The Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce will host its annual community picnic on Saturday, July 13, on the lawn of the Northstar Blueberry Barn on Franklin Heights Road. All members of the community are invited. Socializing over appetizers and beverages will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner will follow after 6 p.m., according to a media release.

Tickets are $20. Members will provide homemade desserts. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served. Tickets can be purchased from members or at the door.

After dinner, the chamber will make brief awards presentations, the release said. The Business Student of the Year award will go to Tyler Gregory, the Persons of the Year award to Franklin EMS, and the Business of the Year award to Franklin Durable Goods.

Before the picnic, the farm will be open for you-pick blueberries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although it is early in the season, the release said.

For more on the Chamber, visit

Tractor Supply to host pet event

Tractor Supply Company will host a pet treat tasting event at its  Delhi store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at the store, according to a media release.

"At Tractor Supply, we believe in giving your pets a choice," Joseph More, manager of the Delhi Tractor Supply store, said in the release. "We carry a wide variety of pet food and treat options to ensure your four-legged family members stay nourished and satisfied all year long."

The event is open to the public at 69 Main Street. For more information, call 607-746-9222.

Electric co-op meeting is set

The 75th Annual Meeting of the members of the Delaware County Electric Cooperative will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at Delaware Academy and Central School in Delhi.

Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Brooks’ House of BBQ dinner. Advanced ticket purchase is necessary; contact DCEC for more information. The business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

At the annual meeting, DCEC members are able to meet with co-op staff, make statements to the board and attendees, and receive reports regarding the cooperative’s activities during the past year, according to a media release.

Members will also elect directors of the cooperative.

DCEC will provide a free LED night light to all members in attendance. Guest speakers will include Jennifer Kabat, Delaware County Dairy Princess Theresa Cerosaletti and DCEC’s Student Delegate Faith Dianich. There will be music by the Nelson Brothers Band and prize drawings.

For details on the annual meeting, including director candidate biographies, visit or contact the DCEC office.

Do you have local business news? Contact Sarah Eames, staff writer, at or 607-441-7213.

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