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Fanwood Family Businesses to Compete for Red Tricycle Awards

The Double Dipper ice cream shop in Fanwood stands proudly as it looks to land in the top ten for the category Ice Cream Shops in this year's Red tricycle Awards. Credits:

FANWOOD, NJ – Red Tricycle, a newsletter for families with young children, will be announcing the winners of its' annual Totally Awesome Awards on September 1st. Nominations are now being accepted on Red Tricycle's website until June 22nd. The finalists for the awards will be announced on July 1st and voting will take place from July 1st through August 15th.

Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards honor the achievements of family friendly businesses by allowing parents of children to vote for whoever they think deserves to be honored. Any family friendly business can participate in them for free.

Categories for local businesses in the NY Metro area will be featured in this year's awards. Businesses in Fanwood like Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography, Mara's Cafe, Double Dipper, Picasso's Basement, and the Goddard School are seeking to land in the top ten for categories like Family Photographers, Sweet Shops, Ice Cream Shops, Art Classes, Schools, and Preschool Programs.

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Once voters find the Totally Awesome Awards on Red Tricycle's website, they should click on the categories mentioned under Choose Venues and Services, select the participating businesses under Business Name, enter the websites of the businesses under URL of Business and then enter the area under Choose City of Business.

If any other businesses from Fanwood want to be nominated for a category, email the Fanwood BPA at and they will share it with their members.

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