yesterday ... Promise of Tommorrow” is the theme of this year’s fair, and county residents are invited to participate in a variety of ways.

Macon County Fair invites youth and adults to enter items

The Macon County Fair Board and Macon County Cooperative Extension would like to invite you to enter your items into the fair on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Items that may be entered are art work, flowers, canned goods, baked goods, photography, sewing, and other projects.

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Music with Angela Faye Martin Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room.

Martin’s songs draw on both the mysterious and familiar qualities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

They are hymns of grief; they are rock spells against the enemies of Mother Nature; they are cave paintings to remind future listeners that someone was here, someone cared about this place.

Alli Marshall of Mountain Xpress wrote- “… hers is a unique voice and style that draws on deep roots and deeper mysticism.”

 

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