The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome the cutest little ice cream truck in the region, Sweet Caroline’s Mobile Ice Cream Truck, to the Franklin Chamber membership.
Owner Carla Whitley has added an excitement to Franklin that is hard to match with her music playing, adorably painted, mobile ice cream truck.
“I used to joke that my dream job would be to retire as a little old lady and hand out ice cream around town and just deliver smiles. For year’s now I have joked about this, until a few months ago I thought “why not now?” Whitley said. Whitley and her children moved to Franklin months earlier leaving an abusive situation, seeking refuge and starting over near family. “I absolutely love this town and am so thankful for how welcome I have felt.” Whitley continued.
Sweet Caroline’s Ice Cream Truck is available for weekday and weekend parties, festivals, business and neighborhood runs. Just call Carla at 828-526-6462 or message her on her facebook page to book an event.
In addition to offering ice cream to squealing kids, Whitley wants Maggie, her ice cream truck, to be a place of refuge for anyone struggling in a bad home life situation. “I want to be known for being a place men or women can come to find what resources are available to help get them into a safer home situation. Everyone deserves to feel safe. If you need help with a domestic abuse situation, please call the National Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).” said Whitley