Music Fest, BBQ at American Legion for Charity
American Legion Post 493 hosts a Disney-themed benefit music festival and backyard bash for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association this Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. The public is invited to contribute to the spirit of giving that annually brings several neighboring towns and community entities together.
“We have a long history of supporting our communities and raising necessary funds for charitable organizations and causes,” according to organizers. “We are especially dedicated to raising money for children in need.” Kids in the COTA program await the phone call that could save their life. The national organization is headquartered in Indiana, but the money raised at the Legion party stays in New Jersey.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door ($5 for kids ages 5 to 9, free for kids younger than 5), to see 11 local bands: Mott’s Creek Pickers, Jimmy Brogan Trio, No Clue, The Fredstones, The 559, Brother Sal, Barbara Lin, Lovelight, Garage Kept, Moose and Squirrel and the Dreadful Sea Shanties
Mingle with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Elsa, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and more.
Kids can enjoy pumpkin decorating, costume contest, face painting, a petting zoo courtesy of nearby Nadalynne Farm and fire truck rides. Parents and friends can peruse antique cars and take advantage of the bake sale, Chinese auction, raffles, a Mega 50/50 and other activities. Meanwhile, hot from the food court includes burgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches. —V.F.