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MEMBERS Beth Adams Gary and Rebecca Albers Shirley and Steve Allen Diana and Bill Allen Stephen Allen Jason and Shalin Allender Caleb Allison Joni Allison Brian and Erica Alsip John Abbott and Amanda Cooper Andrew Cummins and Diane Trout-Cummins Erin Cataldi and John Reynolds Tod Jeffcoat and Julie Eib Deb Stubbeman and Marty Julian Spencer Mitchell and Rachel Miller Colleen Anderson Chad Anspach Joan Arcand Nile Arena Keith and Cathy Armour April Arnold Scott and Michelle Auton Nicki Babb Ashley Bachman Peggy and Randy Bailey Teri Bair Melissa and Dan Baker Shannon Baker Kris and Mandi Baker Maureen Bard Gary Bardonner Lisa Barksdale Kelly Barmann Jennifer Barnett Vince and Annette Barr Jan and Jack Barrett Kelly Barton Regina Batton Laura and Jon Baugh Michael and Brenda Baun Sharon Baxter Dwight Baxter Dr. Joe Beardsley Jill Beavins Steve and Debbie Bechman Tricia Bechman Dawn Becker Dan Beckham Lucia Begley Susie Bennett Jimmie and Karen Bennett Adam Beuoy Benjamin Bickham Martin and Linda Bielawski Jake and Stephanie Bielawski Jane Bingham Bret Bingham Walter Bixler Teresa Bodnyk Sheryl Boehle Rob Bohn Hannah Bond Jackie Bond Alison Bowman Rick and Laura Bowman Michael Bowman Adeline Bowman Jacqueline Boyland Jeremy Bozarth John and Virginia Brackemyre Jane Bradford Joyce and Don Bradley Jill Bradley-Levine




Rob Shilts, Executive Director Franklin Heritage, Inc.

Starting our 2021 with The Historic Artcraft Theatre auditorium dark – again – was not how Franklin Heritage, Inc. imagined the year would begin. We had high hopes that a sense of normalcy was on the horizon. But we did what we, and so many other people have done for the last couple of years – pivot. It’s a buzzword we’re all tired of by this point. We increased our focus on small group, private party events at the theatre, to help keep the lights on. We asked for more donations, and support through membership drives. We continued our curbside concession nights. As you have always done, you answered the call. You filled up the available theatre rentals. You bought more popcorn than we could have imagined. You donated like the theater depended on it (because it did)! And, over time, the storm passed. We dusted off, stood strong, and went back to business. Some of our key highlights from the year are shown through this report, but a couple of standouts aligned with our mission require special callouts: • We partnered with the city, developers, and a home owner to move a historic house from one side of town to the other, resulting in its preservation instead of demolition. • Madison Street Salvage expanded its operation to include another part-time team member • A joint effort with many other community organizations resulted in the renovation of a second historic home.

SCAN TO DONATE You can contribute to our 100th Anniversary campaign. Just scan the code above. You will be taken directly to our donation page.

• We produced the inaugural “Secret Garden Walk,” a self-guided garden tour showcasing some of Franklin’s greenest thumbs. We hope you are excited by the work FHI has done in the community the past year, which has only been possible through your commitment to our mission. We are moving forward into the Artcraft Theatre’s 100th year and can’t wait to show you what the future holds for Franklin Heritage, Inc., The Historic Artcraft Theatre, and Madison Street Salvage.

On the cover Homeowner, and Franklin Heritage, Inc. board member, Greg Quagliara welcomes visitors to his property during the “Secret Garden Walk.” Credit: Rick Moss

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Curbside concessions helped keep the lights on until the theater doors reopened in April.

Rafael Sanchez joins Franklin College President Kerry Prather for a “Welcome Franklin College Freshmen” night.

Above: Volunteer Linda Bielawski stretches to reach the top of the Artcraft proscenium as the auditorium receives a fresh coat of paint. Left: Volunteers from Keller Williams participate in their annual day of service,“Red Day”. Volunteers helped clean the theater and prepare our 48 East Madison St. bulding for renovations that would make room for Wild Geese Bookstore to move in to the first floor in October.

