Franklin Community News-Friday August 21st

Bridges Host 16th Annual Jokers & Jackpots

Bridges Domestic Violence Center will host its 16th Annual Jokers & Jackpots Gala art deco style on Saturday, August 22 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Roaring 20s fashion. Women of Williamson, formerly Soroptimist International of Franklin, is the presenting sponsor. Other supporters include the First Tennessee Foundation, Molly Maids, Williamson Medical Center, and over 10 additional local businesses.

Tickets are $90 per person or $175 per couple. For further details on this event or to make reservations, please visit Bridges website.

Limited Edition of “Widow of the South” Roses

For a limited time, purchase your “Widow of the South” roses at the Carnton Planation. Each rose shrub is $25.00 in a beautiful  dark pink color, perfect for beds, borders,container,garden or hedge.
Roses may be purchased at the Gift Shop at Carnton Plantation at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin 37064. Roses cannot be shipped.

First Farmers & Merchants Bank Names Karen J. Young

First Farmers & Merchants Bank  announced that Karen J. Young has joined the bank as Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, Young will assume all marketing and communications duties for the $1.2 billion bank.  Young previously served as a Vice President in Global Marketing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC. During her eleven years at the bank, she created, developed and managed strategic multi-channel marketing programs for the company’s Global Markets and Global Commercial Banking divisions.

Most recently, Young served as Managing Director of Landmark Title Group in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she helped launch the real estate title company in 2012 to serve the North Louisiana markets.

Senator Jack Johnson 9th Annual Boots & Jeans, BBQ&Bean Event

The 9th annual Boots & Jeans event will take place on Sunday,August 23rd at The Factory in Franklin. Special guest for this year’s event will be Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker. Purchase your ticket here. Jack Johnson is a resident of Leiper’s Fork representing the 23rd District.

City of Franklin Takes Sharp Disposal

Sharps are Needles and Syringes,Lancets (Mainly used for Diabetes Testing) and Other Self-Injection devices with sharp ends (such as EpiPens).

Residents need to make sure the sharps are kept in a closed sharps container or other similar plastic or metal puncture-resistant container with tight-fitting lid.See if your health care provider, hospital or pharmacy has a Take-Back program.Take your sharps to an approved drop-off collection site or household hazardous waste facility. For City of Franklin residents, when container is 3/4 full, Tape Closed, Label “Sharps,” and drop containers off at 417 Century Ct. Hours are from 7am till 3:30pm Monday through Friday.

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