Monday, April 22, 2013

FDP & Pour Richard's Fundraiser Press Release

Raise a Glass with the Downtown Partnership at Pour Richard’s

The Franklin Downtown Partnership invites the public to Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits for a wine and beer tasting party on Tuesday, May 7. Come mingle with friends old and new while sampling a variety of beverages and learning about Pour Richard’s unique products. Try your luck with a chance to win raffle prizes and hear about the FDP’s plans for downtown Franklin.

The fundraiser will take place at Pour Richard’s new location, 14 Grove Street, Franklin, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will help to support the Partnership’s Beautification efforts and downtown events. Dean Bank and Next Step Living will sponsor the event.  Raffle prizes include items donated by Jane’s Frames and Emma’s Quilt Cupboard. 

“Pour Richard’s is a unique new business in Franklin and we invite everyone to come experience something different,” says Lisa Piana, FDP executive director. “We hope to bring the community together to support our downtown revitalization efforts, and this is a fun way for residents and business owners to learn more about the Partnership’s goals.”

Money raised at this tasting evening will be used to support on-going beautification efforts and the downtown events, including the Strawberry Festival on June 13th. The Partnership, the Franklin Garden Club and many volunteers plant more than 1,200 colorful flowers downtown each spring, and hang wreaths and greenery for the holidays. This year’s spring Beautification Day will be Saturday, May 18. 

“We enjoy partnering with local and regional nonprofits on fundraising initiatives,” says Ann Williams, co-owner of Pour Richard’s. “We present a well-edited selection of small producers, unique products and great values. With more than two decades’ experience in wine sales, we find our products endlessly fascinating; we firmly believe they should also be fun,” she adds. 

For more information about this event please contact FDP Executive Director Lisa Piana at (774) 571-3109 or Details about the Partnership, Beautification efforts, downtown events and sponsorship also can be found on the FDP website, 

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of business owners, town leaders and residents working together to revitalize downtown Franklin through improvement projects like beautification and streetscape design and with events such as the Strawberry Stroll, Harvest Festival and Holiday Stroll. The Partnership currently has more than 160 members and welcomes all businesses and residents.  The next general meeting is May 2.