Miss America Comes to Franklin!

Lovely Franklin was truly honored to host the reigning Miss America Emma Broyles, Miss Tennessee 2021 Tally Bevis, Miss Alabama 2021 Lauren Bradford, along with many of the beautiful ladies representing Miss America and its 100th Anniversary Class at this year’s Pumpkinfest sponsored by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County.

All of these women are truly remarkable and doing great things in their local communities. Thank you to these fabulous and lovely 2021 state pageant winners along with the reigning Miss Tennessee USA and Emily Suttle who graced our Lovely Franklin. Emily is a graduate of Franklin High School.

It was so fun to have all of these Miss America 2021 state winners in town: Lauren Bradford (Alabama), Amber Barto (Arizona), Ayriss Torres (Idaho), Isabelle Hanson (Illinois), Vivian Zhong (Michigan), Morgan Holen (Nebraska), Reyna Bergstrom Asheim (North Dakota), Julia Herrin (South Carolina), Leigh Payne (Rhode Island), Tally Bevis (Tennessee), Sasha Sloan (Utah), Tatum Sheppard (Virginia), Mikkayla DeBolt (Wyoming).

McGavock’s Coffee and the Harpeth Hotel welcomed the ladies with delicious lattes to start the day!

They were thrilled to talk with one of our favorite couples, Joel and Carol Tomlin, owners of Landmark Booksellers. They generously gave all the ladies a copy of Karen Kingsbury’s best-selling book and Hallmark movie based on their bookstore, The Bridge. Read our backstory on Landmark here.

Dr. Annedrea Morreale, opened her brand-new luxury vision center, Franklin Vision Care at Harpeth Square, for the ladies with Ray-Bans and gifts bags to share.

Luke Cianciolo, franchise owner of Franklin’s The NOW massage boutique, presented them beautiful gift bags filled with great products from the company.

Everyone enjoyed yummy frozen yogurt from Franklin’s newest ice cream and sweet shop, Sweethaven. Katie Britt and her team are making downtown a sweeter place to be! Rock Paper Scissors provided the perfect balloon backdrop in Sweethaven’s private courtyard that’s available for private event rental.

Christi Lassen and the ladies of Olivia Olive Oil gave gift sets of their wonderful Basil and Cranberry Pear oil and balsamic vinegars for everyone to enjoy. Olivia’s oil and vinegar tastings are a must-do when you visit downtown Franklin. They are part of Franklin Driving Tours Girlfriend Getaway.

Angie Muir and the great team at Franklin Bakehouse baked up some incredible cookies to keep the ladies going all day.

Our friends at Hester & Cook showed off their holiday tablescapes and Angie Hester Cook founder was on hand herself to pass out lovely gift bags for everyone. Read our fabulous backstory on Hester and Cook here.

We thank Tally and Lauren for bringing Miss America to Franklin. What an honor for Franklin and a special day for all!

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