Scene Around Town: Battle of Franklin Trust Legacy Dinner


Guests gathered at Carnton on Friday, April 27 to celebrate the annual Legacy Dinner, which honors donors who have helped the Battle of Franklin Trust transform over the past year.

The event began with a cocktail reception including the “Waddell Hollow,” a cider and bourbon cocktail that will be featured at Bootlegger’s Bash in September. Guests mingled on the historic site surrounded by the preserved battlefield and the McGavock home.  Following the cocktail reception, guests enjoyed dinner catered by South Fork Catering Company, featuring locally sourced ingredients, pastured raised North Carolina beef, chicken from Springer Mountain, Georgia and dinner wrapped with shortcake and truffles.

Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric A. Jacobson delivered remarks about the growth of the Trust and thanked patrons for their support in the past year.  After dinner, Legacy Awards were given to Leah Van Driest and Mike Plumley to honor their efforts in interpreting, preserving and supporting the Trust and to thank them for believing in Franklin’s story.  Each recipient received a framed print of Carnton and Carter House, respectively, as a token of the Trust’s gratitude for their dedication.