Eric and Lisa Bramble Camas Brandt Jennifer Brehob Josh Brewer Letha-Joy Brooks Michael Brown Angela Brown Sherie Brown Bradley Brown Lang and Jeanne Brownlee Lisa Bruno Jamie Bryant Gary and Rebecca Bryant Karen Bullington Kevin and Alicia Burchett MarKay Burkhart Trevor Burris Lu Burton Pamela Burton Philip Butler Michelle and Bobby Butler Jeff Byers Kristan Calo Natalie Campbell Ben Campbell Teresa Campbell Alexander Carlisle Derek Carmichael Kim Caston Michelle Cataldi Ellen Causey Roxane Chadwell Jamie Champlin Denise Charboneau-Eickhoff Steve and Kim Chatham Kimberly Chatham Bob Chestnut George and Allie Chimples Constantine Chimples Christi Choban Sara Christensen James Clair Kalie Clark Joe Clark Jill Clark Cody Clark Joseph Clark Linda Clark Jennifer Clarke Alice Clayton David and Angie Clendening Judy Cloud Steve Cobb Susan Cobb Thomas Cochran Cera Coffman Jonathon Cole Jeff and Cynthia Collier Gail Collier Ted Collins Kris Collins Mae Cooper Barbara Cordell Carrie Cornelius Cara Corwin Ryan Cox Rena Cox Angela Coy Rick Crafton Danielle Craig Daniel Craig James Creech Annette Creed Heather Crockett Meagan Crone Alan Crosby Shawn Cross

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MEMBERS Connie Croyle Carolyn Crump Kelley and Greg Culp Lora Lee Curren Amy Curtis Joanna Daffron Heather Daily Suzanne Daly Michael Daniely Rachel and Brandon Davis Jay Davis Angel Dees Laura DeGroot Kurt and Penny DeKemper Mark Della-Croce Anastasia Demos Mills Stephen Denney Melissa DeRosa Bill and Shawn Dever Zach DeWitt Mattie Dickey Ed and Vanessa Diekhoff Kenneth Diekhoff David and Jil Dilk Malisa Dills Becky Dixon Minta Dolph Marty Doty Isaac Dougherty John and Cynthia Dozier Caleb Drake Steve Drake Scott Duncan Dennis Dunkman Rory Duplantier Darrell and Betsy Dusold David Earlywine Justin Edwards David Eger James Ehringer Laura Ehringer Aaron and Alyson Eichel Jim Elkin Ann Ellerbrook Emily Ellis Kate and Brian Elmer Dawn Emberton Amy Emery Lucy Endris Emily Engelking John England Julie Engle Thomas Erskine Theresa Erskine Judy Evans Teresa Eversole Steven Fahrholz Jonathan Farren John Ferguson Sandy Feyerabend Jeremy Fields Brooke and Nick Finney Regan Fischer Paula Fisk Darin and Stephanie Flannery Jill Fleener Lisa Fleetwood Patricia Fleming Jim and Christina Fletcher Charles Flinn Kristin Flora Luke Floyd Paul and Stacy Fonstad Teresa Forbes Tracy Fowler Keegan Fox Darlene Fox Terry Foy

Volunteers work on installing the final seats from the Save-A-Seat campaign. Also installed were four loveseat style chairs.




It took some time to return to action, but when we reopened the Artcraft’s doors in April, it was a welcome reminder of how much this old theater is loved. The success of the private watch parties and curbside concessions helped us make it through to the reopening. Once open, more than 24,000 people came through the doors for our movie series. Although working through limited seating and other restrictions, we hosted more than double the number of guests we had in 2020. Along with our regular weekend films, we brought back the Summer Break Series, Midweek Music Movies, Brew and View and Reel Women/Vintage Wine movie nights


The Glenn Miller Orchestra warms up before the first of its two packed house shows in December.

to great acclaim. We also packed the house for two live performances by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in December. These events, along with the inaugural Secret Garden Walk in July, point the way forward for the next chapter in this nearly 100 year old-theater’s history.

100th anniversary fundraising party and celebration for The Historic Artcraft Theater is set for Sept. 10, 2022!

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Credit: #gregthemayor

Triple XXX root beer floats were a hot item during curbside concession nights.

