Franktown Open Hearts, a non-profit organization located in Franklin, TN, held "Christmas in July" themed pre-launch to announce their upcoming Franktown Festival Of Lights. This Christmas season, middle TN residents can tune their radios and listen to their favorite Christmas songs timed with Franktown Festival Of Lights, Williamson County's only drive through Christmas light show.
"I was so surprised to hear that the need is so great within the Franklin community, but currently there are over 400 kids who need help with only the funds to serve 150," said Board Member, Eddie DeGarmo. "We wanted to think of something out of the box to help our neighbors in need, and Franktown Festival Of Lights is the perfect opportunity to bring the community together as a whole. It's helping those in our own backyard while providing something for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas season!"
Franktown decorated the storefronts of local Triple Crown Bakery and Handy Hardware with festive garlands and ornaments, and offered Christmas cookies to those in attendance of the pre-launch.
"This was really exciting for us and our mission at Franktown - to have people from the community out hearing more about what we do. 100% of the kids we work with receive government assistance, and only 12% of adults in this community have graduated from high school," said Chris Barnhill, Executive Director Franktown Open Hearts. "Our goal is to bring physical and spiritual hope to these youth by teaching them life skills, and Franktown Festival Of Lights will provide us with the resources to do that."
Designed by North Pole Productions, Franktown Festival Of Lights will take place at the Williamson County Ag EXPO Park and run from Nov. 22nd through Dec. 29th. Proceeds will benefit Franktown Open Hearts. You can purchase tickets to Franktown Festival Of Lights here.
About Franktown Open Hearts:
Franktown Open Hearts is a non-profit organization serving Williamson County's inner-city youth. Its goal is to bring physical and spiritual hope to low-income youth within its community by instilling in them critical life skills. Franktown provides academic assistance, mentoring, recreation and spiritual growth opportunities for school-age children (elementary through high school) in the form of daily educational and vocational classes.Franktown Open Hearts meets six days a week throughout the school year, and supplies transportation to and from its programs, as well as a hot meal each night. In addition to its regular programming of weekly courses, it provides vocational training and college application assistance, which is a key service within its organization.
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