Nearly 400 attend Franklin Gala

Published 12:16 pm Monday, February 20, 2012

Pam Wiggins, right, autographs her book, “Light in the River, for Nancy Brown, from left, and her husband, Bill, and Mary Francis Abitt during the Franklin 50th Anniversary gala on Friday. DON BRIDGERS/TIDEWATER NEWS

FRANKLIN—Nearly 400 attended the Franklin 50th Anniversary Gala Friday at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center.

The event celebrating the city’s gaining independent status in December 1961 involved recognizing former mayors and longtime businesses.