Sammy Terry left his mark across Franklin with another return trip to Franklin for Halloweentown weekend. 100 Women Who Care present their quarterly donation check to Franklin Heritage, Inc. to continue restoration work.

Additional highlights from 2021 • Cosmetic updates across the theater including a fresh coat of paint in the auditorium and mirrored tile updated and installed in the lobby. • The Save-A-Seat project concludes with the last seat being installed and loveseat style chairs in place. • Launching a monthly partnership with Frequency Spot LLC for more live music events with some rising stars. • Multiple sell-out shows return to the theater for a familiar Christmas season. • Record number of FHI / Artcraft Theatre memberships (peaking at 747).

Recreating their photo from Life Magazine’s 1940 feature on Franklin, the Dunn brothers recreated their photo in October. The oldest, Jim Dunn, passed away before the opportunity to join his brothers, so his son, Dave stood in for him. Dave sits in for his father Jim with Ken, Hugh and Dick Dunn sitting in the same seats they sat in 81 years ago!

Jeff Franciski Eric and Jan Fredbeck Jil Froelich Jean Fundenberger Mary Jo Gallagher David Gandolph Donna Gannaway Angie Garcia Jay and Laura Gardner Dan Gardner Mary Gardner Terry George John Gerber Mary Gerteisen Carol Gibson Carol Gill Jane Gilmore Emily Goad Kyle Gobel Peter and Carolyn Goerner Willis and Pat Good Richard and Karen Gotshall Jeremy Gotthardt Scott and Michelle Graham Christopher Gray Kelsey Green Raymond Greene Kevin and Rachel Gries Katelyn Griffith Sara Grisham John and Beth Guerrettaz Don and Linda Haddock Ann Haiderer Robert Hall Carol Hall Cathy Hamaker Elisa Hamilton Amy Hamilton Kelly Hamilton Gwendolen Handlon Loyd Harp Paul Harrington Don and Cyndi Harrington Heather and Josh Harris Stacie Harris Keri Hart Ron and Cherri Hart Ashley Hart Michael and Anne Hartman Jonathan Haslam Saundra Haslam Geoff and Jodi Hatter Stephen and Donna Haworth Justin Hayden Melissa Hayden Diane Hays Mark Heiden Rachel Heidenreich Cynthia Helmich Nicolas Hendrickson Ellen Henke Emily Hensley Kelly Henthorne Matthew Hess Mark and Karen Hetrick Bob and Paula Heuchan Rachel Hewlate Jim and Mary Pat Higdon Mike and Connie Hill Daniel Hill Jamie Hillhouse Hilary Hilycord Kim Hodges Paul and Kimberly Hoffman Jennifer Hoffman Misty Hogan

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Rentals, memberships, and merchandise



Awarded federal and local funding



Sales of architectural salvage and antiques





10% 11%

Restricted and unrestricted




Popcorn, candy, soda, etc.

Increase in earned income compared to 2020


Full and part-time staff




Insurance, office needs, software, etc.


Business expenses


Upkeep on FHI properties


Decrease in fair value of assets


Studios fees for showing movies

Business Members

Denis and Noreen Hoggatt Sheryl Holko Cookie Holmes Meg Horcher Amy Hord Steve and Linda Hougland Lee Howard Lauren Huber Sherry Hubert Angela Huffman Jody Hughet Jane Hughey Richard Hummel Alta Hurst Sara Jackson Jordon Jacobs Brennan James Larry and Rita Jamieson Nancy Janes Robert Jarrett Rosemary Jarrett Joseph Jarzen Ed Jenkins Larry Jennings Sena Jessen Michele Johns Kristin Johnson Verne and Jane Johnson Jane Johnson Anita Johnson Bob Johnson Jamie Johnson-Robinson Brandon and Monica Jolley Polly Jones Mike Jones Bruce Jones Janet Jones Amber Juba Aaron Kadel Shannon Kamp Timothy Kasper Toni Keeler Suzi Keown Alex Kercheval Brian Kessler Jerry Keymon Biane Kidwell Gregory Kile Linda Kile Rick Klemczewski Kristen Klingler Stephanie Knox Nicholas Kohne Brianna Kompara Janette and Walt Koon Richard Korra Kim Kovacs Roland Kummer Shawn and Jennifer Kummer Angie Kyle Beth Lagle Chris and Kelly Lally Lance and Suzanne Landry Candi Langston Michelle Lanning Gary and Gayle Lauderdale Tyler Laughlin Lisa Laughlin Derek and Bethany Lawson Mindy Layton Jill Layton Mike Leach David and Nancy Lee Andrew Leiter Sherry Lemke


