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Letter: 'Easter Fun Fest a Great Success'

Light rain didn't deter families or Easter Bunny, Peter Daniele writes.

Peter Daniele, vice president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, thanks families, businesses and officials who helped make "a great success," in the following letter.

On behalf of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all of the families who came downtown on Saturday, March 31, to celebrate Easter with all the businesses. Our fifth Easter Fun Fest was a great success thanks to your participation.

The morning began with cool temperatures and some light rain, however, that did not discourage the events of the day. Families came and enjoyed exchanging greetings and spending time with the Easter Bunny while collecting Easter eggs around town.

Families got to take a chance to win a bicycle supplied by Sal Piccolo of the , 14 Kings Road, and donated by Peter Daniele of , 291 Main Street.

The winner of the bicycle was the Graham Family of Madison.

In addition to the bicycle they also received a beautiful bouquet of flowers donated by , 245 Main Street, and car wash coupons and products donated by Ken Maietta, owner of , 267 Main Street.

Our second- and third-prize winners received Easter baskets full of candy and toys. The second-place winner also received a gift certificate donated by , 250 Main Street. The Easter baskets were donated by the and arranged by Coviello Brothers flower shop, 245 Main Street.

This years jelly bean contest was once again a highlight of the event with the winner winning a 3 1/2 gallon aquarium fish tank and Beta fish donated by Ned Finn owner of , 26 Main Street.

A very special thank you to Mayor Bob Conley for his participation and support during the event. Many thanks to the volunteers: John Morris, Karen Meyer, Ken Toumey, and Dr. Allison Adams for helping on set up and working the Chamber table  Special thanks to Meg Wastie of the , 9 Main Street for entertaining the children as our Easter Bunny and a special thanks to Frank Iannorone of the , 66 Main Street, for donating the balloons.

All business owners were pleased with the Chamber’s Annual Easter Fun Fest and hope that the families that participated and came through their stores will return for future shopping.

Thank you to the many who came out for this fun family event and for your continued support of the Madison businesses.

Enjoy spring!

Peter Daniele, Vice President
Madison Chamber of Commerce

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