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Music Benefit to aid the Homeless 5th Annual Blank-Fest to raise blankets and coats for the homeless

Union County, NJ – With the first code blue weather of the season, the Blank-Fest V music benefit for the homeless is even more important. Fashioned after the original Blank-Fest, which has been taking place in Nyack, N.Y. since 1997, Blank-Fest New Jersey will be celebrating its 5th year.

Blank-Fest New Jersey is an event aimed at keeping the homeless warm through its effective collection and distribution of blankets. All proceeds from this benefit concert will raise blankets and coats for the homeless that will be distributed throughout the state at Project Homeless Connect events and throughout the County of Union on January 26, 2011. “This is a wonderful event that assists in Union County’s ability to collaborate with the various agencies in keeping the homeless warm and sheltered,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan.

“In these tough times, I believe we all understand how important it is to help those less fortunate than ourselves,” says Blank-Fest founder Kenn Rowell. “But many of us are also feeling the economic pinch, and money is hard to come by. This is a great, inexpensive way to help someone in need.”

On Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 12 noon, a gathering of some of the top New Jersey musicians will perform for this worthy cause at The Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ. The suggested price of admission, for this “noon ’til closing” benefit concert, is a blanket although coats and cash donations will also be accepted.


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