Certainly the most pleasurable part of serving the Middletown community with news and information is being an integral part of the city's fabric: meeting you, hearing and telling your stories, and giving folks a place to congregate, exchange ideas, meet each other and best of all — communicate.
Thursday was Middletown's second annual — a day where free parking downtown was a welcome surprise to the hundreds who stopped by Main Street to shop, have a bite of lunch or do an errand. Patch folk manned three booths — in front of , and — and as a reward for signing up to receive our newsletter handed out coupons for complimentary coffee, cookies or cupcakes.
Plus we're ecstatic to have signed up 200 new users to our site!
A heartfelt thanks goes out to these businesses and , , and for helping make the event a success. Hundreds of people stopped by to introduce themselves, make suggestions, sign up to blog for Patch and offer story ideas.