11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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A brand new pergola has been installed in the Rankin Square Park in downtown Franklin.

The Franklin Garden Club wanted a place for the public to sit and enjoy the park and worked with Goshen Timber Frames designer Bobby Johns to design a pergola/bench for the garden.

Although Goshen was approached for the commission, Goshen ended up donating the bench.



The theme for this year’s Relay For Life was “All I Want For Christmas is a Cure for Cancer.”

Relay For Life is an annual event that is held to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.

The Friday night event included special music, guest speakers, games and a Candlelight Ceremony.

Macon County is known district-wide for its high participation rate and vigorous fundraising. More than 40 teams raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.


After years of volunteering with the Operation Christmas Child Program, Macon County resident Sierra Womack was able to see her hard work in action during a trip to Rwanda, Africa to deliver shoeboxes.

For years Womack was a part of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country that packed shoeboxes full of treats for children across the globe. Each year she would carefully select items to fit in a box to be given to a complete stranger. While her volunteer efforts were restricted to packing the boxes here, she always wanted to know more about the process and how the little gifts were delivered to children in the world. Well this year, she got the chance to find out.


Shehva Kier, resident manager of Moody Home in Franklin, spoke at the Franklin Kiwanis meeting recently about the services provided to young mothers and their children.

Mothers, 18 years or older, who have custody of their children or are in the reunification process with the Department of Social Services and who are in need of a safe place to live may apply.

In addition to housing, the Moody Home enables the mothers to continue their education while learning life skills and gaining employment.

The women can complete an application themselves or can be referred. Applicants are interviewed, give personal references, submit to a background check, and sign a confidentiality agreement.


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published: 10/18/2013
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