RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Country Fair, now in its 12th year, was held on Saturday, Sept. 21, and with some cooperation from Mother Nature and a lot of dedication from the Randolph Rotary Club and Randolph Township, the event was once again a winner.
Event Chair Greg Mohr has organized the Randolph Country Fair since its inaugural year, and credits fellow Rotary Club members David Nicholais, Cathy Kremins and Michael LoRicco, among others, for helping to bring the various elements – food, entertainment, signage, etc. – together seamlessly. He also gave a special nod to Randolph Parks & Recreation, whose contributions are critical to the fair's success.
According to Mohr, over 2,500 visitors attend the Randolph Country Fair each year. This year's fair featured over 45 vendors, local businesses, clubs and organizations, in addition to the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and other service providers. The Yard Sale offered an eclectic array of items for purchase, and attendees enjoyed food trucks, music, dancing, inflatables for the kids, hayrides and more. Vendors sold jewelry, maple syrup and other fun stuff, while local businesses handed out snacks, pens, hand sanitizer, and even brain-shaped stress balls.
The Randolph Township Economic Development Committee again honored three Randolph businesses with a 2019 Business Achievement Award. Those businesses are: Baumwoll Orthodontics, Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph and LiveWell Pharmacy
Many of Randolph's favorite organizations were enjoying the festivities and also educating the public. Always a favorite destination at the fair, the Randolph Animal Shelter had an entire tent of tricky tray items to raffle, plus fun shirts for sale, all to support the organization's great work.
Mike Bryant of the Randolph YMCA was joined by Morris School of Technology intern Bruno Silva, who made the trip from his home in Long Valley to help promote the YMCA's various fitness and wellness offerings.
Gail Hari, President of the Historical Society of Old Randolph (HEOR), wore an old-fashioned dress, apron and bonnet – a great conversation-starter – and shared information about Old Randolph along with HEOR Board Member Janet Lorey. Hari said, "We're very appreciative of everyone who supports the museum and the history of Randolph."
Members of Randolph's Health Department were nearby with a table full of pamphlets and a lot of good advice about health screenings and immunizations. Public Health Nurse Supervisor Ginny Maico noted, "We are promoting vaccines all the time, particularly at this time." She stressed the importance of Hepatitis A vaccines for adults and flu shots, and encouraged Randolph residents to contact the Health Department with any questions.
Randolph residents and visitors had the opportunity to speak with and thank the town's first responders, with the Randolph Police, Fire Department and EMS team all in attendance. Kids and adults alike explored the fire trucks, and the Morris County Sheriff's Office had its Hope One mobile recovery access vehicle was also onsite, sharing information about their valuable addiction support program.
TAPinto Randolph Sponsors attending the fair and supporting Randolph included Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Baumwoll Orthodontists , Astute Academics , Randolph YMCA, and Primrose School of Randolph.