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Fishawack Day
Held at Reasoner Park,
Fairmont Avenue and Front Street
Chatham, NJ

June 12th, 2004


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Fishawack was the name given to the Passiac River by the Lenni-Lanape Indians.
Chatham Borough Chamber of Commerce adopted the name in the early 1970's for a sidewalk sale it had organized. Throughout the years, more people became involved making it the town's main day for festivities.
This biannual event, featured food from a variety of vendors, the classic car show which MTA members attended, an antiques exhibit, an art show, a bus tour of the town by the Chatham Historical Society, crafts, games for children, a raffle, a four-mile morning run and live music from local community ensembles and some local area rock bands.  Some of the fun & games for the kids included a dunk tank featuring Mayor Dick Plambeck, and a pie-eating contest. There was also Lacrosse Tournament for children in grades 4 through 8. It was estimated that there were more that 8000 people who attended this all day event, the weather was picture perfect. All proceeds from the Fishawack Day benefit the various charities in the town.

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This page last updated 06/13/2004.