Franklin Nights (and Days, Too!) Raffle

You could win a kayak, a bicycle, dinner at Bella Cucina, a two night stay at Miller Park B & B and more!  Raffle tickets to win one of these great prizes are available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce of from a Franklin Preservation board member.   We will also have tickets at our Taste of Franklin and Applefest booths.

Benefits the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church.
1st Prize – Old Town Heron 960XT Kayak w/ Paddles and Life Vest
2nd Prize – Trek 21 speed Verve 1 Hybrid Bicycle (Men’s or Women’s)
3rd Prize – 2 Nights at Miller Park B & B + $50 Gift Card for Trails to Ales Brewery
4th Prize – $150 Gift Certificate to Bella Cucina +2 Tickets to the Barrow-Civic Theater + 2 Tickets to DeBence Antique Music World
5th Prize – $100 Gift Card to R** Bandana Winery in Franklin + 2 Tickets for the November 2019 Franklin Wine Walk

The drawing will be held January 12 at our Divine Intervention Paty

Tiki BBQ Party Fundraiser

Franklin Preservation invites you to a Tiki themed BBQ Party to be held at the Old Lutheran Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fundraiser will feature Ed’s Smokin’ BBQ with ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey and more from 5 – 7 pm. Bring your own lawn chair and your own beer or wine to the party.  Soft drinks and water will be available.  Canopies will be provided for protection from sun or rain.  Tropical Dress is encouraged.

From 7 – 9 pm, Gaetano’s Underworld Blues Band will play in the former church sanctuary.   Admission to the concert is by donation.   The band plays both blues standards and original tunes with jazz, funk and R&B influences.   A review by the Smokey Mountain Blues Society describes Gaetano “Tom” Letizia as an “extraordinary guitar player”, who transcends “many styles of playing to get out what he wants to play.”   Free parking will be available in the parking lot behind the First Baptist Church on Buffalo Street.    The fundraiser benefits the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church.

Preservation Award for Restoration of the Civil War Monument

Civil War Monument
Civil War Monument

The Oil Region Alliance recognized Franklin Preservation’s achievement in restoring the Venango County Civil War Monument with a 2017 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Award.    Vice President, Dianne Hall, who led the restoration efforts, accepted the award at a ceremony held in Titusville, Pa. on May 20th.      Ms. Hall thanked Marlie Manning of the Venango County Historical Society for VCHS’s nomination of Franklin Preservation for the award and the Oil Region Alliance for its early support of the restoration project.