Christmas season calendar filling with activities and events locally
The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will again present its annual Christmas concert, “Lessons and Carols.”
The community is invited to attend the free performance Sunday at 2 p.m. at the church on Main Street in Franklin.
The presentation consists of three distinct choirs, all of which have been well-received by the community in the past: the adult vocal choir, under the direction of Dexter Thibodeaux; the handbell choir, under the direction of Dale Fangue; and the youth choir of Hanson Memorial High School.
Accompanying the choirs this year will be guest musicians Tommy Benoit on violin, trumpeters Will Green and Scotty Walker, Jodi Kovarik on flute, and renowned Acadiana soprano soloist Jodi Bollich.
Performances of traditional and contemporary Christmas pieces, interspersed with the beautiful liturgical narrative of the birth of Christ, are sure to enhance the spirituality of the Christmas season.
“Old Fashioned Christmas” at Grevemberg will be open to the public Saturday morning.
The Victorian family tours will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon.
Admission is $1 per family, and photos with Santa Claus will be offered for $5.
Grevemberg House is at 407 Sterling Road in Franklin, next to Franklin City Park. Call 828-2092 for more information.
St. Mary Landmarks Society operates and manages the historic home and activities.
Franklin’s Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest will be judged Monday, Dec. 12.
The contest is sponsored by the City of Franklin and the Franklin Garden Club.
Participants should have their lights on by 6:30 p.m. for the judging. It is not necessary to register.
Homes will be judged in a general outdoors category. Businesses will be judged on their display windows.
The city will be divided into four sections with a first and second place award for each section in the general outdoors category. Businesses will have a first and second place award.
For more information call Linda Moore at 828-0875.
United States military veterans are invited to participate in the Christmas parade Thursday in Franklin
“You can walk with your fellow veterans, or if you have a golf cart, register it, decorate it and drive it in the parade,” said Arlana Shields, Office of Development director.
Golf cart drivers must register their vehicles with City Hall in the Office of Community Development by 4:30 p.m. today.
Veterans groups that would like to participate should contact Shields in the Office of Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-6345.
Golf-cart drivers, residents and groups are asked to bring their flashlights and meet at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Jackson and Main streets to line up. Walkers and golf-cart drivers will leave from Jackson and Main at 6 p.m. and stop at the Courthouse square for the lamp-lighting ceremony.
Here’s another clue to this year’s lamp lighters. They have ties to Franklin’s historic district.