Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

If the holiday view at the downtown triangle looks in disarray, it was vandalized

Unfortunately, after many volunteers decorated downtown Franklin on the weekend before Thanksgiving, some folks apparently thought of other things to do with the decorations (aside from leaving them alone!).


A report was filed with the Franklin Police the week of Dec 6, 2021:

  • multiple bows on the Rome side bridge were taken

  • greens and bows on the train side bridge were pulled out

  • one wreath on the train side bridge is missing

  • the red candy cane on the sleigh was removed

  • gift boxes previously stacked in the sleigh were thrown over the fencing to the tracks below


Franklin Police responded to the report, took photos to add to the report, and will step up patrols.

 

If anyone knows of, or saw the vandal(s) in action, please let Franklin Police know. They can take tips at their tip line -> 508-440-2780.


The red candy cane and gift boxes missing from the sleigh
The red candy cane and gift boxes missing from the sleigh

One wreath and bows missing from the decorations along the railing
One wreath and bows missing from the decorations along the railing

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Volunteers needed for Winter decorating, maybe you can help!


Franklin Downtown Partnership
WINTER DECORATING
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for Winter decorating, maybe you can help!
Winter Decorating Day has been scheduled for Sat., Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help install wreaths, bows and greenery. Please email Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com if you are able to help dress up the downtown for the holidays!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)

Via the Franklin Cultural Council

"The Halloween Map Has Arrived. Everyone wants it and now you've got it first. 😉
We are also working potentially on a hardcopy map that can be picked up and I'm sure someone will be here asking for a driving route...so we'll get going on that too!
Have fun, Franklin!"





The contest was announced earlier

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)
Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)


Friday, September 24, 2021

2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

We will have two levels of participation this year! Both levels include the FCC sharing the name of your display and your address with the general public. You MUST agree to share your address in order to participate.
"IN IT TO WIN IT!" - These entries will be judged by members of the FCC in the evening on October 22 and/or 23, 2021. All social distancing guidelines will be followed. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
"SHARING IS SCARING!" - these entries will not be judged, but will be shared with the community.

Please fill out the form below by Sunday, October 17 to enter the contest.
bit.ly/FCCHalloween2021 We're sorry, but we are unable to accept entries after this date.


2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest
2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Volunteers needed for spring beautification project

Spring is in the air at the Franklin Downtown Partnership! The FDP and Franklin Garden Club is seeking volunteers for its spring beautification project. 

The volunteers will plant fresh flowers throughout the downtown area on Saturday, May 22

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for beautification. 

Please email Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com if you are available to volunteer or Lisa Piana at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com to sponsor beautification.

 

Volunteers needed for spring beautification project
Volunteers needed for spring beautification project

Sunday, November 29, 2020

FHS Panther Hockey: annual decorating of the Town Common

Thank you!
"Our annual decorating of the common at Christmas!  Thank you Hillside Nurseries, Beth O'Reilly,  Ryan Jette, Tina Connelly, Vanessa Blinco, Dan Sheehan, Coach Sarno, all the parents who brought ladders and all that helped today!  Awesome day! @FHSSports @FHS_Puck @PanthersJvPuck"
Shared from Twitter =  https://t.co/n9YXHmqMTo

FHS Panther Hockey: annual decorating of the Town Common
FHS Panther Hockey: annual decorating of the Town Common





Friday, November 20, 2020

Franklin's weekend Nov 21-22, 2020

A relatively quiet weekend to enjoy. Be safe, be social at a distance (and masked!)

Saturday, November 21
9:00am - Help decorate downtown Franklin
10:00am - Winter Farmers Market

Sunday, November 22
1:00pm - Historical Museum (open and free admission)



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


 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Celebrating Downtown Franklin and Beyond This Winter

On Saturday, Nov. 21, members of the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Garden Club, and resident volunteers will decorate downtown Franklin for the holidays with wreaths, greenery and bows provided by Hillside Nurseries. Volunteers will work from 9 AM to noon. The rain date is Nov. 22. Please email emason4234@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer to dress up the downtown for the holidays!

All volunteers will wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing, said Eileen Mason, chair of the beautification efforts in downtown. 

“We really appreciate the efforts of all our volunteers and the DPW to decorate the area,”  said Mason. “Please come to downtown Franklin to shop for your holiday presents and enjoy the decorations,” said Mason. 

In addition to downtown decorations, the FDP is inviting everyone to participate in “Light Up Downtown Franklin and Beyond” with lights and winter decorations in downtown businesses and beyond from Nov. 21 to March 1. Thank you to the sponsors of this event: Platinum Sponsor Dean Bank, Gold Sponsors Fenton Financial Group and Keefe Insurance Agency, and Silver Sponsor Station 117 Apartments.

“We want to emphasize the importance of shopping local and supporting Franklin businesses this winter season,” said Roberta Trahan, vice president of the FDP. “Our local businesses are so important to our town and we want to make sure they thrive during these difficult times.”

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit, 501©3 organization made up of nearly 300 business owners, community leaders and residents working to stimulate economic development downtown and create a positive impact throughout the area. Go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/ for more information.

The Town Common decorated in Dec 2019
The Town Common decorated in Dec 2019


Monday, October 12, 2020

Reminder -> Register by Oct 16: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Monday, October 5, 2020

Reminder: Halloween House Decorating Contest - register by Oct 16

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Friday, September 25, 2020

Franklin Downtown Partnership has been busy and shows!

