Crowds of shoppers lined the streets and filled the shops and eateries in Downtown Haddonfield during Haddonfield’s Small Business Weekend November 27 – 29.
As part of its commitment to making holiday shopping in Haddonfield the best experience it can be, the downtown once again extended its annual Small Business Saturday celebration and sales event to three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27, 28 and 29. Downtown merchants made the shopping experience extra special with incentives, trunk shows and other promotions.
Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games. Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers.
Come celebrate the joyful holiday season in Haddonfield with our one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the entire family. Haddonfield’s Candlelight Shopping will take place every Friday evening from Friday, November 27 through Friday, December 18.
“The holidays are everyone’s favorite time of year in Haddonfield. The gift of giving is an amazing feeling so why not spend time with loved ones and holiday shop in Haddonfield during our town’s Candlelight Shopping event,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Coordinator for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “Not only will you find the perfect gift at one of our downtown’s 200 distinctive shops, restaurants or boutiques, but families can also share a festive horse-drawn carriage ride and a visit to Santa Claus, along with in-store festivities throughout town,” she added.
Candlelight Shopping Kick-Off – Friday, November 27 at 6 p.m.
We invite you to come join us downtown on Friday, November 27, as we kick off to the wonderful Holiday Season with Small Business Weekend and Candlelight Shopping. Starting at 6 p.m. luminarias will light up along the sidewalks, complementing the trees shining bright with dazzling lights.
As part of our commitment to making the holiday season in Haddonfield the best experience it can be, our downtown will once again extend its annual Small Business Saturday® celebration and sales event to three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27, 28 and 29.
The weekend is dedicated to supporting small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Haddonfield, NJ invites everyone to ‘shop small’ at their favorite Haddonfield locally-owned stores and restaurants. Merchants will be going all out to make this shopping experience extra special with incentives, trunk shows and other promotions. Create your own sale with town-wide gift certificates, which will be available at the Information Center at a 10% discount!
Friday, November 27 is the kick-off to the Holiday Season. Candlelight Shopping will take place from 6 – 9 p.m; and you can attend a tree-lighting ceremony at the Borough Holiday Tree at Library Point at 6:30 p.m. followed by a parade featuring Santa Claus to Kings Court. Musical performances during this kick-off evening will include Haddonfield’s Pick Up Band, the Mp4! Quartet, Shades of Harmony Chorus, Dr. Lou’s Quartet and Pine Barons Chorus. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available for all from 6 – 9 p.m.! Continue reading ‘Shop Small’ in Haddonfield on Small Business Weekend Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29→
Celebrate fall with Haddonfield’s Fall Festival and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The day-long Fall Festival features a variety of Haddonfield’s community groups and over 100 crafters – who will be lined up along Kings Highway between Haddon Avenue and the PATCO speedline – including florals, seasonal items, glass, wool, pottery, clothing and other handcrafted items.
The event will also feature a musical performance by the Pick-Up Band at Grace Church at 11 a.m., Garaguso’s Classical Martial Arts demonstration in front of the Kings Court Gazebo at noon, carriage rides from noon – 3 p.m., and various artisan tents will be set up along Tanner Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic during the festival. DJ Frank Staff will also be playing music in the Gazebo at Kings Court.
Back again this year is scarecrow making presented by the Junior Women’s Club of Haddon Fortnightly, located in Kings Court. The Lion’s Pancake Breakfast will take place at the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield from 8 – 11 a.m. The Lions Sightmobile will be featured throughout the festival. The Haddonfield Farmers Market will be on Kings Highway between Haddon Avenue and Borough Hall.
Come to the Haddonfield Information Center in Kings Court between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and ‘pick your own discount’ for gift certificates. The rain date for the Haddonfield Fall Festival and Craft Show is Sunday, October 18 from noon – 5 p.m.
Downtown Haddonfield hosted its first Service Appreciation Day, which honored active and veteran military personnel, the Haddonfield Police Department, Haddonfield Auxiliary Police, the Haddon Fire Company No. 1 and American Legion Post #38.
Service members in attendance were treated to a 20-percent discount on Haddonfield town-wide gift certificates. There was face painting, a balloon artist, live music by QUARTET 33 and tunes by DJ Frank Staff, and Dietz & Watson generously provided free hotdogs during the festivities.
The Liberty United Service Organization (USO) also took part in Service Appreciation Day by placing donation jars throughout the town. Attendees and customers were generous in their giving, and their donations will help support the USO’s mission to provide for military families in need.
“This was our way of saying thank you to our service men and women for all they have done,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “This afternoon of camaraderie could not have been better,” she added.
During the Baccalaureate Mass on Thursday, June 4th, 18-year-old Kayleigh Whitmore will receive the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for dedicating over 250 hours of service over the past year for Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
“Go4theGoal is proud to present Kayleigh with the Gold Level award for her support and dedication in the fight against pediatric cancer,” stated Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal. “Kayleigh’s work has included attending events, reaching out to schools across the country to support National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day, attending national teachers and athletic conferences to speak about Go4theGoal and the fundraising programs for schools and athletes. Most recently, Kayleigh organized a performance at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to lift the spirits of patients.”
