Dog Days FINALUPDATE 8.26.13

Don’t miss your chance to make a difference tomorrow by shopping during the Dog Days of Summer Event. From 4-8 p.m. a total of 23 downtown establishments will be helping charities while you shop. Up to 15 percent of the sales will go to the chosen charity. This is a must attend event so make plans with your friends now

Original Post 8.20.13
Nearly 20 downtown Franklin merchants will band together Tuesday, Aug. 27 to support local charities through the second annual “Dog Days of Summer,” a collaborative fundraising effort coordinated by the non-profit Downtown Franklin Association (DFA).

The participating restaurants and merchants will donate 10 to 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. Each shop or restaurant is within a four-block walking distance, and a majority of the businesses are leaving their doors open later for the benefit.

DFA Director Nancy Williams said,  “The event is designed to encourage the community to both shop local and support Williamson County charities.” The unified effort among local merchants helped raise over $7,000 in July 2012.

Here is a list of who is participating and their charity. For more information, visit the DFA website.

Participating Merchants:

Avec Moi :: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Boutique MMM :: Wounded Warriors Project

Carpe Diem :: We Help

Handy Hardware :: GraceWorks Ministries

Heart and Hands :: Animal Control of Williamson County

The Heirloom Shop :: Hard Bargain Association

JONDIE boutique :: Williamson County CASA

Kelly Spalding Designs :: Franklin High School Boys Basketball Boosters

Main Street Toy Shoppe :: Brain Tumor Humor

Philanthropy boutique :: Lambscroft

Shoppes on Main :: Williamson Country Animal Control

The Cellar :: Brightstone

Town’s End General Store :: Habitat for Humanity

Participating Restaurants & Cafes:

Coffee House on Second & Bridge :: The Bubba Foundation

Frothy Monkey (retail merch only) :: High Hopes

Kimbro’s Cafe & Pickin’ Parlor :: We Help

McCreary’s Irish Pub :: GEAR Foundation/Our Thrift Store

Mellow Mushroom :: Tennessee Death Row Dogs

Puckett’s Boat House :: Harpeth Watershed Association

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant :: Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee

Sweet CeCe’s :: STARS of Nashville

Also, the Franklin Theatre is donating a portion of popcorn sales to Williamson County CASA on Sunday, as part of Dog Days of Summer.