We’re less than one month away from the 4th of July parade in Franklin

No, wait. Franklin does the PC deal. It’s the “Civic Celebration,” not the 4th of July or Independence Day Lollapalooza.

Whatever.

Less than one month to get organized for the parade on the 4TH OF JULY, INDEPENDENCE DAY.

It’s a  niced parade, as I blogged last year but it could be better.

OMG, DID HE JUST INSULT FRANKLIN?

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The Franklin parade on 07/04 has a major, major flaw.

Now granted, this is not the most controversial, most important Franklin issue confronting our community. But doggone it I’ve lived here since 1992, built two houses here, was taxed to death for decades to the point our family was robbed out of all kinds of niceties, like vacations, so if I want to vent on this I feel entitled.

In the 25-plus years I’ve lived in Franklin I’ve attended a lot, I mean a lot of Independence Day parades.

It is a perennial problem that the order and actual execution of the parade is a cluster. It’s messed up. Disorganized.

How? HUGE, enormous waste of time gaps between parade participants.

Each year. Every year. Same damn problem.

Think this isn’t a big deal?

Guess again.

Remember the year not so long ago the temperature was near 100? Less than an hour into the parade folks were upping and leaving, especially those with small children.

Every year people watching in the spot near us either make fun of the gaps or openly voice their frustrations. That, of course, means nothing to anyone associated with planning and running the parade.

Last summer when I did a typical post-parade review, the head organizer (or at least I think she is…I wouldn’t know her if she fell on top of me), Ann Adamski, commented on that particular blog:

Would love to hear your suggestions. We are competing with 20 other cities that hold the parade at same or nearly the same time. Also these bands charge, some more than the entertainment at the fedgival. And the horses, seriously we you sleeping? We had record crowds, must be doing something right? Don’t you agree!

Well, Ann, it’s like this. I very well may have been sleeping given the incredible time wasted from unit to the next unit that just doesn’t seem to happen from what I’ve heard in other neighboring parades.

I don’t know Ann Adamski. She could be the most charming individual in the 53132 zip code. But she’s also symbolic of what’s wrong with Franklin.

Sorry, folks. Franklin ain’t perfect. It has its warts.

But if someone tries to point those out, they are completely, immediately dismissed. You can start right at City Hall.

Franklin doesn’t make mistakes. We’re just fine. Got a problem. Well then you have to be the problem, not us.

Look, I have no idea what’s going on right now in preparation of this year’s parade. Can we just once, please get our act together and eliminate the 10-15 minute gaps?

This isn’t rocket science. Unit 12 follows Unit 11. Unit 13 follows Unit 12. Unit 14 follows Unit 13.

A 5th grader could easily handle the assignment.

My prediction? Franklin blows it again.

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