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Patch Mania in Branford, Thursday April 26

We’re hitting the streets to spread the Patch love and hope to see you around town.

Dear readers, spring is here and we’re coming out of hibernation to spread some Patch love throughout town this Thursday, April 26. We'll be celebrating Branford Patch, our beloved readers, and the children of our town as the is celebrated with an . 

Here’s what you should know:

Office Hours

; 8:30 to 10 a.m.; First cup of morning joe on Patch.

Want to meet your local Patch editor (that’s me), ? Wake up early and stop by on the to say hello. Did we mention your first cup of coffee is on us?

Come loaded with questions about local news or if you need help posting events or announcements we’ll be all ears! Want to know the answer to next week’s contest? Sorry, not going to happen!

Loving Our Local Business

; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Several Patch t-shirt donning representatives will be stopping by area businesses to get know the owners and pass out information about working with Patch. If you are a business owner and want someone to stop by, e-mail Vanessa Recupido at Vanessa.Recupido@patch.com or leave a comment here.

As part of Branford’s taking place later on Thursday as well as the celebration of , Patch representatives will be asking business owners what their favorite childhood book is. Check back throughout the day for a growing photo gallery of local business owners and to hear more about their favorite reads.

Celebrating with the BECC at the Art Walk

; 3 to 5 p.m.

Patch will have tent set up from 3 to 5 p.m. at giving away some cool items to celebrate our readers and the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative Annual Art Walk. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Drinks on Us!

; 5 to 6 p.m.

Join us for a Patch Happy Hour at .  We're offering a first drink on Patch from 5 to 6 p.m. if you mention this article or have a drink voucher from one of our representatives. And as if that wasn’t enough, Donovan's Reef will have complimentary appetizers! Stop by to meet some Patch staff and celebrate Branford!

T-Shirt Contest

All Over Town; All Day Long

Spot a Patch representative sporting a Patch t-shirt on Thursday, April 26 and win one right on the spot – hint: just ask for one and we'll gladly accommodate! 

Dottie Packer April 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM
This is wonderful and exciting! It will be a great day for PATCH! Whoever I spot first, Nicole or one of her Pugs or all three, I want a Patch T - Shirt please! Your neighbor :) Dottie
Nicole Ball April 25, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Thanks Dottie! We will certainly be out and about! A t-shirt will have your name on it! :)
Lisa Mann April 25, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I want a shirt, but can't make it tomorrow! WIll there be an other opportunities to get one?
Nicole Ball April 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Hi Lisa! Sorry for the delay! We'll have t-shirts at our Patch booth during the Branford Festival but e-mail me and I'll see what we can do to get you one! Thanks for reading! nicole.ball@patch.com

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