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Pinot's Palette, The Max Challenge, and Jazzercise Support Houston Fundraiser

As in life, painters began with a blank canvas. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Laying the foundation Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Mikki and Frank get started Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
A serious artist Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Amy talks about Jazzercise Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
The winner of Jazzercise classes! Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
The Winner of The Max Challenge Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Winner! An original painting Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Some people should stick to journalism. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
Finished! Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
A gallery of good deeds Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  There was paint.  There was music.  There was wine.  Add all that to a bit of community spirit and the desire to help Americans in need, and you got the fundraising experience that was held at Pinot's Palette in East Brunswick last Thursday.  Community members and local businesses joined forces to raise $1,051 to support victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"Our corporate office is located in Houston," said Lillian Feldman, local franchise owner, "So we had a special responsibility to help those in need."

All funds generated by 20 paid guests and some special auctions were collected to aid hurricane victims and to provide community support.

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Mikki Curcio and Frank Baeli of The MAX Challenge of East Brunswick offered a 10-week fitness challenge for auction.  They were joined by Amy Denholtz Lewandowski of Jazzercise East Brunswick who auctioned off a month of free classes.  Feldman also allowed participants to take chances on professionally-painted canvases.

Guests painted a subtly patriotic piece, which though based on the same model, took a personal impression from each painter.  

Said Lewandowski  said of the event on Facebook, "Wonderful cause and fun night! So pleased for Jazzercise East Brunswick to be part of it and the East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce."

The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting this Thursday, September 14 at the Bonefish Grill at noon.

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