The Franklin Woman’s Club hosted its 25th annual Tricky Tray Basket Auction at Franklin High School, Somerset, on Friday, March 16, 2018.

The event, which sold out by Wednesday Feb. 21, welcomed over 300 attendees who purchased tickets to try to win any of 400+ baskets and prizes donated by numerous area businesses.  Prizes included a 40-inch Ultra high-definition television, Disney Passes, Keurig Coffee Maker, the Instant Pot Cooker, Vera Bradley merchandise, and numerous specialty baskets and gift certificates to area restaurants, tea rooms, shops and boutiques. The event also featured door prizes, a 50/50 and a Dessert Bar with refreshments also donated by local food establishments and Woman’s Club members.

The Franklin Woman’s Club would like to extend their appreciation to the many businesses that donated prizes, refreshments and/or purchased ads for the event program to support this important fundraising event. As a result, the Franklin Woman’s Club will be able to fund several scholarships for qualifying Franklin Township graduating high school females and will provide funds to support the operations of other selected not-for-profit organizations in the community.  (Note: To be considered for this year’s scholarship award, applicants must submit materials by March 27, 2018 as detailed at the club’s website –

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The Franklin Woman’s Club, part of the General and New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs,* is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian service organization committed to improving the community through volunteerism. In addition to community initiatives, the Franklin Woman’s Club provides leadership training and opportunities, informs members of conservation and legislative issues encouraging advocacy and features frequent social and educational events for enrichment such as book clubs, gatherings to support artistic and creative interests, house and garden tours, holiday events, cooking classes, nature walks and more….  

Meetings are held at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (7pm) (September through May), with some off-site meetings. Women interested in learning more, becoming a member or checking out upcoming events such as the  Meet and Greet Afternoon Tea (for new members) (September date TBA) and the Wine Tasting (fundraiser) at Old York Cellars (Sunday October 7), may visit or can email inquiries to:

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*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.