The City of Franklin is once again searching for a Community/County tree – a well-proportioned 35 to 40’ tree to be placed on the sidewalk leading to the Venango County Court House. The lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 18 at Franklin Light Up Night. We are also looking for groups or individuals who are interested in assisting with the decorating of the tree and the parks. If you are looking to donate a beautiful tree or volunteering time to help with the decorations - please contact Ronnie Beith at 437-1619 ext. 123. The Franklin Gardeners Association needs small pine trees to use for various decorations. Contact Susie Blair at 758-2286.

The Woods is now open; featuring seasonal home decor, florals, lamps, pictures, and more. We are located 5 miles west of Franklin on Route 322. Open 10 AM-6 PM, Tuesday thru Sunday. 814-346-7227

2017 Farmers Market Listing

2017 Festivals & Events


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Venango County is asking for the donation of a few hours a month from adults - 18 & older. The program pairs adult volunteers with kids in need of guidance & friendship. Call 676-9940, ext 28 or email:

  • The Hillier After School Program, offered at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Franklin, through their partnership with Youth Alternatives of Oil City, offer fun games, indoor & outdoor activities • homework help • computer access • a nutritious meal and much more! FREE & open to youth 8-18. Schedule is as follows: SUMMER SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday • Noon-6 PM ◊ SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday • 3-6 PM. [Use the side entrance on West Park Street) For more details call 814.346.7059 or 814.432.4318.