FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tina Casey, (908) 527-4346

 

MEET, EAT and LEARN TOGETHER
Free evening of family fun, healthy food

Elizabeth, NJThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and the YMCA of Eastern Union County - Rahway Branch will host “Meet, Eat, and Learn Together,” a free program for families that includes a light dinner, healthy home-made snacks, children’s activities, and a parenting workshop.

“This is a great way for families from Rahway and throughout Union County to spend time together,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “Kids will love the slate of fun and games offered by the Rahway Branch, and adults will have a chance to refresh their parenting skills.”

Meet, Eat, and Learn Together is open to any Union County family with children ages 6-11.
It will be held at the Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street on Wednesday, July 16, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

To attend, families must pre-register by calling the Rahway Branch at 732-388-0057 no later than July 9. No walk-ins will be admitted.

The entire event, including meal and snack, is free of charge.

Funding for Meet, Eat and Learn Together was provided by a grant from Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey in cooperation with Activate Rahway, a project of the national YMCA Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County provides the community with science-based information on nutrition, food safety, home environmental health, family well-being, agriculture and 4-H youth development. It is supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is located in the Union County Venieri Building, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield.