Borough observes Franklin Day

Franklin. Franklin Day brings small-town feel to celebration.

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  • PHOTOS BY ANNA ROSSMiss Franklin Alexandria Colfax enjoying time with the adorable friends from Sugar Sweet Farms.

  • Many enjoying the free swim day at the Pond during Franklin Day!

  • Attendees of Franklin Day were amazed with an Unbelievable Magic and Illusion Show by “I See Magic”, brought to everyone by Cafe e Dolci.

Franklin Day fun started at noon and concluded sometime after 9 p.m. with fireworks.

Throughout the event, many enjoyed the free swim day at the Pond. DJ Andy M was spinning everything from oldies to today’s hits, children enjoyed obstacle courses, a magic show, and all enjoyed playing with the animals from Sugar Sweet Farms, and listening to the band, Man Made Monsters.

“I think what made Franklin Day special this year is that there was a real sense of community," said Christina Sanchez, Franklin borough Recreation Chairwoman. "We're a small town, and that small-town feel is what makes these events wonderful. In addition to local vendors, our Police Department, Fire Department, First Aid, Scouts and other Franklin based organizations like the Franklin Historical Society and Forward Franklin all actively engaged with the attendees and it was great to see.”

Wallkill Valley Football & Cheer held a dunk tank fundraiser for their organization throughout the day. The group also graciously agreed to let 2019 Miss Franklin, Alexandria Colfax, sit in the dunk tank for a part of the day to raise funds to go toward assisting Miss. Honigsberg's family with medical expenses. Miss Grace Honigsberg, former Miss Frankford, is in a coma from a car accident she survived in February.

Sanchez explained how Miss Franklin Alexandria Colfax got involved.

“One of Alexandria's greatest qualities is that she loves to help people, so we wanted to help her use her title of Miss Franklin as a platform to do just that," she said. "When we told her about Grace Honigsberg's story, she was honored to be able to do something like this for a fellow town Miss. We're very proud of her for doing this and will continue support her efforts throughout the year. Miss Franklin will be planning additional fundraisers along with our Royal Court.”

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