‘Movie In The Park’ Raises Money, Food For Food Bank

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More than $450 was raised June 13 in the inaugural “Family Movie Night in the Park,” which benefited the Franklin Township Food Bank.

About 150 people attended the inaugural “Family Movie Night in the Park” fundraiser June 13 at Thomson Park on South Middlebush Road.

Sponsored by State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17), the Middlebush Reformed Church, Middlebush Fire Department and the Franklin Township Food Bank, the event raised $468 and 423 pounds of food for the food bank, according to the food bank’s Nancy LaCorte.

Participants were asked to donate either cash or non-perishable food for admission. LaCorte said hot dogs and water were donated by Top & Shop, while the fire department’s members were no hand to cook and provide security. The park is owned by the church, which also provided volunteers to help with the event.

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Cash and food donations were the price of admission.

“It’s a happy, fun night for a movie in the park with family and friends,” Danielsen said.

“It’s really nice of Joe Danielsen and the church and the fire house to put this together for the food bank,” LaCorte said. “It’s a really nice night.







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