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This last weekend, Millville Days encompassed two days of community engagement and fun. On Friday, October 13, the weekend events began with a community dance and barbecue enjoyed by over 125 people. The live music was provided by “Flagship Armada”. On Saturday, October 14, the festival continued with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Millville Volunteer Fire Department and a “Not-So-Tough-Mudder” obstacle course sprint. The rest of the day was filled with events such as: laser tag, watermelon eating challenge, pie baking contest, and weighing pumpkins from the growing competition. Vendors were on site selling their goods of a variety of items from homemade soaps and lotions to intricate and handmade jewelry. A special raffle was hosted by Millville School’s 8th grade class and a silent auction of student made artwork.
The Millville Volunteer Fire Department offered a tri-tip and chicken barbecue lunch; Ortega Restaurant was also on site with a food truck selling their specialties. Those in attendance enjoyed viewing antique tractors and rat rods. Singer/songwriter, Chi McLean entertained the crowds throughout the day with his unique and distinctive vocal talent.
With over 300 people in attendance, the event surpassed the organizers’ expectations.
“We were prepared for a small gathering, giving ourselves the excuse that it was our first year, but the actual attendance number was very gratifying, declared Mindy DeSantis, principal/superintendent of Millville School and a member of the Millville Days Committee. “The goal of the committee in resurrecting Millville Days was to create an event that would bring our community together and it looks like we have.”