Showing posts with label harvest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label harvest. Show all posts

Friday, October 8, 2021

Thank You to Everyone who Made the Harvest Festival Possible


Thank You!
We are so grateful to the many people and businesses that made the 2021 Harvest Festival possible! This amazing community event can only happen with the support of a small army of people! In particular, we indebted to the efforts of:

  • Scott Martin - chair of the Harvest Festival
  • Beth Simon and Bryan Taberner for coordinating volunteers
  • All the other members of the Harvest Festival Committee: Roberta Trahan, Pandora Carlucci, Gregg Safford, Kevin Johnson, Dawn Porthouse, Matt Lechter, Chris Peterson, Jen Hurst, Amy Love, and Melanie Hamblen
  • Michael Carroll and Dean Bank for hosting Dancing on Dean
  • Gary Donelan, FDP treasurer, for all he does for the FDP
  • Laurel Katsaros and Rockland Trust for use of the bank's parking lots
  • Jen Hurst and the Dean Bank staff for running the cider and donut stand for the FDP
  • MyFM for promoting and emceeing the Harvest Festival
  • Signs By Cam
  • Allegra printing
  • The Country Gazette
  • Local Town Pages
  • The Franklin Police Department and Department of Public Works
In Appreciation of Our Sponsors
  • Platinum sponsors: Dean Bank, Mosquito Mary's and RI Motorsports and Detail
  • Silver sponsors: Bissanti Real Estate Appraisals & Consulting, Glen Meadows Apartments, Hockomock YMCA, Liberty Tax, Middlesex Savings Bank, Rockland Trust, and The Enclave of Franklin
  • Bronze sponsors: Arcadia Dental of Franklin, Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Camford Property Group, Chestnut Dental Associates, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, Edward Jones - Kevin L. Johnson, Fenton Financial Group, Keefe Insurance, La Cantina Winery, LeafFilter North, Mint Dental of Franklin, MyFM 101.3, Nerds to Go, and Senate President Karen E. Spilka 
With our sincere thanks to all of you!
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Harvest Festival - a successful sunny day in Franklin (photo essay)

There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of folks walking downtown, along Main St, along Depot St, enjoying music at the Dean Ave corner (Dancin' on Dean), along the Rockland Trust parking lot, into THE BLACK BOX parking lot, crossing West Central St to the Historical Museum. How do you count that kind of crowd? Forget about counting, just enjoy it!

some of the early crowd along Main St
some of the early crowd along Main St

State Rep Jeff Roy decked out for Ben Gardner's boat
State Rep Jeff Roy decked out for Ben Gardner's boat

Fire Dept was visible, they will have their own October fire safety open house Saturday, Oct 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Fire Dept. was visible, they will have their own October fire safety open house Saturday, Oct 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM

a 'meta' moment, Pete shares a photo with Chris, while I take theirs
a 'meta' moment, Pete shares a photo with Chris, while I take theirs

vendor booths were plentiful, including newly open Fresh Start Market
vendor booths were plentiful, including newly open Fresh Start Market

activities for families ran the gamut including painting pumpkins at Agways' booth
activities for families ran the gamut including painting pumpkins at Franklin Agway booth

the only time the food court tables were empty was when they were set up
the only time the food court tables were empty was when they were set up

Thanks to the Franklin Downtown Partnership and to the many hands that made this such a success!


Friday, October 1, 2021

Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)

Handicap parking during the Oct. 2 Harvest Festival will be available in the Dean Bank parking lot behind the bank from noon to 5 PM
Note: With Main St closed for the Festival, you would need to approach Dean Bank via Dean Ave


Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)
Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)


Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival

***ROAD CLOSURE***
This Saturday October 2nd from 10am-6pm Main Street will be closed from Rt. 140 to Emmons Street for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival.
Stop by and support the Franklin Downtown Partnership! 

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1443607605260210181?s=03



Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival
Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2

"You'll find great entertainment at the Harvest Festival on Oct. 2 in downtown Franklin,  12 -  5 PM.
Ben Gardner's Boat  - noon to 2:15
The Driftwoods - 2:45 to 5
Jamie Barrett - 2:30 to 3:30
Before 2:30  & after 3:30, performances by FPAC and FSPA students
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#fdp
#harvestfestival 
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinDowntwn/status/1443347363762946052?s=03

Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2
Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

October events at the Franklin Historical Museum

The museum is happy to once again be participating in the annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 2. The museum will have a display of photographs depicting farms, farm life, animals, gardens and harvesting. The series of photographs from early 20th century Franklin, is from the private collection of Franklin photographer Nathan Wales’ images. The museum is also happy to be host vintage cars from the local car club, the Red Devils. We will serve apple cider and cookies on the porch. The Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum will have a table out front selling Christmas Ornaments from the gift shop. We look forward to you stopping by!

