Celebrate Williamson County’s History of Bootlegging

Bootlegger's Bash

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its eighth annual Bootlegger’s Bash on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Carnton, located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin. Leigh Bawcom, Bess and Tim Kearns will serve as the event co-chairs.

The annual event invites guests to celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging. All proceeds from this ticketed event will support the revitalization of the springhouse at Carnton.

“We are so excited to host the eighth annual Bootlegger’s Bash with three dedicated co-chairs,” said Jayde Jacobs, wedding and event coordinator at The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Guests are sure to enjoy a night of all things Southern.”

Bawcom returns to this event as a co-chair after kickstarting Bootlegger’s Bash while she was the special events coordinator from 2010 to 2014. Having grown up in Franklin and studied history in college, Bawcom has a passion for supporting the Battle of Franklin Trust’s mission.

Bess and Tim Kearns have been supporters of the Battle of Franklin Trust since the mid-1990s. Tim became a board member in 2006 and has served as President, overseeing the construction of the Fleming Center and other major milestones along the way. Together, the Kearns have chaired several events and even celebrated their daughter’s wedding at Carnton.

Bootlegger’s Bash will include dinner, drinks, and entertainment in the garden at Carnton. Tickets are required and will soon be available online at www.boft.org. Tickets are $65 per person or $100 per couple. Bootlegger’s Bash is a strictly 21-and-up event.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.