2012 News Releases
ECO FAIR AND COMMUNITY DAYS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Janet Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director
TEL: (856) 825-6800, Ext. 108 / FAX: (856) 825-2410
WHEATONARTS PRESENTS “COMMUNITY DAYS” -
A FREE OPEN HOUSE ON MAY 5 AND 6
MILLVILLE, NJ – WheatonArts celebrates “Community Days” on May 5 and 6 with free admission to the annual Eco Fair on May 5 and Family Fun Day on May 6.
The Eco-Fair is produced in partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and features eco-friendly businesses, environmental leaders and educators. Visitors will learn how to protect the environment and practice eco friendly living. The environmentally minded vendors and community organizations include: Creating Health, LLC, Eco Couture Ltd., BathSaver, Inc., Bruno’s Favorite Treats, Deppen Wood Products, Cumberland County SPCA, Tuckerton Seaport, Foundation For Wellness Professionals, Twin Oaks Foster Home Program, WheatonArts Pottery, Al & Sam's Canoe, Boat and Kayak Rentals & Sales, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland County Master Gardeners, Happy Valley Berry Farm, Old Shep's Honey, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/Clean Water New Jersey Citizens United To Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Better Living Sunrooms, and Hutchinson Plumbing/Heating/Cooling.
The Cumberland County Master Gardeners will provide information about gardening in the local area and offer a wide variety of plants for sale. Their “Children’s Station” features activities for kids of all ages. Many fact sheets will be available for student learning.
In addition, visitors can watch an “eco-friendly” Glass Studio demonstration, Going Green With Glass, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An assortment of children’s books and dvds about protecting the environment are available for purchase in the WheatonArts General Store.
A variety of eco friendly crafts for children take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainer and magician, Bill Kerwood, will combine comedy and magic to entertain audiences, while educating and motivating people to recycle. The group, Package Goods Orchestra, from Galloway Township, NJ, will entertain visitors to the Eco Fair from 12 noon to 4 p.m. A variety of food and refreshments will be available for purchase. The onsite Sweets Suite Bake Shoppe Café is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, cupcakes, muffins, scones, ice cream and beverages.
May 6 is “Family Fun Day.” Visitors will once again enjoy free admission to the Museum of American Glass and the Artist Studios. Special, hands-on activities for children and their families are planned. They include: Paper Beads; Wildflower Seed Balls; Grow Your Own Pizza Herb Garden; Veggie Market Bags; Butterfly Painting; and Eco-Themed Coloring Pages.
WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, the Creative Glass Center of America International Fellowship Program, the Education/Folklife Center, hot glass studio, traditional craft studios,
and museum stores. In addition to daily glass blowing and craft demonstrations, WheatonArts features special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals throughout the year. Shopping and strolling is free except during outside special events.
WheatonArts is open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. Free to shop and stroll except during outdoor special events.
For more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online at www.wheatonarts.org. For more information about the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, call 856-825-3700, or visit online at www.ccia-net.com.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711. Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.