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The Arc of Essex County Recognizes Community Leaders at Second Annual Uncorked & Uncapped Event

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The Arc of Essex County's 2015 honorees pose with Assemblywoman Mila Jasey upon receiving joint resolution recognition from the State of New Jersey. Credits: Kristen Noble Photography
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Joseph Tempesta, Jr., Mayor of West Caldwell & Business Administrator of East Hanover receives the 2015 Public Partner Award. Credits: Kristen Noble Photography
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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Arc of Essex County hosted its second annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, September 24 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ. Funds raised will support The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. More than 250 attendees enjoyed a fun-filled evening of fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and restaurant samplings from more than 30 local establishments.

During the evening, The Arc recognized individuals and groups whose longstanding support and service has been integral to the agency’s success. Honorees included:

• Corporate Partner Award: Todd W. Polyniak, CPA, SaxBST

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• Public Partner Award: Joseph Tempesta, Jr., Mayor of West Caldwell and Business Administrator of East Hanover

• Community Partner Award: Knights of Columbus: East Hanover, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, Short Hills, and Verona

• Lifetime Achievement Award: John O’Brien, Secretary of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Essex County

The evening concluded with the crowning of the “2015 Uncorked & Uncapped Brew Master.” John Byrne of Hopatcong, NJ took home first prize with his “One Half Ale,” a homebrewed English Nut Brown Ale. In second place was Jim Cully of Catawissa, PA with his “See You in Helles” Munich Helles brew. Rounding out the top three was Jan Chwiedosiuk of Stirling, NJ with his “Snowtober” Coffee Vanilla Porter. 

"All of the food and beverages at the event were truly outstanding," said Livingston resident Marnie McNany. "In it's second year, Uncorked and Uncapped is getting bigger and better.  I enjoyed the repeat-favorite cheeseburger sliders from Verona Inn and the Australian wines from The A-List.  We are already looking forward to the event in 2016!" Attendees also enjoyed fares ranging from seasonal pumpkin ales from River Horse Brewing and Climax Brewing Company, to pork meatball lollipops from Pig and Prince, and chicken wellington with a pomegranate reduction and gourmet cupcakes from Stone Soup catering company.

“On behalf of The Arc of Essex County, I’d like to congratulate all of our honorees on their well-deserved recognition,” said Heather Comstock, Senior Director of Development and Communication for The Arc of Essex County. “The 2015 honorees have lent tremendous support and leadership to The Arc of Essex County for many decades. Their contributions are instrumental to our success and it is our honor to recognize them for their efforts.”

The 2015 Uncorked & Uncapped event would not have be possible without the generous support from the community and event sponsors:  SaxBST, Connell Foley, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, PSE&G, Oratory Prep, Bird Pharma Consulting LLC, Primepoint HRMS & Payroll, Ulta Beauty, Benefit Management Solutions, Certified Financial Services, EdPowerment, Jonathan J. Proce Foundation, Leshner Franchino & Co., TD Bank, and Secretary of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Essex County, John O’Brien.

About The Arc of Essex County:

The Arc of Essex County is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in every level of our society and enjoy fuller, more independent lives. Founded in 1948, The Arc of Essex County provides a wide variety of programs and services that support nearly 1,500 people throughout Essex County from birth to their senior years. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.arcessex.org.

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