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Franklin celebrates the arrival of spring

Four kids and one adult, wearing winter clothing, pet a donkey with a purple halter in a corral with a tuck and trailer in the background.
PHOTO Sarah Rennie
Two young kids dressed in winter jackets and hats  with one of them carrying a rabbit in a blue plastic basket.
PHOTO Sarah Rennie

More than 300 people enjoyed a sweet time organized by the municipality of Franklin in celebration of the arrival of spring and the sugar season on March 18. Visitors partook in a traditional sugaring-off treat as they savoured fresh maple taffy on snow while warming up next to a roaring fire. Families were able to walk off their sugar high while touring the municipality’s fire trucks and safety equipment, where firefighters were on hand to answer questions and remind visitors to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors if they hadn’t already done so with the arrival of daylight-saving time. Children were also treated to a petting zoo featuring an especially lovable donkey, some woolly sheep, a friendly alpaca, and two adorable rabbits that were passed around in baskets to be petted.

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