Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Town Council - 4th of July Committee report

4th of July cost for the 4-5 days is between $80,000 - $100,000.
$50,000 is generally seed money to get started, without that nugget commitment for the next year is a problem.
An annual mailing is planned for the fund raising for this event.

At the fire works, Franklin residents will be waved through to park, those without stickers, i.e. non-residents would be asked for a dollar contribution.

The soda booth has been taken over by the committee to generate some revenue for the event.

The committee is looking for more help to run the event.

New food booths will be out on the Town Common. The prior ones were too old and worn to continue with this year. The others were 'hand me downs' from other sites and reused.

They could do a '50/50' but would need to pull a permit.

The committee is looking to have the Town waive the permit fees for the 4th of July event.
This will come up for a vote at a future Council meeting.

Contributions for this cause can be made to
  • Franklin 4th of July Coalition
  • PO Box 152 
  • Franklin, MA 02038
The web site can be found here:

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