Yes, it's been an interesting few days in downtown Madison.
Thursday, the first day of the annual Sidewalk Sales, there was an alarming weather forecast that included the possibility of a tornado. Slight chance, very slight, but still ...
And there was . Fortunately, , at least for Madison."
Friday, the second day of the Sidewalk Sales and the first day of Scranton Memorial Library's used book sale fundraiser at Academy School, a man suspected of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of goods from Stop & Shop was reportedly confronted outside the store by security guards.
He reportedly bolted across Samson Rock Drive, through the Sidewalk Sales, and into Tuxis Pond, where he swam across, a Madison police officer and firefighter in pursuit by boat. He was later apprehended outside the book sale at Academy School.
Saturday? Another , but still packed. It was even harder to find a parking spot than Thursday and Friday.
A new addition to the sidewalk sales
While downtown Saturday doing some shopping ... I mean, reporting, I ran across a new addition to the sidewalk sales. Hailee Hoffmann, Sarah Williams, Katie McKeon, and Kaitlyn Melino from Daniel Hand High School, and their friend Julia Mulholland from New York, were there with their group, the Uganda Club.
They are selling some fabulous items to help support Call to Care Uganda, which is raising money to complete a children's community center in Kaberamaido, Uganda, among many other worthy projects.
Stop by if you go downtown. Go because it's a great cause and because we want to support out kids, who are trying to support the children in Uganda. And I bet you'll buy something, not just for those reasons, but also because they have beautiful jewelry, bowls, crafts, and other items. You'll find something you like, I bet ya ...
(And remember to stop by the at Academy School, right down the street from downtown!)