Franklin Historical Society Announces its Annual Plant Sale
Although regular monthly meetings have been cancelled through July, as the meeting room in the Historic Webster/Tay building at Webster Place can only accommodate those seated more closely than social distancing mandates allow, the Franklin Historical Society hopes that its annual June fundraiser can proceed. The 5th Annual Plant Sale is now scheduled for Sunday, June 28th, from 10 am to 2 pm at 21 Holy Cross road, Franklin. Offering a variety of flowering plants (bearded iris, daylillies, goose neck, lilacs, and forsythia, to name a few), annuals and perennials, for exterior and interior (pathos, zebra aloe, and others), gardening books, as well as lawn ornaments, colorful pots, and an assortment of garden tools (shovels, pruners, rakes, and hoes) and implements, all at bargain prices, this is the once-a-year event in which to stock up.
COVID 19 protocols will be in force, with disinfectant and hand sanitizer, and all Society volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves for the protection of all concerned. The cashier will be behind a barrier (the front storm door will act as a divider, with the cashier sitting inside) and all transactions must be by check or cash.
If you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors this summer with the satisfactions and joys of gardening, the Franklin Historical Society is the place to be the last Sunday in June.
Starting Saturday, July 4th, the Historical Society museum (at the same location as the Plant Sale) will be open for manageable groups from 10 am to 2 pm, and will continue to be open every Saturday through Labor Day weekend (during which all three days will honor the same hours). Ice cream, snacks, and cold drinks will be for sale to support the Society. Tours are free, but will be restricted to individuals, couples, or groups of four or less, as proper distancing, as long as such protections are necessary, will have to be observed.