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Cruise is Back

by Russell Swanson, Exec. Dir., VDID, Main Street Vineland

Good news for all you fans of chrome, fins, and muscle cars. Cruise Down Memory Lane, one of The Ave’s truly iconic events, is back for a 29th time. It had to be postponed for a year because of the COVID pandemic, but it’s roaring back this year on Saturday, October 16, from 3 to 8 p.m. In case of rain, it’ll take place the following day at the same time. We had to move it to later in the year this time around to make sure that the event would be safe—and we moved up the time to allow for more daylight. Newfield National Bank is the Plaque Sponsor and Soldiers On Foundation is the T-Shirt Sponsor this year. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Learn more about the Cruise Down Memory Lane by checking out the Cruise insert in this issue of SNJ Today. Then come out and enjoy.


We had a ribbon-cutting recently for our newest restaurant on The Ave/ El Tuque Restaurant, at 623 E. Landis Avenue. It specializes in Latin American food and adds to our impressive number of restaurants on The Ave specializing in authentic cuisine. Make sure to make it a destination when you’re on The Ave.


Hard on the heels of Cruise Down Memory Lane comes our 10th A Taste of Vineland & Volunteer Recognition Event—also returning after a one-year hiatus—on Wednesday, October 27 from 6 of 9 p.m., at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course. 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland. The major sponsors are First Choice Freezer & Cold Storage and M & O Freezer & Cold Storage. Many of Vineland’s finest restaurants under will be offering samples of their signature dishes—main courses, appetizers, and desserts. Look forward to a silent auction as well.

At the event, we’ll recognize those who have worked closely with them on their projects and initiatives. Kirk and Kathleen Maven, who have been actively involved in all our events, will receive the “Volunteers of the Year” Award. They’re being honored for always being there to volunteer when help is needed from event conception to implementation.

Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union is being recognized as the “Community Partner” for their close collaboration with Main Street Vineland on a number of projects and events including sponsorships and grant assistance.

SNJ Today is being recognized as the “Media Partner” for the regular coverage, publicity, and support they have given us in print, online, and radio.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and ad space will be available in the event program book. Tickets are $40 and are on sale now, with proceeds going toward downtown beautification, business recruitment and development, and events. Tables of 10 are available for $400.

Tickets can be obtained online by going to the event link on the Main Street Vineland website— A limited number of tickets are available at the Main Street Vineland office. Please call 856-794-8653 for more details.

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