Franklin Tomorrow will celebrate “22 in ’22,” marking its more than 20 years as a community visioning and engagement organization in Franklin. Attendees will be dining “on” Main Street, although the event will be held in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin. CapWealth is the presenting partner for the event, which is open to the general public.
Tickets for the event are $150 per person and can be purchased online at FranklinTomorrow22in22.eventbrite.com.
2000-2001 Franklin Tomorrow President Julian Bibb III and his wife Jayne are joining with 2022 Franklin Tomorrow Board Chair Patrick Baggett and his wife Amy will serve as honorary chairs of the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. on July 30.
Additional sponsors Include Mars Petcare, Holladay Properties, 906 Studio, Vulcan Materials Company, Haury & Smith, and Calvin LeHew Company. We also appreciate the support of First Horizon Bank, Atmos Energy, Thompson & Burton PLLC, The TMA Group, PLA Media, and Lipman Bros.
We are also thankful for support from Alday Public Relations, Middle Tennessee Electric, Southern Land Company, and Buerger Moseley Carson PLLC.
A little history
It was in early 2000 when a small group of community leaders, led by Bibb and other individuals including Dr. Ronald Griffith, Dick Gygi, and Richard Herrington, recognized that something needed to be done to ensure that Franklin’s future would be as rich – in meaning and spirit, as well as in buildings and businesses – as its past. It was to ensure that its essential attributes, those qualities that were and are at the heart of its attraction, would be present for future generations.
When Franklin Tomorrow was started, one of the most extraordinary things was that so many people, including some old adversaries, were held together by a common bond – choosing the right path for their city and future generations.
The original plan was a “flexible blueprint” for the future and few could have anticipated the impact of Franklin Tomorrow and its programs on the past 20 years and the future which lies ahead.
Today Franklin Tomorrow’s mission is to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future or Franklin. This is accomplished through regular programs, such as the monthly FrankTalks and the quarterly Breakfast With the Mayors, as well as initiatives such as Get Fit Franklin and participation in other community projects.
Franklin Tomorrow also offers special programs, such as On the Table in 2018 and 2019, partnering with the City of Franklin in the 2020 process to be named one of 10 All-America Cities by the National Civic League, and fundraising projects for Franklin’s Christmas tree and to establish a scholarship for the late Alderman Pearl Bransford at Columbia State Community College.
What to expect July 30
During the event on July 30, guests will enjoy a casual dinner featuring some Franklin favorites prepared by Catering & Events by Suzette. As a casual summer party, guests are encouraged to dress as if they were dining outside on Main Street. They will be seated at farmhouse tables and beverages from Lipman Bros. will be served from the Squircle bar in the center of the room.
Tickets are $150 per person and a limited number of tables for eight are available for $1,200. To purchase tickets, go to FranklinTomorrow22in22.eventbrite.com .
Can’t attend on July 30 but want to support Franklin Tomorrow? All donations are appreciated and are tax-deductible! To donate to Franklin Tomorrow, visit their website at www.franklintomorrow.org.
A limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities for the evening are available and if you would like to know more, contact CEO Mindy Tate by email, email@example.com.