A Franklin automobile makes its way up Albany Street during the 2011 Franklin Trek Parade. This year, the 59th annual Franklin Trek in Cazenovia will take place Aug. 4 through 11, with the parade being held at 11 a.m. Aug. 5.
continued “As the Franklin drivers were planning their week here, they came to us and asked if there was an entity in Cazenovia that would allow them to make non-perishable donations to the community — and we immediately thought of CazCares,” said Wayne Westervelt, chairman of the GCACC Franklin Trek Committee and director of communications at Cazenovia College. “It’s a great event. It gives the residents of our community an opportunity to come down to the quad to look at the cars and talk with the Franklin drivers; it’s definitely a reunion of sorts. [Making charitable donations] was really the drivers’ idea, we’re excited to have them in our community, spending some money here and becoming part of our community in some ways; but, when they come up with an idea like this, it’s really great. It’s a win-win.”
Each year, a new poster is designed for the week-long event, and Westervelt said this year is no different. He said a Cazenovia College visual communications student designed this 2012 event poster, having drawn inspiration from a photo snapped by Gene Gissin during a previous Franklin Trek.
More information on the Franklin Trek can be found at franklincar.org and cazenoviachamber.com.
To learn more about the event, call 655-9243 or email email@example.com.
Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional reporting was done by Wayne Westervelt.