Crossing 'The Bridge' to the holidays
The Bridge at Cherry Hill‚Äôs annual Fall Festival featured everything from lipstick and make-up to homemade jewelry and artificial floral arrangements. The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 17.
‚ÄúWe try,‚ÄĚ said Gayle Raposa, the activities director at The Bridge at Cherry Hill. ‚ÄúThis is for our residents and shoppers; we try to make it special.‚ÄĚ
Raposa and The Bridge at Cherry Hill succeeded on two counts, as the Fall Festival lead to a large collection of non-perishable food items that were then given to the Johnston Senior Center as part of its annual food shelf restocking and Thanksgiving Baskets.
Denise Salisbury‚Äôs unique M.I.N.E. display, though, was the highlight of the six-hour event.
‚ÄúM.I.N.E. translates into Made in New England,‚ÄĚ said Salisbury, who lives in Providence. ‚ÄúThey call me a Jill of all trades; I do photography, interior design, children‚Äôs clothes and accessories, special order wedding and prom gowns.‚ÄĚ
As an added highlight, volunteers and staffers donated pizza strips, hot dogs and potato chips, donuts and a variety of pastries that made up the Festival‚Äôs Food Court.