Hollywood takes center stage at Third Thursday
HAMMONTON - This month’s Third Thursday was all about “Hollywood” in Downtown Hammonton.
First up, though, was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new store called Letty’s Decorations and More at 17 12th St.
The store is owned by Leticia Soto, the store’s namesake, and her daughter Aidee Leon. The shop sells dresses for various occasions including baptisms, proms and Quinceanera dresses and gowns, along with much more.
“I’m really excited for it,” said Leon about the ribbon cutting as family and friends gathered together to celebrate on March 16.
At Kramer Hall they were celebrating “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with a special presentation by Stockton graduate Nick Zebrowski. His presentation focused on musicals from the classical Hollywood era. Some of the film clips examined were “Singing in the Rain” and “Easter Parade” both of which featured a fashion show sequence that was a “popular troupe of the time,” according to Zebrowski.
Visitors to the Noyes Museum got to feel like Hollywood “stars” by making their very own Hollywood square out of construction paper and paint.
If anyone felt like getting into the Irish spirit for St. Patrick’s Day, all they had to do was stop into Chatters Baskets where owner Mary Young was watching the Hollywood classic about Ireland “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Visitors also could enjoy homemade Irish potatoes.
Next month, Downtown Hammonton will celebrate spring with a Garden Party-themed Third Thursday on April 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.