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Franklin Elks Dinner-Dance Helps War Monument Restoration

The Franklin Elks Lodge #2136 sponsored a dinner-dance fundraiser for the Franklin War Monument Restoration Project on Saturday, August 6 at the Franklin Elks Lodge. The event, organized by Elks trustee Mark Ellis, was held to benefit the War Monument Restoration Fund.

The Franklin Veterans’ Services Office would like to acknowledge Elks members for their participation in the event with special thanks to Mark and Diane Ellis. Many thanks to Chaplain Robert Markunis of the American Legion Post 75 for his outstanding fundraising efforts. 

To date, the concrete pads on four monuments on the Main Street side of the Town Common have been replaced because of deterioration. Additional restoration and cleaning of four war monuments on the Common began in late August. 

Thank you to the following for their generous donations to this cause:

360 Pizzeria, Alcapulco’s Restaurant, Altitude Trampoline Park, Anonymous, Aubuchon Hardware, Cesar’s Barbershop, Colonial Tire of Plainville, Dunkin’ Franklin, Elizabeth’s Bagels, Evviva Trattoria, Franklin Car Wash, Franklin Cultural District Committee, Franklin Elks Bingo, Franklin Elks Club Franklin Glass, Franklin Nutrition, Franklin Pizza & Deli, Franklin TV, George’s Pizza, Ginley Funeral Homes, Joe Halligan, Brittany Harlow, Debbie Harlow, Hair Designs by Helene & Co., Hair For U, Hair Mania, Andrew Hodgkin, Janet Joannides, Jimmy D’s Bar & Grill, King Street Café, Knights of Columbus Council #1847, Mark’s Painting, Maven Hair Co., Elena Menize, Meraki Hair Studio, Nerds to Go, Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Oteri Funeral Home, Paws & Claws, Pet Supply Plus, Pretty Is Pink Boutique, Rep. Jeff Roy,, Mike Shanahan, Sherwin Williams Paint Store, Sorella Salon, T & T Nails & Spa, The Little Shop of Olive Oil, The Rome Restaurant, Starbucks, Stop & Shop, Union Street Liquors