Thursday Carnival Kickoff Features Mo Bounce, Food Booth & More


Above, Mo Bounce performing on the Common Thursday evening.

The sounds of the July 4 Coalition celebration echoed across the Common Thursday evening as the Carnival, with its rides, food booths, and games competed with live entertainment from Mo Bounce, described on their website as “Boston's uncut Funk, Soul and R&B party band. Performing a vast song list of the funkiest dance hits from past to present for all to enjoy.”

At last years event, a microburst closed down the shows just as Mo Bounce started to play. This year, the weather was more cooperative and scores of people arrived early to secure good viewing locations.

And after lots of work and minor glitches, all the community group food booths were up and running.

The Democrat Town Committee (DTC) food booth, working to fill their scholarship fund, was serving up Pizza (cheese or pepperoni), Bottled Water, Toast Cheese Sandwiches, S’more’s CONE (check it out!), and for canine friends, Dog Biscuits (8/bag)...

Above, DTC Chair, Rachel  Plukas.

According to the web site, the Franklin Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) is the official organization of the Democratic Party in Franklin, MA. We have two types of members: Elected Members (35 members are voted on by registered Franklin Democrats on the primary ballot.) We also have a large number of Associate members. In total, we have about 130 active members on our list.

The Republican Town Committee (RTC) food booth, was serving up Nachos, Root Beer Floats, and Watermelon Cups (watermelon cut into bite-size pieces and served in a cup)...

Above, RTC Vice Chair Paul Santorsola and wife Lynne, prepare  an ice cream float for a customer.

According to the website, the Franklin Republican Town Committee (RTC) is organized under the laws of the Commonwealth to support Republican candidates, ensure Republican participation in the operation of polling places, and represent local Republican voters.

Activities resume tomorrow at 6 pm


Featuring more rides and activities than ever...


Unlimited mechanical rides for the entire day of your choice. Good for one day use, with no advance reservation required.

​$40 per person on-line/$45 on-site

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Unlimited Ride Specials


  • Valid: Thursday, June 30 from 6pm-close
  • Valid: Saturday, July 2 from 12pm-5pm
  • Valid: Sunday, July 3 from 12pm-5pm
  • Valid: Monday, July 4 from 12pm-5pm

$30 per person – online only, $35 on-site


Friday at 7 PM it’s Duppy Conqueror, a Bob Marley tribute band...

For more information on all the events, visit the Fourth of July Coalition website.

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