The following release is from the Springfield Avenue Partnership:
Springfield Avenue Partnership Board Member Vinnie Manno, owner of Maplewood Meineke Car Care Center (1796 Springfield Avenue) built and donated a Menorah and a Kwanzaa Kinara displayed on the grounds of the Hilton Branch Library on Springfield Avenue alongside the Christmas tree during the holiday season.
Manno was assisted in the construction by Clarence Williams, owner of Scoops & Soups (1846 Springfield Avenue). Mr. Manno also lights the candles and bulbs on the Christmas tree, the Menorah and the Kinara, all located near the gazebo newly installed by the township at the site.
Manno’s efforts add impact to the Partnership’s WinterFest holiday decorating program, supported by local business and commercial property owners that has created a festive atmosphere on the Avenue with colorfully painted shop windows, garland, lights, bows on light poles, and decorative planters.
“During the holiday season, we encourage people to shop and dine locally in Maplewood and the holiday spirit so evident in the Springfield Avenue District makes it a fun atmosphere in which to do so,” noted Jim Nering, President of the Partnership. “Springfield Avenue businesses offer a wide range of products, plus personal and professional services that make great holiday gifts. There’s also a world of dining choices on the Avenue, including restaurants for special occasions, casual and family style dining, plus top notch catering services that will make your holiday celebrations memorable.”
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