Editorial: City of Franklin turns purple to fight cancer

For the past couple of weeks, an army of volunteers has been trying to figuratively paint downtown Franklin purple.

They have decorated store windows, put up posters and tied purple ribbons to light poles, signposts and trees. Some supporters are wearing grape-colored T-shirts, and a few plan to paint their faces.

The goal is to promote this year’s Relay for Life in Franklin, part of the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

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