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Sunset Celebration in Saxonville for the
Danforth Street Bridge Renovation

On June 11, 2006, more than 50 people gathered for the 2006 Discover Saxonville event to celebrate the renovation of the old Danforth Street Bridge. At the time, the bridge had been recently adorned with a new information kiosk constructed by Joseph P. Keefe Technical School students.

Discover Saxonville is the FOS annual event to celebrate everything unique about our village.

On this warm and sunny June evening, people gathered on the bridge for a wine tasting and food buffet to celebrate the bridge's reopening and raise money for the Friends of Saxonville.

With live music provided by local band Late Night Radio, the crowd danced into the sunset. FOS Vice President Brett Peruzzi recognized the many people who contributed to the project, including Congressman Ed Markey, who helped secure federal funding; George Dixon, who managed the project for FOS; Julie Ferrari, who donated many hours of her services as a landscape architect; the Framingham DPW department, which assisted with site work; Mike Newell and his Joseph P. Keefe Technical School students, who constructed the new informational kiosk; and painter Chris Marcone, who donated his services to paint the kiosk.

Constructed in 1890, the bridge has been completely renovated and is open to pedestrian traffic.

This work was done under a Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service with matching funds from the Town of Framingham, Massachusetts Historical Commission, and Friends of Saxonville.



Framingham Selectman and FOS board member John Stasik presents FOS board member/treasurer George Dixon with a Certificate of Appreciation for his role as project manager of the bridge's renovation.


John and Mary Stasik show how it's done to the
music of local band Late Night Radio.
     
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