Saturday, June 22, 2019

Strawberry Stroll Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and attended the Strawberry Stroll on Friday night! We had an attendance of more than 4,000 people!

We especially appreciate the following who played a major role in the Strawberry Stroll!
  • Dean Bank Branch Manager Jen Hurst and staff for serving thousands of shortcakes
  • Dean College for preparing the biscuits and slicing the strawberries
  • Dean Bank and Michael Carroll for hosting Dancing on Dean
  • Strawberry Stroll Committee Chair Scott Martin
  • Strawberry Stroll Committee members Roberta Trahan, Pandora Carlucci, Bryan Taberner, Beth Simon, and Jen Hurst
  • All the volunteers that came out to help with set up and clean-up
  • Franklin DPW and Police Department
  • Laurel Katsaros from Rockland Trust and Michael Mouhanna from Fourzol, LLC Property Management for use of their parking lots

THANK YOU to the following businesses who sponsored the Strawberry Stroll!
  • Platinum sponsor: Dean Bank
  • Gold sponsor: Dean College
  • Silver sponsors: Atria-Franklin, Camford Property Group, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Bronze sponsors: 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness, Berry Insurance, Chestnut Dental Associates, DCU, Encore Music Academy & Recording Studios, Fenton Financial Group, Franklin Cultural District Committee, Franklin Ford, Gentle Dental, Glen Meadow Apartments, Keefe Insurance, Mosquito Mary’s, Orangetheory Fitness, Simon's Furniture
  • Friends sponsors: Beaux Regards Original Photographic Art, Feet in Motion, Franklin Central Pizza, Franklin Dental Associates, Garelick Farms, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Renewal by Anderson, Rescom Exteriors

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Strawberry Stroll June 14

The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s annual Strawberry Stroll is scheduled in downtown Franklin on Friday, June 14 and is expected to be the largest Stroll in its 17-year history. Come to the family-fun event and enjoy live bands, sidewalk sales and activities from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Main Street and Dean Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the Strawberry Stroll. The rain date is Saturday, June 15.

“The Strawberry Stroll is our opportunity to invite people to come together downtown and have fun experiencing the local businesses throughout our community that are unique to this area,” said Scott Martin, president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership and event chairperson. “The mix of activities, crafters and entertainment we have for this year’s festival will make this community event special for all ages, while showcasing what shopping and dining downtown offers.”

For the first time, the FDP is inviting residents to wear straw hats to the Stroll to honor Franklin’s straw hat manufacturing history!

For the second year in a row, Dean Bank has organized Dancing on Dean, a fun dance party featuring two local bands: Matt Zajac and The Northeast Groove.

Read all the details of the Strawberry Stroll here and view the performance schedule here.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Strawberry Stroll Performance Schedule

Dean Bank Stage:
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Matt Zajac
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Northeast Groove

Intermission Patio:

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - FSPA
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Jamie Barrett
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - FSPA
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - The Padula Brothers 

In Front of MyFM Remote Station 

5:15 p.m. - Feet in Motion (for 15 minutes)
6 p.m. - Feet in Motion (for 15 minutes)