Rain-delay doesn’t dampen Community Day

 

JOANNE DEGNAN/The Robbinsville Sun From left: Jakai Waldron-Doyley, 4; Alyssa Doyley, 3; and Samara Larkhan, 9; show off their face paint and balloon animals at Robbinsville Community Day on June 9.

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From left: Jakai Waldron-Doyley, 4; Alyssa Doyley, 3; and Samara Larkhan, 9; show off their face paint and balloon animals at Robbinsville Community Day on June 9.

An estimated 2,500 people turned out for the rain-delayed Robbinsville Community Day on Sunday, June 9 to enjoy live rock bands, children’s games and inflatable bounces, pony rides, a rock-climbing wall and a spectacular fireworks display.

It was a family-friendly event where a trackless train carrying excited children sporting face-paint and balloon animals around the soccer fields chugged past the inflatable slides, bounces and other children’s attractions.

Lines were long at the rock-climbing wall, where “rock monkeys” in safety harnesses attempted to scale the 18-foot tall rock-like fiberglass structure, but most ended up losing their toehold and swinging from their safety cables.

JOANNE DEGNAN/The Robbinsville Sun Kevin Corcoran (left) and Billy Seymour, both 13, scale the rock-climbing wall.

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Kevin Corcoran (left) and Billy Seymour, both 13, scale the rock-climbing wall.

“Aw, come on, you can do better than that!” 13-year-old Billy Seymour teased a friend, who kept slipping at the rock’s 5-foot mark.

Scores of local businesses and community groups took the opportunity set up booths and introduce themselves to township residents, who went from table to table scooping up their brochures, bags, souvenirs and other giveaways.

The rows of tents that lined the entire West Manor Way side of the park also included information tables set up by the various municipal departments, including a police tent where children could have their fingerprints taken digitally without the mess of ink pads and stained fingers.

Community Day also had something for everyone’s taste buds from sweet powdered-sugar funnel cakes to spicy Indian samosas. The Italian ice and ice cream stands did a brisk business as the heat and humidity rose steadily throughout the afternoon. Dusk brought cooler temperatures and a dazzling fireworks display that thousands of visitors enjoyed.

 

 JOANNE DEGNAN/The Robbinsville Sun Danielle Huddleston (left) and Rachel Holland encourage a resident to sign up for the Robbinsville Keep it Local program, which allows residents who support local business to direct a percentage of the sale to be donated to local charities. For more information go to www.keepitlocalnj.com.


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Danielle Huddleston (left) and Rachel Holland encourage a resident to sign up for the Robbinsville Keep it Local program, which allows residents who support local business to direct a percentage of the sale to be donated to local charities. For more information go to www.keepitlocalnj.com.

JOANNE DEGNAN/The Robbinsville Sun Five-year-old Ava Carrington (front) and 7-year-old Sophia Bottoni enjoy pony rides on Community Day.

JOANNE DEGNAN/The Robbinsville Sun
Five-year-old Ava Carrington (front) and 7-year-old Sophia Bottoni enjoy pony rides on Community Day.

JOANNE DEGNAN/The Sun The children's train at Community Day.

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The children’s train at Community Day.

 


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