CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815


Runnells Specialized Hospital Foundation’s
5th Annual “Party in the Park”


Oak Ridge Park in Clark is where you should be to party in style on Wednesday, August 5th, beginning at 6:30 PM for the 5thAnnual “Party in the Park” held by the RUNNELLS SpecializedHospital FOUNDATION. The event is held to benefit the lives of the residents and patients of RUNNELLS SpecializedHospital of Union County.

“Party in the Park” participants will sit in the party tent listening to the music of the Jimmy Buffet tribute band “Parrot Beach” during their Union County Summer Arts Festival concert while enjoying an All American Grilled Buffet including hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage/peppers ‘n onions, ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, microbrewed beer and wine. Parking is included.

“The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds to purchase items that will help to create the best quality of life possible for RUNNELLS patients and residents,” said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, RUNNELLS liaison. “During the past two years the Foundation’s fundraising efforts have enabled them to redecorate the facility’s main lobby with comfortable, homey furniture and accessories including a baby grand piano. I’d like to express the thanks of the Freeholders to the FOUNDATION for their hard work and dedication in running this special event for the fifth straight year.”

This summer the fundraising efforts of the FOUNDATION will enable a makeover of the long term care courtyard, a favorite gathering spot at RUNNELLS. This will include plants, a water feature, furniture and a gazebo.

Tickets for this annual event are $35. To order tickets call 908-771-5803. Oak Ridge Park is located at 136 Oak Ridge Road in Clark.