The unofficial start of Summer is already upon us. For years, Memorial Day Weekend has symbolized the end of Spring and the ushering in of Summer’s longer days, sunny rays and more time to enjoy life outside. The banks are dotted with wild flowers, the trees have filled out all their greens, and some of the more beautiful foliage of late Spring, such as the popular Mountain Laurel are in bloom. The wild blackberry bushes are flowering in abundance, promising a rich harvest for those willing to chance the sting of the thorns for a taste of the sometimes sweet, sometimes tart, berry.
There’s a lot great things happening this weekend as well. Pickin’ On The Square returns for another season with their first concert of the season. The J.W. Band will entertain the crowd with their own renditions of country music favorites from the past. Pickin’ On The Square is Saturday night, May 23rd, at the gazebo in downtown Franklin. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the show. Open mic is at 6:30PM with The J.W. Band kicking off their first song at 7:30PM.
Also on Saturday night, the Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys will perform at the Macon County Heritage Center at the Historic Cowee School, 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin. Tickets are $15 for general admission and are available at CoweeSchool.org, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and at the door the day of the concert. For more information, please call 828-349-1945.
We would be remiss if we didn’t wish all of our veterans, their families, as well as active duty military and their families a happy and safe Memorial Day. Often times, we take for granted our freedoms in this country and don’t take a moment to thank our veterans and soldiers for their sacrifice and also to remember those who paid the ultimate price to preserve the rights that we take for granted. So to all of our military, past and present, we thank you for your service and pray for your safe return.
For more information about all the happenings this Memorial Day Weekend, please visit the Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce website – Franklin Chamber of Commerce or give us a call at 828.524.3161