Organizations address Franklin council
Franklin City Council members heard from civic organization leaders and staff Tuesday.
Patricia Davis of Trydrick Jenkins Dreams Fulfilled, Inc., said the group’s “Sponsor a Family” event is set for Dec. 21 at O’Niell Recreation Center at 5 p.m. The organization has sponsored 70 kids and 25 families with Christmas gifts and dinner.
There will also be a balloon release and candlelight vigil honoring the students slain in the school shooting in Connecticut and the namesake of the organization, Davis’ son Trydrick Jenkins.
In January there will be an event for cancer survivors, domestic violence victims or any other life-changing event. She said authors and poets will be there with motivational speeches.
More information is available at the Facebook page under “Patricia Teakie Davis.”
Also Tuesday, Brandon Fisher spoke to the council regarding the Bayou Bombers of Franklin, the first semi-pro football team in the city, Fisher said.
The team is open to players age 18 and out of high school. Team members must be drug-free, fisher said.
Players will be responsible for their own helmets and shoulder pads. There will be five home games and five away games, Fisher said.
Registration will be $50, and Fisher says he hopes practice and games will be at Franklin Senior High School.
The league begins next summer. Fisher said funds earned from the league’s activities will be donated to the Franklin Senior High School Athletic Department.
For more information, contact Fisher at 985-498-9561.
Police Chief Sabria McGuire, at the request of a councilman, explained the city’s leash law Tuesday.
McGuire said the local law is that dogs must be walked on a leash; if released from a home and a dog leaves the property that is considered a leash law violation.
“The animal must be maintained on your property,” she said. “If you’re walking with your dog, you can’t have your dog walking or running beside you, it has to be maintained on a leash.”
In the case of a dog biting someone, it will be quarantined for 10 days.
Fines for a leash law violation begin at $25 and up, depending on a judge’s decision.