The 2022 Independence Celebration will take place July 1st through July 4, 2022 in Lions Legend Park. There will be entertainment for all ages including carnival rides, food vendors, music, and parade! Enjoy the musical talents of Bella Cain, Doo-Wop Daddies, The Toys, The Jimmys, Rhythm Method, The Differentials, and Totally Neon. New this year will be a Cornhole Tournament! Volunteers needed - see complete details and Volunteer Sign-Up form!
The Wall That Heals (TWTH) is a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center that will roll into the City of Franklin Tuesday, June 28th, and be escorted to Franklin High School from The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive, at approximately 2 p.m. The Franklin Police Department will lead TWTH truck, followed by police, fire, and several motorcycle groups, out of The Rock Sports Complex parking lot, turn left onto Rawson Avenue, to right onto S. 51st Street to the Franklin High School parking lot on the left at 8222 S. 51st Street. All are welcome to line up and observe the procession along this route. There will be a brief arrival ceremony to include photographs and a few words from Mayor Steve Olson.
TWTH will be open to the public to view 24 hours from sunset on Wednesday, June 29th, through 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd. Standing 7.5 feet high at its tallest point and 375 feet in length, TWTH is a unique patriotic memorial that must be treated with reverence. A team of volunteer ambassadors is required for this patriotic memorial. See complete details and TWTH Volunteer Sign-Up form. A training session will be provided for all ambassadors. Read Press Release.
Volunteers Needed to Fill Vacancies on City Boards/Commissions/Committees
Are you interested in serving on a City Board or Commission/Committee? View the list of vacancies that currently exist on the various City Boards and Commissions/Committees. If interested in filling one of these vacancies, please submit a Volunteer Fact Sheet form.
The City in concert with planning consultants Houseal Lavigne and Birchline Planning is preparing a comprehensive rewrite of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Information regarding the process, news and updates, how to get involved, and any documents related to the process (posted periodically) can be found at this website.