Our teens and ‘tweens were out in force collecting for various great causes. New businesses, such as Tom-Tom’s, got exposure that they may not have had before, and I must say that “The Newport” is one heck of a sandwich. Thanks Tom. The candidates shook hands, answered questions and handed out their promos. I’m not really sure if there were more kids or dogs on Main Street, but there were certainly plenty of both!
My family especially enjoyed the Lantern Tours along Main Street. I found the story of Sarah Bishop, as told by “Abigail Olmstead” especially fascinating. The car show was also a wonderful window into times gone by. The old fire trucks were wonderful to see, with the wooden ladders and actual bells on the front. My son, Ian, loved the axes of course. My daughter, Shannon’s favorite event was the puppet show outside of Town Hall.
“The Chamber was happy to unite all the businesses in different areas of town and coordinate publicity and promotion of all those who contributed to Fall for Ridgefield. We are proud of our Chamber Member Businesses and this was the first destination event that benefited many organizations and businesses and drew in others from outside Ridgefield. It would not have been possible without many sponsors and volunteers!” stated Marion Roth, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.
The weekend proved to be the perfect showcase for why everyone who spends any time here can’t help but Fall for Ridgefield!