SWEDESBORO -- Plans are in the final stage for two great events in
downtown Swedesboro this May. The 7th Annual Outdoor Living and
Garden show will be sharing the town with the Swedesboro Historical
Society’s 2nd Annual “Alive with History” trolley tour.
On May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
the town will be abuzz with activity as people of all ages are welcome to
attend these two events.
The Outdoor Living and Garden
Show is shaping up for its best year yet with a variety of outdoor living
activities that will educate and entertain the whole family. Admission for
the event, as always, is free.
This year’s event will be held
on Kings Highway between Franklin and Church Streets, and will feature
plenty of great free activities for kids. Children will be able to create
a flower box, decorate a watering can, use the tree climb pulley by Tree
Awareness or visit with Todd Marcus and his exotic birds.
The chalk drawing contest will
also be held with prizes awarded to the first to third place winners in
each of the age categories. Registration can be done on-line or on the day
of. New this year will be the jump rope making machine. The children will
have a hands on experience of making their own jump rope.
Many of our local growers will
be displaying a variety of plants (annuals and perennials) shrubs and
trees. They will be able to assist you with your plant selection and
answer your gardening questions.
The exhibitors/artist this year
are outstanding with many of who are ‘green’ in that they craft items
(planters, jewelry, lawn ornaments) by refurbishing, repurposing or
reusing items that would ordinarily find their way into landfills. A brief
list of items on display will be recycled granite cheese boards, recyled
silverware into beautiful metal flowers, handmade baskets, recycled
bottles into lanterns, recyled dishes into lawn ornaments, handmade soap,
honey products and birdhouse made from gourds.
Also on display will be lawn
mowers, pools & spa, gutter guards and other items that make you outdoor
living more enjoyable.
The Master Gardeners will be
educating the vistors on drying herbs. Costello’s Garden Mart of Deepwater
will be discussing butterfly gardens. Local author/cook, Judy Nardella,
will be signing her new cookbook “Gathering Around Judy’s Kitchen”. All
proceeds from the sale of her book are donated to Children’s Hospital.
The 6th graders at
the Walter Hill School, under the direction of the art teacher Laura
Hubbard, have beautifully decorated terra cota planters that will be
silent auctioned off . The proceeds will go toward the sixth grade
During the Outdoor Living and
Garden Show, visitors will have a rare opportunity to enjoy a trolley tour
through Swedesboro to visit the many historic cemeteries in town. Each
stop in this unique new event will feature a re-enactor portraying a
notable Swedesboro native at their final resting spot. Swedesboro’s “Alive
with History” trolley tour will cost $10
For more information please
www.historicswedesboro.com or find us on our official facebook
page at www.facebook.com/swedesboro