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Get ready to Rollick & Roll at the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club’s Community Field Day

January 25, 2024

The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club recently announced the return of Rollick & Roll, Franklin’s Community Field Day — a one-of-a-kind, team-building extravaganza set to take place on Feb. 17 at the Williamson County Ag Expo.

Get ready for a day filled with outrageous fun, laughter and memorable moments that will bring families, colleagues and the entire community together while supporting local charities.

“Remember when we had field days when we were in elementary school? This is like that for adults,” said Tony Hunnicutt, chair of the event. “It’s a blast.”…

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Downtown Franklin Rotary Club assumes mantle to produce annual Franklin Christmas Parade

October 9, 2023

The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC), with the support of the Kiwanis Club of Franklin, will serve as the host of the 2023 Franklin Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2. 

For decades, the Franklin Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition bringing together families, friends and community members to celebrate the spirit of the season. The Kiwanis Club had produced the parade for over 30 years and approached the DFRC about assuming the reins starting this year. 

“The Christmas Parade is an institution and the Kiwanis Club has been proud to present it for so many years,” said Marta Eynnatten, a Kiwanis Club member who has personally kept the parade going. “We recognized it was time to pass the event along to another group…

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Rollick & Roll Community Field Day to benefit Ellie G’s Dream World

August 12, 2022

The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC) is seeking teams for its new Rollick & Roll Community Field Day, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Fieldstone Park.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of Franklin’s first inclusive playground, Ellie G’s Dream World.

“We wanted to create a fun, team-building event that would allow families, friends, co-workers and others to play and compete together, all for a great cause,” said Kathy Reynolds, DFRC president…

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Downtown Franklin Rotary Club to host new field day event to raise funds for inclusive playground

August 11, 2022

The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC) is seeking teams for its new Rollick & Roll Community Field Day to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Fieldstone Park.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of Franklin’s first inclusive playground, Ellie G’s Dream World.

“We wanted to create a fun, team-building event that would allow families, friends, co-workers and others to play and compete together, all for a great cause,” said Kathy Reynolds, DFRC president…

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Downtown Franklin Rotary Club inducts new leadership

July 11, 2022

The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC) inducted new leadership at its bi-weekly meeting on June 20.

Kathy Reynolds was elected president, CJ Monte president elect, Billy Kreager past president and Eddie Moon president nominee.

Steve Bacon and Candida Bannister will continue in their roles as treasurer and secretary, respectively…

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Music comes back to the vines for 19th Blackberry Jam

May 31, 2022

As live music continues to return to life after a few years of shutdown, the Blackberry Jam is back as strong as ever. 

Celebrating the festival’s 19th year, Blackberry Jam founders Carol Warren and Dale Whitehead will once again welcome musicians to the front porch stage of their 100-year-old farmhouse off Franklin’s Blazer Road, Boyd Mill Farm, to continue raising money for the Hard Bargain Association of Franklin…

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Cause & Effect: Jockeys and Juleps

Jockeys & Juleps

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Williamson County’s premier Kentucky Derby party is back. Presented by the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club, the popular Jockeys & Juleps will be held in May…

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Downtown Franklin Rotary paints Main Street red, white and blue

May 21, 2021

As storm clouds parted to reveal blue skies on Thursday night, volunteers of the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club worked to paint Main Street red, white and blue for Memorial Day.

The Rotary Club is partnering with 27 downtown businesses in the inaugural fundraiser to honor veterans…

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CLUB INNOVATION: Social network

For decades, the Rotary clubs of Franklin, Franklin At Breakfast, and Cool Springs have been a vital part of the fabric of the city. But many people who wanted to serve their community couldn’t make those clubs’ noon or morning meetings…

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Rotary Projects Around the Globe

February , 2022

While jogging on Memorial Day weekend in 2020, Patrick Shairs discovered a holiday-appropriate spot for a break: the old City Cemetery in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. Shairs, a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Franklin, was dismayed by the multitude of badly stained and unreadable headstones…

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Downtown Franklin Rotary Club racks up district awards; named Overall Club of the Year

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
By: Steve Chandler
Story from Williamson Herald.
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Downtown Franklin Rotary - Run with Rotary deemed a success

Friday, June 4, 2021
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Story from Williamson Herald - http://www.williamsonherald.com/news/local_news/downtown-franklin-rotary---run-with-rotary-deemed-a-success/article_48230f46-c1b3-11eb-8725-67a6a283d0b6.html

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Williamson Herald covers Downtown Franklin Rotary's record food drive efforts.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
By: Steve Chandler

Competition spurs Downtown Franklin Rotary to pull off remarkable food drive



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WILLIAMSON COUNTY ROTARY CLUBS JOIN TOGETHER
TO FEED WILLIAMSON MEDICAL STAFF DURING HOSPITAL WEEK

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The five Rotary Clubs based in Williamson County will provide more than 700 meals to Williamson Medical Center staff, as well as EMS teams, on Wednesday, May 13 as a way to say thank you during the nationally-recognized Hospital Week.

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DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN ROTARY CLUB RAISES MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC) has become known for its annual Jockeys & Juleps Kentucky Derby Party held annually at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the club was forced to be creative in still using the Kentucky Derby to drive a fundraiser.

Thanks to a sponsorship from Raymond James, the club was able to create and sell 100 special Jockeys & Juleps Party Packs. The packs, sold for $150 each, included either a collectible bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon or three bottles of wine (provided by Moon Wine & Spirits), special Derby party food (prepared by Catering & Events by Suzette), two official commemorative Kentucky Derby glasses and other goodies.

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DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN ROTARY CLUB RACKS UP DISTRICT AWARDS

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club (DFRC) continues to be recognized for its community leadership. At the recent District 6760 conference, the club was recognized for:

•Best Community Service
•Best Social Media
•Best Membership Increase
•Best New Project

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