Friday, December 2, 2016

Franklin's Festive Holiday Stroll!


Hundreds of families enjoyed the Franklin Downtown Partnership's annual Holiday Stroll Thursday evening. Thank you for supporting this great community event! The weather was seasonably chilly and many storefronts were decorated beautifully for the season. 

Many thanks to Roberta Trahan and Jennifer Hurst, the Holiday Stroll co-chairs, for organizing the stroll!


















Our sponsors helped make the night festive and fun!

Gold Sponsors for this event were Dean College and Dean Bank.











Silver Sponsors were DCU, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Franklin Ford, Middlesex Savings Bank and Rescom Exteriors.





Bronze Sponsors were Beaux Regards Photographic Art by Marjorie Sardella, BMW Gallery of Norwood, Boston Solar, Flynn/Wirkus/Young Attorneys at Law, Franklin Central Pizza, Franklin Driving School, Franklin Girl Scouts, Simon’s Furniture, Tom Fricker Heating & A/C.







Thank you to the Franklin DPW and the Franklin Police Department for your help, too!  

We have many more photographs. Check them out in our Google Album (top right corner of this page) or on our Facebook page

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday Stroll Program

Here is a listing of Holiday Stroll participants and where they will be located:

Dean College:
Tree Lighting with refreshments

Dean Bank:
OUTDOORS
Gingerbread Man activity
Music Street Realty
Relay for Life/sponsored by Dean Bank

Rockland Trust:
OUTDOORS
Shaws Market Wreaths
INDOORS
Franklin Girl Scouts
Franklin Distinguished Young Woman/sponsored by Rockland Trust

Corner near Teddy Gallaghers:
OUTDOORS
Envoy Mortgage

Depot Plaza:
INDOORS
Enchanted Memories (stand alone business front, downstairs)
UPSTAIRS
Franklin-Bellingham Rail Trail
Drama Kids
FUSF
Beaux Regards
Flynn Wirkus Young
Salley’s Alley
Mary Rubino Hypnosis

DOWNSTAIRS
Franklin Driving School
Blessed Sacrament School
Family Legal Practice
Edward Jones
LuLaroe Willow and Daisy

Emma’s Quilt:
INDOORS
North Pole Postman
Kennedy-Donovan Center
America’s Best Defense
Touchstone Crystal

Norfolk Music Together
Refreshments

Franklin Historical Museum:
INDOORS
Mrs. Claus
Refreshments

Franklin Fire Department:
Touch a Truck

THE BLACK BOX:
Performance snippets of upcoming Holiday Shows!

Jane’s Frames:
Entertainment
WMRC outdoors

Simon’s Furniture:
OUTDOORS
Erik the Wood Carver
Feet in Motion
Franklin Ford
Honda/BMW
DCU
Boston Solar
Rescom
Central Pizza-coupons

INDOORS
SANTA CLAUS!!!
FHS Performers
Elizabeth Randall Designs

Roaming Main Street:
Saint Mary Choir
Central Pizza offering coupons to strollers!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Stroll Entertainers

We have a great lineup of entertainers set for the Holiday Stroll! Feel free to begin your stroll downtown or at the tree lighting ceremony.

4:15 - Carolers at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dean College Campus Common
4:40 - Tree lighting



4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Jamie Barrett performs at Jane's Frames

Ongoing from 4:30 to 7p.m.

At THE BLACK BOX -- students perform scenes from three FPAC December shows, including The Nutcracker, Humbug, and a holiday panto entitled A Glass Slipper Christmas.

All around downtown -- Saint Mary Choir will be roaming the streets singing carols


At Simon's Furniture  -- Feet In Motion holiday performances, FHS musicians, and Eric the Wood Carver 




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Santa, Mrs. Claus and The North Pole Postman to Appear at Holiday Stroll

Don't miss the special guests we have lined up for Thursday's Holiday Stroll!

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. the North Pole Postman will set up his post office at Emma's Quilt Cupboard! Mail letters to Santa at the North Pole and hear the Postman read from a holiday book he's written. 





From 5 to 7 p.m. visit Santa and his Elves at Simon's Furniture! While you're waiting check out holiday performances by the dancers from Feet In Motion School of Dance and watch Eric the Wood Carver work his magic with a chainsaw. 













From 5 to 7 p.m. visit Mrs. Claus at the Franklin Historical Museum! She'll read stories and hand out treats.