Moorestown Day will be held on Saturday, June 1 on Main Street between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. This will mark the 43rd annual celebration and will be the first for co-chairmen Mike DiSpirito and Julia Applegate.
Moorestown Day is put together by the Moorestown Business Association, which works to improve the business potential for its members. The MBA consists of retail, professional and nonprofit businesses that strive to promote a climate conducive to healthy economic growth and encourage the creation and growth of local business while maintaining Moorestown’s historical integrity and cultivating a spirit of cooperative community effort.
Moorestown Day embodies these goals and, according to DiSpirito, it’s a great opportunity for families and businesses to come out and experience the great things Moorestown has to offer.
“This event is traditionally a family event,” said DiSpirito. “It really brings the community together and even expands beyond just the local area. It allows people to come and relax and do something that is not scheduled and not planned. It’s something different for the residents to enjoy.
“We want to encourage people to come out and meet their neighbors,” DiSpirito continued. “People really look forward to this event every year, and it’s especially a good event for people that are new to Moorestown. You get to come out and see what the town has to offer. There’s plenty of fun things to do and to eat. It’s just a great time.”
According to DiSpirito, some of the activities residents can look forward to are a pie-eating contest, inflatable bounce houses, a petting zoo, camel rides and face painting. The day will also feature live entertainment from local bands, street vendors, arts and crafts and offerings from local business, among many other activities.
Moorestown Day has been sponsored by 941 Payroll, Akira Restaurant, Christine Dash-Keller Williams Realty, Coffee News South Jersey, the Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Strive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, Xfinity, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions and David Donachy Architect.
“It’s different this year, and we’re just hoping for some good weather,” said DiSpirito. “It’s a rain-or-shine event and, if we have some good weather, it’s going to be a great day. In years past, even when there is bad weather, there’s always a big crowd. Families enjoy the day and I hope people come out and have fun again this year.”
People who want to know more about Moorestown Day, can go to the MBA website at Moorestownbusiness.com and click on Moorestown Day. Residents can also go to the website to register for the event, find instructions on how to set up a booth and to find answers to all other questions.