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Photos: Cranbury Day 2012

What started as a simple sidewalk sale has become the town's greatest annual celebration

Residents and neighbors enjoyed a variety of activities, vendors, and performances during Cranbury Day 2012 Saturday, sponsored by the Cranbury Professional and Business Association.

“What began decades ago as a sidewalk sale offered by local merchants has turned into annual celebration, not to be missed,” said Cranbury Day 2012 Publicity Volunteer Susan Paterson. “It's the one time of year that residents and visitors can run for charity, meet and greet our local government, shop and eat, support volunteer organizations, listen to great music, and say goodbye to another summer.”

The town kicked off the day with a one-mile Fun Run/Walk and the Fourth Annual Helene Cody Cranbury 5K Run/Walk. 5K Runners were divided into 14 age categories, and trophies were awarded to the top three males and females in each category, the top three males and females overall, and the first place male and female Cranbury residents. Trophies for the Fun Run were awarded to the top three males and females, and all runners and walkers received medals. 

The  featured excerpts from Swan Lake at their . During the First Annual Rubber Duck Race, sponsored by the Cranbury Lions Club, rubber ducks were deposited into the stream stemming from Brainerd Lake, and after the current carried them, the fire department used an inflated fire hose to capture the ducks and identify the winners.

In the school area, Cranbury Day featured pony rides, a moonwalk, and an obstacle course. Cranbury merchants, vendors, artists and crafters, and community organizers tabled along Main Street. Visitors checked out a number of antique cars, and kids of all ages delighted in face painting, clowns, and a Cranbury Rescue dunk tank.

Visitors sampled from a variety of street fair food, including pizza, hot dogs, burgers, chicken, ice cream, snow cones, and cotton candy.

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