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The Franklin Downtown Partnership and the Franklin Garden Club will team up to decorate downtown Franklin on Sunday, November 18, and they need your help.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the annual Holiday and Winter Decorating Day will meet Eileen Mason, chairperson of the event, at 9:00 a.m. on the center island downtown. Community service hours are available for students, and groups and teams are encouraged to participate.

“We need volunteers and sponsors to help support our efforts to spruce up downtown Franklin,” says Mason. “We are always happy to have volunteer labor, and donations help us offset the cost of our materials. We would love to have a major sponsor step in to help with our plans.”

According to Mason, beautification is an on-going effort and materials for the year can add up to $5,000. The group plants in the spring, weeds and waters all summer, cleans up in the fall, decorates for the holidays and plans during the winter.

The Franklin Garden Club is also recruiting new members with an interest in gardening; young and old, male and female are invited to join. The Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the Holiday and Winter Decorating Day contact Eileen Mason at emason11@verizon.net. Details about sponsoring the decorations can also be found on the FDP website, www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/ under the Sponsors tab.

As a non-profit organization, the Franklin Downtown Partnership depends on sponsors to fund this and other events, including the Holiday Stroll and the Harvest Festival, as well as to support ongoing streetscape and networking efforts. For more information about the FDP please contact Executive Director Lisa Piana at (774)571-3109 or downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

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