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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Jaffrey Riverfest hosts vendors, classic cars, live music

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Released: 8/1/2022 3:12:24 PM

Modified: 8/1/2022 3:12:14 PM

Jaffrey’s annual summer months pageant, Riverfest, drew crowds to the Jaffrey Popular, Main Avenue, Blake Avenue and the Monadnock Plaza for situations likely on all working day.

The party, hosted by Group Jaffrey, carried the topic of “It Can take a TEAM” this yr, and incorporated area sellers and businesses, reside tunes, children’s activities, a vehicle show and offers provided by neighborhood shops.

Jaffrey Civic Centre Government Director Rebecca Fredrickson stated this was her very first time participating in the competition – the heart hosted garden game titles, a deal with-painter and a children’s craft.

“I was not guaranteed what to count on, but it appears to be like a truly fantastic day. A large amount of men and women have occur out, and there are tons of children with joyful faces,” Fredrickson explained.

Last year, new to the director situation, Fredrickson reported she wasn’t capable to go to the pageant, but based on studies of the day, said there was a lot a lot more participation this yr than last, the initial time the competition had been held considering the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I do not consider it was this busy past calendar year. I feel it was like fifty percent the variety of men and women,” Fredrickson mentioned. “People are prepared to be out and accomplishing points in the group once more, primarily at an event like this the place they can be outdoors.”

For The Park Theatre on Key Street, it was the return of an annual tradition – in its new property – for Riverfest.

Park Theatre Executive Director Steve Jackson mentioned the theater begun a custom of displaying common cartoons when it was housed in its a lot scaled-down River Road location. Last calendar year, they were nevertheless placing the ending touches on the theater, and just missed opening the doors for Riverfest. This year, they were being all set for enterprise, displaying cartoons these kinds of as “Superman” and “Felix the Cat,” and other reveals from the 1940s to 1970s in their more compact, upstairs theater, when residents had been in a position to tour their primary theater and lobby, some for the 1st time.

“We experienced a whole lot of persons coming by means of, as a lot of grownups as children,” Jackson reported. “It was a really prosperous day for us as a local community member, and for elevating some cash.”

In addition to showing cartoons and promoting concessions in the foyer, The Park Theatre also set up a desk amongst group distributors on the popular, to allow the general public know about future situations and recruit volunteers.

 Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or [email protected] She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.