Thursday, November 15, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Decorating

Adult volunteers are needed for holiday decorating on Sunday, Nov. 18. Volunteers are needed to help install wreaths, bows and greenery, or supervise teen volunteers. 

Volunteers will meet us on Sunday at the downtown bridges at 9 a.m. Please contact Lisa if you are available to volunteer. 

IMPORTANT: If you have a planter in front of your storefront, please remove flowers to make room for holiday greens this weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Networking Breakfast Nov. 16

Start your day with other FDP members at our Networking Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. We'll meet at the Dean College Dining Center on the first floor of the Campus Center. Please email Matt to let him know you're attending or if you have any questions.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Holiday Happenings: Downtown Franklin and Beyond

Deadline to Register November 8

In an effort to accommodate the Franklin Downtown Partnership’s (FDP) growing membership and to offer a safe and enjoyable holiday experience for the Franklin community, the FDP is pleased to announce a new initiative: Holiday Happenings Weekend: December 6, 7, 8 & 9. Additionally, the FDP will have an online calendar featuring Holiday events from Small Business Saturday (November 24) to New Year’s Eve (December 31).

What do businesses/organizations need to do to participate?
  • Each business/organization 
  • Identifies its event and selects date and time that works best for them
  • during the 4-day Holiday Happenings weekend 
  • Completes the registration form and sends it to FDP by November 8
  • Hosts the event

Downtown Partnership, Garden Club to Decorate for Holidays

The Franklin Downtown Partnership will team up with the Franklin Garden Club to decorate the downtown on Sunday, Nov. 18. Volunteers are needed to help install wreaths, bows and greenery. 

Interested volunteers will meet Beautification Chairperson Eileen Mason at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the downtown bridges. Community service hours are available for students; groups and teams are encouraged to participate. Help is also needed on Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. at Hillside Nurseries to sort greens. 

“We look forward to making the downtown festive and holiday-ready every year,” Mason said. “We’re a 100% volunteer group and only able to take on these projects with a lot of help from the community including your time and sponsorships. Special thanks go to Hillside Nurseries for sourcing the greens, wreaths and decorations. Thanks to the Franklin DPW team for their support as well. Happy and safe holidays to all!”

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to this event can contact Mason at Sponsorship information is also available on the FDP website,

Saturday, October 27, 2018

FDP General Meeting November 1

Please make plans to join us Thursday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m. for the FDP general meeting. It will be held in the Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Room (across from the Dining Center).