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Celebrate Friendsgiving on November 12

The Partnership for Haddonfield is inviting area residents to “get a jumpstart on your holiday gift list during Friendsgiving – an all-day holiday shopping event – in Downtown Haddonfield on Thursday, November 12, from 11am to 9pm.”

“As a special holiday treat, shops and boutiques will offer previews of this season’s favorite gifts. Enjoy lunch and/or dinner at our restaurants, or stop to taste some wine or beer (bring the food there).”

Hours vary, so check ahead.

Local resident wins window contest prize

A local woman who says she has “never won anything in my life” is the winner of the “lucky shopper” part of a Halloween window display contest sponsored by Haddonfield Today.

Leah Pappas of Haddonfield won a Trick-or-Treat bag filled with gift cards contributed by the 19 stores that participated in the contest. Leah voted for the Meserall Vision & Hearing window. She received her prize, valued at $475, from Fred Meserall on Saturday.

Norris Barber Company, located at 53 Kings Highway East, received the most votes in the contest — 130 — and won a full-page color ad in Haddonfield Today. Three other stores each received 100 or more votes:

A total of 676 valid votes were recorded for the 19 participating stores and restaurants.

Norris Barber Co wins window display contest

One of Downtown Haddonfield’s newest businesses has been named the winner of the window display contest sponsored by Haddonfield Today as part of Haddonfield’s Haddyween celebration..

Norris Barber Company, located at 53 Kings Highway East, racked up 135 votes and won a full-page color advertisement in Haddonfield Today.

The runners-up were Haddonfield Theater Arts Center 120 votes, Melange Boutique 117, and Maison Marcellé 100. A total of 676 valid votes were recorded for the 19 participating stores and restaurants.

One lucky shopper has won $475 in gift cards contributed by the participating businesses. The name of the winner is being held until they have been notified by the store they voted for, Meserall Vision & Hearing.

We thank the stores and restaurants that participated in this contest — a first — and the hundreds of shoppers who voted for their favorite window. We’ll do it again next year!

Two more stores join window display contest

Haddonfield Donut Company and Jay West Bridal have joined 17 other downtown stores that are participating in the Halloween Window Display Contest sponsored by Haddonfield Today.

The goal of the contest is to help drive foot traffic to the downtown and into stores and restaurants.

The store that gets the most votes by 5pm on Sunday, November 1 will win advertising in Haddonfield Today. But one lucky shopper (voter) will win as well – a Trick-or-Treat bag filled with $475 in gift certificates from the 19 participating businesses:

  • A Little Whimsy 
  • Ahead of the Pack
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Haddonfield Donut Company
  • Haddonfield Fine Jewelers
  • Haddonfield Floral
  • Haddonfield Theater Arts Center
  • Happy Hippo Toys
  • Home on Haddon
  • Inkwood Books
  • Jay West Bridal
  • Maison Marcelle
  • Melange Boutique
  • Meserall Vision and Hearing
  • Mirano’s Barber Shop
  • Norris Barber Company
  • Pizza Crimine
  • Sweet T’s Bakeshop
  • The Paper Trail

Stop by these stores to check out their window displays. Note that some have embraced the “Haddyween” theme by incorporating dinosaurs into their displays.

To vote, scan the QR code on the poster in the windows of participating stores. (Note that you need to be age 18 or older to participate, and that you are limited to one entry per email address.)

Let’s hear it for Haddyween! is publicizing a number of activities in Haddonfield related to Halloween. Locally, the site has branded the initiative, “Haddyween.”

Details on two scavenger hunts may be found on the website – one sponsored by the Historical Society and the other by The Allison Nagle Team at RE/MAX One. Scavenger hunt cards are available to diners at The Bistro, on the corner of Kings Hwy and Tanner.

Families are being encouraged to create scarecrows for their front yards. Information about getting the ingredients may be found on the website, along with details of a planned townwide scarecrow walk.

Through Sunday, November 1, downtown shoppers can vote for their favorite Haddyween window displays. One lucky shopper will win a Trick-or-Treat bag of gift cards contributed by participating businesses. The business that gets the most votes will win free advertising in Haddonfield Today, sponsor of the contest. 

The Happy Hippo has a wide variety of dinosaur-themed toys, and there may even be an appearance by a friendly dinosaur on the corner of Kings Highway and Haddon Avenue. Visit Inkwood Books for dinosaur and Halloween-themed reading fun.

DiBartolo’s new European-style pâtisserie will be baking up something special – stay tuned! 

Photo opportunities for families by the bronze sculpture will be available, including a guest appearance from the artist himself, John Giannotti. At 11am on Saturday, October 31 he will talk about the process of creating the sculpture. 

King’s Road Brewery will feature a Haddy-themed beer for the occasion – “Hadrosaur Hop Giant.” It will be released on Saturday, October 31. Then, when the sun goes down, King’s Road will screen Jurassic Park on the outside wall of their beer garden (weather permitting).

All across town, thru Saturday, October 31, Haddonfield residents and visitors can enjoy the spirit of the holiday with these and other Haddyween happenings.

Vote for favorite Halloween window … and win!

To help drive foot traffic to the downtown and into stores and restaurants, Haddonfield Today is sponsoring a Halloween Window Display Contest thru Sunday, November 1.

