City readies for Tour du Teche

Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Tour du Teche paddle race.

Mayor Raymond Harris said, “The City of Franklin has always done a good job in preparing for its portion of Tour du Teche, which is Saturday, October 5, and the City of Franklin wants to make this one as great as the last.”

The mayor asks Franklinites to get into the spirit by making signs and coming to Parc sur la Teche on Teche Drive to cheer on the paddlers as they come to the finish line. Music will be provided by Johnny Chauvin and Mojo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. behind the Blevins building.

Second, the mayor asks that businesses put signs in their windows to welcome the paddlers, their crews and families to Franklin.

Finally, volunteers are needed to write down the paddlers’ boat numbers, the paddlers’ finishing times and get the paddlers to sign off on those times. Volunteers are asked to work a three-hour shift the day of Tour du Teche. According to Community Development Director Arlana Shields, “This is a good opportunity for Franklin’s residents to get involved in the community and for students to gain volunteer experience that can be documented on scholarship and college applications.”

There is still time to sign up to be a volunteer for Franklin’s portion of Tour du Teche. Persons will be signing up for one three-hour shift. Contact the Office of Community Development by noon Friday, Oct. 4 (337-828-6345 or

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