Fifth annual Raise the Roofs fundraiser set for Aug. 20


Fifth annual Raise the Roofs fundraiser set for Aug. 20

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Each summer, Friends of Franklin Parks’ “Raise the Roofs” fundraiser has brought the community together to celebrate the return of horses to the historic Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Each summer, Friends of Franklin Parks’ “Raise the Roofs” fundraiser has brought the community together to celebrate the return of horses to the historic Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Now, patrons will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor: the fifth annual event, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take place in the newly opened Tractor Supply Co. Arena.

Patrons can expect great food and drink from a host of local restaurants, along with a polo match, equine athletic demonstrations, live music, a handful of wonderful auction items and more. And to celebrate the end of summer, guests are being asked to wear their best seasonal whites.

“Anyone who has attended a polo match this summer has seen how spectacular the new arena is,” said Theresa Menefee, who is chairing the Raise the Roofs event with Lisa McInturff and Stacey Watson. “The community rallied to make this happen, and there is a lot of work yet to be done, but the horses are back at Harlinsdale. We thought it would be fun to wear the summer whites one last time before Labor Day as we celebrate our successes and look to the future.”

Tickets are $100 per person, and tables for 10 are available on the front row of the berm overlooking the arena for $1,200, and the second row tables are $1,100. A portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible, and tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as the sun begins to set, attendees will be treated to a polo match, equine performances, live music and dancing, and some special elements that are not to be missed.

McInturff said the event has always been a late summer favorite, but this year’s program will be particularly special.

“Twilight at Harlinsdale is a sight to behold, and the grass berm is the perfect place for a tent that allows everyone to have a bird’s eye view of the action in the arena. Coupled with delightful food from our favorite Franklin restaurants and a great party, we’re expecting a very memorable evening.”

Sponsors for the fifth-annual Raise the Roofs include Amy Cross Nance-Attorney at Law, Boyle Investments, the Franklin Noon Rotary Charitable Foundation, The Parker-McCoy Group/Morgan Stanley, Tennessee Equine Hospital and Theresa & Albert Menefee.

For more information on sponsorship or other details, please call Friends of Franklin Park Executive Director Torrey Barnhill at (615) or by email at torrey@friendsoffranklinparks.org. Tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

Each summer, Friends of Franklin Parks’ “Raise the Roofs” fundraiser has brought the community together to celebrate the return of horses to the historic Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Now, patrons will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor: the fifth annual event, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take place in the newly opened Tractor Supply Co. Arena.

Patrons can expect great food and drink from a host of local restaurants, along with a polo match, equine athletic demonstrations, live music, a handful of wonderful auction items and more. And to celebrate the end of summer, guests are being asked to wear their best seasonal whites.

“Anyone who has attended a polo match this summer has seen how spectacular the new arena is,” said Theresa Menefee, who is chairing the Raise the Roofs event with Lisa McInturff and Stacey Watson. “The community rallied to make this happen, and there is a lot of work yet to be done, but the horses are back at Harlinsdale. We thought it would be fun to wear the summer whites one last time before Labor Day as we celebrate our successes and look to the future.”

Tickets are $100 per person, and tables for 10 are available on the front row of the berm overlooking the arena for $1,200, and the second row tables are $1,100. A portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible, and tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as the sun begins to set, attendees will be treated to a polo match, equine performances, live music and dancing, and some special elements that are not to be missed.

McInturff said the event has always been a late summer favorite, but this year’s program will be particularly special.

“Twilight at Harlinsdale is a sight to behold, and the grass berm is the perfect place for a tent that allows everyone to have a bird’s eye view of the action in the arena. Coupled with delightful food from our favorite Franklin restaurants and a great party, we’re expecting a very memorable evening.”

Sponsors for the fifth-annual Raise the Roofs include Amy Cross Nance-Attorney at Law, Boyle Investments, the Franklin Noon Rotary Charitable Foundation, The Parker-McCoy Group/Morgan Stanley, Tennessee Equine Hospital and Theresa & Albert Menefee.

For more information on sponsorship or other details, please call Friends of Franklin Park Executive Director Torrey Barnhill at (615) or by email at torrey@friendsoffranklinparks.org. Tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

Each summer, Friends of Franklin Parks’ “Raise the Roofs” fundraiser has brought the community together to celebrate the return of horses to the historic Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Now, patrons will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor: the fifth annual event, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take place in the newly opened Tractor Supply Co. Arena.

Patrons can expect great food and drink from a host of local restaurants, along with a polo match, equine athletic demonstrations, live music, a handful of wonderful auction items and more. And to celebrate the end of summer, guests are being asked to wear their best seasonal whites.

“Anyone who has attended a polo match this summer has seen how spectacular the new arena is,” said Theresa Menefee, who is chairing the Raise the Roofs event with Lisa McInturff and Stacey Watson. “The community rallied to make this happen, and there is a lot of work yet to be done, but the horses are back at Harlinsdale. We thought it would be fun to wear the summer whites one last time before Labor Day as we celebrate our successes and look to the future.”

Tickets are $100 per person, and tables for 10 are available on the front row of the berm overlooking the arena for $1,200, and the second row tables are $1,100. A portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible, and tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as the sun begins to set, attendees will be treated to a polo match, equine performances, live music and dancing, and some special elements that are not to be missed.

McInturff said the event has always been a late summer favorite, but this year’s program will be particularly special.

“Twilight at Harlinsdale is a sight to behold, and the grass berm is the perfect place for a tent that allows everyone to have a bird’s eye view of the action in the arena. Coupled with delightful food from our favorite Franklin restaurants and a great party, we’re expecting a very memorable evening.”

Sponsors for the fifth-annual Raise the Roofs include Amy Cross Nance-Attorney at Law, Boyle Investments, the Franklin Noon Rotary Charitable Foundation, The Parker-McCoy Group/Morgan Stanley, Tennessee Equine Hospital and Theresa & Albert Menefee.

For more information on sponsorship or other details, please call Friends of Franklin Park Executive Director Torrey Barnhill at (615) or by email at torrey@friendsoffranklinparks.org. Tickets are available online at www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.

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