Annual walk been rescheduled for June
Published 4:42 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Franklin City Goes Blue Walk, originally scheduled for May 17, was cancelled due to rain and will now take place on Thursday, June 16, with a rain date of Tuesday, June 21. The annual walk will begin at 3 p.m.
“We will leave from City Hall and head up to High Street, over to South Street and end up at Barrett’s Landing,” Jennifer McReynolds, family services specialist at Franklin Department of Social Services said. “We will then leave Barrett’s Landing and head to the Department of Social Services building where we will be cooking out and raffling some great prizes, including Tides Baseball tickets. A hotdog combo with chips and a drink will be $3 and then raffle tickets are available for $1, with all proceeds going to our continued Child Abuse Prevention efforts here within the City of Franklin.”
Anyone planing to participate in the event is asked to wear royal blue, as that is the color of child abuse prevention, or purchase one of the 2016 Child Abuse Prevention T-shirts for $12. The shirt was designed by La’Desha Warren, a 10-year-old who attends S.P. Morton Elementary School.
“Her amazing design speaks from the heart, and truly embodies the need to spread the word about child abuse, and do whatever we can to prevent child abuse here in our Franklin City community,” McReynolds said. “La’Desha described her design as the bear seeing so much happen to the child, but that bear doesn’t have a voice and cannot speak for the child. In her design, the bear is imploring us to be the voice for the children.”
If you wish to place a T-shirt order or have questions at the event, contact the office at 562-8602. Those with questions are also encouraged to visit http://www.facebook.com/franklindss for more updates and information.