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Five Booths You Didn't Know About at Fishawack

And other essential information to help you get ready for Chatham's downtown festival Saturday.

Fishawack is getting closer, and Chatham Patch has a list of several booths that want to reach out the the community through a presence at the towns' biggest downtown festival. To find out more, check out the Five Things You Need to Know About Fishawack:

You need to know about B&B Disposal: The borough's waste collection vendor will give out one trash bag per family large enough to fit a standard kitchen trash can at the Fishawack Festival.

You need to know about Waste Management: A representative from the borough's recycling vendor will be at Fishawack. The new recycling contract began in January and some residents complained at first that their streets went uncollected on scheduled Collection Day (Wednesdays). A representative from Waste Management will be there to address concerns from residents and answer questions about single stream recycling.

You need to know about Memorial Pool: The Memorial Park Pool Committee will have a table in the Memorial Park playground. The table will feature graphics of the anticipated 2012 pool renovations and membership information for Memorial Pool, the borough's official municipal pool.

You need to know about the Salvation Army: Mary Lonergan, a Chatham resident, and Brenda Beavers, a divisional director of human services at the Salvation Army, ask that any residents with gently used and unneeded tennis rackets and golf clubs (youth or adult sizes) donate these items to the Salvation Army at their Fishawack Booth. The equipment will be used at the Salvation Army's summer camps, which Lonergan said will have over 200 children of various ages attending.

You need to know about neighbors and newcomers: The Chatham Newcomers & Neighbors Club, which is open to residents of the Chathams, holds events for parents and kids throughout the year. A private organization, this club will have a booth at Fishawack to share information with those interested in joining.

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