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Raise the Roofs

Raise the Roofs

The Fourth Annual Friends of Franklin Parks “Raise the Roofs” event is set for Saturday, August 15, and attendees will have an opportunity to see the fundraiser’s results first-hand. Construction on the new multi-purpose equestrian arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm will be nearly complete.


Thanks to the support of the community, generous corporate partners, and events like Raise the Roofs, the $1.1 million arena project is nearing the finish line. The Fourth Annual Raise the Roofs is presented by Farm Credit Services.


“Raise the Roofs has become one of the best fundraising events of the year, and this year we’ve got a lot to celebrate,” said Dr. Monty McInturff, president of the Board of Governors of Friends of Franklin Parks. “With the arena nearing completion, we’re ready to talk about a broader vision for Harlinsdale as an equestrian center for middle Tennessee.”


Starting at 5 p.m. on August 15, the program will include food and drink from about a dozen local restaurants and purveyors, along with horse demonstrations, tours of the new arena facility, great auction items and more.


Friends of Franklin Parks was founded in 2011 with a mission to enhance Franklin’s city parks with private dollars. Over the course of three years, the non-profit has raised more than $1 million from individual, corporate and organizational partners. To learn more, visit


Tickets are $75 per person and reserved tables for eight or 10 guests are available. Purchase tickets online at For more information, contact Mindy Tate at (615) 794-0998 or by email at