Hello, Collingswood Marketeers!
LATE CHANGES TO THE PLAN
I apologize for changing the plan after midnight Thursday, but these revisions are mandated by the Borough’s need to use Irvin Avenue on Saturday to relieve traffic congestion caused by the closing of Haddon Avenue.
All participants have been moved from Irvin Avenue into the heart of the Market, to the east or west of Space 20. This includes Dee Dee’s Pesto, Market Day Canele, The Collingswood Food Co-op, and the Pop-up Gala. Veggie Valet will not operate due to space limitations.
COLLINGSWOOD CRAFTS AND FINE ART FESTIVAL
For everyone else in town, this big event is a chance to stroll the Avenue shopping for artistic expressions. For us, it means we can’t use Haddon Avenue and traffic can be difficult everywhere in Collingswood. Don’t count on using Haddon Avenue any time after 6am. The festival runs SAT and SUN 10am-6pm, but the street closes earlier for setup. We often get good spillover crowds, which makes it easier to accept the traffic troubles.
MUSIC AND VOLUNTEER TENTS
As we have always done on days like this, we’ll “snug in” the FOFM tent a bit to make room for vehicles to pass on Irvin Avenue, but it and the music tent will still function as usual.
TREEHOUSE IS BACK FROM VACATION
They’ll once again command their big space at the west end of the Market.
Shaina Booker promises an intriguing mix of artistic face painting and crafted items from her studio in Haddon Township.
Dee Dee’s Garden will be back with their fresh-frozen pesto. And Market Day Canele will be here too, with that indescribable pastry and fresh sweet and savory tarts.
NONPROFITS AND FUNDRAISERS
The hopeful founders of the Collingswood Food Co-op will be back, promoting their big idea and signing up volunteers and prospective members. Growers should stop by too, to see if there’s a chance to sell to this industrious group.
There may also be a chance to buy tickets to the “secret location” Pop-Up Gala. if they find enough volunteers to staff a table, you’ll find them somewhere at the Market, at a new but secret location.
NJAID for Animals is our Animal Shelter this week. Please consider donating cash, pet food, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, whatever you can. Better yet . . . adopt something lovable.