Thursday, June 21, 2012

1st Annual Macon Waves Ducky Derby

The Franklin Young Professionals are preparing to host the first annual Macon Waves Ducky Derby this summer.  The event will be held on August 4th at Big Bear Park on the Little Tennessee River Greenway.  We will be partnering with the NC Big Sweep, a statewide initiative to clean up our waterways.  We have partnered up with the Big Sweep to help promote their cause and to support the beautification and preservation of our community.  We will be participating in the Big Sweep clean up in the morning and will hold our family oriented festival in the afternoon.  At 2 pm we will hold a rubber ducky derby on the Little Tennessee River.  There will be a number of great prizes available, most of which are coming directly from local businesses.  There will be food, music, and games for all ages. 

All proceeds from the event will go towards the FYP Scholarship Fund and back to the Greenway.  We plan to offer a scholarship to a well deserving high school senior (or possibly more than one) from Franklin, who plans to stay in the Franklin area and become a future young professional.  The race ducks will be sold for $5 each or a flock of five ducks for $20.  They will be available from Macon Rental, Repeats Consignment or from any Franklin Young Professional member.   

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FYP has Adopted a Highway!

The Franklin Young Professionals have officially adopted a highway.  We have committed to cleaning up a portion of Franklin's roadways to help keep the community and the environment clean.  Our two mile stretch it located on Highway 441 Business Route through Porter Street downtown.  We have been sending groups out quarterly to help with the clean-up effort.  If you see us out there in our bright orange vests give us a wave or honk your horn to let us know you support FYP!!
Have you seen our new sign?
June 16th Clean-Up Crew