The success of initiatives prior to now and optimism for these sooner or later would be the focus of the eighth annual Associates of Franklin Parks Elevate the Roof fundraiser being held on the Park at Harlinsdale Farm Saturday.
This yr’s sold-out occasion will place the highlight on initiatives which are made potential by way of neighborhood assist.
Greater than 35 key sponsors and 13 native eating places are becoming a member of forces to make it successful. Randy Jones & Associates/Nationwide Insurance coverage returns for the third consecutive yr because the presenting sponsor.
Associates of Franklin Parks Govt Director Torrey Barnhill mentioned that this yr’s occasion can have some distinctive touches alongside the standard components that attendees have come to understand.
“Our occasion chairs, Ken and Ellie Westman Chin, together with Susan and Brian Smallwood, have really accomplished a tremendous job collaborating and planning,” Barnhill mentioned. “They’ve created vignettes of all the good issues occurring in our parks to offer patrons a transparent understanding of what donations go in direction of, what we’ve completed to date on account of their generosity and the wonderful initiatives we’re wanting ahead to.”
The night will start with cocktail hour and the standard polo match within the Tractor Provide Co. Enviornment, adopted by a buffet-style dinner led by A. Marshall Hospitality eateries Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Puckett’s Boat Home and Scout’s Pub. A silent public sale that includes parks-related gadgets will observe. Radio persona Buzz Brainard will function emcee, and afterward, the after occasion sponsored by Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Competition will function the band Individuals on the Porch.
Different taking part meals purveyors and eating places embrace Chuy’s, Circa, Franklin Chop Home, Granite Metropolis, Herban Market, Juice Bar, Mafiaoza’s, Padrino’s Pops, Taziki’s and Triple Crown Bakery. Lipman is offering beer, wine and cocktails for the occasion.
Platinum sponsors embrace Berry Farms, a Boyle Growth; Mayor Ken and Linda Moore; the Parker McCoy Cernoch Group at Morgan Stanley; and Tennessee Equine Hospital. Gold sponsors embrace 906 Studio Architects; Battle Floor Academy; Bell & Associates Building, Civil Constructors; First Tennessee; Franklin Synergy Financial institution; Hoar Building; Jones Bros; KAC Sports activities & Occasions; Lee Firm; Pfizer; Signature Houses; Stites & Harbison, PLLC; TTL; and Wesley Monetary Group, LLC.
Tickets to this yr’s occasion have offered out, and all proceeds profit Associates of Franklin Parks and the group’s efforts to repeatedly improve and join town’s park system.
These keen on making a contribution to or studying extra about Associates of Franklin Parks can go to www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.