61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Franklin High School student council recently had a fundraiser for Carenet. They raised 912 pounds of non- perishable food items, with the help of the Franklin High student body and Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church.

Pictured (sitting, L-R) Nina Astling, Kaycee Corbin, Jordan Burrell, and Madi Angel; (standing, L-R) Eric Phommakisone, Christy Barton, Hannah Hylton, Emily Crunkleton, Lacy Millsaps, Cassie Giaquinto, Danielle Jamison, Elinor Brow, Maddie Brown, Amy Underwood, Kelsey Sheffield, Drew Simpson, Holly Bullis, Cassie Doster, Raven Cassida and Alex Clark.

Members of Franklin Young Professionals (FYP) held an end of the year gathering to celebrate all the community service accomplishments the group achieved in 2011. FYP is proud to now be a well rooted organization in Franklin, while continuously growing the group’s membership and community outreach.

Currently FYP is teaming up with CareNet to collect food donations for the Weekend Backpack Program. FYP member Ryan Finn with Franklin Tractor Services, donated $150.00 to CareNet in honor of Franklin Young Professionals during the end of the year gathering. The members of FYP have raised more than $300 for the Weekend Backpack Project as well as collected hundreds of pounds of food for Macon County’s students. Contact any FYP member for more information or if you want to donate.

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Mike Norris (L), president of the Rotary Club of Franklin presents Ken Lane (C) a check in the amount of $2,700 from the club to the Shop With a Cop Program.

Lane and Norris are pictured with club treasurer Lenny Jordan (R).

The presentation was made at the club’s annual Christmas Party Dec. 3 at the Dillard House in Dillard, Ga.

 

After more than 25 years of dedication to the Macon County School System, David Swafford is set to retire at the end of December. Swafford has worked as a custodian at Union School and South Macon Elementary.

“David Swafford has been a trustworthy and dedicated servant to the Macon County Schools for the past 25 years. Over the years Mr. Swafford has worked as a custodian at Union School and South Macon Elementary School. His honesty and integrity was a good example for all of those that he associated with,” said South Macon's Principal Tolly Bowles and Assistant Principal Allison Guynn of Swafford's retirement.

The staff at South Macon presented Swafford with a Michael Rogers print of Wayah Bald as a retirement gift during a special reception held in his honor.

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