The office is now at 2200 S 10th Street W. Bear with us as we get used to our new space and come by the office if you need to enroll your child in after school care or have questions about our programs.
Now that Camp Fire is in the neighborhood, we are opening an after school care program for Franklin Elementary families. We will walk students to our facility after dismissal each day.
We are sad to see the end of summer but it was another wonderful season. Thank you to all the families that made it so great and a special thank you to the counselors who brought the fun and energy everyday!
Our new location is complete and we are all moved in and loving the new space.
Mayor Ralph Arnold had this council fire ring built in 1934 for Camp Fire Girls and other groups, shortly after his daughter, Lucile, age 12, died. She had been an active member of the Camp Fire Girls at Paxson School. Lucile's Camp Fire friends dedicated the council ring to her and planted 12 juniper trees in a circle around the ring. Camp Fire groups from Paxson, Franklin and Jefferson rededicated the ring in 1971 replacing trees and repairing the fireplaces.
While the ceremonial circle and fireplaces are no longer standing the tribute to Lucile remains, as do many of the Juniper trees planted in her honor.
We are thrilled to be connecting with our history at Franklin Park and to the children at Franklin Elementary. It means the world to us that we will be a closer part of this community once again.
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