Franklin City Goes Blue Walk approaching

Published 9:32 am Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Franklin Department of Social Services will be having their 2nd Annual Franklin City Goes Blue Walk on Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 4 p.m. The walk part of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

T-shirts are available for purchase, $12, and the money should be given to Jennifer McReynolds at social services as soon as possible. They are royal blue, the color of child abuse prevention.

The shirt design came from the contest winner, a 10-year-old at S.P. Morton Elementary School. According to McReynolds, the child described her design as the bear seeing the abuse the child was suffering, but not being able to be a voice for the child.

“The shirt implores us to be a voice for children, and to ‘See Something, Say Something’ and most importantly, ‘Do Something!’” McReynolds said.

The walk will start at City Hall. Participants will then walk up High Street, around to South Street, down to Barrett’s Landing and back up to the Department of Social Services Office. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be on sale for $3.

There will also be a chance to win a raffle. Tickets are $1, and can be purchased before or after the walk. Winners do not have to present to win.

Anyone with questions regarding the walk or the T-shirts should call the Franklin Department of Social Services at 562-4241.