Franklin Community Day to Feature Parade, Full Day of Activities 268

FRANKLIN — The ninth annual Choose Franklin Community Day will be held on Saturday rain or shine at Odell Park on Memorial Street in downtown Franklin.
The theme of this year's celebration is "Volunteers – The Heart of the Community."
Activities will begin at 10 a.m. when booths, games, and food concessions open for the day.
The parade will step off at Franklin High School at 10 a.m. and proceed east on Central Street to Smith Street where it will turn and continue to Odell Park.
The Squam Lake Natural Science Center will present "NH Wildlife" shows at noon and 1:30 at the Proulx Center. These shows are being offered free of charge courtesy of Franklin Savings Bank.
The Laser Tag/amusement area will open at 10 a.m. Prices for the are $5 for a half-hour of Laser Tag, and $10 for all-day admission to the amsement area of $1 per ticket. The amusements area will include a bounce houseand giant slide.
Spin Art: $2 This area is partially sponsored by The Community Bridges Family
Support Council and Members First Credit Union are helping to sponsor the Spin Art activity.
The fair continues until 3 p.m. It will include games, craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Many area service organizations and businesses will participate with raffles, giveaways, etc.
Entertainment includes White Tiger Karate demonstrations at 11:30 and 1:30; yoga demonstrations/class by Riversong Yoga at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Balladeer Jim Barnes will perform at noon and the Rodney Pitman Magic Show will take place at 2:15. The Franklin Elks Lodge will present awards to the winners of their Drug Awareness Essay and Poster contests at 2 p.m.