Showing posts with label Santa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santa. Show all posts

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Santa's Magical Mailbox - highlights the goodness of our Franklin community

"Santa's Magical mailbox 
I would like to give credit where credit is due. Ann Marie Donovan was trying to raise money for the Food pantry asking kids to drop a letter to Santa and a small donation for the food pantry at her personal mailbox last year. I contacted her and asked if she would like to have a mailbox at my light show because I get a decent amount of traffic and figured we could raise more money that way. She thought is was a good idea and so that's how it all began. 
Ann is in charge of writing letters along with some really great elves. Thankfully we also have some generous people donating stamps because less than 20% of the letters we get come with a donation and each letter returned to the kids cost us around $1. We understand that not everyone can afford a donation and all kids will get a return letter no matter what. 
The mailbox is taken in and out every night to keep it in as good shape as possible. It should be out by 5:30 every day. We have received letters from many towns in MA including some that are not very close. The elves are working hard and hopefully the first batch of letters will go out soon. 
I named it Santa's Magical Mailbox because I feel like it was magical how members of the community help donate their time, material and skills to make it come to fruition. Scott Firestine made the mailbox and donated it which was absolutely amazing. After just a day or two the paint got ruined so Power Painting Plus ( Rick and John Power) came and picked up the mailbox, repainted it at no cost, then took it to "Signs by Cam" where they redid all of the lettering, which was also at no cost. 
This mailbox belongs to Franklin. I just store it and try my best to keep it in good shape. I hope to pass it on to someone else in Franklin one day. 
Thank you everyone for your support. We hope its a great year for the Franklin Food Pantry and that your kids enjoy their letters from Santa. "
Laura McCarthy

To send a donation, please find the info on the Facebook post 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551606135109407/permalink/3052436671693005/

Santa's Magical Mailbox - highlights the goodness of our Franklin community
Santa's Magical Mailbox - highlights the goodness of our Franklin community


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Franklin Police Dept. to Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures on sat, Dec 4


*** SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN ***

Join us at the station this Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9 AM - 12 PM and get your picture taken with Santa! 
Pictures are free but we're asking for donations of new and unwrapped toys to benefit our annual toy drive and the Santa Foundation. 
Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/ch8woluW72


Franklin Police Dept. to Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures on sat, Dec 4
Franklin Police Dept. to Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures on sat, Dec 4

The Franklin Police Station is located at 911 Panther Way in Franklin.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Santa scheduled to arrive on the Town Common - Nov 28 - 4 PM

For the young and young at heart, Santa arrives on the Town Common, Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 at 4 PM. He is reported to be arriving via a special Franklin fire truck. Will Mrs. Claus be with him too?

Sponsored by Concerts on the Common. Donations to help with this and the Town Common decorations are appreciated. Checks can be mailed to 

"Concerts on the Common"
PO Box 92
Franklin, MA 02038
Download the flyer as a reminder of this special event



Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM
Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM

Monday, December 21, 2020

Dr Fauci gave the vaccine to Santa (video)

The video with the quote we shared from Dr Fauci on bringing the vaccine to Santa
"This made me cry. Listening to the worry in those little voices and the relief they must feel thanks to the good doctor."
Direct link to YouTube video = https://youtu.be/Dx25ZNY6p1s

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dr. Fauci vaccinated Santa

"Children around the world should not worry about the logistics of Christmas present delivery while the coronavirus pandemic rages, Dr. Anthony Fauci said – because he vaccinated Santa himself.

“I took care of that for you,” the top US infectious diseases expert told CNN. “Because I was worried that you’d all be upset.

“So what I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents, he can leave, and you have nothing to worry about. Santa Claus is good to go.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Friday, November 27, 2020

Franklin's weekend outlook: Nov 27 - 30, 2020

A quiet Thanksgiving weekend. The library does have Curbside Pickup available Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Santa arrives Sunday in a drive by event on the Town Common at 4:00 PM.


