Due to the weather the parade’s been rescheduled to tomorrow (10/30) night @ 7:30pm. And due to the change of days, the FOTWT won’t be able to participate. Be on the look out for a new fundraiser event from the Friends of the Westmont Theatre.
This Saturday the Friends of the Westmont Theatre will be selling popcorn and waters at the Haddon Township Halloween Parade. The parade starts at 7:30pm on Haddon Ave. If you’re interested in helping out, or want more info on the group, please feel free to contact us through the ‘About Us’ page or stop by the booth on Saturday.
The weather was beautiful, the popcorn was fresh and interest in the Westmont was abounding. We showed up at 9:30 to setup our booth. By 11am fresh popcorn was popping away in the machine. And come noon the patrons were lining up for their free popcorn, but this time that freebie came with a message – a info card on how others can learn about the Westmont & the NCW.
By 2pm the NCW handed out over 200 bags of popcorn and received 20 new contact info from patrons who want to join the NCW mailing list. A very touching moment came around 3pm when a young boy, one who’d stopped by twice before for popcorn, wanted to make a donation to the NCW cause. He placed his $1 in the email sign-up sheet bin and walked away smiling, and of course he received another free bag of popcorn 🙂
Below are some pictures from the day…
Don’t forgot that this Saturday is Haddon Twp’s Annual Block Party on West Park Ave. The Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont are participating, so keep an eye out for their booth. This year the groups doing the following:
- Handing out freshly popped bags of popcorn
- Handing out free copies of the “The Grand Old Lady” book
- Screening their NCW awareness video
- Email newsletter sign-ups
- Suggestion box on how to restore the theatre
If you’re coming out that day, and it’s supposed to be a beautiful day, why not stop over at their booth and share a Westmont Theatre memory or two – bring your friends too.
See you then!
Next Saturday, September 25th, is the annual Haddon Township Block Party. Once again the will setup a booth and hand out freshly popped pop corn, screen the NCW awareness video and encourage patrons to sign-up for their email listing and/or come out to the next meeting. If you know others who are interested in meeting members of the NCW. Please encourage them to stop by the NCW booth next Saturday for more information.