By Blake Schnitker
Franklin High School is announcing their 13th annual “Franklin Follies” show, which will be performed by members of the FHS staff at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 in the school’s gymnasium. The title of this year’s show is “Live From Franklin, It’s Saturday Night,” which will feature several renditions of skits from NBC’s Saturday Night Live. All proceeds from the show will go towards The Katy Tannahill Memorial Student Service Scholarship, which raises funds for distributing scholarships to graduating seniors who’ve provided service to the school and/or community.
“Katy [Tannahill] passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2004,” said Greg Tabeek, Franklin High’s School Counselor and co-creator of Franklin Follies, “she was the type of person that exemplified service, and so this is our way of giving back to students like Katy who’ve provided valuable service during their time at Franklin High School.”
In addition to the money raised through the show, Franklin Bank will also provide a matching $500 scholarship. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for students, and include a pre-show meal provided by Hamilton’s Catering. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday April 10. Tickets will not be sold at the door. To buy tickets, you can call Greg Tabeek at 217-675-2395 Ext. 105, or stop by the main office at Franklin High School.