The Franklin Farmers Market hosted its first annual Hometown Hero Appreciation Day at the Labor Day weekend market this past Saturday, September 3rd. Franklin is a special and unique city with a strong community. We are blessed to live in a small “big” town in which we don’t have to worry about our safety and well-being. The Franklin Farmers Market recognized the City of Franklin Police Department for their service and protection to our great city. The City of Franklin Police not only serve and protect the citizens of Franklin, but also provide education and resources. We are especially appreciative to have Officer David direct our market traffic every Saturday with his great sense of humor and fancy dance moves!
Vice Mayor Alderman Brandy Blanton read the Mayor’s Proclamation to deem September 3, 2016 the Hometown Hero Appreciation Day for the City of Franklin Police Department. Chief Deborah Faulkner was presented with the proclamation and a special Thin Blue Line Flag from the Franklin Farmers Market. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn made a special appearance to express her own gratitude to the Police Department. The ceremony ended with a prayer by Rev. Jacob Scrimpshire from Clearview Baptist Church, who provides the market with volunteers on a regular basis.
Police men and women were welcomed to a reception at the market with homemade snacks from our local farmers and bakers. Muffins were provided by Lucy’s Kitchen, donuts from Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts, sausage biscuits and biscotti from Norton Family Farm, watermelon from Delvin Farms and muffins and banana nut bread from Jones Mill Farm. Our local farmers are always ready to give back to our community, and no one hesitated when we asked them to provide baked goods for our reception! Leftover reception goodies were boxed up and delivered to the Police Department for the 2pm “roll call” so that all the city officers could enjoy our appreciation for their work.
Many customers were in attendance for the Hometown Hero Appreciation Day, and one little boy felt the call to personally give his thanks to the Chief of Police. His proud mother looked on as he took the microphone and expressed his gratitude. His words conveyed what we were all feeling and was a nice summation to the ceremony.
The Labor Day weekend market was a well-attended market. Customers purchased meats and vegetables for their cookouts, and the crowds were festive and large as we gave thanks to the ones who serve and protect us on a daily basis- the City of Franklin Police Department. Enjoy photos of the Hometown Hero Appreciation day with this link to our market day photos.
The Franklin Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am-1pm behind the Factory in Franklin, TN. The market is a 15 yr old producers only market with the largest assembly of local farmers providing fresh farm food all year long each Saturday morning. Find us at 230 Franklin Road behind the Factory. Visit us online at www.franklinfarmersmarket.com or follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram for the latest market news.