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Order Out On Trellis To Help Raise Funds For Sparta Schools, November 19 and 20

November 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM


SPARTA, NJ – To help raise funds for the Sparta Education Foundation, the 501(c) (3) non-profit arm, which helps to fundraise for the Sparta Public Schools, the education foundation has teamed up with Trellis.

Trellis is a mobile app for iPhone, newer Android phones, iPads, Google, and desktop, using Google Chrome and Safari browsers. More information about the app can be found by clicking here, click here for the app itself, or type in “Trellis Mobile,” in the Apple App Store to access. Click here to "like" the Trellis Facebook Page. 

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Trellis, which is locally available in both Newton and Sparta, allows users to connect and make transactions directly with merchants in real-time, and simplify particular tasks, such as ordering meals out from menus posted directly on Trellis, or booking a class through a local fitness center, which can easily be done through the app with the convenience of a mobile phone, computer, or iPad.

The Trellis fundraising event for the Sparta Education Foundation, takes place on Monday, November 19, and, Tuesday, November 20. 

The participating merchants for the benefit are in Sparta, and, include: Café Pierrot, Cloveberry, Augie’s Brooklyn Bagels & Deli, Fu’s, Villa Capri II, The Fit Experience, Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, TJ’s Pizzeria, and Chicken Dun-Rite.

For every transaction using Trellis, the merchants will donate 10 percent of the order proceeds to the Sparta Education Foundation.

Some suggested purchases from the Sparta Education Foundation proposed included: Thanksgiving pies, or the entire meal from Café Pierrot; a cup of coffee from Cloveberry; a dozen bagels from Augie’s Brooklyn Bagels & Deli; Chinese Food, or Sushi, from Fu’s; take out from Villa Capri II, to sign up for a spin class with The Fit Experience; the purchase of a few growlers from Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub; pizza from TJ’s Pizzeria; and, a family meal from Chicken Dun-Rite.

Click here for more information about the Sparta Education Foundation, and its fundraising events, and for the Sparta Education Foundation’s Facebook Page

Trellis and (TAP), have also teamed up recently, through a synergistic partnership between the two companies.

TAP, through its licensee The Alternative Press of Sussex County, LLC, will have its news stories fed onto the Trellis mobile app, specifically from the Sussex County sites for the Newton area, and Sparta site.

"The Alternative Press was a natural fit for us as we continue to build out our product offerings for local communities,” said Kevin Kowalski, Trellis President, and co-founder. “Adding local news and content is a great way to continue to drive up consumer viewership on Trellis.”

"Trellis aims to redefine a community's online and mobile experience with a platform that puts ordering, reservations and scheduling, viewing local news, deals and rewards at your fingertips,” said Randall Richard, “Trellis CEO, and co-founder. ”We see an great opportunity to provide value across your neighborhood's merchants, consumer's and partners like The Alternative Press."

While The Alternative Press offers all-online hyperlocal news throughout Sussex County, and, 16 additional towns in parts of Morris, Essex, and Union Counties in New Jersey, Trellis provides service to several towns in New Jersey, including Newton and Sparta in Sussex County, as well as a few locations in New York, and Connecticut.


Continue to follow The Alternative Press for Sussex County news, as well as news and community information on The Alternative Press of Sussex County’s Facebook Page.

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