Go4theGoal became a partner of Points of Light and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in order to better recognize the achievements of our volunteers who are always so eager to spend their time supporting our foundation and making a difference in the lives of children across the country who are battling cancer. Kayleigh is a model volunteer, happy to assist with the most menial tasks to creating and implementing her own events and activities.
“It has always been an amazing experience to work with the team at Go4theGoal,” said Kayleigh. “Working with Go4theGoal enables me to use my God-given talents to reach out and make a difference in the lives of children affected by cancer. I look forward to continuing to work with them during college and being a part of their achievements!”
About Go4theGoal Foundation
Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. In 2011 Go4theGoal launched 2 national campaigns, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer. These campaigns give schools, businesses, and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for kids battling cancer. Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes, and supplies state of the art electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units across the country. Since 2007, Go4theGoal has funded nearly $1,000,000.00 in research. For the past 3 consecutive years Go4theGoal has earned the honor of “Top Rated Non-Profit” by Great Nonprofits. Go4theGoal.org
The Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) hosted a Dine Around Tour of Downtown Haddonfield for meeting and event planners from the Delaware Valley on May 19.
The PfH’s Public Relations Agency of Record, Suasion Communications Group, hosted the guided progressive dining tour of Downtown Haddonfield, which began at MiaMare Ristorante. Guests were greeted with welcoming remarks, hors d’oeuvres and treated to swag bags filled with gift certificates, coupons, and more. Attendees were then guided to several other locations for food samplings. Tour stops included MiaMare Ristorante, In the Kitchen Cooking School, The Little Tuna, Marie’s Sandwich Bar, The British Chip Shop and Da Soli. Guests strolled the streets of Haddonfield and received information about the historic Downtown and the stores and restaurants. The tour concluded with sweet treats at Indulgence Cupcakery.
“The tour was a tremendous success,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “The turnout exceeded all expectations and planners expressed their delight in our charming Downtown and its many eatery choices,” she added.
Downtown Haddonfield offers 200 distinctive shops, restaurants, and boutiques, with fun things to do and historical sites to visit. The Partnership for Haddonfield is Downtown Haddonfield’s management corporation for Haddonfield’s Business Improvement District. PfH offers grant programs to attract distinctive retailers in targeted categories, and fine-dining restaurants. Additionally, PfH sponsors business networking events, maintains and promotes the www.downtownhaddonfield.com website, actively markets the downtown, and organizes special events.
The Partnership for Haddonfield presented a check to the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) for donations made by Haddonfield shop owners during the first ever ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on March 21.
Downtown Haddonfield shops and eateries collected donations totaling $1,930 from shoppers during the event.
“It was such a great turnout,” said Monica Munciello, community outreach coordinator for the CCAS. “Our goal, along with many other shelters and rescues, was to celebrate our furry friends and to find our animals a place to call home,” she added.
Storm, a white and brown spotted pit-bull, was adopted during the Pet-a-Palooza event. All other pets that were brought by the CCAS were all later adopted.
Hundreds of our four legged friends and their owners visited Downtown Haddonfield for the first ever ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event. The event featured a pet parade, pet vendors and an opportunity to adopt a dog and/or cat from the local CCAS.
“Pet-a-Palooza brought out the pet lover in everyone,” said Christina Zingarini, co-owner of pet shop Ahead of the Pack. “It was a great opportunity for visitors to bring their pets with them as they visit Downtown shops for fabulous shopping and one-of-a kind items,” she added.
The Partnership for Haddonfield ‘Celebrates Spring’ and welcomes girls’ basketball teams from all over the Delaware Valley to Downtown Haddonfield during the ‘Bounce Into Spring’ event on Saturday, May 2 from noon – 4 p.m.
These teams will be in town for the 15th annual Lizzy Haddon Basketball Invitational hosted by The Lions Club of Haddonfield. The Lions Club of Haddonfield has organized The Lizzy Haddon Invitational since the year 2000. All proceeds of the tournament go toward the charitable projects of the Lions, with particular emphasis on helping the Blind and Visually Impaired.While the girls and their families are not on the court, they can enjoy fun activities, music and festivities in their honor in the Downtown. All Haddonfield visitors are invited to “bounce” over and enjoy a day in the Downtown.
There will be a DJ playing everyone’s favorite tunes throughout the event on Kings Court and Haddy Lane. Haddonfield’s ‘step and repeat’ backdrop will be set up for visitors to take a selfie in Kings Court. Post your selfie on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the special hashtag, #HaddyLovesHoops. All attendees will also be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate.
Steve Petit, the Haddonfield balloon artist, will be around to create all kinds of balloon attire and pets. Additional kid friendly activities include face painting by CrazyFaces, located along Kings Highway.