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‘Tough Guy’ calendars raise funds for ‘Last Chance.’

Every year, countless stray dogs and cats are euthanized in Macon County, and despite their best efforts, organizations like Macon County Animal Control and the Humane Society can barely make a dent in the numbers.

However, with the help of some organizations such grim numbers are becoming greatly reduced. German Angel, of Franklin, says that stray pets do not have to die needlessly.

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The Good Shepherd Lutheran Women’s Community Missions League have prepared the first annual Christmas food boxes to be distributed into the community with assistance from Hazel Finley, director of the Second Mile Ministries at Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Pictured are members of the Lutheran Women’s Missions League (L-R) Dru Kutcher, Nancy Wiley, Dee Rodeffer-Cooper, Linda Lorenz, Marion Maynard, Karen Holt, Bobbie Sword, Ginger Wright and Dee Zaske.

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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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