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FR&A Photo Gallery: CanalFest 2015 Benefits Food Bank

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The crowd at the 2015 Delaware & Raritan Canal Festival in East Millstone.


The 5th annual Delaware & Raritan Canal Festival is in the books, the first part of a two-pronged fundraising weekend for the Franklin Township Food Bank.

The chilly weather may have kept some people home, but there were still crowds walking up and down Market Street in East Millstone, listening to music from three bandstands, perusing arts and crafts and sampling the wares of the food vendors.

Food Bank executive director Frank Hasner said he was grateful for the community’s support, as he always is at a food bank fundraiser. That support is needed year-round – the food bank serves about 1,000 families each month – but even moreso as the calendar inches closer to the holidays.

Hasner said one of the items most needed for Thanksgiving is turkeys. An avian flu outbreak has limited the number of turkeys available, he said, so the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which supplies the township food bank with food, has reduced the number of turkeys it is supplying to its member pantries.

Hasner said turkey donations can be made anytime from now through Thanksgiving.

Up next in the two days of food bank fundraisers: The annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which starts at Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Below are some scenes from the 2015 CanalFest.

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