Plans being made for Pink Splash in Franklin

From staff reports

Final plans are being made for the annual Pink Splash for the Cure set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Fountain Park in downtown Franklin.

“We’re getting everything ready for it,” said Cheryl Carson, chairman of the planning committee. “And, the new T-shirts and sweatshirts are available now.”

The Pink Splash observance, one designed to raise public awareness of breast cancer as well as raise money money for research and treatment, debuted in the Franklin park in 2008. It is now an annual event. Breast cancer survivors participate in the pink dyeing of water in the Egbert Fountain.

The 2019 inventory of sweatshirts and T-shirts featuring the Pink Splash logo are now on sale at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce office at 255 Liberty St.

They will also be available for purchase on the Pink Splash day at Fountain Park.

Older versions of the clothing will be sold at half-price that day.

All proceeds benefit the Kirtland Cancer Foundation in Franklin. The foundation offers charitable assistance to cancer patients and their families in the Venango County area regardless of where treatments are received.

Serving with Carson on the Pink Splash committee are treasurer Connie Baughman and secretary Roz Greggs. Other members of the core committee are Shirl Baughman, Kim Slater-Heil and Kathy Horner.