Unfortunately, after many volunteers decorated downtown Franklin on the weekend before Thanksgiving, some folks apparently thought of other things to do with the decorations (aside from leaving them alone!).
A report was filed with the Franklin Police the week of Dec 6, 2021:
multiple bows on the Rome side bridge were taken
greens and bows on the train side bridge were pulled out
one wreath on the train side bridge is missing
the red candy cane on the sleigh was removed
gift boxes previously stacked in the sleigh were thrown over the fencing to the tracks below
Franklin Police responded to the report, took photos to add to the report, and will step up patrols.
If anyone knows of, or saw the vandal(s) in action, please let Franklin Police know. They can take tips at their tip line -> 508-440-2780.