Showing posts with label kindness rocks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kindness rocks. Show all posts

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 


Friday, July 20, 2018

“Everyone could use a little extra kindness, so why not do this right on Main Street in Franklin”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Sometimes a bit of nature with a unique human touch is all it takes to lighten the day and remind people of what truly matters. 
On Main Street next to Rockland Trust Bank, a new kind of garden is growing – a Kindness Rock garden. The space is decorated with small, painted rocks. Every painted rock displays either a phrase of encouragement or a small drawing of the artist’s desire. 
A sign outside the garden encourages people to take a rock if they’re in need, and to leave one if they’d wish. 
Berry Insurance owner and coordinator of the project Kaitlyn Pintarich said she was moved by the idea after finding a small painted rock in the Franklin Town Common last winter."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

the Kindness Rock Garden on Main St
the Kindness Rock Garden on Main St

the kindness rocks on Main St