The following press release is from the Springfield Avenue Partnership:
The Springfield Avenue Partnership will join with Walgreens to present Maplewood’s fourth annual HarvestFest on the grounds of the Hilton Branch Library at 1688 Springfield Avenue between Tuscan and Oakland Roads on Saturday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, October 14th).
A month-long series of activities and events hosted by the businesses of Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue District, and an iPad giveaway will highlight this year’s HarvestFest celebration in addition to fun for the whole family including food, music, entertainment, activities for the kids and more at the HarvestFest.
"Walgreens is proud to be a presenting sponsor of this year's Maplewood Harvest Festival," said Walgreens community leader and store manager Louis Mercado. "As we continue to meet the health and daily living needs of the community through our Maplewood location on Springfield Avenue, we are also pleased to support this celebration and look forward to building upon our relationship with the community, our customers and patients."
Other HarvestFest highlights (and their sponsors) will include:
DJ Music & Entertainment, co-sponsored by LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy
iPad Giveaway, co-sponsored by Dancers Point, Puppy Love & Zakiya’s Way Floral Designs
Classic Car Show, plus Bounce House, Pony & Hay Rides, co-sponsored by DCH Millburn Audi
Petting Zoo, co-sponsored by Time to Clean & County to County
Glitter Tattoos, co-sponsored by Parteaz
Pumpkin Painting, co-sponsored by Inspirational Dance
“HarvestFest has become a Maplewood tradition, drawing people from all over town and surrounding communities and showcasing the ongoing transformation of Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue,” said Mayor Vic De Luca. “HarvestFest is great because it is so community and family oriented, with plenty of activities, entertainment, incredible food and more, co-sponsored by local businesses and restaurants, that will have children and adults enjoying a great day on the Avenue.”
Throughout the month of October, the Springfield Avenue Partnership will also be sponsoring exciting events and activities from Springfield Avenue businesses; details will be provided by the Partnership in the weeks ahead. The Partnership will also continue the tradition of painting the center stripe along Springfield Avenue pink (paint donated by Ricciardi Brothers and service by Statewide Striping) and wrapping pink bows on trees in the district in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For more HarvestFest information including a complete list of upcoming HarvestFest business events visit SpringfieldAvenue.com or follow the Springfield Avenue Partnership on Facebook.