Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SNETT trail Healthy Heart Kick-off - Apr 25

Please join us as we celebrate the unveiling of the DCR Healthy Heart Trail, with an informative and fun introduction to a local trail gem, The Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT). We will begin with a formal presentation at the Y and then move to the SNETT for a walk on the trail and picnic luncheon with our Y families.

Opening remarks provided by Representative Jeffrey Roy, Town Administrator Jeff Nutting, Franklin resident and YMCA Board member Brian Kelly, and a DCR representative.

There will be opportunities for networking prior to the start of the program and while on the trail.

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Bernon Family YMCA
45 Forge Hill Road

DCR Healthy Heart Trail Kick-off
DCR Healthy Heart Trail Kick-off
Please RSVP to Marissa L. Garofano MPH, CHES by Apr 22
Director of  Community Wellness
Hockomock Area YMCA

For more information about the SNETT visit the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee webpage

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aubuchon Hardware - Apr 19

Please join us for some refreshments and help support the Franklin Food Pantry. We will have our grills set up and be cooking hot dogs and offering other treats for you to enjoy. In lieu of payment for refreshments we will be accepting monetary donations for the Franklin Food Pantry.
Aubuchon Hardware
Aubuchon Hardware
The Franklin Food Pantry helps our neighbors throughout the community obtain the food they need. During their last year, approximately 1,590 individuals were served by the Franklin Food Pantry, over 35% are children. Also the Pantry distributed more than 186,000 pounds of food, which was an increase of 35,000 pounds from the prior year.

Saturday, Apr 19 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

National Volunteer Week - Thank you!

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.  

THANK YOU to the many volunteers who make the work of the Franklin Food Pantry possible!

National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week

Looking for a creative way to help out? Why not put together a team of family, friends, or co-workers to run or walk on May 10th?  The Elks are hosting a 5k to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry and The Wounded Warriors Project.  You can find all the details at: www.franklinelks5k.com.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Current Needs - April 2014

Due to the very generous donations from Whole Foods, Shaw's, Franklin Federated Church, and many more of our neighbors, we have enough of the following items to last us a couple months;  Peanut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese, Applesauce, Boxed Pasta, Corn, and Green Beans.  

Following is a list of suggested items that we are in need of at this time.
Healthy Futures 
Olive and/or Canola Oil 
Dry Spices and Herbs (Parsley, Garlic Powder, Basil, Cinnamon, Etc.) 
Gluten Free 

Nonfood Shelves 
Dish Soap 
All Purpose Cleaners 
Baby Diapers/Wipes

Food Shelves 
Canned Ravioli 
Tuna (White in Water)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Youth Community Involvement Club - Connecting FHS with the Franklin Community

Conor Lemanowicz writes:
As citizens of Franklin it is our duty to give back to the community that has given us so much throughout our lives. Giving back is the mission that the Youth Community Involvement Club was founded upon. Founded this year by a group of students led by Dan Robert, the YCIC’s goal is to create an organization that will have a profound effect on Franklin for years to come.  
Youth Community Involvement Club
Youth Community Involvement Club
If you have never heard of the YCIC, you are not alone. It is a relatively new organization with large goals. The YCIC is an eight member board that acts as a catalyst to facilitate outreach between the students at Franklin High and the many people in our community in need of assistance. The YCIC works directly with the Franklin Food Pantry to help support the families of those in need. The Franklin Food Pantry is already a very established organization in town. With the help of the YCIC, the food pantry can reach more people, more efficiently, and with more consistency. 
YCIC meets every Thursday in Mr. Penza’s room. Meetings are open to the public to come in and provide ideas. The more awareness we can spread, the greater the effect we can have. The YCIC also helps to organize and to spark interest for community events. The first of these events is the Elks Care Elks Share 5K Road Race and Walk. The event, which will take place on May 10th not only helps to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry but it also helps the Wounded Warrior Project. The YCIC hopes to lay a foundation to make the organization an integral part of student life at Franklin High. With your help, the YCIC can be extremely beneficial for generations to come. 
If you are interested in helping out with the YCIC in any way or if you would like to participate in the 5K please contact ycic.fhs@gmail.com or contact any of the members of the board.

You can also follow the YCIC on twitter @FHSYCIC

Member Contact List:Conor Lemanowicz
Thomas Cerrier
Gabbie Blood
Cobi Frongillo
Ashley Jacques
Haley Frank
Cathryn Noon

This was originally posted on the FHS Pantherbook