The Rotary Club of Franklin, Read2Me, and The Macon County News recently held an Essay Contest at our local schools. We will be featuring the winning stories on our blog, we think it’s the perfect way to see Franklin – “Through the Eyes of Our Youth.”
This essay is from Arianne Geren – 1st Place Winner and 4th Grade Student at South Macon Elementary School
I hope you are having a good school year. Can you believe it’s almost summer?! I know that you probably already have plans but I would love for you to come visit the mountains! I know you won’t believe this, but this letter I am writing to you is actually my entry for an award contest. I have to write a letter saying why my hometown, Franklin, is so special which it really is!! So here’s hoping I do well with the contest, but more importantly that you can find it in your hear to take a chance and come here!!
I know that other vacations are fun too, but there are some things we have that they don’t have…wherever you are going! We have hiking in foggy mountains! Once I was on a hike and I got to the top and I couldn’t see anything through the fog! But seconds later, it cleared and it was so beautiful and I could see forever! You can find gold and rubies here! We have many festivals and everyone treats you like family. The fun factory is awesome especially on bad weather days…there is putt putt golf and there are games and trampolines and go karts there! The waterfalls can be found on hikes or off the side of the road. We could find worms when you get here and go fishing for dinner!
Sydney, I know that the place your going will be fun but I bet Franklin NC is way, way better!
Hope to see you this summer!
Your cousing Arianne Geren Franklin NC 28734