Week Of The People Back-To-School Event Set

Balloons are released during the 2017 Week of the People Back-to-School event in Naaman Williams Park. (File photo.)

Submitted by Week of the People, Inc.

Week of the People, Inc., (WotP) in partnership with the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Hamilton Street Marketing Committee presents a Back-to-School Event from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Naaman Williams Park, 1 Matilda Ave.

This event is focused on bringing about positive change by bringing families together before the start of a new school year. Back-to-School essentials will be provided to children in grades K-12, and many of our local community partners and supporters will be on hand to provide information and resources for parents. This family-friendly event marks the 47th celebration in Franklin Township and we invite the public to help us celebrate “Community in Unity,” which is the longstanding theme of the WotP.

The Back-to-School Event will begin with a plaque ceremony for the Week of the People Recognition Award, in recognition of those who served the community(s) as a leader and/or volunteer.

The rest of the program will be followed by more activities and entertainment produced by Angela “Coach” James of Divas and Gents. The event will also include food vendors, sport competitions, Pony Rides, a water slide and other activities and games to keep children busy and happy. Please be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets so that you can fully enjoy a fun-filled day in a beautiful park setting.

The Week of the People, Inc., Board of Trustees would like to thank the following local/county agencies and businesses for their support, partnership, donations and sponsorship: Investors Bank; PSE&G; Saint Peter’s Healthcare Systems; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Bristol-Myers Squibb; A&T Mechanical; P.I.M. Brands, LLC; Hamilton Street Business District; Frank’s Building Supplies; Township Pharmacy; ProCure Proton Therapy; Barrood Agency, Inc.; Magyar Bank; Crunch Fitness Somerset; Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI); Hub City Music Management; Divas & Gents; Grades4Life; NY Jets; NY Giants; McDonalds Easton Avenue; Stop & Shop; Shop Rite; BJ’s; Costco; Franklin Township Community; Franklin Township Human Relations Commission; Franklin Township Department of Parks & Recreation; Franklin Township Police Department, and Franklin Township Mayor and Council.

Portions of this event will be taped to be aired on the “The Mylo P.I. Show,” airing on Comcast, channel 280 and Cablevision, channel 14. Please check your local listings for the times.

We are always accepting volunteers, new vendors and sponsors for this event as it is a great way to get your services in front of thousands of people! Want to learn more? Please email the planning committee at, WeekofthePeople@gmail.com. For the most up-to-date details on this community event and more, please visit www.WeekofthePeople.org.


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