Polka Parties

Polka Parties have been a long standing tradition in Franklin.    The early coal mining families were all known for their love of music and many times dances would break out in homes as a way of entertainment.   Dance halls including an open air dance hall were located throughout Franklin and southeast Kansas.  Accordion music was abundant.   Many dances were held from 2003-2011.  Dances are no longer held at the center.

Johnnie Zibert Band has provided the music.  Johnnie began his career as a youth playing at the very location of the new Community Center which was Vignatelli's Hall.  




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