The whitewater park chicken barbecue fundraiser was a first. The first PermaCityLife Event in Marceau Park. The first event planned by a team made up of Franklin residents, permaculture people and whitewater enthusiasts. But with a duck race, corn hole tournament and the Morrill's famous chicken barbecue recipe there is no way it could have failed... right?

Right!!! The barbecue was a success!!! With over 120 meals served, over 80 ducks in the race and over 20 teams playing corn hole the park was a beacon of activity! We had supporters from all over New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey and a father and son from California!

As a result, we raised over $3,000 and pushed our total funds over $10,000!!! It was a huge success! Thank you to Franklin Parks and Recreation Director, Krystal Alpers for helping and showing up in light of her daughter and father's birthdays. Thank you to the Morrill's for letting us "capitalize" on your family's recipe. Thank you to the Central Street Media, Franklin Studio, PermaCityLife, Outdoor New England and all of the 10+ volunteers that helped out with our first event!