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News Community Santa Claus spotted in downtown Franklin

Christmas season officially under way

The holiday season kicked off last Friday night with Franklin's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. According to Linda Schlott, Franklin's Main Street Director, the 22-foot tall tree took four people three hours to set up and another three hours to get it fully decorated. Standing tall next to the Gazebo on Main Street, this year's holiday centerpiece is garnished with approximately 250 ornaments and 1,500 twinkling lights.

“This year’s Tree Lighting was the largest crowd yet,” said Schlott. “I saw lots of folks from out of town that were visiting here for the Thanksgiving holiday. They love the count down for the tree lighting. One little girl told me that Santa had asked her to come have cookies with him on Saturday. So she was at town hall to visit him during Cookies with Santa.”

Saturday morning, more than 150 kids visited Town Hall to have cookies with Santa. Children were also able to write letters to place in a special mailbox on Main Street.


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