Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Franklin Odd Fellows held a fundraiser Cornhole Tournament

On February 23, 2019, the Franklin Odd Fellows held a fundraiser Cornhole Tournament at the Downtown Sports facility at 240 Cottage St. in Franklin. Ten teams came together for a fun time in a double elimination, blind draw style tournament that was organized to raise funds for the Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation and other local charities. 

This was a first of a kind event for the Odd Fellows who wanted a team sport oriented fundraiser in one of the winter months to balance out a similar event that was held in June of 2018. Facility owners, Richard Frongillo and Kevin Sayward, were gracious hosts throughout the day and lodge members put on a free buffet lunch complete with lasagna, chili, meatballs and rolls, salads, pastas, chips, soft drinks and desserts.

Franklin Odd Fellows
Franklin Odd Fellows
The Grand Prize for the winning team received an all expenses, round trip experience to
Nantucket Island on Daffodil Weekend that included round trip tickets for two on the Grey Lady high speed boat out of Hyannis, and participation in the hugely popular Antique Car Parade. The winning team of “Two Kids and a Bean Bag” were Shane Jackson & Dan Labonte. The second place team of “J & R” was fielded by Ralph Delucia and Jerry Rinkel. Raffle prizes included Red Sox and Patriots shirts and a hand-made ball point pen that retails at $80.00. This high quality and very unique pen is made by the current Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows lodge, Rob Knospins of Millis, MA.

Downtown Sports is an athletic Facility available to teams, clubs, and the community at
large for the enjoyment and development of athletes. The sports complex includes a turf field and a multi- sport court with separate space for fitness and exercise classes, training and group activities.
fundraiser Cornhole Tournament
fundraiser Cornhole Tournament

William F. Ray Lodge #71 is located at 330 West Central St and has been doing good
charitable behind the scenes work in Franklin since 1878. They are currently trying to secure the date of June 15th for their next tournament at the VFW Post on Pond Street in Franklin. 

This article, with more pictures, can be seen on the lodge’s site:

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