Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2016

Freeholder Board Proud to Support Cranford High School Project Graduation Fundraiser – Food Truck Festival at Nomahegan Park on October 29

Fill your belly and enjoy great live music with fun for the kids, all for a great cause at the CHS Project Graduation Food Truck and Music Festival on Saturday, October 29th from 11 am to 5 pm at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Avenue in Cranford – sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to support the Cranford High School Project Graduation fundraiser,” said Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Graduation from high school is a milestone for every student, and the nationally recognized Project Graduation program allows students to celebrate their accomplishments together in a safe and memorable way.”

“Cranford High School Project Graduation is celebrating its 28th year of providing graduating seniors with a fun, safe, drug-and-alcohol free evening,” said Jackie Carr, Project Graduation Chair.  “The CHS Project Graduation Food Truck and Music Festival was created as an exciting and delicious fundraiser to help underwrite the cost of the 2017 senior class Project Graduation night.”

Come to the CHS Project Graduation Food Truck and Music Festival and indulge in all your favorite food fantasies, with dishes like gooey cheesesteaks, savory Australian meat pies, fresh lobster rolls, creamy pierogis, crispy empanadas, Belgian waffles and sinfully delicious cupcakes. Sink your teeth into lip-smacking barbecue, stuffed burgers and specialty hot dogs. Monkey around in the jungle-gym or stroll along the beautiful grounds of Nomahegan Park. Browse unique crafters and dance to the music of Brother John Brown Band, DJ Rene and the high school band Betty Sally.  Don’t forget to bring beach chairs and blankets and your favorite four-legged friend for this pet-friendly outdoor event.

“This is a wonderful fall event where the entire family can spend the day enjoying delicious cuisines from popular food trucks along with live music from local bands, crafters, face painters and activities for the younger kids,” said Carr.

The Food Truck and Music Festival is generously sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, with additional sponsorships provided by PSE&G, the Cranford Municipal Alliance and the Cranford Rotary Club.  

“The senior class of 2017 is very grateful for the incredibly generous support received from our elected officials, corporate and community partners, family and friends,” Carr noted.  “We are proud to bring the excitement of the food truck craze to Cranford, so everyone can experience firsthand all the creative and delicious foods while simultaneously supporting the great cause that is Project Graduation.”

Nomahegan Park is directly across from the Cranford campus of Union County College.  Admission to the rain-or-shine event is $5 per person and children under 12 years old are free; prices for crafts and food vary per vendor.  Parking is available in the Union County College campus parking lot.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/Cranfordprojectgrad2017 or contact jackio325@aol.com.  For vendor information, contact Spark Market Solutions:  info@sparkmybiz.com.

Participating Food Trucks
  • Carnival Concessions
  • Chip Stix
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • El Lechon de Negron
  • Empanada Guy
  • Good Food= Good Mood
  • Hawaiian Husky
  • House of Cupcakes
  • Oink and Moo BBQ
  • Pompier Pierogi Flats
  • Tacos Al Carbon
  • The Angry Crab
  • The Flying Pie Guy
  • The Little Sicilian
  • The Tasty Trolley
  • Tower Dogs
  • Waffle de Lys
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