Avalon Celebrates Holidays with "Festive" Event

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A Jersey Shore community gave Black Friday shoppers a place to take a break with fun the whole family could enjoy.

On Friday, November 24th, the 7 Mile Business Community Association kicked off a weekend of holiday-themed events with Festive Friday, in downtown Avalon.

The event featured a variety of holiday activities up and down Dune Drive to showcase local businesses, which even the coordinators said is a great way to get holiday shoppers shopping small right in their own back yard.

"It's such a feel-good weekend. You know there's such camaraderie within the business community, and it's events like this that have really helped build that camaraderie," said Jacquie Ewing, president of 7 Mile Business Community Association. "Everybody has ownership of this, everybody has skin in the game and we all get that."

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Festive Friday included various activities like face painting, ice skating, holiday-themed art projects, and a Turkey Trot 5K that happened at the start of the day.

Downtown Avalon will continue their holiday activities with Snowfest on Saturday, November 25th.

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