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Celebrate Shelton Dishes Up Music, Food And Fun For All

A serving of good food is just one way to Celebrate Shelton on Sunday as residents turn out for the trademark event.
A serving of good food is just one way to Celebrate Shelton on Sunday as residents turn out for the trademark event. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Musicians set up to Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday, along with vendors, food trucks, local shops and much more joining the celebration.
Musicians set up to Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday, along with vendors, food trucks, local shops and much more joining the celebration. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Marcela Osello who published the book "Terry the Thankful Turkey," is one of the many who turned out to Celebrate Shelton.
Marcela Osello who published the book "Terry the Thankful Turkey," is one of the many who turned out to Celebrate Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Residents hit the streets for Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday.
Residents hit the streets for Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Celebrate Shelton was held along Howe Avenue on Sunday with vendors, food trucks, local shops and much more.
Celebrate Shelton was held along Howe Avenue on Sunday with vendors, food trucks, local shops and much more. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
This attendee likes what he sees at Celebrate Shelton on Sunday.
This attendee likes what he sees at Celebrate Shelton on Sunday. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Residents hit the streets for Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday.
Residents hit the streets for Celebrate Shelton along Howe Avenue on Sunday. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Celebrate Shelton is held along Howe Avenue.
Celebrate Shelton is held along Howe Avenue. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Taking a bite out of Shelton at Sunday's event.
Taking a bite out of Shelton at Sunday's event. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Celebrate Shelton dishes up foods of all flavors.
Celebrate Shelton dishes up foods of all flavors. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Food trucks line Howe Avenue for Celebrate Shelton.
Food trucks line Howe Avenue for Celebrate Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone

SHELTON, Conn. -- Residents hit the streets Sunday for Celebrate Shelton, enjoying the vendors, shops, food and entertainment set up downtown along Howe Avenue on a gray fall day.

Celebrate Shelton is a citywide initiative focusing on small businesses and the community that surrounds them.

“This was really something nice to come to. I am new to Shelton, so it was a great way to meet the people in my town,” said Brenda Thomason.

It was started in 2014 by small business owners Michael Skrtic, of The Glass Source, Nicole Heriot-Mikula, of bringtheHoopla as well as Jimmy Tickey.

Shelton Day is also the start of the Downtown Handmade Market season.

The food trucks on site included Falafel on Wheels offering Greek-inspired foods, Anteen with barbecue, Jim’s Soft Serve ice cream, Rita’s Italian Ice, Paradise island & Café, Donut Crazy and more.

“There was so much food. My favorite was the fried Oreos,” says Russ, 8, of Shelton.

In addition to the vendors and the handmade market was a carnival offering traditional rides for kids.

Other vendors included Shelton High School, which was showing off robotics built at school. A local Girl Scout troop showed the community what it does in the town's schools.

Many political booths were set up to inform voters about candidates for Elect Day, which is on Nov.8.

Among the booths, too, was author, Marcela Osello who published the book, "Terry the Thankful Turkey" just in time for Thanksgiving.

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