‘Week Of The People’ Event Set For Aug. 24

Balloons in honor of loved ones lost to violence are released at the 2017 Week of the People event. (File photo.)

The 48th annual Week of the People back-to-school event is set to run from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park on Matilda Avenue.

The free event will provide educational essentials to children grades K-12, as well as information and resources for parents, provided by local community partners.

The event theme is “Community in Unity” to reinforce collaboration, youth engagement and positive change by bringing local families together before the start of a new school year.

In addition to informative presentations, the day will include entertainment by township youth and other artists, presented by Angela “Coach” James.

The 501c3 non-profit, Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP), which created the Week of the People, is one of several organizations and businesses partnering for the event.

The following local/county agencies and businesses are donors and sponsors: the Hamilton Street Business District; Investors Bank; Frank’s Building Supplies; Township Pharmacy; Franklin Township Human Relations Commission; Franklin Township Department of Parks & Recreation; Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce; ProCure Proton Therapy; Hub City Music Management; Divas & Gents; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI).

Portions of the event will be taped live to be aired on the popular cable television show called, “The Mylo P.I. Show,” airing on Comcast, channel 280 and Cablevision, channel 14. Please check your local listings for the time.

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