Friday, December 4, 2015

A Frosty and Fun Time at the Holiday Stroll

Thursday's Holiday Stroll was seasonably chilly and bright as Franklin kicked off this festive time of year with a tree lighting ceremony on Dean College's campus common.
The tree was lit by Boomer and Dean College President Paula Rooney.
Strollers were treated to entertainment by Franklin musicians, crafts, shopping options from local businesses, sweets and warm beverages, and appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, Post Mark the North Pole Postman, Snow White and the Seven Elves, and Boomer.

Santa met lots of kids at Simon's Furniture. 

Thanks to the crowds who came out to enjoy the evening. Thank you DPW and Franklin Police Department for their hard work. Thank you, too, to Dean College for organizing hot chocolate, the carolers and the tree lighting!

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this event a success. And, last but not least, thank you to event organizers Roberta Trahan and Gregg Chalk. 

Gold Sponsors DCU, Dean Bank and Dean College

Dean Bank handed out 4,000 gingerbread
man decorating kits.

DCU handed out cider and other goodies in Depot Plaza.

Silver Sponsors Franklin Ford, Keefe Insurance and Franklin Local Town Pages

Jared Simon poses with the sponsor Franklin Ford's display car

Bronze Sponsors Beaux Regards Photographic Arts by Marjorie Sardella, Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Jane's Frames, NEWPRO and Next Step Living.

Marjorie Sardella displays her photographic art in Depot Plaza
Jamie Barrett entertained his fans at Jane's Frames.
NEWPRO raffled off home improvement options.
Next Step Living representatives shared home energy ideas with attendees.
Check out more photos in the slideshow at the top right side of the website and on our Facebook page!