Rec Department & Chamber of Commerce
Host Spring into Pelham
By Stephen E. Lipken
The Pelham Recreation Department and Chamber of Commerce presented “Spring into Pelham” on April 10 at Gazebo Park, featuring an Easter Egg Hunt, entertainment by Zev Haber and DJ Stephen Byfield.
Families enjoyed a petting zoo, pony rides, as well as arts and crafts. The Easter Bunny made a special appearance. Town of Pelham Librarian Colette Storti-Roberts displayed painted wooden Easter Eggs and presented eggs to decorate.
A assortment of tables were set up by local vendors displaying stationery, art prints, bracelets and more. Loose-leaf tea was offered by Tea Experience. Pelham Girl Scout Troop #1561 served complimentary hot chocolate and sold cookies.
Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Maureen Fallon said that the Chamber does a great job helping businesses grow and become more visible. “It is a big community effort,” Fallon noted.
Additional organizations and businesses taking part were Project Community, Universal Moms and Chaya Mushka Groner of Chabad Pelham.
Commenting on the event, Recreation Supervisor Michael Iannuzzi stated, “I thought it went beautifully, a great way to get Spring started and a wonderful way to get everybody back out after COVID. This was the most people I’ve seen since its inception, and with the help of the Chamber of Commerce combined with us, I thought it was a fantastic event. Everyone I talked to loved it.”
“We are so thrilled our second annual Spring into Pelham event was a success,” Chamber of Commerce Cristina Chianese added. “We want to thank the community for braving the cold to kick off Spring with us. We also want to thank all the business owners that participated in the holiday market.
“Our chamber is made up of variety of businesses, all working to support each other. I am incredibly proud of the work we are doing and the support we offer each other. I would ask the community to do your best to continue to shop and eat locally.
“Lastly, I want to thank the Village of Pelham, Town of Pelham and the Recreation Department. So much effort goes into planning these events and you all were amazing partners.”