Franklin's annual Relay for Life event was held last Friday and Saturday in the Panther Pit at Franklin High School.
The annual fund-raiser and memorial service began with guest speaker Bucky Tarr welcoming everyone to the Opening Ceremony Friday night. Tarr is currently a teacher and coach at Erwin High School and a former Franklin High School coach. He has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time in 17 months and is currently undergoing treatment. Tarr has been coaching for 31 years.
Throughout the weekend, entertainment was provided including, music by Abigail Roper, the Keirsten Hedden Band and Men Macon Music; Celebration Kids with Zee Keezer, Zumba Fitness sessions, and a performance by Danny Antoine's Karate Academy and games like cornhole and a scavenger hunt.
The luminary service was held Friday night to remember those who have lost the battle with cancer and featured guest speaker Dana Wood and music by Amber Engert and Harpist Margaret McCallister.