Atlantic City Residents Warm Up to Chilly Harvest Day Festival
By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media
ATLANTIC CITY â€“ Atlantic City residents were treated to candy, music and plenty of resources from social service organizations during the city’s inaugural Harvest Day Festival in front of City Hall Wednesday afternoon.
The blustery day did not spot many from enjoying the festivities in front of the crowded courtyard outside the hall’s entrance. Several city departments were presented along with groups like JFS Atlantic, AmeriGroup, Principle Academy Charter School, Avanzar and OCEAN Community Action Partnership, among others.
Children and adults alike grabbed candy while hearing from valuable resource vendors. For example, Erin Bowes with JFS Atlantic talked about available help they offered with evictions and housing assistance. Representatives at OCEAN talked about the various programs they offered for low-income residents.
The event was sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Multicultural, and LGBTQ+ Affairs.
Harvest Day was one of several planned by the city with significant community interest. On Friday, Atlantic City recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink on Friday, Oct. 29. The AtlantiCare Cancer Center was one of the sponsors.
Residents were urged to stop by City Hall to learn about breast cancer with a group picture scheduled at noon Friday in the City Hall Courtyard. The recognition continued online with the hashtag #ACWearsPink, said Mimi Nambo from the Mayor’s Office.
Below are several photos from the event. All photos by Meredith Winner of Mer-Made Photography.
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