FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Saturday Night Barn Dance, Live Music
and BBQ Dinner at Watchung Stable, Oct. 11


Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Trailside Nature and Science Center are pleased to offer an outdoor barn dance and BBQ dinner at Watchung Stable in Mountainside. This program is part of Trailside’s fall series of activities for adults, ages 18 years and older, and will be held on Saturday, October 11, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

“This is an event you won’t want to miss,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, dance and meet friends in the Watchung Reservation.”
Put on your cowboy boots and hat and get ready for fun as Rusty Burns calls out basic square dance steps and a fiddler gets your feet moving. Adding to the energy of the evening, line dance instructor Georgeanne Valis, courtesy of the Colorado Café in Watchung, will teach us some new dance routines.

Take a break from the dancing and hop on the hay wagon to enjoy a beautiful October evening in the reservation. Then grab a plate and enjoy a BBQ dinner cooked to perfection by Famous Dave’s restaurant in Mountainside. Don’t miss this evening! The event will be held at Watchung Stable, rain or shine.

The deadline to register for the barn dance is October 9. The fee is $20 per person for residents of Union County and $25 per person for out-of-county participants. Please call Trailside for directions to the stable. For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road and Watchung Stable is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. Both facilities are services of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.