First annual Public Safety Day provides fun for the whole family


Hundreds of families headed downtown on Saturday for the first annual Public Safety Day for kids. From vintage fire trucks and police cars to a free hotdog lunch, the new event gave the community the opportunity to meet the men and women working for emergency services in Macon County.

Law enforcement officers, paramedics, K-9 officers, and firefighters were all on hand and ready to meet the future of Macon County.

“We wanted to do something that would bring the community together and put faces with our departments,” said Adams. “This is also a way to thank all of the individuals and businesses who go above and beyond all year round to show our departments support and encouragement.”

Franklin leaders like Town Manager Summer Woodard and Franklin Fire Chief Kevin Rohrer climbed in the dunking booth. A bounce house was set up and community organizations and businesses such as Read2Me, Safe Kids Macon County and State Farm Insurance were on hand passing out goodie bags and giveaways. A fireman’s challenge gave aspiring firefighters the chance to try their hand at some drills, while the Macon County Sheriff’s Office’s four legged officers greeted children with tails wagging.