Sunday, September 30, 2012

Downtown Today!

Please join us today for the 
10th Annual FDP Harvest Festival 
in Downtown Franklin!

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rain or Shine!

Fun, Food, Games, Entertainment, Crafters
 and Much, Much, More!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Festival Parking Notice

Dear FDP Members:

Please note:  During the Harvest Fest the Children's area this year will be located at the Rockland Trust Parking Lot.  For 
safety reasons we will be closing off access to this lot from West Central Street.

Please let your employees and customers know 
that they will not be able to park in this back lot during the event. This includes parking behind the 32-38  Main Street buildings.
Parking is available at the munciple lots: Depot Parking lot and the West Central Parking lot.
We look forward to a fun Festival.

The Harvest Festival Committee

Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Harvest Festival Vendor Map

We are finalizing plans for this Sunday's 10th Annual Harvest Festival. Please join us, rain or shine! 

Here is the Harvest Festival vendor map and entertainment schedule created courtesy of the Franklin Local Town Pages newspaper. It is two pages so be sure to scroll down to see the entire piece. If you're having trouble downloading the information below, click here to see the map in Google. 

2012 Harvest Festival Vendors Map

Friday, September 21, 2012

Street Sweeping

Dear Franklin Downtown Businesses,

We are happy to report that the DPW has increased the number of times they will be street sweeping downtown.

Please make a note that they are scheduled to sweep every Thursday, weather permitting. This means that you can sweep your sidewalk on Wednesday and they will sweep up the dirt/leaves that are on the street each Thursday morning.

The FDP Beautification Committee appreciates the support from the DPW and encourages downtown businesses to take advantage of this opportunity to keep our downtown looking Beautiful.

Please e-mail the FDP office at if you have any questions or suggestions.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Volunteers Needed!

The Harvest Festival is almost here!
Sunday, September 30th.
Below is the Festival Map. 
If you would like to volunteer please e-mail
us at by this Friday, Sept 21st, so we can get you on
the list.  E-mail us your name, e-mail address
and what time you would like to assist. If you have
a student who would like to help out for community service
they need to let us know this week. Please have them e-mail us.
See volunteer times below:
Volunteers needed:
Set-Up-  8:00 am-9:00 am
Help Vendors Unload:   9:00 am-10:30am
Clean-up 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
We look forward to another fun event!

Festival Vendor/Booth Map

2012 Harvest Festival booth map

If you're having trouble downloading the above document click here to view in Google Docs.

Please Join Us!

2012 Franklin Harvest Festival Poster

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


General Meeting
Thursday, September 6th 8:30 am
Dean College Golder Room (off Emmons St)
Important Parking Meter Discussion Planned
See below for agenda

Remember to Vote on Thursday
This is a very important primary election.
A few of the candidates running are FDP Members.
Please make an effort to visit the candidates' websites
and get out to vote!

Thank you again to Jim Vallee for all of his years of
service and support!

Harvest Festival Volunteers Needed
Please e-mail the FDP office at to sign up soon!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

General Meeting This Thursday

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:30 a.m.
Golder Room

I.     Open Meeting

II.    Adoption of Agenda

III.   Introductions

IV.  Report from Executive Director
       a.  Membership and Sponsorship Updates

V.   Report from Harvest Festival Chairs Mary Graff and Jeanne Sherlock
       a.  Booths and Entertainment Update
       b.  Volunteer Sign-Up

VI.  Downtown Updates -- Jeff Nutting
       a.  Post Office Parking
       b.  Clean-up Projects Downtown
            1.  Post office, street cleaning, tree trimming, etc.
       c.  Streetscape Update
       d.  Meter Discussion -- Ideas and Options

VII.  Networking -- Joel Carrara

VIII. Business Updates

IX.   New Business

X.    Adjourn

Next FDP General Meeting will be Thursday, November 1