September 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

As a way of saying thank you to Franklin Academy for its loyal business over the past decade, the Gelston House hosts an autumn barbecue for faculty and students. The event goes on rain or shine. Usually, we are on the back patio looking out over the Connecticut River. The view is spectacular. There is always plenty of food, which is a good thing. Our students devour countless hamburgers and hotdogs, mountains of fries, and bowls of salad. Because this is a great venue, there are more Franklin Academy events at the Gelston House during the school year. These include a special dinner for parents and grandparents in October. The all-school prom and our alumni reunion dinner are held there in May. Finally, at the end of the year we return to celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors and postgraduates in the company of their families.