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           A Mural, Trails, Openings

     ON THE AVE                                         Russell Swanson, Exec. Dir., VDID, Main Street Vineland     DOWNTOWN VINELAND

             ain Street Vineland has some   pleasure to watch this work               of the one- and two-mile loops.   prospective entertainers for our third Food
             exciting events coming up, in   of art take shape. Come out,             Signs and maps will steer the   Truck Festival on The Ave, coming up on
     Maddition to those I’ve mentioned    see for yourself, and show                  walkers/runners along the loops.    Sunday, August 22, rain or shine, from 11
     each week in this column. You’ll be reading   your support to this project         • Also, watch out for another   a.m. to 7 p.m., at Landis Avenue and the
     more about them in future weeks, but I’m   that further beautifies The           series of ribbon-cuttings, as we   Boulevard. We’re planning for opening-
     giving you a sneak peek now.         Ave.                                        welcome more new businesses to   to-closing entertainment as part of the
        • First off, we’re going to have    • In September, we’re                     The Ave.                     wall-to-wall fun. In fact, DJ Zach Reed
     the formal dedication ceremony, on   going to formally inaugurate                                    ***      is already on board as the entertainment
     Wednesday, August 11, at 12 p.m., for the   our Walk The Ave initiative            A reminder about Christmas   host. If you’ve got the talent we’re looking
     food-related mural—the latest addition to   with the dedication of               in July on The Ave, coming up   for, or know someone who has, we want to
     our  Urban Canvases on The Ave mural   walking trails downtown.                  this Saturday, July 24, rain or   hear from you now.  Contact Main Street
     project. The mural, which covers the   You may have seen the signage already up   shine, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be   Vineland Associate Director Robert Scarpa
     1,800-square-foot side of the building at   and we’re going to officially kick off the   the prelude to a weekend-long event—An   at If you can
     636 E. Landis Avenue, is by celebrated   initiative. The trails will consist of (1) a one-  Olde Fashioned Christmas on The Ave,   also send an audio or video clip—YouTube
     artist Erin DiPalma. It pays tribute to   mile loop going up Sixth Street to Elmer   to take place downtown December 3   or some other platform—that would be
     Vineland’s rich agriculture heritage, as   Street to East Avenue to Wood Street,   through 5. The holiday music, food, and   even better. There’ll also be plenty of
     well as downtown Vineland’s abundance   with the ability to get on anywhere in the   other Yuletide festivities we’ll have for   food trucks, so nobody will leave hungry.
     of restaurants offering a variety of   loop and end up where you started; (2) a   you in July will kick off the buildup to the   Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union
     multicultural cuisines. Erin has been   two-mile loop going up and down Landis   December event.              will be the major sponsor of the event
     working tirelessly on the mural for the   Avenue from East to West Avenue, and                            ***  and Newfield National Bank will be the
     past few months and it’s been a thrill and a   (3) a three-mile loop that is a combination   Don’t forget about the call-out for   Entertainment Sponsor. n

                                                                                               Main Street Vineland


                                                                                                   “Christmas In July

                                                                                                         On The Ave”

                                                                                                    Saturday July 24th 11 am – 1pm

                                                                                            Bring the kids to see Santa & his magical sleigh at
                                                                                                             6th & Landis Ave

                                                                                                      Christmas sales @ select stores

                                                                                                              Lunch Specials
                                                                                                    Live Radio Remote – WVLT 92.1 FM

                                                                                               This event is a preview for an exciting new event “An
                                                                                             Olde Fashioned Christmas on the Ave” December 3-5th.
                                                                                                     Do a little pre-Christmas shopping and
                                                                                                     nd out what this new event is all about.
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