* Friday, November 27

Native American Heritage Day
9:00am - Town of Franklin offices CLOSED

* Sunday, November 29

1:00pm - Historical Museum (open and free admission)
4:00pm - Santa on the Common - Drive by event



If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
 
Community Calendar
Community Calendar


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Reminder: Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29

Due to the pandemic we are changing the format of Santa on the Common. A Drive By is planned where you can see Santa in your car. You must follow these simple rules:
  1. Santa will be on the corner of Main and High St. 
  2. You family must enter by Union St. and exit Main St.
  3. You and your family must wear masks
  4. Before you see Santa give your Christmas list to the person before Santa
  5. When you are in front of Santa you can wave and greet him and he will give you a souvenir of the event
  6. After you have greeted Santa you will be given a gift certificate for a treat 
  7. We hope you join us, for Santa wants to be able to see  you before his magical flight
When?
Sunday - November 29, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Reminder: Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29
Reminder: Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29



Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder

Monday, November 16, 2020

Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29

Due to the pandemic we are changing the format of Santa on the Common. A Drive By is planned where you can see Santa in your car. You must follow these simple rules:
  1. Santa will be on the corner of Main and High St. 
  2. You family must enter by Union St. and exit Main St.
  3. You and your family must wear masks
  4. Before you see Santa give your Christmas list to the person before Santa
  5. When you are in front of Santa you can wave and greet him and he will give you a souvenir of the event
  6. After you have greeted Santa you will be given a gift certificate for a treat 
  7. We hope you join us, for Santa wants to be able to see  you before his magical flight
When?
Sunday - November 29, 2020 - 4:00 PM



Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder

Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29
Santa on the Common - now a drive by event - Nov 29


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Franklin Police "Fill a Cruiser" toy drive a success



"To say that today’s Fill a Cruiser Toy Drive was successful would be an MASSIVE understatement. We stopped counting after filling 8 cruisers.

To the people who saw our posts online and showed up with presents and to those who donated after shopping at Marshall’s, we can’t thank you enough! We definitely exceeded all expectations today. Our classroom is going to be out of commission for awhile!"











"Come have your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Franklin Police Department! Pictures are free with an unwrapped gift for our community toy drive."

Follow the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/577070339523257/



Reminder: Christmas on the Common - Dec 1

On December 1, Concerts on the Common will have Santa arriving on the Franklin Fire Truck and the lighting of the trees. 

Time is 4:00 PM. 

Santa will be welcomed by Mike the DJ who will entertain the children with games and music. 

Santa will give gifts to the children. Goodies and milk will be available.

Thanks to the Franklin High School hockey team who will have decorated the Common on November 30th with wreathes made by Hillside Nurseries



Mark your calendar for "Christmas on the Common" - Dec 1
Mark your calendar for "Christmas on the Common" - Dec 1

For a classical preparation for Santa's arrival, stop by the Library at 2:00 for a concert.
"The Renaissance V Brass Quintet will play a Holiday Concert, at the Franklin Public Library on Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM."
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/11/franklin-library-renaissance-v-brass.html

December 1, Concerts on the Common
December 1, Concerts on the Common
 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Santa will visit the Franklin Starbucks - Dec 10

The Franklin Starbucks is a busy holiday place on Tuesday, Dec 10 from 4 to 7:00 PM. 
  • Craft a holiday card for veterans from 4 to 5
  • Santa will read a story at 5 PM
  • Live music will be provided by "Midnight Zephyr" 
  • Community cookie swap
  • Hot chocolate and goodies

Santa will visit the Franklin Starbucks - Dec 10
Santa will visit the Franklin Starbucks - Dec 10

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Mark your calendar for "Christmas on the Common" - Dec 1

On December 1, Concerts on the Common will have Santa arriving on the Franklin Fire Truck and the lighting of the trees. 

Time is 4:00 PM. 

Santa will be welcomed by Mike the DJ who will entertain the children with games and music. 

Santa will give gifts to the children. Goodies and milk will be available.

Thanks to the Franklin High School hockey team who will have decorated the Common on November 30th with wreathes made by Hillside Nurseries

Mark your calendar for "Christmas on the Common" - Dec 1
Mark your calendar for "Christmas on the Common" - Dec 1

Monday, February 25, 2019

Friday, December 14, 2018

Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Franklin Police Department on December 15, 2018 from 9 AM to noon.