5% 6%



Number of movies we were able to show in 2021 operating from April 23 - Dec. 31. Of those, 40 were shown on 35mm film! B IRISH



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volunteer hours in 2021

8,952 hours

Volunteers 1,235 volunteer hours with Madison Street Salvage

7,717 hours with Franklin Heritage, Inc. and The Historic Artcraft Theatre Financial equivalent to:

$89,520 Based on $10 per hour

A-Teen volunteers collect cans at the November “Cartoons for Cans” event to benefit Interchurch Food Pantry.


Your membership dollars are allocated to the general fund. This allows us to apply it toward any necessary use.



Franklin Heritage, Inc. new members in 2021

Total Franklin Heritage, Inc. members at its peak in 2021 * A new record!






20 14 20 18 20 19 20 20 20 21


Growth in ticket sales for The Historic Artcraft Theatre

Iris Allender performs on her harp during the Secret Garden Walk in July.

Film attendance


Amount of unrestricted gross dollars raised by membership contributions.

92RE% ASE INC IN 2021 VS. 2020

Live event attendees between April 23 and Dec. 31, 2021. This includes the Secret Garden Walk, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and live music presented by Frequency Spot, LLC.

Janette Koon CFP, CMFC, Financial Advisor

MEMBERS Dan Lemmons Doug and Annie Leonard Scott and Teri Lewellen Teresa Lewis Lisa Lewis Courtney Lickliter Ann Lietz-Workman Laura Limbach Diana Lindblom Krista Linke Lisa Lintner Todd Lipking Joe and Pat Lockhart Lora Love Michael and Nancy Ludwig J. Lyles William Mahan Suzy Maher Chris Mahin Stacie Mander Michael Manley Lisa Many Sheila Marcum Shara Marlin Trisha Marsh Stephanie Marshall Jared Martin Tamara Martin Antoinette Martin Aaron Martin Brett Mason Lynn Mathena Joseph Mattingly David Mattingly Vicki May Lisa Maynard Mary Ann Maze Julie McBee Dale Ann McCain Morna and Craig McCall Mike McClure Kyle McClurg R J McConnell Karla McConnell Lance and Sarah McCoskey Charles McCoy Ike McCoy Cecil and Theresa McCrady Bill and Susie McCreary Lesa McDaniel Talley Dolores McFadyen Brian McGinnis Ann and Kevin McHugh Katie McHugh Elesha McIntosh Geri McKay Don and Vicki McMichael Madelyn McNeff Mary McQueen Heather McVicar John and Janet Mehling Theresa Mendez Duane and Vonda Mercer William Meredith Nicholas Merriman Mike Mettert Jayson Meyer Roger Meyer Tom and Mary Michalak Cindy Miller Mike and Carol Miller George and Carol Miller Barb Miller Linnea Mitchell Paula Mitchell Dawn Mitchell Linda Moeller Brad and Jan Moore John Moore

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MEMBERS Jacob Moran Dan Morgan Mary Morgan Roxi Morris Robert and Linda Morse Rick and Kim Moss April Moss Mark and Cynthia Mull Brian Mullins Tracy Munn Adele and Michael Murdick Gilbert Murphy Brian and Ann Murrey Patty Nadeau Kyra Neighbors Rachel Newbraugh Jeff and Kim Newnam Kevin and Gwendolyn Nitzel Patrick Noonan Amy and Jim Norcross Dennis and Janet Norman Thaddius Novicki Rene Null Denise Oberholtzer Caryn OBrien Patrick O’Connor Paul and Diane Oefinger Debbie O’Neal Chip Orner Tiernan O’Rourke Delaney O’Rourke Traci O’Rourke Eric Orzechowicz Teresa Ott Amanda Ott Myra Otto Steve Owen James Panighetti Fred and Michele Paris DJ and Donna Parker Ken Partridge Angie Patterson Nicole Pattison Jill Paulsel Tara Payne Donald Peek David Pemberton Kim Perry Alice Perry John Perry David Pfeiffer Candace Phillips Dave and Connie Phillips Bryan Phillips Lisa Philpott Holly Phoenix Justin Pickett Denita and Michael Pickett Shellee Pietras Ed and Zoe Piotrowski Gregory and Angela Pipher Paul Pishnak Connie Pitman Marsha Placke Michelle Plummer Tom and Cathy Plummer Mike Plummer Kenneth and Brenda Poe Stan and Carol Poe John and Patricia Poehler Debbie Poer Leslie Preddy Bonnie Pribush Laura and Roman Przybylinski Rob Pugh Heather Puletz Dave and Monica Purk

