Friday, June 14, 2013

Strawberry Stroll Was a Hit In Spite of Rain

The Franklin Downtown Partnership Strawberry Stroll was a big success in spite of the rain that had us move the event indoors Thursday afternoon! Hundreds of people strolled through the Depot Plaza to enjoy our Famous Strawberry Shortcakes, which were provided by Dean College, dished up by Dean Bank employees and topped off with whipped cream provided by Garelick Farms. Entertainment provided by Music Odyssey Productions kept the mood lively and fun. 

On their way through the building Strollers stopped by tables loaded with offerings by our generous sponsors and new businesses.

The Stroll continued down Main Street to the Franklin Art Association where Kevin Wolfe performed while kids painted "lollipops" to be used in a sculpture planned for the new Sculpture Park. 

The next stop was Jane's Frames. While kids helped paint a mural, parents signed up to win raffle prizes. Farther down East Central Street a Franklin High School jazz quartet provided a musical backdrop for cupcake lovers at The Cake Bar.

Special Thanks to Nicole Fortier and Bryan Taberner, co-chairs of this event. 

And many thanks to our generous sponsors who helped us pull off the Stroll:

Platinum Sponsors:  Dean Bank and Big Y World Class Market

Silver Sponsors: Dean College, DCU, Garelick Farms and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Bronze Sponsors:  Chestnut Dental and Franklin Ford

Friends Sponsors: CVS Pharmacy, Keefe Insurance and Insanity All Stars

Thank you to the Franklin Police Department and the Franklin DPW for keeping Strawberry Strollers safe and dry! 

The Milford Daily News covered the event. To read the story by Matt Tota click here:  Rain, cold don't dampen spirits at Franklin's Strawberry Stroll