Food Truck Festival Set As Project Graduation Fundraiser

Food, shopping and kids’ activities will highlight the inaugural Food Truck Festival sponsored by the Franklin Township High School Project Graduation, set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 at the high school, 500 Elizabeth Ave.

Between 12 and 15 food trucks with a mix of different foods and desserts are expected, as are numerous vendors with wares to sell, according to a press release on the event.

A Kid’s Zone will offer face-painting, blow-ups and other activities for children, according to the release. The Academy of Dance Arts of Worlds Fair Drive will offer performances during the event, and there will be several drawings for prizes such as a laptop computer, jewelry, flat-screen TV and more.

A DJ will also be on hand during the day.

There is still space available for vendors; anyone interested must submit applications by May 20. For information and applications, email Marisa Gallagher at gallabama@verizon.net.

Project Graduation is a safe, all-night, alcohol- and drug-free celebration that has been taking place in the community since 1994, Nicolas DiMeglio, the president of the FHS Project Graduation, said in the release.

The celebration includes catered food, music, photo booths laser tag, and many more activities and forms of entertainment at the high school.

Each year parents, students and teachers work together to raise the nearly $28,000 that is needed to pay for Project Graduation, according to the release. Local supporters this year include the Franklin Township Municipal Alliance, Franklin Township Police Department, Elizabeth Avenue Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxilary, Renaissance at Raritan Valley HOA, Bound Brook Moose Lodge 988, Premier Homes, Marigold, Venus Jewelers, Joy Systems, Stop and Shop, WaWa, Somerset County Vo Tech, SSP Architects, DRG Architects, Zarephath Christian Church, Eagles, Glen Goldstein, DMD, Peter and Lorraine Provenzale, La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe and Parker McCay Attorneys.

For more information about Project Graduation, email Franklinprojectgraduation@gmail.com


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