If the enthusiasm of vendors is any indication, Chester’s Riverfront Ramble, which takes place from Noon until well into the evening on Saturday, Sept. 24th, will be one major success. The event, now in its seventh year, attracts upwards of 20,000 people.
This year may attract even more with a star-studded line-up of quality entertainment. Superstar singer Johnny Gill (My, My, My), Kindred the Family Soul (Love Has No Recession), Evelyn “Champagne” King (Shame), jazz musician Jeff Bradshaw and the famed Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir are the headliners for a free concert.
A recent meeting conducted by James E. Turner, Chester’s director of economic development, held on the campus of Widener University, was so packed with vendors that some attendees were listening to instructions from the hallway.
From delicious foods and homemade crafts to garden flags and clothing, vendors came from all over to hear Turner describe plans for the day that so many Chester residents and visitors from other communities have come to enjoy.
“This is our seventh year and I have heard that people are coming from as far as Connecticut and Florida to attend this year’s Ramble,” smiled Turner. “Some families use the Ramble as their end of summer family reunion and of course, we love that.”
Turner discussed a planned “Rib Cook Off” sponsored by…