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franklin county times

Hard work pays off for county

By Staff
Staff Editorial
Franklin County Times
Finally, today's the day. The Franklin County Watermelon Festival is here and will begin tonight at 5 p.m. with the opening ceremonies.
As in the past, the festival will continue through tomorrow with food, fun and live entertainment. This year's festival is going to be bigger and better than ever, and is expecting visitors from all over.
Since the festival is the single, biggest event in the county, it takes a lot of work to get it pulled off which is no easy task.
The Watermelon Festival is one example of a community working together for the good of the community. The festival brings in visitors from out of town and out of state, and while it is good for our community, it does come with a price.
That price is people sacrificing time with their families to plan and work the event for the community.
Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce Cheryl Bradford has spent many days and nights working plan the event. Local business owners will be inconvenienced today because the streets will shut down to traffic to accommodate the vendors coming into the downtown area.
Local law enforcement will be working overtime to ensure the safety of everyone who attends our county's event.
All of these sacrifices have not gone unnoticed by the Chamber and certainly not by us.