Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Important Dates and Updates

FDP Networking Luncheon
Friday, August 26th, 1:00 p.m.
Only $5.50
Dean College Dining Hall, Campus Center.
Contact Joel Carrara at jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com.

Harvest Festival Sponsorship Checks
Due Wednesday, August 24th
Please contact the FDP Office if you are interested. The flyers and posters are going to print on Monday so don't miss out! 
Thank you to all of you who are sponsors this year!
Click here for a Sponsorship Registration Form

Did you miss the Harvest Festival August 20th deadline?
We have only a few more spaces available.
There is a late fee of $50.00.  We will need forms in by Friday, August 26th if you still plan to participate. Remember, if you are a downtown business we still need a form or your sidewalk store space will be given to another vendor. Please contact our Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant at agrant@middlesexbank.com. Click here for a Registration Form.

Volunteers Needed
Many volunteers are needed for the Festival. Please contact Joel Carrara at jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com if you can assist with setup or cleanup.

Welcome New Members! We now have more than 150 FDP members. Make sure your business link is up to date (see right). Contact the office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com if you'd like to add your link. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Harvest Festival Registrations

Do you still have a registration for this year's Harvest Festival that you haven't given to us yet? It's not too late! 

Click here for a Registration Form. Questions? Contact Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant at agrant@middlesexbank.com

Click here for a Sponsorship Form. Additional information about sponsorship opportunities can be found under the Sponsorship tab above. Questions? Contact the Partnership office at (774)571-3109 or downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

Don't be left out!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Harvest Fesival Press Release

Franklin’s Harvest Festival Plans Being Finalized

With only a month to go, volunteers are finalizing plans for the 2011 Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 2. The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 9th annual event promises crafters, live entertainment, food, kids games and antique cars spanning the downtown area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We expect more than 5,000 visitors this year and we’ve had a tremendous response from crafters and groups who want to participate,” says Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant. “We especially appreciate our sponsors who have stepped in to make this work. Without their collective support of our community effort we wouldn’t be able to deliver an event of this magnitude.”

The Gold sponsor of this event is Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation. Silver sponsors are Middlesex Savings Bank, Digital Credit Union and Green Mountain Chocolate Company. Bronze sponsors are Byrne Financial Freedom, LLC., Chestnut Dental Associates, Dean Bank, Michael Dunsky of Guaranteed Rate and NHS Print. Friends of the Festival include Ferguson Enterprises and Ten Key Inc.

Anyone interested in sponsoring this event can contact the FDP office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com or (774)571-3109. Sponsorship registration forms and a list of opportunities can be found on this website under the Sponsorship tab.

Booth space is going fast. If you’re interested in participating contact Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant at agrant@middlesexbank.com. Registration forms can be found on this website. If you would like to volunteer for festival setup or cleanup on the day of the event please contact Joel Carrara at jcarrara@prntsmartoffice.com.

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of businesses, community leaders and residents. The Partnership relies on donations and sponsorship to fund events like the Harvest Festival as well as downtown improvement projects like beautification efforts and streetscape improvements. For more information please contact Executive Director Lisa Piana at (774)571-3109 or downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these important dates:

Members Networking Luncheon
Friday, August 26
1:00 p.m.
Dean College Campus Center Dining Hall
Contact Joel Carrera at jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com

Harvest Festival Booth Deadline
August 20
Contact our Festival Chair Angie Grant at 

Harvest Festival Sponsorship Deadline
August 20
Contact the FDP office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com

General Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center Board Room

Monday, August 15, 2011

Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for all crafters, food vendors or business interested in participating in the October 2 Harvest Festival is August 20 for discounted booths. After August 20 the booth fee will increase $50.

Click here: Registration Form and print and mail your registration TODAY! Spots are filling up fast!

Interested in sponsoring our event? Here is a list of Sponsorship Opportunities and a Sponsorship Form, or contact Harvest Festival Chairperson Angie Grant at agrant@middlesexbank.com.