Start your Dickens festival with a hearty Lions Pride Breakfast, benefiting children’s vision screening

Start your Dickens festival with a hearty Lions Pride Breakfast, benefiting children’s vision screening

The Franklin Lions Club is preparing for the 31st Annual Lions Pride Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on December 8 at St Philip Catholic Church.

Also on December 8 in Historic Downtown Franklin, is Dickens of a Christmas, the popular Victorian-themed festival presented by Heritage Foundation of Franklin and
Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association.

Lions Club members will be serving breakfast before and during the Dickens festivities at the church, 112 Second Avenue in Franklin. A short walk from the breakfast site to Main Street will allow participants to enjoy both events.

This year’s breakfast features pancakes, country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy and all the trimmings. In addition the Lions club will be offering their very popular bake and
tag sale during the breakfast. Santa and seasonal music will round out the fun.

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat breakfast can be purchased from any Lions Club member or at the door on the day of the event for $10. Tickets for children ages 3-7 are $5 and children under age 3 are free.

This year’s Breakfast will benefit the Lions Club Operation Kidsight Vision Screening program which has screened more than 45,000 children in Williamson County since 2004. This program is especially for the detection of eye problems in children ages 1-5.

Sponsors of this year’s breakfast are: Vulcan Materials, Williamson Medical Center, Davis Tree Service,Atmos Energy, Buerger, Mosley &Carson, Franklin Synergy Bank, Calvin Lehew Company, Pam Lewis Foundation, McDonalds (Good Foods), Mort Stein, American Sign Design, Alderman Ann Peterson, Publix, and WAKM Radio.

The Franklin Lions Club is the oldest civic club in Franklin. It has more than 50 active members and meets every Tuesday at noon at Conners Restaurant in Cool Springs.

For more information or to get involved with the club, please contact Ron Tapscott, membership director, 615-423-1923, or visit

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