Ellen Johnson | Franklin Advocate

Karin Medart and Ferman Richard holding the check from the items that were sold to help out others in need.

Merchants step up to help “Hometown Folks”

In the week after Hurricane Harvey, Karin Medart, owner of Owen and Ceme Boutique, kept hearing customers talk about how they were taking in family members that had to evacuate due to damage from the hurricane.

“I knew so many resources were being sent to Houston, I felt we needed to make sure that hometown folds were being helped, too,” she said.

In conjunction with other local merchants, Karin organized a drive to collect money and supplies to make certain Robertson County Care, Inc., the Franklin Food Pantry, did not run short of supplies. Caroline Lawson, with TLC Farms, collected food and personal supplies.

Candace Wilson, of Small Town Front Porch Design, contributed Texas doormats, which were sold in the store and online. Kim Perkins, of Leap of Faith printed Texas Tried and True tee shirts, which, Karin designed and sold in her shop.


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