WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Community Foundation’s “Bring Ben to Town” project was a resounding success, Foundation officials report.  

Ben Franklin ‘impersonator and actor’ Brian Patrick Mulligan performed to over 3,000 adults and students beginning on Monday, October 30 and continuing through Friday, November 3. The performances included appearances at the Honesdale High School for adults, and five additional school assemblies.  Students from the South Elementary, R.D. Wilson School, Evergreeen Elementary, Canaan Christian Academy, Lakeside, Preston, Damascus and Forest City learned about who Ben Franklin was and why he is known as one of our Country’s “Founding Fathers.”  

Mr. Mulligan also attended the Foundation’s Ben Franklin Community Service Awards dinner on Thursday, November 2 assisting in the presentation of the award in Ben Franklin’s name to Arthur and Gail Frey.  His visit concluded on Friday, November 3 with a performance on the Stourbridge Train.  
This project was possible because of the generous support that was provided by Wayne County citizens, organizations and businesses.  The Chairman of the event was William McAllister, who on behalf of the Foundation expresses his thanks to all those who had a part in making this very meaningful project a huge success.