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Events Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 20 Free BBB Shred Day

Statistics show that more than 18 million Americans fell victim to identity thieves over the past two years. Simply throwing away documents that contain your name, social security number, and credit card numbers could put you at risk.

Box them up and witness their destruction, this Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon at Lowe’s, 3060 Mallory Lane in Franklin. While you're there, pick up some info on steps you can take to help safeguard your identity.

For details, visit


Wednesday, Oct. 24


Hard Bargain Association

for the ribbon cutting of Ty's Place

Hard Bargain Association will host a ribbon cutting for their new Community Center and Office, Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at 608 Mt. Hope St. in Franklin.

The Community Center is the site of the former Mt. Hope Cemetery caretaker's house, which was recently renovated in memory of Ty Osman II, culminating in a day of service, Ty Us 2gether @ Mt. Hope.


Oct. 24-25


Third annual Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship

For the third consecutive year, NASCAR brothers Darrell and Michael Waltrip will host the lively Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship in Franklin, on Oct. 24-25. All proceeds will benefit Motor Racing Outreach and Feed The Children. The two-day fundraiser consists of the Oct. 24 Champion’s Dinner at The Factory in Franklin, and the Oct. 25 Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship golf tournament at Vanderbilt Legends Club, one of the state’s finest courses, in Franklin.

Multi-award-winning country music singer/songwriter Brad Paisley will perform a short acoustic set at the Champion’s Dinner.

NASCAR on FOX Pre-Race Show host Chris Myers will emcee the Champion’s Dinner, which includes additional entertainment as well as a silent and live auction featuring autographed items from Paisley, country music legend Charlie Daniels, reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and many others.

For information on ticket purchases for the Champion’s Dinner or title sponsorship of the golf event, visit or contact Van Colley at


Friday, Oct. 26


‘Taste of the South’ preview party

On Friday, Oct. 26, the public is invited to the “Taste of the South” evening Pumpkinfest preview party on Fourth Avenue South. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, which includes unlimited access to the party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Patrons will sample the best of local restaurants’ Southern dishes and taste product from nearby brewers and distillers.

For information and advance tickets, visit 


Saturday, Oct. 27


Annual Pumpkinfest to fill Franklin’s Main Street Oct. 27

Historic Downtown Franklin is gearing up for its 29th annual Pumpkinfest, one of the town’s favorite traditions on and around Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 27. The free festival, presented by Bank of America, is in full swing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and festivities will include live music, children’s activities, a chili cook-off, a costume contest and more to highlight the fall season.

More than 75 arts and crafts booths will feature handcrafted fall and holiday items. Booths will be set up from the Public Square and East Main Street to First Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Returning this year is the Great Pumpkin, delivered to Main Street by Franklin’s Sister City—Carleton Place, Canada. The fun will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, with some free activities. Entrance to the festival is free and open to the public.


Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off

The 10th annual Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off will feature at least 12 teams, who will serve up to two-ounce portions of chili per person. An $8 ticket includes 10 samples from local chefs. The tent is at Third Avenue South, between City Hall and the Courthouse, and they’ll be serving from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Grave Matters tours

For some spooky fun, tours of downtown Franklin’s two historic cemeteries on North Margin Street (two blocks from Main Street) will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday evening. In “Grave Matters: Stories Behind the Stones,” costumed actors relay fascinating stories of the cemeteries’ inhabitants. Tickets are $15 for ages 14 and up, and $5 for ages 7 to 13. Tickets may be purchased at, at the Heritage Foundation office at Five Points Post Office or at the gate the night of the event.

For information on any of the Pumpkinfest activities, call 615-591-8500 or visit or

Posted on: 10/18/2012


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