Cultural Arts Council Expands Programs and Opportunities
The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council (FTCAC) seeks to strengthen the Franklin community by bringing our many wonderfully diverse people, groups and interests together through the arts. This year the group has seen huge success in creating new programs throughout the Township. This success has created new opportunities and the FTCAC invites all residents and friends of Franklin to participate in planning and running arts events. Whatever gift you have to share, be it artistic, fundraising, grant writing, accounting, event coordination, marketing, publicity, time, enthusiasm or something else, you are invited to be a part an active and fun organization.
The Franklin Day Festival held at Colonial Park is a great example of the expanded programs. The event seemed destined for success from the start with the “buzz” that was felt in anticipation. The festival exceeded all expectations with over 5,000 people attending. There were over 100 exhibitors, 15 live acts and demonstrations including six bands, five great food vendors, crafters, a Township tent and 17 non-profits. There were games for the children and many Township vehicles for them to explore. The planning committee is already planning for next year! Contact them if you are interested in being a sponsor, volunteer, exhibitor or entertainer.
Great new programs are also happening at the new Better World Market venue on Route 27 and Skillmans Lane. Look forward to continued literary, visual and performing arts events in this great venue. Also look for the FTCAC 2015 Calendar featuring gorgeous photographs of Franklin taken by local artists.
The FTCAC is self-sustaining, and relies on volunteers and fundraising to support programs. Free will donations are always greatly appreciated and put right into the broad array of council programs. The FTCAC is incredibly grateful to all their wonderful volunteers and attendees for making events happen and supporting their work. Special thanks go to Councilwoman Roz Sherman, Evelyn Garcia and the Franklin Day Festival planning committee for their tireless work in creating such a special day for the Township. They also thank the volunteers, sponsors and the amazing Township staff for supporting the event.
For More Information, please email FranklinCAC@gmail.com or call Michael Steinbruck, FTCAC Chair, at 732- 754-5649.
You can also visit www.FranklinCAC.org or www.facebook.com/FranklinCAC.
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