July 14, 2021
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Heritage Foundation and Mars Petcare team up again for 2021 PetZone at Main Street Festival
PetZone will offer pet adoptions, photo ops and a pet park
FRANKLIN, TN (July 14, 2021) – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN, is not only preparing to welcome tens of thousands of people to the upcoming 37th Annual Main Street Festival presented by First Horizon, but it’s also busy getting ready to accommodate a pack of furry friends too.
Long-time supporter of the Main Street Festival, Mars Petcare has re-enlisted as the main festival sponsor to host an exciting PetZone. This year, the PetZone will feature animal adoptions from the Williamson County Animal Shelter (yes, with real puppies!), A photo space for memorial photos with your furry baby, and a 12-year-old pet playpen. × 18 feet, with fake grass and a fence and puppy pools for cooling off and splashing around.
“Mars Petcare’s PetZone has become one of the most popular sections of the Main Street Festival,” said Carla Denham, Heritage Foundation communications and strategy manager. “We are delighted to partner with Mars again and look forward to seeing all of the animals in our community enjoy this region as their owners learn a little more about all the ways Mars Petcare is involved in making life better. of our pets. “
The Heritage Foundation will be selling pet bandanas to the PetZone as a fundraiser for future preservation projects and Mars will provide fun and free gifts to pet owners who stop by. Several dog-focused vendors will also have stalls in the pet area, including:
Leash Poo Doo, which offers unique pet products including bowls, bag covers / holders, collars and leashes for all dog owners, including the State Paws design line. These designs are state flags manipulated with paw prints instead of stars on collars, leashes, t-shirts. Poo Doo Leash will have dedicated Franklin and Nashville leashes available.
The barkers market pet boutique has been making pet products in Nashville since 2012. They use functional textiles made of handcrafted pet items including nylon and recycled leather collars, nylon leashes, bow ties and all-natural handmade treats for pets.
Milly’s Pet Bakery will have bespoke homemade treats that are affordable, preservative-free, and even safe for humans. Milly’s Pet Bakery loves their own pets and wants to prove they love yours too by providing a great experience with every treat.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Downtown Franklin Association to bring this pet-centric space to life at the Main Street Festival,” said Jam Stewart, vice president of corporate affairs, Mars Petcare. “Franklin has been a tremendous supporter of our Better Cities for Pets program from the start, and this event is another great example of all the city does to make our community friendly to pets and their parents.”
So load up your pet and join us on Historic Main Street in downtown Franklin on Saturday and Sunday July 17-18. Festival opening hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit events.williamsonheritage.org.
ABOUT MARS PETCARE
Mars Petcare is part of Mars, incorporated, a global family business. At Mars Petcare, our 85,000 associates are dedicated to creating A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS, where all pets are healthy, happy and welcome. Today, our diverse portfolio of nearly 50 products and services meet the needs of companion animals in approximately 130 countries. Our science-backed pet food, care and treats are designed to meet the individual needs of pets through brands such as PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENS™, CHEBA®, CAESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™. Mars Petcare is also a leading provider of veterinary care with an international network of over 2,500 pet hospitals, including BANFIELD™, BLUE PEARL™, EVC™, Linnaeus, VSH and AniCura, and diagnostic services through Antech. And at Kinship, we help everyone raise pets like a pro with pioneering brands like WISDOM PANEL™, WHISTLE™, and the LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. AT WALTHAM Petcare Scientific Institute, we advance research that improves the lives of pets and deepens our understanding of the human-animal bond. To learn more, visit our website or follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn.
ABOUT THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Since 1967, the Williamson County Heritage Foundation has been dedicated to preserving the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Williamson County as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of preservation historical. Notable projects include the Franklin Theater, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin Battlefield, and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings the history of the county to approximately 3,000 schoolchildren each year through the Heritage Classroom program as well as walking tours of downtown Franklin. Heritage Foundation-produced events and festivals such as the Main Street Festival, Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas draw hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates the Franklin Theater, the Downtown Franklin Association, and the organization’s newest division and ongoing restoration project, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visitwww.williamsonheritage.org.
ABOUT THE FRANKLIN DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1984, the Downtown Franklin Association is the merchant association division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN. It was created to help with historic preservation and community vitality and has helped revitalize historic downtown Franklin. Using the four-pillar approach set out by the National Main Street Center, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and in partnership with landowners, city and county government, local businesses and neighborhood merchants Franklin, TN’s historic shopping center, the DFA has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information visit www.downtownfranklintn.com.
This press release was produced by Williamson County Chamber. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.