Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2011

Help Care for Neighbors at the Union County Fair

Union County, NJ – As part of the recovery effort after Hurricane Irene, visitors to the Union County Fair at Oak Ridge Park in Clark are invited to bring donations of toothpaste, shaving cream, diapers and other personal care items for the Union County Department of Human Service’s “Care for Neighbors” drive.

The items will help replenish Union County’s emergency shelters, which were depleted in the aftermath of the storm.

Collection stations will be located at the main entrance to Oak Ridge Park where the shuttle buses stop, and at the two entrances from the parking areas.

All donations should be new and sealed in their original packages, including:

• Toothpaste

• Toothbrushes

• Mouthwash

• Soap/Shower Gel

• Hand/Body Lotion

• Deodorant

• Shampoo

• Disposable Razors

• Shaving Cream

• Feminine Hygiene

• Diapers

• Baby Wipes

• Baby Shampoo

• Baby Wash

 

The donations will be collected throughout the Fair, which runs from Wednesday September 14 to Sunday September 18, with free MusicFest concerts on all five days along with carnival rides and many other activities. Blondie is the headliner this year. Other top acts include Live’s Ed Kowalcyzk, Collective Soul, and Neon Trees.

In a partnership with Union County, the United Way of Greater Union County will also be collecting monetary donations and grocery store cards at the Union County Fair, to replenish depleted supplies at the county’s food kitchens.

Hours of operation for the 2011 Union County Fair are:

• Wednesday, September 14: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 15: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

• Friday, September 16: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

• Saturday, September 17: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

• Sunday, September 18: 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

 

For all Union County Fair details including stage schedules for MusicFest, the Harvest Contest, Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee, show times for the Hell on Wheels BMX stunt bikers and many other attractions visit www.ucmusicfest.org.

 

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