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Barbecue, Concert and a Movie This Weekend in Sparta

The Sparta VFW offers a Friday night barbecue all summer long.  This Friday the proceeds will be donated to Friends of Sal. Credits: Jennifer Dericks
The second Family Movie Night, featuring Iron Man III, will be on Saturday, July 19 at Dykstra Park. The movie is free.
This Friday night Freedy Johnson will be performing at 7 p.m. at Dykstra Park.  The concert is free.
Friends of Sal is a fundraising effort to support the Sarrecchia family who lost their dad and husband this spring.

SPARTA, NJ - There are several summer events in Sparta on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19.  Beginning on Friday evening, the Sparta VFW Post 7248 is donating the proceeds of their summer Friday night barbecue to the Friends of Sal.  Dinner is served from 5 until 7 p.m. They offer chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and a drink for $8. You can eat there or take it home with you.

Also on Friday is the latest Summer Concert Series organized by the Sparta Cultural Affairs Committee.  Freedy Johnson will be performing at 7 p.m. in Dykstra Park. The trio Brady Moon will perform as the opening act. The show is free.  In the event of rain the concert will be relocated to the Mohawk Avenue School Auditorium. The concert series is sponsored by Eastern Propane, Burke’s Wine, Sparta Farmers Market, Law Office of Maryjean Ellis, Blue Diamond Disposal and Garlic and Oil.

On Saturday night Dykstra Park will once again be the place to be for entertainment in Sparta.  The second free family movie night will feature Iron Man III.  There will be DJ music prior to the movie and snacks will be available for purchase.  The show will begin at dusk, approximately 8 p.m.  The rain date is July 26. 

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The Sparta VFW Post 7248 is located at 66 Main Street.  Dykstra Park is located behind the Sparta Library playground, adjacent to Mohawk Avenue School.

For additional information please contact Gil Gibbs at or Ed Nelson at

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