Welcome to the website of the Franklinton, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce! This site will help find information about the sites and sounds of our “Fair” town.
To view the area businesses that are members of the Chamber, click “Member Directory” above. If you are thinking of visiting Franklinton, be sure to check out the upcoming events listed in our Events section. For other helpful links about Franklinton, see the Quick links posted below or the Franklinton Area Economic Development website. For information about Washington Parish, visit the Washington Economic Development Foundation website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/franklintonchamber/.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE CHAMBER!
Have you noticed this sign around town? Has it peaked your curiosity? You can be one of the first to know what it all means when you attend the Chamber of Commerce Monthly Lunch meeting on Wednesday, October 25th at noon at Sugar Shack. Seth Descant with the Franklinton Area Economic Development Foundation will be on hand to explain exactly what the next “Big Idea” in Franklinton is all about. You won’t want to miss it!
BATTLE OF THE BUSINESSES SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT -
TO BE RESCHEDULED
The Battle of the Businesses Softball Tournament previously scheduled for this Saturday, October 7th, has been cancelled due to several scheduling conflicts. This event will likely be rescheduled after the first of the year, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, please spread the word to anyone that might have planned on participating. Questions? Call Sarah Cook - 985-515-0720.
IT'S OFFICIAL - FAIR SEASON HAS BEGUN!
The flag was raised in front of the Washington Parish Courthouse this morning to kick-off the 106th Annual Washington Parish Free Fair. Don't miss the Opening Ceremony at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m, followed by the Fair Queen Contest at 7:00 p.m. The Fair runs through October 21st, and provides exhibits, entertainment, great food, midway rides, and a rodeo. There's something for everyone at the Fair. See you there!
Fall is definitely in the air, at least in the morning and the evenings. As we look forward to cooler days ahead, we’re also looking forward to:
The Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Time to get to the Pumpkin Patch and start designing your awesome Fall displays. We can't wait to see those fall colors and what your creativity can do with them. All the information you need to enter the Fall Decorating Contest is on the flyer. But if you have any questions at all, please give me a call at 985-839-5822. Be sure you let me know if you want your beautiful display on the list so I can be sure the Judges do not miss it! Remember, all entries must be in by Friday, October 6th, and judging will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14th. Encourage your friends and families to decorate their homes and businesses in preparation for the Fair.
LET'S GO TO THE FAIR!
October 18 – 21 – the event we eagerly await all year, the Washington Parish Free Fair. You will not want to miss a single moment, from the time the gates open until they close. The Fair is not only one of the biggest attractions in the State for visitors, for those of us closer to home, it’s Family Tradition.
If you haven’t visited the Chamber’s webpage or Facebook page recently, please take a look for current information. Also, if you would “like” and “share” the events that are posted, we can get the word out to more people that might be interested.
Kudos to Sarah Cook
Congratulations to Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, Sarah Cook, chosen to be in the Member Spotlight of the Police Jury of Louisiana's August newsletter. Sarah was chosen for her "willingness to work hard and go above and beyond what is asked of her." We wholeheartedly agree with that assessment! Please join us in congratulating Sarah on a job well done!
HONORING OUTGOING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
LINDA E. CRAIN
The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors honored outgoing Executive Director, Linda E. Crain, at their monthly meeting Wednesday, August 23rd at Sugar Shack. FCC President Coylean Schloegel presented Linda with a plaque honoring her leadership and dedicated service from 2007-2017, and a gift basket filled with goodies. Enjoy your retirement Linda, we will miss you!
Home of Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik!
Administrative Professionals Day Winners
Favorite store for shopping – Dirt Cheap (modeling clothing – Martha McNeal)
CONGRATULATIONS to Dirt Cheap - named Franklinton's Favorite Store to Shop at the Administrative Professional's Day luncheon in April. Stop by Dirt Cheap at 1908 Washington St, Franklinton, LA 70438 and see why they're Franklinton's favorite!
Best table decorations – Circle T
Congratulations to Circle T for winning "Best Table Decorations" at the Administrative Professional Days Luncheon! Stop by Circle T at 1610 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA for western wear, boots, jewelry, t-shirts, flags, rugs, local honey and jelly, fishing and hunting supplies, pet supplies, gifts, and more - whew! you name it, they've got it! Stop on by.
Video – Mt. Hermon TV - Click link to see the video from the Administrative Professionals Day