Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In the News: EPA grant for Franklin, downtown holiday decorations, PMC Kids scavenger hunt

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that Milford and Franklin are among nine projects to receive more than $1.28 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), targeting water pollution from storm water runoff and erosion. 
“It is vitally important that we address the effects of polluted storm runoff on Massachusetts waterways to protect both our environment and public health,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Through the administration of this grant program, we are able to work with the federal government to provide our local and regional partners the resources needed to improve water quality.” 
“To keep our communities healthy, we must help them maintain a clean and safe system of water resources,” said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “These water protection grants will help local officials identify storm water issues and address them promptly.”

The Franklin Downtown Partnership will team up with the Franklin Garden Club to decorate downtown Franklin on Sunday, Nov. 22. Volunteers and helpers are welcome to help install wreaths, bows and greenery. 
Interested volunteers will meet Beautification Chairman Eileen Mason at 9 a.m. on the center island. Community service hours are available for students; groups and teams are encouraged to participate. Help is also needed on Saturday, November 21, at Hillside Nurseries to sort greens.

PMC Franklin Kids Ride is holding its 1st annual Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 4-10 p.m. 
Get friends, spouses, and coworkers together to form a team, all to benefit a good cause. Teams will compete in this 3-hour hunt throughout the Franklin area. A party will follow at the Crystal Room in Milford, which will include a silent auction, raffle and awards ceremony. 
The cost per person is $25 and all proceeds will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Sign up now by contacting Lisa Marchioni at Adults 21 and older, please.

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