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June 7th Strawberry Stroll: a Great Start to Summer!

The 20th Annual Strawberry Stroll is ready to go. This town favorite is set for Friday, June 7 from 4 to 8 pm. The rain date is Saturday the 8th from 4 to 8 p.m.. The stroll is on Main Street which will be closed to traffic so visitors can easily and safely walk. Come to downtown Franklin to start your summer!
Dean Bank’s staff will be serving the signature strawberry shortcakes under tents in front of the bank. Fresh strawberries donated and cut by Dean College will top hundreds of shortcakes and be completed with whipped cream. Proceeds from strawberry shortcake sales are allocated to the Downtown Partnership to help fund the event.
Here’s what else you can expect:
Booths will have fun activities for children, a variety of giveaways, delicious food, information about organizations and businesses, and fabulous strawberry shortcake. 
Musical entertainment by Heath Nisbett playing acoustic guitar, 4 to 6 p.m.; Dom DeBaggis playing acoustic guitar, 6 to 8 p.m.; Feet in Motion Dance Studio offering two performances during the afternoon/evening. Radio station MyFM 101.3 will broadcast from 4 to 8 p.m. Franklin Fire Department will have Touch A Truck, Sparky, and fire safety information; and Franklin Historical Museum will be open. 
“Year after year this event attracts more visitors and vendors. It’s always an exciting day to see so many people enjoying themselves and some strawberry cake,” said Kevin Johnson, Strawberry Stroll Chairman.  “What better way to kick off the summer than joining others and listening to live music on Main Street.”
Event organizer Franklin Downtown Partnership is grateful for the financial support from community businesses. This year’s stroll is made possible by the support of the following sponsors. Platinum Sponsor:  Dean College. Gold Sponsors: Camford Property Group, Inc., Dean Bank, The Enclave of Franklin Senior Living, Glen Meadows Apartments, Middlesex Savings Bank. Silver Sponsor: Notturno Home Services. Bronze Sponsors: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, DCU, Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Fenton Financial Group, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Peel Microspa.
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The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents are welcome to join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to