Saturday, June 20, 2009

Strawberry Festival Sampler - 2009

The forecasted rain may have forced many of the tables indoors but did not dampen the spirits of those attending the Strawberry Festival in downtown Franklin on Friday, June 19th.

The CVS crew were handing out balloons and gift bags. Enzio DiMartino and Lucy LaFreniere were bringing smiles to the kids.

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Megan Ellis and Julie Eppus provided gift bags with smiles!

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The United Regional Chamber of Commerce has a good contingent of their staff looking up! From left to right: Jack Lank, Jen Osojnicki, Deb Cote, Claire Latino and Irene Pelley.


Jane Curran at her table outside Jane's Frames.


John Kinney provided some music outside Cafe Dolce.


Lisa Jessick of Dream Dinners put some smiles on kids faces by helping them prepare a bag of their personal trail mix.

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The Franklin Area Bus also provided a free shuttle ride. Had the rain allowed for the original set up on the Common, this would have been a much utilized feature to bring folks from the Common downtown and return.

This was originally posted on Franklin Matters.

Monday, June 1, 2009

About Franklin Downtown Partnership

Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization operated “exclusively” for charitable and education purposes. The Partnership sees Franklin’s downtown as the heart of the community: a center of civic and cultural activities, government services, commercial businesses, and diversified housing.

The purpose of Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc. is to lessen the burden of local government through public improvement activities, to combat community deterioration, to preserve the historic character of the downtown commercial area and to educate the public about the architecture and history of the area.

The Partnership’s events are planned to increase the awareness of the downtown revitalization efforts, educate the community about the historic downtown, and raise funds for the program. All of the Partnership’s activities are designed to foster greater vitality in the downtown commercial district and to serve as a vehicle for public policy discourse.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Downtown Partnership please contact Executive Director, Lisa Piana at (774)571-3109.

Remember, you don't have to live downtown or have a business downtown to get involved. A healthy downtown helps the entire town. We are looking for residents and businesses that are interested in seeing our downtown Franklin thrive.