Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Turkey Trot Info

Thanks for registering for the Franklin Turkey Trot! 

photo from the race in 2013
photo from the race in 2013

Race reminders:

Registration/ Bib Pick-up
-Wed. night from 7-9 pm - Avoid the lines on Thanksgiving morning and finalize your registration and pick-up your bib, free shirt, Ironman sunglasses, etc.

-Thanksgiving morning from 6:45 - 7:45 am. We are closing registration at 7:45 this year. 

Race Start
8:00 am. Last year we were hesitant to close registration before the race because the line was long. This year, it will close at 7:45 am.

Race Day Parking
No parking on Jordan Road! We were in a bit of trouble last year for clogging Jordan Road. If the church parking lot is full, please park down the street on Pearly Lane or Burning Tree Road. We will have a van circling those streets offering rides until 7:50 am.

Race Map

Awards will be given to the top three placers in each age category. Awards and gift certificates will be given to the best overall places.

Free T-shirts
180 shirts (100 short sleeve and 80 long sleeve) on a first come first serve basis. If you really want a shirt, you should come to the Wed. night registration.

Free Sunglasses
The Ironman sunglasses have been kindly donated again.

Free Raffle Items
We will be having a free raffle at the end of the race following the awards ceremony. Some raffle items include Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise for two, 4 Revolution tickets, etc.

Free Breakfast
Breakfast items are available in the gym. These items include muffins, bagels, fruit slices and beverages. 

Dress Warm
It looks like it will be a cold morning!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Krystal Whitmore

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's add cupcakes to the holiday ham dinners

The Food Pantry distributed about 200 turkey dinners to prepare for Thanksgiving. This season, let's add a sweet ending to the Holiday Ham Dinners.

Join The Cake Bar in reaching the goal of providing 4 cupcakes for each of the 200 Ham Dinners to be distributed by the Food Pantry this year. For every five cupcakes purchased, The Cake Bar will donate one.

Help us complete these delicious meals for our neighbors in need by sponsoring a cupcake today.

Thank you for your kind support!

a screen grab of The Cake Bar webpage
a screen grab of The Cake Bar webpage

Stop by The Cake Bar to sponsor one or more cupcakes.

Where is The Cake Bar?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Turkey Time Hours For Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin

November 2014
Happy Thanksgiving
Club Hours for Thanksgiving Time

Thanksgiving Hours 
Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin

Monday and Tuesday, November 24 and 25: 
Hours and classes are as normal: 5 am - 9 pm

Wednesday, November 26: Club and Box Hours: 5 am - 3 pm 
Morning classes ONLY.

Thursday, November 27 -THANKSGIVING 
Club and Box Hours: 7 am - 11 am
Morning Spin @ 7:15 am ONLY. 
(Please reserve your bike early.)

Also: November 27- CrossFit Franklin
Special Turkey Day WOD! 7 am - 8 am.  

Click here to RSVP with HCMC prior to date.


Friday, November 28.-Regular Hours from 5 am - 7 pm.  

NO 5:30 am circuit class at Team Fitness Franklin. 
We are holding ALL other scheduled classes.
All CFF classes held as scheduled.

What are you thankful for? Let us know. Grab some window paint near the front door and write your gratitude.  Lets fill in the door for all to see and enjoy!
We are grateful for all our dedicated members and staff.
Thank You ALL!
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Food Elves ‘12 Days of Donating’ Kicks off December 1

The Franklin Food Elves are making it easy for you to help your neighbors in need during the “12 Days of Donating” campaign benefiting the Franklin Food Pantry. From December 1 to December 12, volunteer Food Elves will be coming to your neighborhood, or you can donate goods at a local participating business.

The Franklin Food Elves is a charitable community service group made up of more than 75 hard-working middle school and high school students. For the past three years they have partnered with the Franklin Downtown Partnership and local businesses to create one of the Franklin Food Pantry’s most successful collection drives. Last year the “12 Days of Donating” campaign brought in more than $6,700 and 7,300 pounds of goods.

2014 Food Elves (L-R): Project 351 Ambassador Rebekah Redwine, YCIC's Dan Robert, Food Pantry Executive Director Erin Lynch, Head Elf Cameron Piana, Lead Elf Haley Frank

“People have been incredibly generous year after year donating to the Food Elves campaign. What we bring in helps 600 Franklin families that rely on the Food Pantry’s services. We are grateful that our community keeps exceeding our expectations,” says Cameron Piana, Food Elves co-founder.

In December the Food Elves will notify residents about the collection drive in their neighborhood, including information about what items are needed and the collection dates. Residents simply place bags of goods at their mailboxes on designated pickup dates and the Food Elves will do the rest.

In case there’s no elf in your neighborhood, it is still easy and convenient to donate. The group has placed bright red collection bins at participating Franklin Downtown Partnership member businesses. If the Food Elves meet their goal of collecting more than 1,200 pounds of goods, each business listed below has pledged to donate $200.

Bins can be found at these participating locations:

  • Auerr, Zajac & Associates, LLC, 29 Dean Ave.
  • British Beer Company, 280 Franklin Village Dr.
  • DCU, 500 West Central St.
  • Dean Bank, 21 Main St.
  • Dean College, Campus Center
  • Drama Kids of Metro West, 19 Dean Ave. (call for drop off schedule)
  • Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, 12 Main St.
  • Franklin Downtown Partnership Office, 9 East Central St.
  • Jane’s Frames, 11 East Central St.
  • Keefe Insurance Agency, 51 West Central St.
  • Murphy Business, 15 East Central St.
  • Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits, 14 Grove St.
  • RE/MAX Executive Realty, 308 West Central St., Suite E
  • Yellin & Hyman, P.C., 693 East Central St., Suite 201

Also donating to the Food Elves campaign are Berry Insurance and Printsmart Office Solutions.

Look for a donation bin at the Holiday Stroll tree lighting ceremony at Dean College on Thursday, December 4, or drop off donations at the Franklin Food Pantry, 43 West Central St., and designate them for the “12 Days of Donating” drive.

This year the Food Elves also are collaborating with the Youth Community Involvement Club at Franklin High School and Project 351 at Horace Mann Middle School. Project 351 is a state-wide community service project and Food Elf volunteer Rebekah Redwine is this year’s Franklin ambassador.

“With a cold winter on the way, family budgets are stretched and more people need the Food Pantry’s services,” says Haley Frank, a lead Food Elf. “We are proud that this great group of students working with local businesses can make a huge, positive impact for Franklin.”

Erin Lynch, Franklin Food Pantry Executive Director, concurs; she cites a recent Lowell Sun story that states National Grid rates on November 1 increased 37 percent over last winter.

“Families who are already struggling will be hit once again when electric rates skyrocket,” says Lynch. “What these students accomplish is vital. The spirit of the Food Elves has captured the hearts of this community. We are so grateful for the amazing support that keeps multiplying through the hard work of these young leaders.”

This year the Food Pantry’s needs include health and hygiene products and non-perishable food items. For more information check the Food Pantry’s website,, or call 508-528-3115.

For more information about the Franklin Food Elves and the “12 Days of Donating” campaign, please contact the Food Elves at or visit their Facebook page.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nice Car Care gives back to families in need

Nice Car Care
527 Beaver St
Franklin, MA 02038
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Our team at Nice Car Care is proud to announce, we will again donate 5% of our profits, for the month of December, to the Franklin Food Pantry. 

Especially during the holiday season, we feel it's important to give back to our community, and we can't think of a better charitable organization to be a part of.

For more on the Franklin Food Pantry:

We encourage you to give any way you can.  

Franklin Food Pantry

From our family to yours,
The Nice Car Care Crew

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