(Editor's Note: Patch was among the participating vendors. The story author served in the role for Saturday).
If you happened to be at both of Mount Kisco's Sidewalk Sales Days this weekend, Sunday was a big contrast to Saturday: Sunny as opposed to damp, and busy as opposed to trickles of people.
"It's a great day. You've got a lot of people," said Kathleen Mooney, executive director for the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the sales days each September.
The high turnout, accompanied with sunny weather, was a contrast to and warnings of tornadoes, which depressed foot traffic and resulted in several groups closing their tables.
Organizations on Sunday, however, reported strong showings, as day 2 became a make up of sorts.
"Day two has been great, the weather's perfect," said Bob Scopelleti, president of Mount Kisco's Lions Club. His organization spent the day taking kids on a mini train, while South Moger Avenue and Shopper's Park were filled with local merchants and spectators.
"Oh, much, much better," said Joe Cerretani, a village employee who helped Energize Mount Kisco launch, about the turnout contrast. However, he was impressed with turnout on Saturday given the weather.
The amount of folks walking by was notably up.
"There's definitely a lot more foot traffic," said Sammi Taplitz. She and her husband, Dan, had a table for Right Click Solutions, LLC.
The Mount Kisco Historical Society was among the groups that closed down after a downpour on Saturday but bounced back for Sunday.
Eva Marshall, president of the society, said things were "very good." He added that it was "like yesterday should have been."
"Today was fantastic," said George Arco, who was among the merchants participating and is a chamber board member. He noted that Sunday turnout was higher than in the past.
and are mainstays in the village, but their joint table was among those hurt by the Saturday downpour and closed down. Sunday was a chance to make up, and turnout provided a boost.
"Today is so much better. So many people out," said Frances Albanese, whose family owns both stores.
Also in good shape was Pets Alive, which set up a thriving dogs and cats adoption spot in the former Purple Passage storefront, thanks to the support from Daniele Churchill, owner of Churchills of Mount Kisco.
"[It's] very, very busy," said Jen Taylor, executive director for the group's location in Elmsford. She reported about 11-12 adopts from Mount Kisco on Sunday. The group , with help from the temporary storefront.