WOODBURY—On May 14, 2016, the Woodbury Community Garden will hold its first Spring Fest event. Located on East Red Bank Ave in Woodbury, just a short walk or drive from the YMCA (located at 235 East Red Bank Avenue), Spring Fest will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with food and craft vendors, live music, outdoor and old-fashioned games, activities for children and families, and more. There is no admission fee. A rain date is set for May 15, 2016.
Amélie Harris-McGeehan, Founder and Director of the Woodbury Community Garden, states, “This is a fun-raiser, as much as it is a fund-raiser.”
The day will include a range of food offerings, from pulled pork to funnel cake to Italian sausage to beef jerky to hummus to cheesesteaks, from the following vendors: Fat Louie’s, Polish Water Ice, Cibo Grill, Aunt Martha’s Funnel Cakes, Stykes World’s Pizza, and D & D Catering. Craft and game vendors include: Narcissa Miller, Sheril Billings, Rich Goodman, Paprika Letterpress, Regina Friel, Ethel (Emani) Wilson, Carol & Dave Leader, and Tiki Tiki Board Games; and non-profit vendors ARC and Habitat for Humanity.
Attendees will find a host of activities, including face painting; old-fashioned games, such as hopscotch, hula hoops, corn hole, and even a scavenger hunt. Plus a range of live music will be heard throughout the day.
The day is devoted to enjoying the outdoors, as well as generating funding for the local food pantry run by the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries (GWCM; www.gwcm.org). The Woodbury Community Garden provides fresh vegetables when harvests are abundant and dedicates plot space in the Community Garden specifically for the food pantry.
The Woodbury Community Gardens Association is dedicated to teaching sustainable practices that will help preserve the environment for future generations. Its main emphasis is on education and preservation. General meetings are held throughout the growing season at the Woodbury Community Garden, which the public may attend. Picnic areas embracing the Community Garden are available for the public to use.