What's new at the Old Franklin School? Quite a lot, actually!
Our exciting new"SummerHouse for the Arts" during the summer of 2012 was a great success, and led into the creation of the Transformations Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. We're now gearing up for the JuneBug Artfest, and another season of SummerHouse. We've also continued to work with Raconteur Ventures to provide frequent cultural offerings, and have several musical events in the works as well.
We applied for a grant to help with needed structural repairs and exterior painting and were awarded some funding, but not enough for the entire job. We are now in the process of reeassessing our needs and determining how much we will need to raise, and will be starting work soon.
An Eagle Scout Candidate recently completed a project at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. under the guidance of our Men's BIL group member Rich Pearsall, Greg Berman and his family planned and completed a water drainage project at the rear of the property .Greg worked with Brian Scott of Elite Landscaping and Barton’s Nursery to obtain technical advice and donations of materials to help solve the rainwater runoff we have been having during the last couple of years. They used 10 tons of stone and two yards of dirt along the way – in addition raking up literally dozens of bags of leaves!