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Friendly Reminders

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

We’ve got a lot going on in Main Street Vineland and on The Ave, and this is another reminder of all those things, so you can make them part of your plans and agenda.

• Coming up later this month is our annual Pumpkin Patch Party, planned for Saturday, October 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the mini-park at Landis Avenue. This brings children and parents for an afternoon of fun, games, fellowship, and all-around good times. Newfield National Bank is the major sponsor for this event, with Lidl as a supporting sponsor. Stay tuned for more details.

• Next up will be our annual Christmas Parade, planned for Saturday, November 28 (rain date: November 29) at 5 p.m., on Landis Avenue. The City has given the go-ahead with safety measures in place, including social distancing and wearing of masks or face coverings for spectators and participants. The major sponsor this year will be Century Savings Bank, with Lidl and Newfield National Bank as supporting sponsors. “Peace on Earth” will be this year’s theme.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration for participates and vendor applications are through the Main Street Vineland website——and are currently posted through a link on the home page.

• Work on The Ave! Are you tired of working from home? Is your large, crowded office environment unsuitable for you now? Take advantage of the Vineland commercial district’s ideal location and accommodations to fill those needs—to create an alternative workspace inexpensively. Office and professional space, as well as retail space is available. It’s also an opportunity for downtown property owners who have office or retail space available for sale or lease to market their vacancies. Property owners can use our website——to get the word out and attract possible tenants. Listings are free. Just click on the tab “Properties” and then “add entry.” Upload the information and a photo—and, upon approval, it will go “live.”

• “Shop Local—Shop Safe” is an initiative in partnership with the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce to emphasize shopping our local businesses, whether retail or supplier level, and doing so in a safe way, following proper social distancing guidelines. We have yard signs about this campaign, so show your support. Contact the Main Street office to get yours.

• In addition to indoor dining resuming, Take Out Thursdays helps restaurants on The Ave. Use that occasion—and any day—to patronize our many downtown restaurants and get a takeout, especially if you don’t have the time to eat in. Sample the variety of cuisines and keep our business climate healthy.

• Make sure to go to the home page of our website——for links to initiatives to help our local businesses during these hard economic times.

The Main Street Vineland office is currently closed to walk-in public though we are still working every day. We pass updated information along to our businesses every Thursday on POP 99.9 FM, Channel 22, and on Facebook Live on, as well as and

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