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Bob Sharon appreciation dinner and drug dog fundrasier to be held

Bob Sharon, former city counselor for Ward I in Franklin for 16 years, was very involved in his community before moving to Concord due to health reasons. A dinner will be held in his honor on Sept. 21. The dinner will not only celebrate Sharon and his commitment to community, but will also raise money for the purchase of a drug dog for Franklin. Elizabeth Dragon, city manager, told us more:

How was Bob Sharon involved in the Franklin community before he had to move to Concord?

Bob was involved with numerous city committees including the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory committee, the Franklin Capital Improvement Plan committee and the Police and Municipal Services committee. He was on the Franklin Opera House Board, was active in TRIP Center fundraising and was a sexton of Webster Place Cemetery. He was a Lakes Region Planning Commission member and served on the Franklin Planning Board. He was also involved in the Rotary, Choose Franklin, Hope Community Chapel and the Bread and Roses food pantry. The mayor recognized him as Citizen of the Year in 2012.

When is the dinner and what will it feature?

The Bob Sharon Appreciation Dinner and K9 Fundraiser will be held Sept. 21 at the Elks Club. The reception and cash bar will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Chicken will be served.

Who came up with the idea of the dinner to honor sharon and raise funds for a drug dog?

Councilor George Dzujna volunteered to help the Franklin mayor’s drug task force to raise funds for a drug dog program here in Franklin. It was his idea to combine the appreciation with a fundraiser for the program. Bob Sharon was one of the original members of the Franklin mayor’s drug task force, and so it seemed fitting to donate the proceeds from this dinner on his behalf.

Where do people get tickets for the dinner? How much do they cost?

People can get tickets at the city hall, fire department, police department or from Mayor Ken Merrifield. Tickets cost $25 per person.

How does someone make a donation for the drug dog fund without going to the dinner?

People can donate online at tinyurl.com/o8zrqa7.

Noelle Stokes

Legacy Comments1

Bob Sharon has given to the Franklin community in countless ways. I have seen him in action at the the Choose Franklin, TRIP Center, soup kitchens, church, city council and in several other venues. Bob has never been one to seek accolades or praise, he just does what he does because he is Bob Sharon !! Best wishes Bob !

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