Let Your Flag Fly
Display your American flags on Tuesday to commemorate the adoption of the stars and stripes on June 14, 1777. The event, celebrated since the late 1800s, became Flag Day in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson called for a national observance of the occasion, and it was renamed National Flag Day by President Harry Truman in 1949. Learn more about the history of Flag Day at the National Flag Day Foundation’s web site. To learn how to properly display your flag, click here for information courtesy of the American Legion.
Discount Theme Park Tickets Available
The Scotch Plains Recreation Commission is offering discount theme park tickets to summer destinations such as Hershey Park, Six Flags and Sesame Place. For tickets and a full list of parks, call 908-322-6700, ext. 1223.
Carriage House Poetry Series Final Event for the Summer
Award-winning poet Patricia Smith, of Howell, comes to the in Fanwood on June 21 for a free performance. This is the last event for the summer – the next event is on Sept. 20. Click here to learn more.
Farmer’s Market in Scotch Plains Now Open
The farmer’s market in the Scotch Plains municipal lot on Park Avenue is now open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce direct from New Jersey and Pennsylvania farmers is available, along with crafts and other items. If you are a vendor seeking a spot, contact Lisa Mohn of the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start Shooting: Fanny Wood Day Photo Contest
As part of the Fanny Wood Day festivities on October 2, 2011, there will be a “Fotos of Fanwood” contest open to photography buffs of all ages. Enter a photo showing off your favorite Fanwood person, place or thing with prizes awarded in a variety of categories. Click here for more details and contest rules. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.