BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Families from Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, Warren, Stirling, Millington and other surrounding communities helped make the fifth Family Fun Day at Dewy Meadows a great success. Of course great weather helped, as did the variety of activities, local businesses and vendors who took part in what has quickly become an annual tradition.
Parag Chhibber, owner of Jeevy Computers, organized more than 40 vendors, live music, a petting zoo, vendors, and the always popular samples from local restaurants in the village.
Burger/Que offered samples of its pulled pork, slaw and apple cider just in front of their store, which opened not quite a year ago. Co- owner Todd Sawicki, assisted by Caitlin Kahn dished up the food to a line of customers that never seemed to grow smaller. Inside a busy crew seated folks and took take out orders at a brisk pace.
A little down the road, O’Bagel did a brisk business with its samples outside and inside with customers looking for bagels of all sorts, sandwiches, subs and beverages.
On the other side of the Village, Dunkin Donuts kept up a brisk business in and outside its store, too.
Across the site, visitors could stop by all sorts of businesses, large to small, to pick up information, talk to owners, and ask questions of representatives. Sunrise of Basking Ridge, the Somerset Hills YMCA, Postal Annex, Somerset Hills YMCA, Jeevy Computers, Henry’s Fine Jewelry, A-Sharp Learning Center, Stirling Veterinary Hospital, The Chelsea, Bernards Ride, Let Jess Fix That Mess, Basking Ridge Business Alliance just to name a few, were there.
Shopping was also an option, from locally sourced honey, homemade jams, pottery, art work, clothing and more.
For the children, there were inflatables, a petting zoo with pony rides, two ambulances from Liberty Corner, to inspect, games and a huge lawn where they could run around and practice their tumbling skills.