Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In the News: Downtown Partnership event schedule; St Vincent de Paul Lenten collection

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Franklin Downtown Partnership has set the dates for its 2018 events and meetings, and a few of those events have new dates and times thanks to input from members and Franklin residents. 
The annual Strawberry Stroll, which traditionally had been held on Thursday afternoons, will be Friday, June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
“Residents told us that holding the Strawberry Stroll on a Friday evening would make it easier for them to come downtown and enjoy the event,” says Executive Director Lisa Piana. “The feedback told us more families could spend time together downtown without the Stroll competing with after-school activities and sports. We think it will be a very positive change for families and for our downtown businesses and restaurants.” 
Thanks to a member’s suggestion, the Partnership’s networking events are now monthly breakfast meetings (instead of lunch) held in the Dean College dining center. The first breakfast meeting in January drew 15 members who shared ideas and enjoyed a meal for less than $6."

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In the News: Downtown Partnership event schedule
In the News: Downtown Partnership event schedule

"The St. Vincent de Paul of St. Mary’s Church is organizing a Lenten collection drive for the food pantry. 
In observance of the season of Lent, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is asking people to consider bringing one item for the food pantry on each weekend of Lent. 
Suggestions for each weekend are:
  • Feb. 24/25: Cereal
  • March 3/4: Jars of spaghetti sauce
  • March 10/11: Juices, coffee, cocoa
  • March 17/18: Jelly, jam
  • March 24/25: Canned tuna and chicken
  • March 31/April 1: Crackers and snacks

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