This internet radio show or podcast is number 130 in the series for Franklin Matters. This captured the audio recording of the Horace Mann Statue Unveiling held May 7, 2017.
The unveiling ceremony was hosted by the Statue Committee.
The program for the ceremony can be found here:
May 7, 2017 Program
Deborah L. Pellegri, Co-Chairman
Introduction of Committee Members:
Charles F. Oteri, Co Chairman
Robert Dellorco, Thomas Mercer
Lisa Piana, Representative Jeffrey Roy
Introduction of Town Councilors:
Matt Kelly, Chairman; Robert Vallee, Vice Chairman;
Judith Pfeffer, Clerk; Andrew Bissanti, Robert Dellorco, Glenn Jones, Thomas Mercer, Peter Padula, Deborah L. Pellegri
Background on Horace Mann:
Jordan Oteri, grade 7
Megan Levesque, grade 7
Song: Horace, Now There was a Mann
Introduction of Robert Shure:
Sculptor/presentation of statue
Remarks by Honored Guests:
Senator Karen Spilka (absent due to injury)
Senator Richard Ross
Representative Jeffrey Roy
Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, Framingham State University
Dr. Paula Rooney, Dean College
Dr. Kevin O’Malley, Franklin School Committee
Introduction of Jamie Barrett
“The City Known as the Town of Franklin”
Without further ado, here is the recording
This brings the recording of the Horace Mann Statue Unveiling to a close.
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission
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The photo slideshow of the ceremony can be found here
The Program booklet can be found here