Monday, November 15, 2010

Decorate Downtown this Sunday, November 21

The Franklin Downtown Partnership will once again team up with the Garden Club to decorate Franklin’s downtown center with holiday greens, ribbons and wreaths on Sunday, November 21, at 9:00 a.m.

Residents are welcome to put on their garden gloves and join volunteers on the center island in front of the Rome Restaurant. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, November 19, at 10:00 a.m. to organize the greenery at Hillside Nursery.

“It’s become our tradition to put up the decorations the Sunday before Thanksgiving to spruce up the downtown for the holidays,” says Eileen Mason, Beautification Day chairperson. “Volunteers from the high school boys and girls hockey teams are very much appreciated every year for their spirit and enthusiasm in the decorating."

Each year local sponsors donate funds to pay for the holiday decorations and the spring flowers. “We are fortunate to have such generous businesses that enable us to continue our efforts each year,” says Executive Director Lisa Piana. “We accomplish all of this through donations and tireless volunteer hours.”

Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring this activity should contact Eileen Mason at for more details. For more information contact Lisa Piana at