The spirit of this community shines as the rebuilding efforts take place.
Volunteerism is evident in the every day acts of kindness and caring
toward neighbors and the community.
In fond memory of
Nov. 15, 1915 -May 4, 2003
dedicated to those who have made Franklin their home through the years
and to rebuilding Franklin after the devastating tornado that struck
May 4, 2003. There were approximately 217 families in Franklin
population of about 476. Approximately 1/3 of the homes were
completely destroyed by the storm as well as many more sustaining major
and minor damage. The tornado came directly through the
middle of the town destroying the U.S. Post Office and the Community
Center along with the homes.
Donations may be sent to: (make checks payable to FCCI)
Franklin Community Council, Inc.
P. O. Box 43
Franklin, Kansas 66735-0043
100% of the funds will used for the rebuilding of Franklin. There are no paid directors or officers.
Many, many volunteers have spent countless hours in planning for the rebuilding of the community.
"We appreciate any donations large or small.
Please help us keep "small town America" alive."
Justin Stone accepting the Pritchett Award said:
"The children of Franklin would like to thank
everyone involved for making a
park possible. Thank you".
Read more in the Latest News
Pictures & StoriesFranklin Float-1st prize ( Arma Homecoming, 2003)
Clean-up Week- May 10-16, 2004
1st Anniversary Remembrance-May 4, 2004 "Remembering the Past-Looking to the Future"
Arbor Day-April 30, 2004
John & Beverly Alex- 3rd prize, 2003 Parade of Lights
Pictures of the Future
Tornado 2003 Photos
Read the lyrics to the new song "Sweet Home Franklin, Kansas" composed by Shawn LaSota
10/29/03Thanks to Steve Spencer, Area Technology Specialist, Kansas State University for these aerial photos
Franklin News & Obituaries (from 1900 to present)
Tornado Stories from Morning Sun Newspaper
AP Articles & Other Media Articles
(as they appeared in papers throughout the world)
Vice President Dick Cheney
Governor Kathleen Sebelius
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