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Franco takes on Detroit: Our many trips to Belle Isle

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about Belle Isle this past year. From becoming Michigan’s 102nd state park to the renovation of the Scott Fountain, Detroit’s island gem is in the midst of an amazing transformation. Luckily for Team Franco, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to be a part of it.

Check out some photos from our adventures on Belle Isle:

The PwC Grand Prixmiere presented by Chevrolet

A few of us Franconians volunteered our time to support our colleagues Pat Joy and Erica Swoish who worked alongside the Belle Isle Conservancy to plan and facilitate the PwC Grand Prixmiere, presented by Chevrolet. The event raised more than $650,000 to support the Conservancy in protecting, preserving, restoring and enhancing Belle Isle Park.

The 32nd Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day

This past year, Franco worked with the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation to promote the 32nd annual Metro Detroit Youth Day on Belle Isle. The event welcomes more than 30,000 youth and 1,600 volunteers each year for a day of education, healthy living, fun and camaraderie. Luckily for my colleague Joe Ferlito and I, working on Metro Detroit Youth Day meant spending an entire summer day on the island.

Share your experiences on Belle Isle in the comment section below and check back for more stories about Franco’s adventures in the community.

Dan Stocking is an account executive at Franco Public Relations Group. You can reach him at (313) 567-5094 or stocking@franco.com. Follow him on Twitter @danielstocking.