Downtown Franklin residents, Fred and Linda Reynolds have been named chairs of the Heritage Ball auction., to be held September 16 at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.
The event, produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, is in its 44th year and serves as a fundraiser for the protection and preservation efforts by the 50-year old nonprofit organization. This year’s auction will highlight much-anticipated items such as unique experiences, jewelry, art, and more.
Linda was born at the Dan German Hospital in Franklin, which is now a part of Ridgeview Community Church. Linda is a Nurse Anesthetist and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Linda is a former Sunday School teacher. She is a former Downtown Neighborhood Association board member and remains active there as well as with the Heritage Foundation. Linda enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and reading.
Fred’s professional career is in the commercial construction industry having an ownership in Rock City Construction for 25 years. Many of his notable projects include Franklin Bone and Joint Clinic, the Franklin Women’s Clinic, Williamson County Library, the renovation of the Historic Presbyterian Church and the Old, Old Jail. His passion for energy efficient upgrades while maintaining the historic integrity of the home is evident by their home earning the Green Star Award from the Middle Tennessee Green Building Council. Fred served many years in the Association of General Contractors of Middle Tennessee and served as President. He is a LEED accredited professional as well as a Registered Professional Engineer. Fred has also served as a Trustee for First United Methodist and on the Franklin Planning Commission. A past board member for the Heritage Foundation and an active Rotarian for 15 years serving as President, Fred currently serves on the WAVES board and is a trustee of the Columbia State Community College Foundation.
“I love Historic Downtown Franklin—the history each home and business represents, the ability to walk down the street and be in the heart of a bustling but well-preserved community,” the Reynolds stated. “The Heritage Foundation is one of the reasons it’s been so successful, and this Heritage Ball auction has become a great and wonderful fundraising tradition for the place we call home.”
With their three sons and daughter in laws all living in Franklin along with four grandchildren, Fred and Linda are quite happy and love supporting their community.
Since 1967, the not-for-profit Heritage Foundation’s mission has been to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.
For more about the Heritage Ball and Auction, visit www.historicfranklin.com.