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Burgers and Brew Fundraiser to be Held at McLoone's Boathouse on September 19


WEST ORANGE, NJ - La Casa de Don Pedro, a 41 year old Newark based-community based social service and community development organization, will host “Burgers and Brew,” an end of summer celebration, on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 – 8:30pm at McLoone’s Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ.

The casual fundraiser promises to be an enjoyable evening with host NBC4 NY Anchor Pat Battle, live music by The Nick Pablo Thang, a fantastic silent auction, and unlimited burgers and drinks (vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available) beside a bonfire overlooking the beautiful Orange Reservoir in Essex County South Mountain Reservation.
The event is being held in partnership with The County of Essex, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the renowned Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, in honor of its 50th Anniversary. There will be a special guest appearance by Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo Jr.
Advance tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online at:

Burgers and Brew would not be possible without the support of the event sponsors: Friend Sponsors NBC 4 NY and Telemundo Nueva York, and La Casa de Don Pedro’s 2013 Special Event Series sponsors: Prudential, PSEG, McCarter & English, North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Popular Community Bank, Verizon, Wells Fargo and WithumSmith+Brown. Other event supporters are: Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Bank of America, Brick City Development Corporation, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, C+C Architecture, Colonial Life, Garden State Community Bank, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, RayZo Marketing, Inc., Dr. Rosa C. Roman and the Ankle & Foot Center, Richard Roper, Security On Point, Inc., and Michael & Jeanne Zavada.
To learn more visit or call 973.482.8312.
About La Casa de Don Pedro
La Casa de Don Pedro is a community-based development corporation and provider of comprehensive services that has been working with and serving residents of greater Newark, New Jersey since 1972. Programs promote family wellbeing, healthy child development, educational achievement, employment opportunities, homeownership, financial self-sufficiency, energy conservation, and neighborhood renewal. Its strong links to the community, comprehensive service programs, and collaborations within a defined neighborhood are unique assets and opportunities that will continue to ensure the agency’s relevance to future generations.

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