SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Woman's Club sold out their 24th annual Tricky Tray Basket Auction at Franklin High School on Friday, March 24. 

"We were thrilled to have such great attendance again for this event," Franklin Woman’s Club - Ways & Means Committee Chairperson Joanne Murset said. "The response just shows people respond to the quality of prizes, refreshments and the organization." 

Over 300 people attended the event and purchased tickets to win any of the 350 baskets and prizes fashioned by Franklin Woman's Club members or donated by area businesses.

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The proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for qualifying young women who live in Franklin and graduated high school. The recipients will be announced in April, and TAPinto Franklin Township will update this story with that information.  

Other not-for-profit organizations in the community will also receive funds earned from the event. 

Attendees had the chance to win a 50-inch television, Fitbit, Kindle, restaurant certificates, specialty baskets with merchandise, gift cards, and other prizes at the door. 

There was also a 50/50 raffle and a dessert bar in addition to refreshments that were donated by local restaurants and Franklin Woman's Club members. 

"I'd like to thank all of the hard-working members of the Franklin Woman's Club," Murset said. 

Background Information:

The Franklin Woman’s Club, part of the General and New Jersey State Federations of Women's Clubs, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian service organization committed to improving the community through volunteerism.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) is an international women's organization with over 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries. GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement and work toward world peace and understanding. 

In addition to community initiatives, the Franklin Woman’s Club also features frequent social and educational events for enrichment. 

Meetings are held at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (7pm) between September and May with special meetings held at alternate locations.  Women interested in checking a meeting location, learning more about the club and/or becoming a member may visit or can email inquiries to: To follow the club’s activities on Facebook, visit:

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