Madison Street Salvage operates on quality donations (even floppy air mascots) that are sold to benefit Franklin Heritage, Inc.




Madison Street Salvage took a big step forward in 2021 by operating seven days a week, compared to four HOURS a week in 2013. We added a part-time team member, continued seeking out and finding quality products, and experienced our best ever sales year. Salvage sales Christine Hamilton joined in 2021 contributed Madison Street Salvage as a part-time team member in more than $60,000 the fall. to Franklin Heritage, Inc. We also stepped out of the shop, as Madison Street Salvage took a strong role in the remodeling of 48 E. Madison St. to welcome the Wild Geese Bookshop to the first floor of the FHI offices. Master


woodworker Dennis Norman also helped customize several display pieces for the bookstore. We appreciate your help in continuing this success through your donation of antiques and architectural salvage items.

Number of transactions at Madison Street Salvage - in person and online - in 2021.

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The house formerly of 50 East Wayne Street rolls slowly down Monroe Street. Secret Garden Walk attendees get inspired by backyard gardens across Franklin.



After spending most of 2020 focused on stability, Franklin Heritage, Inc. moved full steam ahead in 2021. FHI had the opportunity to save not just one, but two historic houses in alignment with our mission of preserving Franklin’s historic properties. In order to move a turn of the century Victorian house, FHI partnered with the city, Franklin Development Corporation, Bemis Group and several other organizations. The June project moved the home five blocks through town to its new permanent home on Madison Avenue. A second house was rehabbed for stability through a partnership with the Property Recovery Task Force - a committee of the FDC. This project was completed in November, and the house sold quickly in December.


Scan this QR code to see a video about the Property Recovery Task Force house rehab at 280 Circle Dr., Franklin

In July, FHI launched the inaugural “Secret Garden Walk.” Gardeners around Franklin opened their backyards to over a thousand attendees. This event is sure to become a regular addition to the rotation of special Franklin Heritage, Inc. events.

Number of properties preserved by Franklin Heritage, Inc. either directly or through community partnerships.

Greg Quagliara John Ralston Eddie Ranschaert Pat Rather Kyrmen Rea Carla Ream Randy and Beth Reel Deloris Reiter Pat and Tracy Rembusch Jennifer Rhorer Clyde Rhorer Julia Ricci Jonathan Rice Debbie Richards Wendi Rickett Eileen Rickman Barb Riney Tim and Sara Ritter Anthony Rivera Mark Roach Ashley Roderick Delvan Roehling Kristina Rogers Amy Rogers Mary Rogers Laura Rogers Blair Ross Brian Ross Paula Ross Stacy Roth Dave and Karen Roush Michael and Amanda Rubadue Amie Rugenstein Rex and Patty Russell Carol Rynerson Robert Samples Jake Sappenfield Paul and Donna Sappenfield Donna Sappenfield Mark Sargent Greg Sargent Deborah Saxon Tarrance Schabel Michele Schilten Betsy Jo Schmidt Tony Schommer Judy Schommer Brad and Marti Schrock Ron and Lynne Schuetz Vincent Schurger Susan and Paul Scott Steven Seifert Jim Seiver Frank Sellers Dan Setters David and Cheryl Sever Cassie Sevier Bob Sewall Jeff and Julie Sewell Denise Sewell David and Angela Sexson Doc Shafer Debbie Shanafelt Johannah Shank Deborah Shank Rhys Shapiro James Shaw Steve Sheldon Scott Sheppard Margie and Tony Shinn Terry Shipley Ray Shoemaker Nancy Short Katie Short Cindy Showalter Tandy Shuck Todd Shuck Wendy Shuler Maria Simon Andie Simpson

