BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the second consecutive year, The Connell Company, along with Embassy Suites and Grain and Cane Restaurant are the presenting sponsor, donating $10,000 to the Berkeley Heights Winter Walk.

The popular Berkeley Heights Winter Walk event will be held on Saturday, December 2 in conjunction with the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

The Winter Walk was started three years ago by a handful of business owners in Berkeley Heights to draw the community to downtown Berkeley Heights by hosting a free festive event to entertain all. Downtown Berkeley Heights was converted into a winter wonderland with horse drawn carriage and trolley rides, a synthetic ice skating rink, live entertainment, and a host of free give aways courtesy of the Berkeley Heights Business Community. Together, approximately 100 local businesses are involved through sponsorship or hosting their own attraction at the event. 

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Winter Walk co-chairs Cheri Pertesis and Hilary Boothby (not pictured) of Anything Floral and Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights were recently presented a check for $10,000 from Shane and Duane Connell, Executive Vice Presidents of The Connell Company, along with Dave Freidin, Senior Vice President of The Connell Company, Ian Brodsky, General Manager of Embassy Suites and Leila Campisi, Embassy Suites Director of Sales and Marketing. 

These early contributions allow for better preparations and the ability to secure popular activities the Berkeley Heights community has come to enjoy over the years, along with some new and exciting attractions. Stay tuned to TAPinto Berkeley Heights for more details of the third annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk.

If you are a Berkeley Heights business and would like to participate or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheri or Hilary at or Bobbie Peer at

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