May 28,2006 Sunday Time: noon - 4 pm Place: The New Franklin
Community Park, 502 S. Broadway
Citizens in Franklin will join thousands of individuals around the
country as part of a nationwide celebration of National Preservation
Month, May 2006. “Sustain America - Vision, Economics, and
Preservation" is the theme of the month-long celebration, which is
sponsored annually by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“Historic preservation has made great strides in recent years, but our
job is by no means complete,” said National Trust President Richard
Moe. “Older business districts and residential neighborhoods are still
marred by disinvestment and deterioration. Landmarks of the recent past
don’t always receive the attention that they deserve. Sprawl continues
to devour precious open space and destroy the character that makes each
community unique, and laws that protect historic places are under
attack. Preservation Month 2006 calls on us to get involved and tackle
the new and ongoing challenges we face, and to redouble our efforts to
ensure that our movement accurately reflects the vision, energy and
diversity of America.”
As part of the month-long celebration, citizens nationwide will
celebrate with alumni reunions, career days, pageants, workshops,
clean-up days, rallies, re-enactments, and home and garden tours.
In Franklin Preservation Month
2006 will be observed by a Community Picnic with displays, games and
programs regarding preservation of historic items remaining after the
tornado of 2003 destroyed much of the community. A report on the
History Project leading up to the centennial celebration in 2007 will
be given. There will also be an awards ceremony and items will be
added to the time capsule. The picnic will be Sunday, May
28 at the
new Franklin Community Park, 502 S. Broadway, Franklin, Ks. There will
be dedication of the new park along with recognition of those who have
helped with the building of the park, placing the storm siren and
building of historic structures within the park.
Food, music and
door prizes will be provided. Bring your own lawn chair.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit
membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and
revitalizing America's communities. Recipient of the National
Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides
leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the
irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the
Washington, D.C. headquarters, six regional offices and 28 historic
sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of
preservation groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the
Trust’s web site at www.nationaltrust.org.
Come join your neighbors and friends for an afternoon of fun.