Cemetery ceremony to honor departed mothers

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Cemetery Association will hold its second annual public Mother's Day event to be held on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Franklin Cemetery, off Thompson Park.

"This type of event is hosted by many cemeteries throughout this country. We named this event "Celebrating Moms" as it is to honor all moms living and past. We hope to share some lightheartedness and smiles into this celebration; we will also be accepting donations for the Greater Franklin Boys and Girls club, said Kris Meinhold, cemetery superintendent.

The program, which will last about one hour, will begin with a meet-and-greet with light refreshments followed by a brief address and prayer by a local clergy. After this all will have a chance at the podium to tell funny anecdotes and touching stories of their moms.

The event will close with a release of pink balloons where folks can write a message.

Their moms on them and we let them loose all at once to float to the Heavens. All moms will receive a carnation as a remembrance of this day.

As this is an outdoor event a rain date will be set for the following Sunday.