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Barry Booker

Booker, who played from 1986-89, was one of college basketball’s premier outside shooters during the late 1980’s. Known as the “Long Ranger”, Booker still holds Vanderbilt’s all-time 3-point shot percentage record at .460 and is second all-time on SEC charts in 3-point field goal percentage with at least 300 attempts. He has the 7th best single season percentage in SEC history with at least 100 shots (85-170, 50%). 

An academic all-SEC pick, Barry went on to a successful banking career and for many years has been a commentator on conference basketball telecasts.



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About Us

Franklin Lions Club

Welcome to the website for the Franklin Lions Club.  Lions are an international network of 1.4 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities.  These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.

Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities.

The Franklin Lions Club is the oldest civic club in Franklin.  It provides its members with an opportunity to serve their community and its citizens in meaningful ways.  At the same time, members have the opportunity to share the good fellowship of an active group of community leaders.

You are always welcome to jvisit us at any time. You will be welcome. For more information about joining a Lions club in the area, please call Ron Tapscott at 591-4376.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

Join the Lions Club

A great way to give back to your community.

Franklin Lions Club

For more information about what the Franklin Lions Club does in the community, check out this video!

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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Lions Club History

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Club Facts

Chartered in 1945 - the oldest civic club in Franklin.  A Williamson County Icon.

Sponsor, fund and manage the Annual "Franklin on the Fourth", 4th of July event, in partnership with the City of Franklin.

Undisputed leader in eye screenings, having screened over 10,000 subjects at schools and day-care centers in Franklin and Williamson County.

Scholarships awaded to deserving high school graduates annually.

Sponsor of the annual Veterans Day Parade in historic downtown Franklin.

Lions Pride Breakfast held annually, a fund raising event held during the city's "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration.

Partner with local eye care businessesto provide exams and glasses to our community's needy.

Collect thousands of used eyeglasses for processing and distribution to needy persons in 3rd world countris.

In partnership with the American red Cross


Charitable Giving

Major investment for state of the art equipment to conduct eye screenings each year with the newest technology available.

Fund necessary cost for conduction blood drives in partnership with the America Red Cross.

Scholarships awarded each year to Williamso Conty High School Seniors.

Major funding for Middle TN Sight Serviees (White Cane) the umbrella organization that provides funding for TN School for the sight impaired)

School for the hearing impaired, Leader Dog Program and other needs in the area of Sight and Hearing Impaired.

Award grants in support of My Friends House and Franklin Tomorrow.

Provide Funding for necessary professional work a the Lions Sensory Garden.

Partner with local eye care businesses to provide exams and glasses to our community's needy.