Sunday, October 30, 2016

Buy Gala Tickets Through November 2

Party with the Partnership!

You can still buy tickets to our 15-Year Anniversary Gala! Follow this link to buy tickets online ( or stop into Jane's Frames or the FDP office to buy them in person. Tickets are available until Wednesday, November 2, at the end of the day.

Participate in a raffle of gift baskets and a silent auction of exceptional items donated by our wonderful local businesses. Dance to music by Ben Gardner's Boat, featuring Representative Jeff Roy. Fox 25 News Reporter Bob Ward will emcee the night. Enjoy heavy appetizers and pasta catered by 3 Restaurant. All of this happens in downtown Franklin at THE BLACK BOX!

Won't you join us? 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sponsorship and Program Ad Opportunities for the FDP Gala

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is excited to be celebrating our 15-Year Anniversary at the upcoming Gala.  We hope you will be able to join in the celebration since you have been an important contributor to our successes over these many years!

Below is an opportunity to help the FDP continue our work by being a Gala sponsor or by placing an ad in the program booklet.

Please email the office if you are interested by October 28th so we can make sure you are included in this special one-time opportunity.

And thank you again for all of your continued support! We hope to see you at the Gala!

Download the Gala Sponsorship Letter

Friday, October 14, 2016

Networking Luncheon October 18

Don't miss the Franklin Downtown Partnership networking luncheon!

Tuesday, October 18
1 p.m.
Dean College Dining Center 

Enjoy a delicious, inexpensive meal while making new contacts, building connections and learning from other business owners in Franklin. 

RSVP to Matt Lechter,, or Gary Donelan,

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thanks for a Glorious Harvest Stroll!

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Franklin Thursday afternoon to enjoy the Franklin Downtown Partnership 2016 Harvest Stroll! Main Street became a pedestrian marketplace and the fun continued on West Central and East Central Streets. 

It was a beautiful fall day as the event began at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Main Street. Past and present FDP board members and volunteers, past and present Town Council members, town administrators, Rep. Jeff Roy, Sen. Karen Spilka, Sen. Richard Ross, Congressman Joe Kennedy, FSPA Owner Raye Lynn Mercer, Dean College President Paula Rooney, Franklin residents and visitors were all there to officially mark the end of the streetscape construction and the beginning of great things for downtown Franklin!

Thank you to the event organizers Scott Martin, Beth Simon and Jared Simon, who did a terrific job organizing and running the Harvest Stroll.

Thanks, too, go out to all the volunteers who helped along the way (not to mention some enthusiastic Dean College students!), the Franklin Police Department for traffic control, and the DPW for all they do before and after the event. 

And many thanks go out to the sponsors of the Harvest Stroll! 

Gold Sponsors Middlesex Savings Bank and Rockland Trust

Silver Sponsors Dean Bank, Franklin Ford and Keefe Insurance (not pictured)

Bronze Sponsors Chestnut Dental, DCU, Beaux Regards Photographic Art by Marjorie Sardella, Guaranteed Rate, Inc. (not pictured) and Hillside Nurseries

Friends of the Stroll Sponsors D.G. Ranieri Real Estate (not pictured), Franklin Health & Rehabilitation, Maven Hair Company, Rescom Exteriors, Simon's Furniture, The Franklin Historical Museum, and Tom Fricker Heating & A/C (not pictured). 

The entire photo album (100+ pics!) is up on the FDP Facebook page, and more will be posted here over the weekend. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hayride cancelled but Harvest Stroll goes on!

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that due to unforeseen insurance issues the hayride has been cancelled for tomorrow's Harvest Stroll. 

But don't worry!! There are many other fun activities for the kids, including 2 children's areas, entertainment, crafts, henna and face painting, delicious foods, caramel apples at Dean Bank (while supplies last) and much more. Please join us for a fun afternoon!