Free Press Releases Document Showcasing Winners of Best of Franklin County Contest

On March 1st, the Franklin County Free Press announced the winners of the Best of Franklin County. With over 2,000 community members voting, this is a very well-vetted list and a great sample of the best businesses in Franklin County. We would like to thank everyone for their feedback and participation in the program.

Due to popular demand, we have compiled a downloadable PDF with a list of the winners, along with their contact information. The list will be helpful to those who are looking for the best places to eat, shop, or utilize services. You can save or print the list for future reference.

Click here to download the winner list!

This year, some of the winners include Kenny’s Grill & Ice Cream for Ice Cream, Big Oak for Coffee, Vinnie’s for Pizza, Norland Pub for Wings, Red Robin for Burgers, Five Guys for Fries, Hickory Ridge for Homestyle Food, Aki for Seafood, Texas Roadhouse for Steak, Montezuma’s on Wayne Ave for Ethnic Food, Lotus Bowls for Downtown Eatery, Butcher Shoppe for Bakery and Grocery Store, Gearhouse for Brewery, Olympia for Candy Store, The Loft for Event Venue, Verizon for Cell Phone Store, Monica Kelso Catering for Caterer, Wildflower Salon for Salon, Rural King for Outdoor Store, Black and Blush Boutique for Clothing Store, Cheerful Flowers and Gifts for Gift Store, Paw Spa for Pet Groomer, Rain Tunnel for Car Wash, and Royer’s for Florist.

We are pleased to recognize these outstanding businesses in Franklin County and congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition.

Click here to download the winner list!


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James H Pentz obituary 1944~2023

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