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Why I love Kennett Square

06/24/2015 08:59AM ● By Richard Gaw

Kathi Lafferty, owner of The Mushroom Cap and Mushroom Festival coordinator “I love everything about Kennett Square—it's my hometown! [One new thing] that I love is the partnership that we now have with Longwood Gardens. I get people from all over the world in here.”

Text and photos by Steven Hoffman

When Kennett Run Charities was formed 26 years ago, one of the goals of the organization was to use the race to raise money to help support local non-profit organizations. Through the years, Kennett Run Charities has been able to gift over $1,000,000 to dozens of these non-profits. Another purpose of the Kennett Run is to shine a spotlight on Kennett Square. That goal has been achieved as well. The Kennett Run's growth mirrors what has taken place in Kennett Square during the last 26 years.
During a few days in May, Kennett Square Today went out to ask a few people who live, work, or shop in town why they love Kennett Square. Here's what they said.