Jul 29, 2014
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Collingswood Shakespeare Company Banner, Thy Light Restored

Bike Share volunteers found the missing banner rumpled but unharmed in front of their workspace Saturday morning.

Collingswood Shakespeare Company Banner, Thy Light Restored

In the aftermath of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy, one of the lesser casualties of either the weather (or the vandalism that followed) was a banner belonging to the Collingswood Shakespeare Company.

Last Saturday that banner was believed to have been recovered by volunteers at the Collingswood Bike Share. Whether it was delivered by fate, conscience or coincidence—perhaps that's a tale for The Bard.

Our story, however, begins when Bike Share member Gary Becker noticed something unusual "crumpled up next to some pizza boxes and other trash" as he tidied up the exterior of the building. 

"Before throwing it away, I straightened it out and noticed it was a 'Shakespeare Company' banner," Becker wrote in an email to Collingswood Patch.

"On the Patch there was a post made about the missing banner and I had asked what it looked like," Becker wrote. "Although no response was given, I'm hoping this is indeed their banner that's missing."

Bike Share Director Joe Bonaparte confirmed that the banner was found outside the borough print shop, which is next to the Bike Share."

"It’s fine. It’s rolled up, sitting in my living room here," Bonaparte told Patch last Saturday.

He also confirmed that he had spoken with Collingswood Shakespeare Company secretary Ruth Rouff, and would be returning it to her this week.

Correction: an earlier version of this article misidentified Rouff as the director of the Collingswood Shakespeare Company. 

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