Hammonton’s Day: A Day of Berries

On the first day of July, the whole thing in Hammonton, New Jersey is about blueberries like the blueberry bagels, blueberry pie, blueberry strudel, and blueberry muffins.

Hammonton is a town that is also considered, actually they have just self-proclaimed, as the blueberry capital of the world. On a sizzling hot Sunday afternoon, they have just celebrated the Red, White and Blueberry Festival for the year 2012.

Even though the event occurred in a hot weather, the masses still did not fail to gather all together at the Hammonton High School for the said blueberry festival.

Pam Evans, who is a resident from Deptford, said that it is their first time to attend the event and fortunately, the children were having a good time and appreciating it a lot. The family of Evans walked around the festival and viewed the immeasurable products of blueberry that are for sale. There are also a lot of vendors of crafts and foods.

The used to messy eating of blueberry pie is the day’s main event of the blueberry festival. John Runfolo, the said festival chairman, pronounced that it is definitely their day. According to Runfolo, a lot of cities do have their own respective day and it is their town’s day and there is no other way to celebrate since Hammonton is the blueberry capital of the world.

The arrangements of the programs were really good. The celebration was full of entertainment, in which beside from the blueberries a classic car show was also provided in the blueberry festival. It is indeed undeniable that the said festival became the favorite of a lot of families as well as the visitors.

The moneys that were raised from the different vendors were used to help the students to have a scholarship at the Hammonton High School.

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