Festival to benefit victims’ families

A weekend festival in Franklin will bring together more than 30 vendors, eight bands and even a dancing workout session in a continuing effort to raise money for the families affected by the Edinburgh dam tragedy.

More than $57,000 has been raised to help the families of the two teenagers who died and a third who remains hospitalized following a swimming accident in Edinburgh on June 6. The Franklin Family Fund keeps growing as residents continue to sell Franklin Strong T-shirts, jewelry and accessories and local businesses and groups donate proceeds from fundraisers.

About $23,000 has been spent to help pay for funeral expenses for Jason Moran and Michael Chadbourne and for ongoing medical treatment and support for family members of Sarah McLevish.

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