Downtown decorated for Fall

"On September 16, members of the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Garden Club, resident volunteers and DPW decorated the downtown area with mums, pumpkins, and other autumnal decor from Hillside Nurseries and Franklin Agway.

“This year, we feel it’s more important than ever to roll out the red carpet to our downtown by beautifying it with autumn decorations,” said Roberta Trahan, vice president of the FDP. “We want to encourage people to shop local and support Franklin businesses.”

Long-time chair of the beautification efforts in downtown, Eileen Mason, said all the volunteers maintained appropriate social distancing and wore masks while installing the fall decorations.

“We wanted to make sure we beautified the downtown in the safest way possible,” said Mason. “Many thanks to our volunteers, Hillside Nurseries, the Department of Public Works and Franklin Agway for making this possible.”
Continue reading the Downtown Partnership post 

 
Kindness Rocks find new life
 
"Franklin Downtown Partnership, Berry Insurance and other local volunteers are spreading kindness and positivity by breathing new life into the Kindness Rocks Garden located in the green space next to Rockland Trust in downtown Franklin. 

Originally installed in the summer of 2018, the Kindness Rocks Garden was a huge hit with people who took rocks painted with inspirational messages and pictures. Now, a new push is on to create more painted rocks to place at the Kindness Rocks Garden. 

“We’re excited to continue the new tradition of a Kindness Rocks garden in downtown Franklin. Together we can help spread more kindness one rock at a time.” said Kaitlyn Pintarich of Berry Insurance.

The project is an extension of a popular national initiative called The Kindness Rocks Project that has a mission of promoting random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients by painting and dropping inspirational rocks."

Continue reading the Downtown Partnership post 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Reminder: Volunteers Needed to help decorate downtown Franklin

Reminder:

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is looking for volunteers to help decorate downtown center 
this Wednesday at 2:00 PM.

If you are available please contact Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com 
The group will be meeting at town center island.

Feel free to send this email to your contacts who you think may be interested.

Please remember to wear your mask...we will be social distancing.

Thank you everyone!

The summer flowers on the water trough (Aug 2020)
The summer flowers on the water trough (Aug 2020)





Saturday, September 12, 2020

You can help to decorate Downtown for Fall 🍁

You can help to decorate Downtown for Fall
Attention Businesses: FDP Decorating Committee Needs Help to Make Franklin Look Great this Fall
We are encouraging businesses to decorate by September 20 to help celebrate the season.

Here are a few ideas and suggestions: Decorate the storefronts and windows with your brand and complement the decor with items that are reflective of the autumn season. If possible, include some decorative lighting, perhaps a string of white or clear lights. 



Fall Decorations - Buy Local
We recommend purchasing your autumn mums and decorations locally and supporting other Franklin businesses.

Franklin Agway has the following selection:
8" mums $6.99
12" Mums $24.99
5" Cabbage and peppers asters $5.99
Corn stalks $4
Straw bale $13

Hillside Nurseries and Fairmount Farm also have great selections.


Keep It Local - Support Franklin Businesses
before shopping anywhere else!


Volunteers Needed to Help Decorate Downtown Franklin
to help plant mums on Wed., Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Contact Eileen Mason or Roberta Trahan if you can volunteer.


Holiday Happenings Coming Soon
Contact the FDP office if you are interested in being a sponsor.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Help decorate downtown Franklin - Nov. 24

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Volunteers are needed to help install wreaths, bows and greenery as the Franklin Downtown Partnership and Franklin Garden Club are joining forces to decorate the downtown on Sunday.

Interested volunteers will meet Beautification Chairperson Eileen Mason at 9 a.m. Sunday at the downtown bridges. Community service hours are available for students. Groups and teams are encouraged to participate.

Help is also needed at noon Saturday at Hillside Nurseries to sort greens.

“We enjoy making the downtown Franklin festive during the holidays every year,” Mason said in a statement. “We’re a group of volunteers and we’re only able to take on these projects with a lot of help from the community. We are very appreciative of all the volunteer help and Hillside Nurseries for sourcing the greens, wreaths and decorations. Thank you to the Franklin DPW for its support as well. We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday season!”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20191120/help-sought-to-decorate-downtown-franklin

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to this event can email emason4234@gmail.com.
 

Help decorate downtown Franklin - Nov. 24
Help decorate downtown Franklin - Nov. 24
 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Decorating Nov. 18

Adult volunteers are needed for holiday decorating on Sunday, Nov. 18. Volunteers are needed to help install wreaths, bows and greenery, or supervise teen volunteers.

Volunteers will meet us on Sunday at the downtown bridges at 9 a.m. Please contact Lisa if you are available to volunteer.

IMPORTANT: If you have a planter in front of your storefront, please remove flowers to make room for holiday greens this weekend.

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Decorating Nov. 18
Volunteers Needed for Holiday Decorating Nov. 18
This was shared from the Franklin Downtown Partnership page
https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2018/11/volunteers-needed-for-holiday-decorating_15.html

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Due to the heavy rain predicted for Sunday... holiday decorations delayed to noon




  Eileen Mason posted in All about Franklin Mass .       Eileen Mason November 18 at 7:19pm   Due to the heavy rain predicted for Sunday morning, we are delaying the decorating to start at 12Noon instead of 9AM. Please pass the word around tonight!!   Like Comment    
   
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Due to the heavy rain predicted for Sunday morning, we are delaying the decorating to start at 12Noon instead of 9AM. Please pass the word around tonight!!
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holiday decorations delayed to noon on Sunday
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