If remembering the past helps to ensure we don’t repeat its mistakes, it’s also true that we need to understand the history of a place in order to play a role in shaping its future. For three generations of women here in Kennett Square—LaToya Myers and her mother, Theresa Bass, and grandmother, Ophelia Bass—working to improve our community in the light of Kennett Square’s history has meant daily vigilance and a continual recommitment to the high calling of living in community. Their goal was always to build a stronger, more just future where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.
Theresa passed away suddenly this week, leaving her family and our community in mourning for her loss. This week we're sharing a story we ran during the pandemic, in the summer of 2020, in honor of Theresa, in celebration of her life and legacy, and with our deepest condolences to her family.
Here are some of the local people you support when you shop at Kennett Square's independent businesses—on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season. You make a big difference when you shop small!
It takes a village to put on a parade, and we're beyond grateful to all of the participants who brought such great spirit to last night's Holiday Light Parade!
A heartfelt thank you also to longtime volunteer parade organizer Carol Ciliberti, MC Mayor Matt Fetick, DJ Chris McGrath of CBM Productions, the Kennett Square Police Department, the Borough of Kennett Square Public Works Department, all of our volunteers, Hicks Brothers IV for providing the stage, and Nick and Melinda Winkler of Work2gether for hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus. And, of course, we're thankful to Santa and Mrs. Claus!
We'll have lots of great parade photos to share with you in next Saturday's Around the Square.
Read more here about Christmas in Kennett 2022, our annual holiday placemaking initiative. You can make a tax-deductible donation here. All donations of $150 or more will be recognized with a special handmade ornament on our traditional community tree!
The popular annual Holiday Art Shop at Kennett Brewing Company will feature work from a great collection of local artists from 1–5pm today, November 26th, and again on December 17th.
Friday, December 9th
Tinsel on the Town Shopping Event
Save the date for Tinsel on the Town, the Kennett Square merchants’ holiday shopping event, on Friday, December 9th. There will be town-wide bingo, festive shopping, and more. More details coming soon!