To date, 17 stores have signed on as participants. Each contributed a $25 gift card to a Trick-or-Treat bag that one lucky shopper will win on Monday, November 2. Value: $425.

Shoppers age 18 and older can vote by scanning the QR code on posters in the windows of participating stores, and at their cash registers. One entry per email address.

The store that garners the most votes will win a full-page color ad in Haddonfield Today. If the store’s display features dinosaurs – in keeping with the Happy Haddyween theme – it will win an extra half-page ad. 

Check out the windows of these stores, then vote!

  • Ahead of the Pack
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Haddonfield Fine Jewelers 
  • Haddonfield Floral Company 
  • Haddonfield Theater Arts Center
  • The Happy Hippo
  • Home on Haddon 
  • Inkwood Books
  • A Little Whimsey 
  • Maison Marcellé
  • Melange Boutique 
  • Meserall Vision and Hearing 
  • Mirano’s Barber Shop
  • Norris Barber Company
  • The Paper Trail 
  • Pizza Crimine
  • Sweet T’s Bakeshop

Shopper rewards: Two days left

Shoppers will be rewarded with some extra “green” for shopping and supporting small businesses and food/beverage establishments in Downtown Haddonfield, through Friday, September 18.

Shoppers who visit the Downtown for in-store shopping and in-person dining this week can email a copy of their original dated receipts from their purchases — September 14 thru 18 — to the Information Center at [email protected] to receive 20% back (up to $100) on total dollars spent, in the form of a Haddonfield gift certificate mailed to their homes. All receipts must be redeemed via email on or before Wednesday, September 23.

“This is our way of showing our community how grateful we are for their ongoing support of our shops and restaurants, especially during this year,” explained Remi Fortunato, Partnership for Haddonfield Retail Recruiter.

There is a limit of one offer per person, so the Downtown encourages everyone to send all of their receipts in one email. This offer has no cash value and is not valid for online sales. Participants must be age 18 or older. Reward gift certificates can be used town-wide until October 10, 2020.

Downtown Haddonfield has continually been promoting ways for everyone to shop and dine safely, via the “Haddonfield Cares” campaign, which focuses on the importance of wearing masks while in the Downtown, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand sanitizing.

Super Summer Sale: August 6 to 9

Faced with the impracticality of holding its summer sidewalk sale during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Partnership for Haddonfield is planning a Super Summer Sale with loads of hot bargains and comfortable, cool, indoor shopping.

The dates are Thursday, August 6 through Sunday 9.

This annual one-of-a-kind shopping event is a treasure hunter’s dream and has become one of the most anticipated events in the Downtown. Heating up Haddonfield’s fine shops and boutiques will be exciting specials and discounts throughout the beautiful Downtown business district along Kings Highway and our charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Haddy Lane, Kings Court, and Haddon Avenue.

Shoppers can also enjoy al fresco dining at select Downtown restaurants, or grab a refreshing summer treat such as ice cream, gelato, iced coffee, and more while hopping from shop to shop.

“This year has brought challenges as well as new ways for us to provide unbeatable customer service to our visitors,” said Remi Fortunato, retail recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “We’re looking forward to the return of our Summer Sale, and to welcoming everyone to shop, dine, and discover our beautiful Downtown,” she continued.

The Downtown is adhering to Governor Murphy’s guidelines by requiring visitors to wear masks indoors, not only for their safety, but for the safety of others around them. Masks should also be worn outdoors when six feet of social distance cannot be practiced, Social distancing should be maintained between visitors wherever possible, and hand sanitizing protocols should be practiced.

Last chance to order tees

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a devastating impact on small businesses in Haddonfield. Many have closed temporarily; others are operating at greatly reduced levels. 

To help keep some cash flowing, several business owners created “Haddonfield Here For Good!” It’s a way for residents and others to support and show appreciation for their favorite businesses.

The concept is simple: Go online and purchase a $20 tee-shirt. All shirts have the “Haddonfield Here For Good!” graphic on the back, while each participating business has its own logo on the left chest. (Haddonfield[dot]Today is one of the participating businesses. Order our shirt HERE.)

If you can’t decide which business you want to support, order the generic “Haddonfield” shirt, or make a donation. 

The promotion will end on Tuesday, June 30.

$10 from each sale goes to the business. The more shirts sold, the more money the business gets. 100% of proceeds benefit the small businesses of Haddonfield and all monies collected in the general fund will be divided equally among participating businesses. 

As of June 10, more than $30,000 had been raised for Haddonfield businesses.

When Downtown Haddonfield gets back to normal and retail returns, there will be special events where everyone will be invited to wear their Here For Good shirts. 

Shirts can be purchased online at

Downtown shopping incentive

For two weeks from Monday, June 22, patrons of Haddonfield shops and restaurants can earn a 20% rebate on their in-store purchases.

To claim the rebate, shoppers and diners email a scan of their original receipts to the Haddonfield Information Center — [email protected] — along with their name and mailing address. In return, they will receive a townwide gift certificate for 20% ($100 maximum) of the total of their receipts ($500 maximum).

There are restrictions:

  • A limit of one offer per person.
  • Personal shopping and dining only. No online sales.
  • Must be 18 or older to participate.
  • Receipts must be dated June 22 to July 5, 2020 and must be submitted by July 31, 2020.
  • Gift certificates must be used on or before September 1, 2020