Welcome to the Town Franklin
Town Franklin, founded in 1836, is located in
the Southern end of Franklin County. It has been
called a scenic oasis in the heart of the
Adirondack Mountains located in upstate New York.
When traveling through the Town of Franklin there
is so much to see and visit.
In a picturesque
setting, one mile out of the hamlet of Onchiota and
14 miles from Saranac Lake is a museum devoted to
Iroquois history and culture. This is the Six
Nations indian Museum. The Town of Franklin offers
many seasonal activities and events. Many trails to
hike on, lake and streams to canoe on and the New
York State owned Buck Pond for camping pleasures.
In the winter, The Town of Franklin offers a whole
new experience and beauty. There is Cross Country
Skiing and Snow Shoeing through pristine wilderness,
snowmobiling on the Corridor Number 7 as well as
back country trails, skating at Kate Mountain Park
and the list goes on...
2nd Annual Pumpkin Heaves & Autumn Leaves Festival
9 am - 3 pm on October 17, 2015 at Kate Mountain Park on Route 3 in Vermontville
BUILD YOUR OWN CATAPULT OR TREBUCHET!
What is a Trebuchet?
A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles.
What is a Catapult?
A device in which accumulated tension is suddenly released to hurl an object some distance, in particular.
Join us! on the fun or come and watch! Prizes will be awarded for:
3. Best Design
4. Best Team Costume Theme.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* (times approximate and subject to change)
Registration 9 am. Run Starts at 9:30.
Pumpkin Heaves Set-up: 11 am
Food Concession Opens: 11 am
Be sure to try the Kate Mountain Burger!
Bounce House, Face Painting,
Pumpkin Painting, Music: 11:00 am
Contestant Practice Throws: 11:30-12 pm
Pumpkin Heaves 1st Round: 12 pm Pumpkin Heaves 2nd Round: 1 pm
NEW!-Pumpkin Pie Recipe Contest Tasting and Judging: 2pm
(Enter your pie for $5)
Pumpkin Carving Judging: 2 pm
(bring your own carved pumpkin)
Awards Ceremony: 2 pm
ALL activities for the day
$5 Adults · $3 kids 3-12 · under 3 free
Future is Now: The mission of The Future is Now is to
raise funds for the construction of a
Community Center at the Town of
Franklin’s Kate Mountain Park in
Vermontville. The park consists of 28
beautiful acres with hiking trails,
a pavilion, basketball court and two
softball fields. As the Town grows, so
do the needs of the residents.
A Community Center will be a
welcome addition to the Town.
The possibilities for the use of the
building are endless … after school
programs, club meetings, parties,
community suppers, game nights,
how-to classes, locker rooms for sporting
events, etc. Everyone, regardless of
experience, is very, very welcome to
join the committee.
The need for a Community Center
has been talked about for years
but we say “The Future is Now”.
Excavator Public Notice
Request For Sealed Bids
The Town of Franklin is seeking Sealed Bids for the purchase of a 2015 or newer 18,000lb-20,000lb Excavator. The Town of Franklin will be trading in a 1999 John Deere Excavator as part of this purchase. Sealed bids must be received by Ocotber 14, 2015 at 2pm. No emailed or faxed bids will be accepted. Specifications can be obtained at www.townoffranklin.com or by calling the Town Clerk at 518.891.2189. Documents can be picked up at the Franklin Town Hall, 7 Cold Brook Rd, Vermontville M-Th 9am-2pm.
Sealed bids should be sent to:
Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk
Town of Franklin
PO Box 209
Vermontville, NY 12989
Questions should be directed to Jacques DeMars, Highway Superintendent 518.891.1578. The Town of Franklin Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.