Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:44 AM by MELISSA CANONE
Updated: Oct 18, 2013 9:53 AM
The tradition has been for the City of Franklin to provide a series of hints in the media about the Lamplighters and to reveal them the night of the Christmas parade during the ceremony at the Courthouse Square.
This year the City of Franklin has decided to go against tradition and to reveal the Lamplighters well ahead of the Christmas parade and lamp-lighting ceremony. "I have decided to reveal the Lamplighters early this year so that as many of them that would like to participate in the events can do so," Mayor Raymond Harris said. "This year's Lamplighters are our veterans, and they will be placed near the beginning of the parade to highlight their service to this country and to this community."
Veterans who would like to participate in this year's Christmas parade and lamp-lighting ceremony should contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When you contact the Office of Community Development, please include your branch of the military, the years you served and your contact information.