Posted by John Cooke in Cape May, Tourism, What's Cookeing? on April 3, 2018
Cape May Washington Street Mall Spotlighted FOX29 With Jenn Frederick
On Easter Monday a cross-section of organizations and businesses of the Washington Street Mall hosted television celebrity, Jenn Frederick of the Good Day Philadelphia. A program seen on Fox 29. The station airs locally on Channel 5.
The Jennie on Your Block program broadcasts from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, with live on-location spots at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour.
Frederick arrived on the Washington Street Mall at Jackson Street at 6:15 AM on a City of Cape May Fire Department truck escorted by Chief Alex Coulter. Though dark, cold and raining several people ventured out to see the live broadcast.
The program included live broadcasts featuring Animal Outreach on location in Good Scents on the corner of Jackson Street and Carpenter Lane. Shelly Van Dyke, president of Animal Outreach explained the mission of the organization.
Other featured businesses included Coffee Tyme, owned by Jesse Lambert. “As one of the newest businesses along the Mall we are grateful for the exposure this provided,” Lambert said.
Bath Time created a custom fragrance for Jenn Frederick’s daughter. Lace Silhouettes on the corner of Decatur and Washington Street held a pajama party with live music and served complimentary Mimosa.
D’May Home Gallery owned by Dawn and John DeMayo provided live piano music during their live broadcast. Social Media accounts reported many messages of people watching the live program from home.
“We had less than a week notice to arrange this and get all the contacts to participate,” Dawn DeMayo said. “Once we received the email from the producer that they wanted to feature the mall we immediately held a planning meeting
The Mid Atlantic Center for Arts and Humanities (MAC) graciously provided a return from the dead appearance by John Phillips Sousa, portrayed by MAC Museum Educator Rich Chimiengo.
He even managed to belt out a tune on his vintage Tuba. “We were delighted to be part of this Fox29 news broadcast,” Director of Media Relations Susan Krysiak said. “Anytime Cape May is featured like this and people from the region get to hear about all the great tours, events, shopping, restaurants, museums, etc. in Cape May we have that great opportunity once again to invite someone who has never experienced the beauty of Cape May to come and experience it. We also get to remind visitors who love coming here that we look forward to the next time we get to say ‘Hello.'”
This was fun to help produce and see executed so well, despite the weather. Looking forward to many more opportunities to promote the city.