Tiki BBQ Party and Concert Fundraiser

Join us on Saturday, August 27th at the Old Lutheran Church for a night of cool blues and hot rock at the 3rd Annual TIKI BBQ PARTY! Bring a lawn chair for the outdoor BBQ party from 5-7 PM. The concert, featuring the Underworld Blues Band benefits the restoration of the 1886 former church building. Admission by donation. BYOB.

From 7-9 PM , Gaetano Letizia & the Underworld Blues Band will treat the audience to their inspired fusion of blues, rock, funk, jazz, and pop inside the former Old Lutheran Church. The band’s high energy performance of classic blues rock will make you want to get up and dance. 

Sponsored by Benjamin’s Roadhouse, Edward Jones, Ace of Diamonds Author – Jim Bushee, Clarion County Community Bank, Jones Party Rental, Myers Woodworking and Moonlight Packaging.

New Grant Funds Fuel Next Phase of Restoration

The former Old Lutheran church with a new roof and gutters.  The church tower is under construction


Franklin Preservation was awarded a second PA Keystone Grant in the amount of $30,000 to continue work on the front facade of 1101 Buffalo Street. Donations from our members and supporters made this matching grant possible. Contractors will soon be replacing deteriorated clapboards, decorative shingles and raised “stick” work.. The first PA Keystone Grant enabled us to replace the roof and add and gutters and downspouts, which will prevent future water damage to the wood siding. After the wood on the facade of former church has been repaired, the building will be painted