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FRIDAY’S DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PROMOTION GIVES BACK

Twenty-six Businesses Open Until 9 p.m.; Donate Proceeds

THIS JUST IN! The Franklin Theatre is offering a $25 ticket for the Paula Cole performance this Saturday night AND will donate 15% of those tickets sold to the World Wildlife Fund, a charity the Grammy-award winning artist supports!

The Dog Days promo code: dogdays2012

Instructions on how to redeem promo code:

1. Go to FranklinTheatre.com and click on the “Paula Cole” event (under “Music”)

2. On the Event page, click on the button that says: “Know a promotion code?”

3. In the popup box, enter the promo code “dogdays2012″ (not case-sensitive) and click “submit.”  A new discounted ticket option will be revealed (it is labeled “classic dog days promotion”). They are $25 classic section tickets.

4. Select tickets as usual and proceed to checkout

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FRANKLIN, Tenn.—A group of downtown Franklin merchants will support local charities on Friday, July 20 through their sales as part of a “Dog Days of Summer” promotion coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association.

The 26 participating businesses will leave their doors open later and donate 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. For many of the downtown Franklin merchants, this is an opportunity to support a cause that is near and dear to both their customers’ and their own hearts.

The Registry, a high-end shop for fine tableware, gifts and bridal registry on Main Street, chose to donate its “Dog Days of Summer” proceeds to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center because of a recent personal tragedy that has connected the business to the treatment center.

“We chose Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center because co-founder Barbara Harlin is waging a battle with colon cancer and being treated there,” said The Registry Co-owner Carla Myers. “We love her and want to do everything possible to support her in her fight.”

Four businesses have chosen to rally around Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization devoted to the best interests of abused or neglected children. City Farmhouse, McCreary’s Irish Pub, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House will all donate 15 percent of the night’s proceeds to the Franklin non-profit. City Farmhouse will offer a special gift certificate opportunity for customers who donate to the cause.

“We are extremely excited to be involved in this event because one of our biggest needs is community awareness and involvement,” said Williamson County CASA Director of Development and Public Relations Danielle McMorran. “I have no doubt these partnerships will be instrumental in spreading awareness towards our mission to serve abused and neglected children. We appreciate this so much.”

DFA Director Nancy Williams said the promotion is designed to show support for community organizations through a collaborative effort among local downtown merchants. She encourages the public to “shop for a cause” with the businesses.

Merchants have chosen non-profits ranging from animal welfare organizations and domestic violence centers to home restoration associations. With the exception of Chick-fil-A South Franklin on Columbia Avenue and Olivia Olive Oil in Cool Springs, the participating merchants are all located within a four-block walking distance.

The DFA’s merchant members are dedicated to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin. To learn more about the event, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/dogdays.

Participating merchants include:

  • Avec Moi
  • Boutique MMM
  • Chik-fil-A South Franklin
  • The Cellar
  • City Farmhouse
  • For Every Child
  • Good Findings, Inc.
  • Heart & Hands
  • The Heirloom Shop
  • Johnnie Q
  • JONDIE Boutique
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kelly Spalding Designs
  • LuLu’s Clothing Co.
  • McCreary’s Irish Pub
  • Olivia Olive Oil
  • Philanthropy
  • Puckett’s Boat House
  • Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
  • ReDo Home & Design
  • The Registry
  • Serendipity Skincare & Cosmetics
  • The Shoppes on Main
  • Sweet CeCe’s Franklin
  • Thomas Kinkeade Gallery
  • Yarrow Acres

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Macey Baird
Sheridan Public Relations, LLC
1143 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
615.472.8879 (office)