More than 20 downtown Franklin businesses will support local charities on Tuesday, August 27 through their sales, as part of a “Dog Days of Summer” event designed to engage the community  with local non-profits! Locations include both merchants and restaurants.

Participating DFA businesses will donate 10-15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to a non-profit of their choice–and many will leave their doors open later for the event. These merchants and restaurant owners have chosen organizations that are near and dear to both their own hearts and their customers.

If you participate, please use #DogDaysofSummer or #FranklinLove so that we can follow your adventures!

Participating DFA restaurants include:

Chick-Fil-A :: GraceWorks Ministries

Coffee House on Second & Bridge :: The Bubba Foundation

Frothy Monkey (retail merch only) :: High Hopes

Kimbro’s Cafe & Pickin’ Parlor :: We Help

McCreary’s Irish Pub :: GEAR Foundation/Our Thrift Store

Mellow Mushroom :: Tennessee Death Row Dogs

Puckett’s Boat House :: Harpeth Watershed Association

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant :: Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee

Sweet CeCe’s :: STARS of Nashville

Participating DFA merchants include:

Avec Moi :: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Boutique MMM :: Wounded Warriors Project

Carpe Diem :: We Help

Handy Hardware :: GraceWorks Ministries

Heart and Hands :: Animal Control of Williamson County

The Heirloom Shop :: Hard Bargain Association

JONDIE boutique :: Williamson County CASA

Kelly Spalding Designs :: Franklin High School Boys Basketball Boosters

Main Street Toy Shoppe :: Brain Tumor Humor

Philanthropy boutique :: Lambscroft

Shoppes on Main :: Williamson Country Animal Control

The Cellar :: Brightstone

Town’s End General Store :: Habitat for Humanity


*note: the Franklin Theatre is donating a portion of popcorn sales to Williamson County CASA on Sunday, as part of Dog Days of Summer.

The Downtown Franklin Association is a nationally certified Main Street Program of the National Trust and a division of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The DFA’s merchant members are dedicated to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin.