Holmdel Helps Continues to Help the Residents of Keansburg
On October 5th and 6th, the first Holmdel Harvest Festival was successfully held at Bayonet Farm. The weather held out, and the crowds came. Holmdel Helps staffed a table throughout the weekend to once again help raise money for the Sandy-battered residents of Keansburg. The Holmdel Helps table offered water, Gatorade, candy and chips. Freshly made popcorn was sold around the event by youth volunteers including Samantha Stolker, Jenna Stolker, Jake Sadler, Ryan Ferguson, Abby Ferguson, Peter Vassalakos, Nicholas D'Ambrosi, Chris Muldoon and Alana Fleck.
Holmdel Helps main fundraiser was a Gift Basket Raffle. Festival goers could earn a chance to win a basket by purchasing raffle tickets from the team. The baskets up for grabs included Monster Mini Golf, Mathnasium, Great Adventure tickets, and a basket from Nicholas, a local restaurant.
The team raised over $700 at the Festival with all proceeds going directly to Keansburg residents. Holmdel Helps team members Committeeman Joe Ponisi, Darlene Kiss, Dina D'Ambrosi, Terri Ferguson and Allison Fleck were all on hand all throughout the weekend to talk with everyone who attended this great event. The Township of Holmdel is truly Jersey Strong!
Nearly one year after Superstorm Sandy, there are still approximately 500 Keansburg families waiting to return to their homes. Demolition has begun on several of the severely damaged homes, renovations are ongoing in others and the rebuilding process has begun. Holmdel Helps is dedicated to assisting Keansburg in getting all of these families home.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events from the Holmdel Helps Team!