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MEMBERS Debra Sink Darrell Sisson Harold and Cathy Sisson Jenny Skehan Michael Slattery Sue Slevin Darryl Slevin Heather Smarelli Barbara Smith Mary Smith Bob and Nancy Smith Nancy Smith Diane Smith Mark Smith James Smotherman Dru Smyth Marvin Snider Greg Sorvig Karen Spall Lois Sparks Danielle Spears Ralph Speicher Nicholas Sprague Don and Jane Stafford Jim and Laura Stafford Katie Stahlhut Terri Stamps Karen Stancombe Cori Stanley Doug Steinmiller Megan Stephens Angela Stephens Logan Stephens Mark Stephenson Bill Stivers Kathy Stolz Daniel Stone Ginny Storar Cynthia Stout Joel and Cherie Straubinger Steve Stuard Maureen Sullivan Katherine Summers Ron and Denise Summers Skip and Renee Surface Steve and Melanie Sutherlin Stephanie and George Sutt Janice Swanson Pamela Sweitzer Heather Tallman Jennifer Taylor Michael Taylor Steven and Lorie Teike Brad Terry Robert Thalls Gene and Linda Theriac Gayla Thompson Nathaniel and Noelle Thompson Beverly Thorpe Carrie Thurman Vance Tillotson Shawn and Jennifer Tinkham Rhonda Tipton Alicia and Patrick Tisdale Jennifer Toering Liza Tolbert Arvine Tolle Terry Townsend Diana Trammell Alan Trauner Williams Tricia John Trueblood Robert Tucker Raymond and Barbara Turner Angie and Chris Turnmire Sharon Tuttle

Scan this QR code to learn about the Save-A-Seat partnership with Indiana Correctional Industries.


After installing the final seat, many volunteers that worked on the project pose for a photo. The two-years long project is now complete Front: Shawn Kummer, Will Mehling, Janet Mehling, Seth Mehling, John Mehling, Dennis Norman, Linda Bielawski, Martin Bielawski, Bobbi Whittemore. Back: Kirk Bixler, Scott Keehn, Mike Hill, Dave Purk, and Randy Reel (representing Indiana Correctional Industries). Not all of the volunteers who worked on the project are pictured - we thank everyone who contributed to this effort.

THANK YOU! Thank you to the many generous donors that contributed to this project! Dean and Dorcas Abplanalp Janet Alexander Brian and Erica Alsip Doug Andrews Anonymous Harrison Armour Keith and Cathy Armour Zachary and Shyla Armour Tony Armstrong Sue Arnold Mike Auger Peggy Bailey The Ball Management Group Melissa and Dan Baker Stephen and Maureen Bard Vincent and Annette Barr Chris and Maureen Beck Lynette Beckham Marjorie and Robert Begeman Jimmie and Karen Bennett Shawn Bennett Jake and Stephanie Bielawski Martin and Linda Bielawski Randy and Barbara Bills Jason Black Jill Bode Dianna Booth John and Virginia Brackemyre Jane Bradford Jill Bradley-Levine Eric and Lisa Bramble Josh Brewer Thomas and Shirley Brown Steve Brown Alivia Brown Sara Brown Gary and Rebecca Bryant Ann Bullington Cindy Busch John and Erin Bushouse Erin Byers Ernest and Cheryl Carlson Katherine Carlson Caterpillar, Inc David Chance Steve and Diane Clark Jeff and Laura Clawson Jeff and Cynthia Collier Jared Crafton Ryan Cripe

