The Downtown Bordentown Association (DBA) is planning a street wide fundraiser on Farnsworth Avenue to raise money for the town’s Christmas decorations and tree lighting.
The event, tentatively called the “First Annual Holiday Spirit Walk,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 22, and will be very similar to the Spirit Walks that took place three years ago for Bordentown City’s 325th anniversary celebration.
The restaurants, shops, and service companies in downtown Bordentown will be giving discounts and specials to those who purchase tickets for the Spirit Walk. The proceeds of which will go directly to the winter holiday decorations and tree lighting.
The event is scheduled to begin at 5PM and will run through 11 p.m. or midnight. The businesses themselves may choose to extend their discounts beyond Oct. 22 for those customers who retain their tickets. There will be live entertainment and a beer garden on-site. All ticket-buyers will also receive a commemorative T-shirt.
Stephanie Pecht, one of the Spirit Walk’s planners, says that every year there are ornaments and lights that break from normal use. The money raised annually by the Spirit Walk will help replace these and hopefully lead to other decoration improvements. According to Ms. Pecht, the DBA is planning a more elaborate tree-lighting event this year, but much of those preparations depend on how much money is raised from the Spirit Walk.
Ms. Pecht said she expects the Spirit Walk to be “a wonderful event,” one that the DBA hopes will help keep the tree-lighting celebration a destination event for the residents of the city, as well as visitors. This year’s tree lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Crosswicks Street.
Tickets to the Spirit Walk are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Stephanie Pecht at (609)298-1824.
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