Pictures are free with an unwrapped gift for our community toy drive.


Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15
Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15

Follow the Franklin Police Department event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1936339859794591/


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8

Visiting Santa Claus can be a very overwhelming experience for children, particularly those with Special Needs. 

This year, Franklin SEPAC is inviting families to visit Santa in a sensory friendly environment...no long lines or waiting, no crowds or noisy store and a Santa who understands!! 

Bring your camera to take as many pictures as you would like. Our SEPAC elves will be on hand to take family photos as well.

Saturday, December 8, 12-4

A quiet room downstairs in Cole's Tavern, Franklin MA

This event is free! Sign up for a time to have your own private meeting with the big guy by clicking on the following link!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45adab2fa2f58-sensory

Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8
Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8
For more information about the Franklin SEPAC group  http://franklinsepac.org/

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pancake Breakfast with Santa - Cub Scout Pack 126 - Dec 1

Cub Scout Pack 126 will hold its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8–11 AM at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond Street, Franklin, Mass. 

For just $7 per person, enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Kids under 3 eat for free!

Have your picture taken with Santa! Only $5, including frame.


Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts Annual Pancake Breakfast - Dec 1


For info on the event, visit the Cub Scout Pack 126 page

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Reminder: Christmas on the Common - Nov 25 - 4:00 PM

With Halloween behind us, Christmas rapidly approaching, the tree lights will be turned on at the Town Common on Sunday, November 25 at 4:00 PM.

Santa Claus will be delivered via the Franklin Fire Dept. There will be music and refreshments and "Jingles, the Elf".

To help decorate the Town Common, donations are welcome by sending to

Concerts on the Common
PO Box 92
Franklin, MA  02038



Christmas on the Common - Nov 25
Christmas on the Common - Nov 25


This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
http://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/christmas-common-community-event

Reminder: Christmas on the Common - Nov 25 - 4:00 PM
Reminder: Christmas on the Common - Nov 25 - 4:00 PM


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cub Scouts Annual Pancake Breakfast - Dec 2

Cub Scouts Annual Pancake Breakfast on December 2 from 8 - 11 AM at the Franklin Elks. 

Santa will be in attendance! 

$7/ per person, Children under 3 & Scouts in uniform are free.







Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts Annual Pancake Breakfast - Dec 2

Saturday, November 25, 2017

“Now, the common is really decorated nicely”

You can get Santa twice this weekend. Saturday in Bellingham and Sunday in Franklin.  From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Santa Claus will take a quick jaunt through Bellingham Saturday evening before being delivered to the town common for a lighting ceremony involving hot cocoa, holiday songs and seasonal cheer. 
Santa’s journey will start at 5:25 p.m. at the Bellingham Middle School, and he will be escorted along South Main Street to the common. Local residents are invited to join the escort or view the procession along the route while students hand out candy canes. 
Santa’s quick trip to the common is organized by the Bellingham Lions Club. 
The lighting itself - which begins at 6 p.m. - is a tradition that dates back to the establishment of the town common 20 years ago. Town Common Trustee Chairwoman Joanne Arcand said the ceremony had grown a lot over the years."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171124/bellingham-town-common-lighting-set-for-saturday


Reminder: The Committee For Concerts on the Common presents The Annual Christmas on the Common Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM


Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM
Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM
Additional info on Franklin's event can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/11/annual-christmas-on-common-sunday-nov.html


Monday, December 5, 2016

Did you hear about photos with Santa?

Did you hear about photos with Santa?
"Come and have your picture taken with Santa!
Santa Claus himself will be here at the Police Department from 9am-1pm. 
We will be collecting toys for our annual toy drive, so please bring in a new unwrapped gift. Thank you!"

You can follow the event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/858818804253532/


Franklin Police Dept event photo on Facebook
Franklin Police Dept event photo on Facebook
Franklin Police Station - post Halloween
Franklin Police Station - post Halloween