Don Cummings Andrew Cummins and Diane Trout-Cummins Peter and Betty Daniels Greg and Devory Dannemiller Jay Davis Susan Davis Judy and Ed Deiwert Kurt and Penny DeKemper Mark Della-Croce Bill and Shawn Dever Ed and Vanessa Diekhoff Shannon Doyle Billy and Jennifer Doty Dennis Dunkman DuKate Fine Remodeling Darrell and Betsy DuSold Amanda Eck Don and Ronda Egbert Kate and Brian Elmer John England George Flanagan Charles Flinn Mary Foreman Katie Franks Jenni and Steve Gale Jackie Garrett Angie Gocur Willis and Pat Good Carl Good Karen and Richard Gotshall Mike and Carrie Gray Marc Hagn Don and Cyndi Harrington Anne Hartman Bill and Lisa Hartung Leeanne Heaton Mark Heiden Ellen Henke Mark and Karen Hetrick Bob and Paula Heuchan Mike and Connie Hill Dr. Abbey Hoffman Paul and Kimberly Hoffman Jane Hughey Richard Hummel Abbygail Hurley Alexandria Hurley Alta Hurst Butch and Sharon Isselhardt John and Collette Jackson Larry and Rita Jamieson

Emily Jarzen Tod and Julie Jeffcoat Verne and Jane Johnson Bruce Jones Richard and Karen Jones Marty Julian and Deb Stubbeman Kim Kasting Scott Keehn Biane Kidwell Linda Kile Cindy and Richard Kivett Wesley Klutts Becky and Norman Knight Nicholas Kohne Janette and Walt Koon Shawn and Jennifer Kummer Glenn and Delinda LaFara Beth Lagle Lance and Suzanne Landry Sherry Lemke Pam Lemmons Eric Leugers Shelly Linton Joe and Pat Lockhart Amelia Lucas R and J Lyles Janet and Denny Lynch Chris Mahin Michael Manley Sarah Mathena Jim and Brenda Maulden Morris and Jan Maurer Charles McCoy Judy McGinnis Don and Vicki McMichael John and Janet Mehling William Meredith James Meredith Bill Meredith In Memory of Jackie Miller David and Patricia Miller Tony Miller Josh Minton Brad and Jan Moore Ed and Karen Morris Kim and Rick Moss Chaz Mottinger Mark and Cynthia Mull Jeff and Kim Newnam Dennis and Janet Norman Paul and Diane Oefinger Myra Otto

DJ Parker Wray Patricia Don Perdue Justin Pickett Shellee Pietras Tom and Kathy Plummer Stan and Carol Poe Matthew Prine Dave and Monica Purk Ross and Clella Rannells Melissa Ransdell Andria Rathfon Rick and Bobbie Rayback Randy and Beth Reel Jenny Rich Mark and Suzanne Robinson Candy Rockemann Addison Rogers Mary Rogers David and Karen Roush Paul and Donna Sappenfield Jim Schwarz Susan and Paul Scott Dr. and Mrs. Gene Sease James Shaw Margie and Tony Shinn Jennifer Shireman Nancy Short and Dana Bois Rick and Debby Showalter Denise Shuck Wendy Shuler Harold and Cathy Sisson Amy Skirvin George and Carole Small Bob and Nancy Smith Mark and Tanya Smythe Nate Sparks Jim and Laura Stafford Jerry and Karen Stancombe The Stanis Family Melanie Stanley Ed and Ginger Stawicki Ariana and Eric Stevens Pat and John Stevens Kathy Stolz Cyndi Stout Tom and Diane Strack Stephanie and George Sutt Scott and Mary Swartz Cheryl Sweeney Halik Pamela Sweitzer T-Shirt Express

John and Lesa McDaniel Talley Ryan Taylor Adam Taylor Madi Taylor Judith Tempel Donald and Fran Thompson Marvin and Virginia Thompson Nancy Thompson Alicia and Patrick Tisdale Dirk and Denise Titus The Tivoli Theatre Liza Tolbert David and Joie Trefz Theresa Trout John Trueblood Raymond and Barbara Turner Roy and Ann Turner Todd and Vanesa VanDeman Alysabeth Vaught Anderson Vaught Joe and Sue Vaught Loren and Bernice Vaught Mason Vaught Turner Vaught Jennifer and John Vinters Chris and Lathena Vogel John and Judy Waggoner Tim Wagner Brian Walls Katherine Walters Greg and Nancy Waltz Mike and Chris Waterfall Thomas Waterfall Clark and Jaclyn Wehmeier Lisa Weisner Merrill and Arija Wesemann Bryan and Kathy Weiss Melinda Whitaker Carla Windisch Eleanor Windisch Dave Wippermann Shelese and Steven Woods Tricia Wynne Steve and Anne Young Margie Zaring Sisters of Tri-Kappa Zeta Chapter




Verne was instrumental from the beginning of Franklin Heritage’s operation of the Artcraft Theatre. He loved volunteering in the box office from start, and was often the first smiling face newcomers to the Artcraft saw. Verne was quick with a joke and helped however he could. He is shown above in 2008 with his wife and fellow long-time volunteer Jane.

