Weekly Roundup: Fall in Haddonfield, “Contact” top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Haddonfield this week.

Haddonfield has no shortage of Fall events coming up, and a new sculpture came to town. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Fall into Autumn fun in Haddonfield

With school back in session and leaves on the verge of changing colors, autumn in Haddonfield getting underway. From shopping, dining and fun activities, residents of all ages will have a chance to get out and enjoy the autumnal events. On Saturday, Oct 14, downtown Haddonfield will host the Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fortunato said Tanner Street will be closed off to traffic, and the street will be lined with crafters taking part in the festival’s juried craft show.Throughout downtown, local nonprofits and organizations will have tables set up. The festival will also feature carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m. as well as musical performances in Kings Court. The farmers market will also be open that day, and a ribbon cutting will take place at Curvy Girl Consignment on Kings Highway at noon.

Haddonfield makes ‘contact’ with new Seward Johnson piece

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, “Contact” by Johnson was installed in Kings Court. The piece featuring a couple embracing put a temporary stop to traffic along Kings Highway as Haddonfield public works transported the sculpture to its temporary resting place for the next several months. Harting said since its installation, “Contact” has generated just as much attention as “Crossing Paths” — or ‘the bench ladies,” as he said it was known to some — once did. “The reaction has been off the charts: people taking pictures, mobbing around here,” Harting said. “It’s been a pleasant surprise.”

Young actress to play three roles in one show at Walnut Street Theater

Eleven-year-old actress Ella Hampton, a student at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield, has performed in a variety of roles at the Walnut Street Theatre during her young career. In her latest role, however, she’ll perform as three characters in one show. Ella, a Cherry Hill resident, will be performing in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “Honk! Jr.” Remaining show performances will be held on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. Ella will play three characters in the show. She will perform as a duckling named Fluff, a froglet and a goose. Performing as three characters makes things a little challenging.