Cindy Townsend Holding Silent Auction for Foundation Through Franklin Store

Town’s End General Store in downtown Franklin announced the closing of its store this week–but when one door shuts, another one opens!

Cynthia Townsend, owner of the shop, also revealed that she will open her franchise-owned business, Jamba Juice, in its location come Spring 2015. Though Town’s End General Store is closing, it is now offering discounts on items throughout the store–including display and antique items.

The sale will continue through the first week in February, and conclude with a silent auction coinciding with Franklin Art Scene on Friday, Feb. 6. The silent auction will end on Friday, Feb. 8. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County and Williamson County CASA.

Silent auction items will include merchandise left after the store’s sale, items Cindy has saved for the auction, antique pieces from Cindy’s own collection, and more!

“We are glad to have the opportunity to give back to our community through local charitable involvement,” Cindy says.

Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of all-natural, specialty beverage and food offerings–which include whole fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, breakfast wraps, wellness bowls, sandwiches, flatbreads, kids’ meals and a variety of baked goods and snacks.

“Community involvement is extremely important to the Jamba brand, and we want to continue to have an impact in the area by promoting a health, active lifestyle through better options–as well as programs that support schools, youth sports and local causes.”

Town’s End General Store is located at 504 West Main Street, two doors down from Sweet CeCe’s.

To learn more about Jamba Juice, go to

A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. Raises Money For Heritage Foundation

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A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. raised thousands of dollars for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County through events hosted by two of its downtown Franklin restaurants in 2014, the restaurant group revealed earlier this month.

Owner Andy Marshall and his team presented a check worth $7,370.00 to Heritage Foundation staff and volunteers this past Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Puckett’s Boat House at 94 E. Main Street.

In December, friends and customers of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant were invited to celebrate 10 years in Franklin, with a special night of throwback menu items, live music performances—and a roast of Marshall. The lively evening packed the house, and ticket proceeds–plus several several additional gifts–were garnered for the Heritage Foundation’s work in restoring the Old, Old Jail (soon to be known as the “Big House for Historic Preservation”).

In addition, the Foundation received proceeds from the Puckett’s Boat House “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” 2014 initiative that generated dollars from money pinned to the restaurant’s low ceiling. Over the past year, the Southern seafood eatery provided each table with buckets of tape and markers, and encourage customers to stick dollar bills—with their own custom messages—to the building’s structure in the name of the Foundation.

A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. is a Franklin-based company with seven family-owned restaurant and hospitality businesses within Middle Tennessee, including Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House in downtown Franklin.

Andy Marshall is a Heritage Foundation board member, and wife Jan Marshall is a executive committee member of the Downtown Franklin Association.

Tickets on Sale for Next Gen’s 2015 Three Blind Vines Benefit

NOTE: Due to weather, the 2015 event was rescheduled for March 27, 2015. 

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has announced that tickets are now on sale for their 8th annual Three Blind Vines fundraiser supporting Franklin’s “Old, Old Jail,” soon to be better known as The Big House for Historic Preservation.

The event takes place on Friday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin. This year’s event décor and ambiance will hearken back to the Art Deco Era, inspired by the architecture of the circa 1941 Old, Old Jail building. Suggested dress is cocktail attire, and admission includes live entertainment, food from favorite local restaurants and the wine, of course.

Back by popular demand, Evan Farmer will host the evening’s festivities, including the announcement everyone will be waiting for by night’s end – the two Grand Prize winners of the blind wine tasting, both of whom will go home with a “winner’s vault” of wine.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website at for $45. They will be $50 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include plush accommodations overlooking the tasting floor, additional food selections and a private bar area.

“Next Gen” invites the community to interact with their 3BV social media team through Facebook at, and on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #3BV.

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Heritage Foundation is a 47-year-old non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more, go here.

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