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Franklin Newcomers Resumes!

We’re pleased to announce that the Franklin Newcomers and Friends are back!!  We’re excited to be able to hold our monthly meetings again. One change that we’ve made is that we now meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at “3” Restaurant in Franklin, located at 461 West Central Street, Franklin. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided, and a cash bar is available.  We previously met on the 2nd Wednesday . . . “3 at 3” is much easier to remember!

This month, on October 20th, Mary Olsson, Chair of the Franklin Historic Commission, will be our speaker.  Mary will explain the history of the town as well as provide some information about the Franklin Historical Museum and volunteer opportunities that are available. 

The Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club is a non-profit social and charitable organization begun in 1971 by Fran Kober. We like to have fun, learn new things, spend time together, and give back to the community through volunteer activities and fundraisers. Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn’t have a Newcomers Club, are welcome to join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We run our meetings September through May. We also hold many fun and varied events throughout the year to stay connected. 

No need to be a newcomer to the area . . . and no need to RSVP.  Come join us and have fun while you make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. Members organize a broad range of events such as dinners out, movie nights, theatre, hiking, biking, Yankee swaps, golf, book groups, trivia, trips and more. Some of the friendships started in the early years are still going today even though the people are no longer members. Both new and old residents alike have found the Franklin Newcomers to be a wonderful place to get involved with fun activities.  We are member driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas!

Community service is also an integral part of our member activity. The annual Franklin Newcomers’ Craft Fair, although it has been on hold due to Covid, has been a tradition in the town. The club annually donates thousands of dollars to local Franklin organizations such as the Franklin Food Pantry, Santa Foundation, YMCA, Franklin Education Foundation, Friends of the Franklin Library, Random Smile Project, and the annual 4th of July Celebration.

For more information or to join visit our Meetup Page.

You can also find more information on Facebook, at