Thursday, May 10, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day

Volunteers with trucks are also needed to help pick up a few trays of flowers at 7 a.m. at Fairmount Fruit Farm, 887 Lincoln St.

Contact Beautification Day Chairperson Eileen Mason at to sign up to volunteer.

“Thank you to Melanie Hamblen of Franklin Agway for generously volunteering her time and truck on Beautification Day,” Mason said. “I’d also like to thank Barry Madden of Franklin Ford for his donation of a pickup truck.”

Anyone who would like to lend a hand can grab their garden gloves and meet Mason at 8 a.m. in the small commuter parking lot on West Central Street near Central Pizza and Hair Mania. Work is expected to wrap up by 11 a.m., or earlier if there are more volunteers.

“Our flower theme is red, white and blue, and all the plants are drought resistant,” said Mason. “The patriotic displays will provide a warm welcome to residents and visitors of downtown Franklin.”

The Town is planning to incorporate additional plantings on the center island later this spring to add even more visual appeal.

Beautification Day is the result of a full year of planning, growing, maintaining and improving the summer and winter displays. Local businesses generously support the ongoing project without getting their hands dirty unless they want to.

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate and Eileen Mason of RE/MAX Executive Realty are the Gold sponsors this year. Atria Franklin, Auerr, Zajac and Associates, Middlesex Savings Bank, Nerds to Go, Oteri Funeral Home, Inc., Roche and Roche PC., Tom Fricker Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., and Vet Med Pet Supplies, are Silver sponsors. Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.,  Flynn|Wirkus|Young, John Fenton, CFP., Glen Meadow Apartments, and Teen Revolution are Bronze sponsors.

To inquire about sponsorship or learn more about the event, please contact the FDP office

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit, 501©3 organization made up of 240 businesses, residents and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin.  The Partnership runs events such as the Strawberry Stroll, the Harvest Festival and the Holiday Stroll, and is involved in streetscape and design efforts, greenspace and sculpture projects. Learn more at

Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day
Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day
(Franklin Downtown Partnership photo)

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