Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Stroll Press Release

FDP Looking Ahead to 2011 Holiday Stroll

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is making plans for the 2011 Holiday Stroll, to be held downtown on Thursday, December 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to the tree lighting and Santa’s annual visit, the Partnership and the charitable community service group Franklin Food Elves will be collecting items for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Organizers expect about 1,000 people will come downtown for an evening of holiday fun.  A holiday tree lighting ceremony at Dean College will kick off the festivities, complete with carolers, cookies and hot chocolate. Visitors can drop off their Food Pantry donations there and then stroll throughout the downtown to enjoy special promotions and entertainment at participating businesses. Santa will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear children’s wish lists at Simon’s Furniture, and radio station 103.3 WODS-FM will be at the Berry Insurance parking lot handing out prizes. The Historical Museum will be open for tours that evening too.

For more information on the Stroll please contact event co-chairs Cindy Kozil,, and Roberta Trahan,

This year’s Stroll will be supported by Silver Sponsors D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Dean Bank, DCU, Ferguson Enterprises, Middlesex Savings Bank and NHS Print, and Bronze Sponsors Judith Butler, MA, L.L.C. , Attorney John J. Roche, Laura Lowe, Realtor, Coldwell Banker, and Franklin Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Businesses interested in supporting this event should contact FDP Executive Director Lisa Piana at (774)571-3109 or for details. Sponsorship forms can also be found here.

As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the Downtown Partnership depends on sponsors to run this and other events, including the Strawberry Stroll, the Harvest Festival and Beautification. For more information please contact the FDP at