Franktown Open Hearts, a nonprofit that serves inner-city at-risk youth and their families in Franklin, will once again host Franktown Festival of Lights, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank, with over a mile-long Christmas-spirited experience that features thousands of sparkling holiday lights and new this year, Santa’s Village Nov. 22–Dec. 28 nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Williamson County Ag Center.
In its second year, the Franktown Festival of Lights is Williamson County’s only drive-thru light spectacular. Attendees can relax in the comfort of their own car and wind their way through more than 200 light displays while listening to Christmas classics on the radio, some of which will be synchronized with the displays. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at HERE.
New this Year – Santa’s Village
New to this year’s route is Lee Company’s Santa’s Village where families can get their photo with Santa, enjoy hot drinks and cookies, camel rides for the kids, holiday activities and a petting zoo. More information is available at FranktownFestivalofLights.com.
Conveniently located at the Williamson County Ag Center, the affordable $25 per car donation will help Franktown Open Hearts continue 28 after-school programs, nightly dinners and summer camp experiences for over 120 kids. And, because of their life skills teaching program that incorporates “work-reward principles,” Franktown Open Hearts recently gave away their 30th car to a deserving teen.
“We’re so excited to partner with Festival of Lights presenting partner Franklin Synergy Bank and Santa’s Village brought to you by the Lee Company for their partnership this year. They, along with our media sponsors, Mix 92.9 and News 2 were instrumental in helping to make the 2nd Annual Franktown Festival of Lights possible in Middle Tennessee and helping us raise awareness about how Franktown Openhearts helps at-risk youth in Williamson County,” states Chris Barnhill, Franktown Openhearts’ Executive Director.
Make this a family Christmas tradition and feel good about your donation to deserving at-risk families! The Williamson County Ag Center in Franklin, Tennessee, is located just off I-65 and Peytonsville Road, Exit 61.
About Franktown Open Hearts:
Founded in 2002 by Wayne Howell and located in Franklin, TN, Franktown Open Hearts (FOH) is a nonprofit organization committed to inner-city youth. FOH brings physical and spiritual hope to low-income youth by instilling critical life skills while providing Christ-centered mentoring, weekly vocational education and experiences that prepare underserved youth for the future. We provide transportation to and from our programs that include nightly hot meals, academic assistance, mentoring, college entrance test prep and college application assistance, recreation and spiritual growth opportunities for youth ages 8-18 through the program’s educational and vocational classes.
To learn more or find out how you can volunteer, visit www.franktownopenhearts.