HAMMONTON - A warm October evening beckoned people to Downtown Hammonton so they could “Savor the Season.” This month’s Third Thursday was about enjoying all that fall has to offer, with everything from crafts, to music, to food.
Stockton University Kramer Hall invited visitors to make fall mason jars. Visitors had the choice of making a leaves mason jar or a mummy mason jar. One visitor was Amanda Palomino, who came in fifth during season 15 of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Palomino brought her children to Kramer Hall after her friend and comedian Michelle Tomko suggested it. “Michelle made us come and I am always looking for cheap things to do with the kids,” laughed Palomino. Tomko has performed twice at Kramer Hall and is a regular on Third Thursdays.
The Noyes Shop and the Toy Market also offered crafts. At the Noyes Shop visitors were invited to make felt badges, which they could then sew on to whatever they wanted. The Toy Market offered children the chance to make a homemade trick-or-treat bag.
Music was in abundance as visitors made their way up and down Bellevue Avenue. Fiddler George Herquet played outside the store Behind the Moon.
“I played here last year and I was asked to come again,” said Herquet. Performing outside of Bellevue Bagel Café was Wood Sounds, who performed covers of bluegrass and folk music.
Andrew Holbrook and his son Devon, 6, used the beautiful night to sell popcorn as a part of a national fundraiser for Boy Scouts of America. Devon, a Cub Scout with pack 58, is in his first year and has the rank of tiger. “We get to camp and we get to do activities,” he said. “Camping is fun because we get to make new friends, roast marshmallows and hike.”
Next month’s Third Thursday will be held on Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the theme “Holiday Renaissance.”