The Consortium’s “40th Anniversary Franklin County Block Party” was a smashing success, thanks to Kristel Applebee and her outstanding coordination of a plethora of willing and enthusiastic volunteers from the all of the Franklin County Consortium programs: RECOVER Project, Salasin Project, Support Network for Families, and the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community.
On Friday July 25th from 3-7pm, volunteers blocked off Osgood Street in Greenfield, and set up a FREE party, with food, fun and all the fixins for the whole community to enjoy! The lively music put the call out near and far and it wasn’t long before people were dancing in the streets! By the end of the day approximately 200 locals came by to share in the food, fun and fellowship.
The old saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” was in full effect with the Franklin County Consortium team. The Consortium was able to celebrate its 40th birthday, by embodying the value of finding wisdom in lived experience and literally making lemons into lemonade!