Mike was the last theatre owner in the Rembusch family movie empire, a family which changed how cinemas operated for the entire industry. He owned the Artcraft until 2000, and operated Canary Creek in Franklin until 2020. Mike was always invested in the success of the Artcraft, even jumping in to help with popcorn as shown above in 2021.



Marty volunteered with Franklin Heritage, Inc. for as long as we can remember - including a term as board president. Marty was like family to so many. He was our first volunteer at Madison Street Salvage and was a regular at the shop for nearly eight years. Marty was as kind as a man could possibly be, a jokester, and a friend to everyone.

Jack Wood was the guardian angel of Franklin. He always shared the joy he had in his soul with everyone. Jack’s role as The Apple Tree for our traditional showings of “The Wizard of Oz” was the one he enjoyed most. Jack wouldn’t bat an eye to be a race car driver, police man, or a nun - anything to help out. You da boss, Jack.

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MEMBERS Rhonda Tutton Kimberly Tyler Alena Van Arendonk Larry and Nancy VanArendonk Jayme Vance Todd and Vanesa VanDeman Douglas Vanderpool Sue Vaught Danny Vaught Jennifer Vinters Nick Vivaldi John and Judy Waggoner Jennifer Walker Keith and Angelina Walls Gary and Cate Walls Patrick Walls Theresa Walls Greg and Nancy Waltz Annie Wang Julie Ward Kelly and Doug Warner Scott Warner Mike and Chris Waterfall Lottie Wathen Nick Watkins Carrie Watson Mark Wayman Maryann Waymire Jennifer Waymon Dean Weasner Kelli Webb Kelvin Weller Andrew and Julie Weller Marilyn Wells Craig and Julie Wells Nick Weltich Dr. Merrill and Arija Wesemann Alex West Debrah White Jane Whitecotten Tracy Wilcox Emily and Ryan Wilhite Patricia Wilkerson Cindy Williams Marty and Carolyn Williams Lisa Williams Mary Williams John Williams Stacey Williams Shelby Williamson Joleen Willis Jerry Wilson Greg Wilson John Wilson Eleanor Windisch Carla Windisch Dave and April Windisch Jim and Sue Winton Claire Wolters Emily Wood Linda Wood-Corbin Lisa Workman Julie Wray Paula Wright Libby Wyatt Brooks Wyatt SE Yoder Steve and Anne Young Tina Youngblood Margie Zaring Megan Zimmerman Kasey Zronek

Frequency Spot Presents sets up for an October event.

WHAT’S NEXT? Celebrate a century

We’ve got a lot planned for our 100th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, block party style! We’ll release more info this summer – save the date for September 10, 2022

Next building up! VIsitors to the Secret Garden Walk are impressed by what hides behind the hedge row.

We helped save two buildings in 2021, so why stop there? Our missions is preserving historic properties and we want to keep the momentum going.

Seats in the seats

We want everyone back at the Artcraft. We have a great movie slate set for 2022, and the seats are like new. Come see a classic film, enjoy that delicious popcorn and share the joy of a movie on the big screen with others!

Pay down our debts

Volunteer Scott Keehn preps barn wood for sale at Madison Street Salvage. A new popcorn machine is unloaded after volunteers Mike Hill and Shawn Kummer made a trek to Wisconsin to find a twin machine to our existing popper.

We’ve said it for years now, but we would love to pay off the mortgages for the theater and the salvage building sooner rather than later. Eliminating the remaining balances will open up funds for many other opportunities.

More, more, more!

More live events. More movies. More activities for the community. We want to see activity every night. It’s our goal to be the central hub for downtown entertainment.

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