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Food, Fun, Music—and Plenty of People—Make Moorestown Day a Success

Moorestonians and visitors flock to the 35th annual Moorestown Day.

Main Street transformed into a festival Saturday as the roadway filled with booths selling everything from food and crafts to jewelry and plants for the Moorestown Business Association’s 35th annual Moorestown Day.

Thousands of residents and visitors alike clogged the downtown’s main drag to join in on the fun.

Cooperative early June weather, with temperatures in the upper 70s, kept the steady stream of people comfortable as they walked along Main Street from Church Street to Chester Avenue.

People shopped at the hundreds of booths, enjoyed musical entertainment and noshed on ice cream, popcorn, hot dogs, funnel cake and more. Some tried their hand at playing tennis or stopped to watch demonstrations from the and Moorestown EMS.

Along the route, businesses—some with free giveaways—had an array of offerings, including health screenings, chiropractic evaluations, new windows and home remodeling, to name a few.

“We have the local businesses represented. We have food, crafts, people who come in with art and different things they think would do well,” said Lori Sacalis, chairwoman of this year’s Moorestown Day. Two-hundred thirty vendors set up shop along the route, she added.

For kids in the crowd, there were balloon artists, sand art, inflatable bounce sets, face painting and swirl art.

People of all stripes enjoyed the day, with families and children walking and in strollers, groups of teens and senior citizens. Man’s best friend was also well represented from little dogs, big dogs, multiple canines, a full-size black poodle and tiny dogs being held by owners.

“The turnout crowd is really nice. There’s got to be a couple thousand people. It’s been like this all day,” Sacalis said.

Ed. note: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated this was the ninth annual Moorestown Day. It was the 35th.

Mark Morgan June 05, 2011 at 08:57 PM
Not a comment, but a correction: Yesterday's event hosted by the Moorestown Business Association, was the 35th Annual Moorestown Day, not the ninth. Thanks for the coverage of this great annual event. Mark Morgan, President Moorestown Business Association
Lauren Burgoon June 05, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Mark, Thanks for alerting us to the mistake. It has been corrected.

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