We’re very excited to have author Stephen Puleo return for our Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 10. Steve’s recently released book, Voyage of Mercy will be the topic of his presentation. Thousands of ships left Ireland during the potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and destitute away from their homeland. The first to sail in the other direction was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship stripped of its guns and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies.  The USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America’s first humanitarian mission. Join us for this compelling presentation. Doors open at 1:00PM. Presentation to start by 1:15PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

The museum is open Thursday evenings 5 PM - 7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM and Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. Visit our giftshop for fun and unique Franklin gift items. We are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street. 

October events at the Franklin Historical Museum
October events at the Franklin Historical Museum

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode - 09/24/21(audio)

FM #613 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 613 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We talk about: 

  • Community Preservation Committee

  • 215 Prospect St Chap 61 process

  • Complete Streets

  • Cultural Festival

  • Harvest Festival

  • Housing Production Plan – Planning Board – 9/27

  • Oct 6 – Town Council joint session with School Committee

 

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.

** Audio file -> 
https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c717bcfd-8bb7-4040-b371-518b49230af0


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Community Preservation Committee


Harvest Festival scheduled for October  https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html 


Housing Production Plan (revised draft) 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/preliminary_final_housing_production_plan_-_august_2021.pdf 



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Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode -  09/24/21(audio)
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode -  09/24/21(audio)

See You This Weekend! - Harvest Festival - Oct 2


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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Harvest Moonshine Festival - Sep 18

It has been a long time since you heard from us at OCC Coffeehouse – since the start of the COBID pandemic in February or March 2020.  Times have been difficult, but we are still here.  The future has begun to look much brighter in many respects, and you will be hearing more in the near future.

In the meantime, here is your invitation to a wonderful festival in Wrentham that will be well worth going to this afternoon, Saturday, September 18, from 3:30 until 8 PM at White Barn Farm in Wrentham.

Be sure to let them know that you heard about it from Ken Graves at OCC Coffeehouse, and let me know how you like it.  I may very well see you there.

The Festival will be held at White Barn Farm, 458 South Street, Wrentham, MA.  Tickets are $15 no matter how long you want to stay.

Music features Billy Wylder, Hawthorn, and DJ Rutabaga!

This is the 10th anniversary celebration on the farm.

For more information, go to whitebarnfarm.org. 

Harvest Moonshine Festival - Sep 18
Harvest Moonshine Festival - Sep 18


Friday, September 17, 2021

Peter Willis scheduled for the Harvest Festival - good time to check out his photos of Franklin

I will be at the Harvest festival in Franklin to sell my photos at Franklin downtown
on October 2th 12-5pm
If you can't make it to the event, you can still chat with Peter and place your order at https://www.peterwillisphotography.com anytime and get your favorite image delivered to your door. Thank you in advance for your support!!!! 😃📸
The rain date 3rd  is the Sunday 12-5pm

Pete




Peter Willis scheduled for the Harvest Festival
Peter Willis scheduled for the Harvest Festival


Friday, September 3, 2021

18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is busy preparing for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021.

Visit the Downtown Partnership page for updates   https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/

18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021
18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Franklin Downtown Partnership: Harvest Festival Booth Reminder


Harvest Festival Reminder
Booths Spaces are filling up quickly so don't delay! Sign up soon for your booth space.
Register for booth space ->

Sponsors Needed
Please contact the FDP office (downtown.franklin@yahoo.com) if you would like to sponsor the Harvest Festival and have your booth located on Sponsorship Row.

Remember ALL participants need to register online.
Even if you are a downtown business
Even if you are a restaurant and have email the FDP office
Even if you are a sponsor

When you register online we are able to send you your booth space placement, set-up instructions, your booth space and any last minute changes due to weather. If you are not registered we can not assign you a booth space.

Booth spaces are first come-first served.  

If you have any registration questions, please contact Chris Peterson.(fdpevent@gmail.com
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Monday, August 16, 2021

Franklin Harvest Festival Sponsorships Needed


Harvest Festival Sponsors Needed!
Bring Attention to your Business
While Supporting the Community
Franklin Harvest Festival Sponsorships Needed
Be a sponsor of this year's Harvest Festival! Your sponsorship will include:

  • Logo listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters & Signage - (Silver, Gold & Platinum levels)
  • Smaller size logo listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters, & Signage - (Bronze Level)
  • Name listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters & and Signage- (Friends Level)
  • Listed in all related Press Releases 
  • Highlighted on Website: franklindowntownpartnership.org 
  • Advertised on local radio
  • Promoted on social media
  • Sponsors get booth at event located on Exclusive Sponsorship Row area of event
  • On-going announcement of Sponsors by DJ and Band during the Harvest Festival
 
Just email us the sponsorship form and the level you would like to be listed as (see the levels here) and we'll get you on the sponsorship list! 

Please email the FDP office to let us know you'll be a sponsor!
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