Sara Evans Honored by Hometown

The citizens of New Franklin, Mo., will unveil a sign on the Fourth of July declaring “Welcome to New Franklin, Home of Country Star Sara Evans.” Evans, her husband Craig Schelske and son Avery will take part in the town’s Independence Day festivities, although she is not scheduled to perform. “I’m so proud of my hometown,” Evans said, “and for them to honor me in this way is just such a thrill. I may live elsewhere now, but New Franklin will always be part of who I am.” 07/03/02