The Franklin Downtown Partnership and Franklin Garden Club’s annual Beautification Day in downtown Franklin and the Town Common has been scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Dozens of volunteers are needed to help plant the flowers and greenery on the downtown bridge and in barrels in front of businesses. The event will go on rain or shine. Community service hours are available to high school sports teams, scout groups and students needing volunteer opportunities. A new feature this year is that residents who volunteer for Beautification Day can obtain a free, one-year, resident membership ($25 value) to the Franklin Downtown Partnership. Membership offers discounts to a variety of businesses and a subscription to the Partnership’s newsletter. Volunteers with trucks are also needed to help pick up a few trays of flowers at 7 a.m. at Fairmount Fruit Farm, 887 Lincoln St. Contact Beautification Day Chairperson Eileen Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to volunteer.
Anyone who would like to lend a hand can grab their garden gloves and meet Mason at 8 a.m. in the small commuter parking lot on West Central Street near Central Pizza and Hair Mania. Work is expected to wrap up by 11 a.m., or earlier if there are more volunteers.