On Sept 10th, Harrington Park held its annual Town Day celebration at Highland Field. This event was organized by Councilwoman Michelle Ryan and the Recreation Commission. Community organizations were invited to participate and many did. There was something for everyone! The attractions and activities included- pony rides, a petting zoo, a jousting field, a rock climbing wall, several vendors, a kiddie train ride, a dog costume competition, face painting, and a dunk tank, with tasty food and beverage options such as hamburgers, soda, beer, popcorn, and snow cones available for purchase.
The Green Team and the Environmental Commission were asked to help to promote local markets and farmer’s markets at Town Day. Our table was set up centrally between the DJ and the Hut. We sold bread from Amato Bakery and mums from Stokes farm and handed out information about local farmer’s markets. We also had five Earth Machine™ home composting bins from the Bergen County Utilities Authority (www.bcua.org) to sell; we spoke about composting with several residents and sold four of the bins.
Sunden Farms, from Old Tappan, had a booth at Town Day at which they sold local produce- including the most delicious apples, peaches and donuts.
Several community businesses and organizations had tables at which they handed out “green” items, such as reusable shopping bags and refillable water bottles. A Rockland Electric representative handed out compact fluorescent light bulbs and information on energy audits.
Many local residents came out to enjoy the warm September afternoon, the beautiful location, and the afternoon’s festivities!
Thank you to-
Amato Bread, 202B Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ (201)767-3990
Stokes Farm 23 DeWolf Road, Old Tappan, NJ (201)768-3931
for your supportof the HP Green Team!
Thanks to the EC members and Green Team volunteers who staffed the table: Peter Ardito, Cindy Kennedy, Lori Gordon, Vivian Holzer, Karen Zisk, and Mary Ann Schran.